Holy [expletive deleted] these things are good! Shock-A-Lots are chocolate-covered coffee beans, but they also have a candy shell over the chocolate. Think of a Peanut M&M, but replace the peanut with a coffee bean and paint all the shells “radioactive warning sign” yellow and you have Shock-A-Lots.
The Shock-A-Lots website proclaims that they “are way tastier (no lie) than any other chocolate covered coffee bean you’ve ever had. ” When I read that I thought “yeah, right”. I’ve had chocolate covered coffee beans before but none of them were really good. They were all just so-so. I was hoping their statement wasn’t an exaggeration and it wasn’t. The Shock-A-Lots really are the best I’ve ever had and the best candy I have had in a while.
Just to be sure I wasn’t desperate for chocolate/candy/coffee, I happened to have some “other” chocolate covered coffee beans so I tried those too after the Shock-A-Lots. No comparison. The Shock-A-Lots are worlds better. Shock-A-Lots can be had in 1oz bags or 2oz tubes from various places around the net (links below) and they are surprisingly affordable.
The 1 oz. bag contains the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee too – so they are a great-tasting caffeine pick-me-up. As I sit here writing this at 11PM, just having eaten maybe 5 of the beans (not even half a bag), I am buzzing. Probably not the best time to eat these when I have to get up early in the morning for work. Well, like the makers of Shock-A-Lots say, “sleep is overrated”.