Meet my new obsession!
I’ve heard of drinking chicory and I have seen it a lot in French supermarkets. But, I had this impression in my mind that it was an acquired taste (a.k.a. kind of disgusting). So, alas, it was passed by and coffee and tea was drunk instead.
A few days ago, I decided to live a little. And by live a little, I mean buy a jar of instant chicory powder. Since it was only 2 euro, I figured it was worth a try.
Oh, was it worth it. Acquired taste? What acquired taste?! After dissolving a tablespoon in a cup of boiling water, I knew I was in love. This magical liquid tastes a bit like coffee, but with strong caramel overtones. Yes, caramel.
Comes to find out, chicory drink actually has a host of positive health benefits too. There is no caffeine, so it is a great choice for those wishing to drink less coffee. It contains a host of antioxidants and other good stuff like probiotics and inulin. Get this-since it increases the production of bile, it might even help with the metabolism of fats!!!
If you happen to see chicory, pick it up and give this surprising drink a try.