Updates to the discontinuation of Mio Coffee Drops Post: a reader asked if I'd found a replacement yet!? And a new update - 2020!!!

In February I posted "Goodbye Mio Mocha Java" as I realized Mio concentrated coffee drops had been discontinued.

Since then I had read a news article stating that the FDA had banned concentrated caffeinated coffee drops because two idiots people overused it and OD'd on the caffeine.  Do I know that's why Mio stopped making them?  Nope.  And I don't really care to take the time to research because frankly, I can't change the FDA or MIO's minds... so I'm not going to waste my time or get worked up about it.   (I personally think our government is far too intrusive and over-reaching and I believe 100% in personal responsibly but... whatever.)

One of my readers emailed me to ask if I had found a replacement for Mio drops?  He is down to his last 2 bottles...

Oh I feel his pain!  Ha ha.  I too have been hoarding my little stash.
So perfect for making iced coffee.
So perfect for traveling and camping.
So perfect to keep in my purse to add to a bottle of cold water when I would prefer iced coffee over plain water when I was 'out and about'.

(A photo from my February post, opening my 'coffee cupboard' and showing my little Mio stash.)  

When "Jeff" emailed me to ask about any replacements I had found, there is honestly only one that I personally have checked out - but not ordered from yet - and it's called Jot. I believe they are based out of Colombia as their website url is a .co, which is Columbia.  (And I guess it's obvious that Columbia has some kick-butt coffee so it would make sense they could come up with some pretty awesome coffee concentrate!)

2020 Update!

I've steadily been watching Mio Java and Mio Mocha available on Amazon and was wondering how that was possible when all the stores near me stopped carrying them last year.  MiO is made by Kraft so I went to their website and found they are listing Mocha and Java as available again!!!  Back on the market!?  Although when I do a search to find the product near me, I had to increase my search to "within 100 miles" as there are no stores or military commissaries less than 70 miles from me.  The interesting thing is the Kraft page says "Due to this being a new product... "  yada yada.  So I'm wondering if the formula was re-crafted to make the FDA happy and re-released?

I don't know the story behind it, but apparently MiO Java and MiO Mocha are still available in some areas and of course - still available on Amazon ⇉⇉⇉ MIO Liquid Concentrate, Iced Mocha Java and Iced Vanilla Java

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