Been Addicted to Coffee Again: Barlico Review

Few months ago, I posted my acne journey and how I was able to discover the real culprit behind it-coffee. It went viral. I received a lot of messages and my blog readership increased. And after that post, I promised myself never to drink coffee again.

Just this month, I received a message from a brand that challenges to bring my love for coffee. :) I was hesitant to try at first since I don't want to experience another nightmare, but also hoping that it would be the answer after months of longing for caffeine. :)

So what's this coffee brand I'm talking about and why is it different from other brands available in the market?


Barlico’s line of barley and chicory-based instant coffee substitutes are 100% caffeine free and are made from all-natural ingredients, making them a health-conscious alternative for individuals whose health conditions and preferences limit their caffeine consumption.

What is Barley?

Barley is one of the most widely consumed cereal grains in the world. This healthy whole grain has been rapidly gaining popularity over the past few years due to the various health benefits they provide. When roasted and brewed, it is a close substitute for coffee. Why barley?

  • Cleanses the digestive system and aids in kidney function
  • Promotes bone health
  • Lowers blood cholesterol
  • Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Helps prevent cancers in the digestive system

What is Choicory?

Chicory, a close relative of lettuce and cabbage, grows woody and fibrous roots that has a similar flavor with coffee. Traditionally used for herbal medicine for its restorative properties, chicory is considered a superfood. Why chicory?

  • Promotes liver and gall bladder function
  • Aids in digestion as a natural diuretic, laxative and an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Helps manage osteoarthritis and other bone and joint diseases
  • Contains probiotic fiber, which promotes absorption of calcium

Is Barlico Caffeeine free?

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring substance found in plants such as coffee, cacao, and tea, and can be found in beverages and food items such as coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea drinks, and tea-based desserts.

Barlico’s coffee substitute products do not contain any coffee product whatsoever, hence they are 100% caffeine-free. Choco Barlico contains real cocoa, and may contain small amounts of caffeine.

WOW! :) You have read it right. It's a coffee without caffeine! :) A real deal! :)


3-in-1 : Barley and chicory + Non Dairy Creamer & Sugar

100% Caffeine Free
Only 86 calories per serving
Convenient for home, office, and school use
Box of 12 8gr sticks

This is I think the best guilt-free 3-in-1 "coffee" I have ever tasted, so far! :) The aroma is relaxing and satisfying!  The taste is somehow similar to other coffee brands available in the market, but I prefer this more because of the after taste it leaves. There is a sweet roasted "coffee" bean taste that I always savor after every sip. :)

Cappuccino: Barley and Chicory Coffee Substitute + Foam Creamer
Only 70 calories per serving
Convenient for home, office, and school use
Mildly sweetened
Box of 10 18.5gr sticks

If you are a Cappuccino lover, this one is perfect for you! :) Though I'm not fond of cappuccino, I still enjoy its foamy texture and mildly sweet taste. :) 

Barley and Chicory Instant Hot Chocolate
Only 132.5 calories per serving
Can be served to small children
Creamy and rich
Box of 8 30g sticks
I am health conscious. We all know that I was once obese. That's why I always control my chocolate intake. With Barlico's Instant Hot Chocolate, I need not worry about my calorie intake since it's just 132.5 calories per serving! Wow! :) Same with other 2 variants, this has mild sweetness which is perfect for my palate.

Mr. Pogi says:

My caffeine intake has resulted to GERD, palpitations, and acne breakouts to my skin. After 14 straight days of trying Barlico products, I HONESTLY NEVER EXPERIENCED ANY OF THE SAID EFFECTS. I also tried drinking 2 cups of this coffee a day, and still HAVE PERFECTLY CLEAR SKIN.

I commend and salute the people behind this amazing product since there's already an answer for the community who has love and hate relationship with caffeine. 

The price is also affordable that I am now having coffee addiction, again. :) 

It's undeniably worth it. I WILL NOW BE HOARDING BARLICO!! :)



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