Barley Cup Instant Drink Review

barley cup

I recently worked with BarleyCup, which is an instant cereal drink made from natural ingredients. Their products are gluten free, vegan and caffeine free! I was interested to try these as an alternative to my usual cups of tea! I conducted a little experiment with some ladies from my dance class as well as family members to see whether they could taste any difference to their usual hot beverages.

barley cup

barley cup


There are currently four products at BarleyCup and I received three to try. I tasted the Barleycup Powder, Barleycup Organic, and Barleycup with dandelion.

My thoughts:

I drink mainly tea and hot chocolate, so was very intrigued to try these. I tried by just adding hot water, without milk. I preferred the barleycup with dandelion as the others were far too strong for me.

My Dad says:

I liked the Barleycup powder the best as it was the strongest. I would definitely drink this in the morning.

My Mum Says:

I liked the barleycup with dandelion as the other two were too strong for me. I would drink this on a regular basis as I have to cut down on my caffeine intake and it tastes just like my regular coffee!

The ladies verdict:

All the ladies thought that the taste was just like a regular instant coffee. Some of the ladies preferred the barley cup with dandelion as they enjoy a lighter coffee. All in all a thumbs up. Would they switch to this permanently? Julie and June said they would drink Barleycup all the time, the others however may need a bit more persuading!

You can buy Barley Cup at Holland and Barrett stores, independent health food stores and online stores. Check out the Barley Cup website for more details.


Have you tried Barleycup yet? 


*Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples. 



  1. 17th September 2020 / 2:38 pm

    This has been something I have been thinking of trying myself. Though I have been curious if it is gluten free, being sensitive to gluten and other allergens it is difficult to find things that are safe. I was also diagnosed back in 2012, though through self diagnosis it would never have been detected due to other medical complications.

    • 17th September 2020 / 8:12 pm

      Hi Peter! Thanks for the comment. Let me know how you get on if you do try Barleycup as it will be interesting to hear other peoples thoughts and experiences! 🙂

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