Chicory

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Chicory is often used with or as a substitute for coffee. It has no caffeine and offers a smooth roasted flavor comparable to that of coffee. Chicory is especially popular in New Orleans.

Our chicory is made from the root of the chicory plant, Cichorium intybus, also known as endive. The root is dried, roasted, and ground up, to produce a naturally decaffeinated dark brown powder. Chicory's flavor is similar to that of coffee, although it tastes a bit more roasted and has a sweeter aroma. Some detect in it a hint of chocolate.

Few herbs have as long a history as chicory. The ancient Egyptians believed that chicory had therapeutic properties and could be used to purify the blood and treat liver problems. A notable Roman author described the leaves of the plant as an essential part of his diet. Chicory first became popular as a coffee substitute during the early 1800s, when, legend holds, Napoleon's troops brought the herb back to Paris from Northern Europe.

Historically, chicory has always been less expensive than coffee, and has become more popular when coffee is rare or expensive. During the Great Depression and World War II, for instance, many Americans substituted chicory for coffee. Today, many enjoy chicory's unique flavor by brewing chicory tea or blending it with other coffees. The herb is especially favored by New Orleans, where it is often blended with dark roasted coffee.

Chicory is also notable for its medical properties. The herb is used for body cleansing and can be beneficial for the gallbladder and liver. It has also been known to control blood sugar levels.

Chicory can be brewed right in your home coffeemaker. Simply use two to three tablespoons of ground roast chicory for each cup of hot brew desired. Vary the amount to suit your taste. Sweeten with sugar (brown or white) or honey; lighten with milk or cream.

Customer Reviews

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“I do not normally take time out to write reviews, but in this case I just had to. From the moment I received my order I was in love. The presentation of the box was adorable. I have already tried the chicory and I love it as a coffee substitute. In addition, the presentation of the product is very cute and clever. The company story on the bag of chicory created a warm and fuzzy. I love doing business with small companies who really appreciate their customers. The order arrived lightning fast. The entire experience from placing the order to receiving my order was five stars. Thank you so much! :)”

, AL August 29, 2013

“I recently had to give up coffee and it was even worse than quitting cigarettes. Now, I found chickory and my life is saved with a pot of chickory in my coffee pot and one cup in my hand. Many thanks!!!”

, Puyallup, WA August 10, 2013

“I ordered chicory for a friend & he loved it! I'm sure I will order again. Loved the email I received from the family of nuts.com. Made me feel special & appreciated. ”

July 13, 2013

“Chicory is fantabulous, the packaging is extroadinaire. I've never, in 71 years seen anything like it. OORAH, SEMPERFI, stay down with your bad self. I certainly will reorder. Thanx!”

, Montgomery Creek, Ca July 3, 2013

“I love my chicory. Prompt delivery. Thank you. I will be ordering some snacks in the near future.”

, bloomington, mn June 25, 2013

“I really like the chicory. I make it in a French press with some of your Goji berries and some of your Cacao NIBS. I sometimes a little organic spun honey to lightly sweeten. It is a fantastic alternative to strong coffee.”

, Centreville, MD June 4, 2013

“Local stores are carrying less & less variety these days & they cater to younger shoppers. I was happy to get Chicory for my favorite coffee, the sour cherries remind me of my home state of Michigan & some of the best pies I've eaten while the Licorice Allsorts are fresh and another childhood favorite. Next quest; those energy bar assortments! ”

, Wilson, NC May 20, 2013

“I have gone NUTS! over your roasted chicory! In the past I have tried a Chicory and Coffee mix, but was a little hesitant to try chicory alone.... I tried it this morning mixed with my favorite Hazelnut creamer and it was great!..... It's taste is Bold and Smooth just like coffee but a little stronger... I'll have to experiment to get it just right... but I have found my coffee substitute!”

, Spartanburg, SC April 25, 2013

“I am thrilled with my order & your great customer service! My husband is French & loves chicory in coffee (hard to find in U.S.) I ordered Wed, got immediate email response, shipment & tracking info. Low & behold, as promised, order arrived Friday, with follow-up email same day! We like to help the "small businessman" stay in business, & appreciate your family efforts & history. Will definitely order from you again! "Merci beaucoup & bonne chance!" ;-)”

, Duluth, GA March 16, 2013

“love the chicory! adds sooo much to our coffee! Fast delivery and VERY cute box:)”

, oakwood, oh February 28, 2013

“I can't believe how quickly my order came. I ordered is on a Saturday evening and it was delivered Monday morning; and I received an e-mail within 5 minutes telling me that my order had been delivered!
I ordered roasted chicory to blend with French Roast coffer for a New Orleans blend. I've been able to buy such a blend locally, but am moving out of the city and from visiting the market we will likely be using my New Orleans blend is not available. I decided to try your roasted chicory to make my own blend and like it better than the store bought one. Love the quality and the speed of delivery. Thank you.”

, Brooklyn, NY July 14, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
Calories From Fat 0
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 3%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 7%

Ingredients

Chicory.

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.

Country of Origin: India

ID: 7165

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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