In a world of boring-looking supplements, Spacegoods with their vibrant packaging really knew how to get me excited!
However, as with anything bright and shiny, you do wonder if it possesses any real substance! I’ve been trying it out for myself and now I’m going to share my findings with you in this honest Spacegoods review.
My experience: The pros
I’ve been testing out Spacegoods Rainbow Dust and am now ready to share my experience with you! Find out whether or not Spacegoods is truly worth buying.
Has a nice subtle flavour
I think the flavour of Rainbow Dust has really divided people on the internet. Some say it is too sweet, whilst others really enjoy the level of sweetness. Others would prefer more of a coffee kick, whilst many prefer the chocolate flavour.
I personally quite enjoyed the flavour. It does resemble hot chocolate a lot more than it does coffee, but I don’t mind this at all. I find it to be a nice break from coffee. Just mix it in with some hot water and oat milk and you’ve got a delicious mocha latte.
In comparison to many other mushroom coffees, you can’t taste the mushrooms in this one, which is great. I drink a lot of mushroom drinks and I still haven’t got quite accustomed to drinking something that tastes strongly like mushrooms.
The only downside with the flavour is the fact that they use sweeteners. I am not a fan of the taste and my gut doesn’t particularly like them either. So I like to add a spoonful of maple syrup to mask it. But for those of you who don’t mind sweeteners, I’m certain this won’t be an issue.
It is easy to mix
Instant coffee usually dissolves smoothly, but many mushroom powders tend to clump, especially when they’re not finely ground. Fortunately, Rainbow Dust powder is exceptionally fine, ensuring it blends effortlessly into hot water. Just a few stirs will do the trick.
The fine texture also means there’s no unpleasant gritty residue at the bottom of your cup. I’m grateful for this, as I’ve experienced adaptogenic coffees that left my mouth feeling like a cement mixer.
Because of this, the powder makes for a really quick alternative to coffee. You can whip it up in minutes and get straight back to your work. Ready for those adaptogenic mushrooms to kick in and energise you!
A good dose of mushrooms
It is not uncommon to find adaptogenic powder blends that are majorly underdosed. To the extent that it is pointless to take it unless you are getting a larger dose elsewhere. This isn’t the case with Spacegoods, as they have made sure to include a good dosage of all the mushrooms they have added to the mix.
For example, Rainbow Dust contains 1000mg of Lion’s Mane, 1000mg of Cordyceps and 1000mg of Chaga, per serving. Many of their competitors selling instant coffee powders have less than half of this amount.
This means that one cup of Spacegoods meets the daily recommended intake of many of the ingredients listed. So you don’t have to go sourcing any other mushroom supplements to reap the benefits!
What this also means is that you can actually feel the effects of taking these mushrooms. For example, the Lion’s Mane has really helped me to stay focused on my work. When paired with coffee and cordyceps, it gives you a sustainable energy that keeps you going throughout the day. Moreover, in the long term, the chaga has really helped me to fight off any colds that have threatened to kick in.
My experience: The cons
After having tried out this product, these are the areas that I didn’t enjoy so much.
Spacegoods has added a sweetener to the blend so that it does have a slightly sweet note to balance the chocolate and coffee. However, I really don’t enjoy sweeteners. They aren’t great for my gut and I actually don’t particularly enjoy the flavour of sweeteners. I’d much prefer some unrefined sugar.
That being said, the majority of wellness brands rely on sweeteners so they are pretty hard to avoid. At least Spacegoods has chosen to use Stevia, one of the more natural sweeteners. This is a sweetener that my gut can tolerate in small quantities.
I do like to mix in a spoonful of agave or maple syrup though, since this helps to mask the taste of the sweetener. If you do actually like the taste of sweeteners then this won’t be an issue for you at all!
A little pricey
If you weren’t to subscribe and were looking to buy this product as a one-off purchase, then it would set you back £49 for just one bag. Which obviously is a lot more than a bag of instant coffee. Therefore, I can see how this price tag would put some people off.
The difference is that Spacegoods also contains a whole bunch of awesome adaptogenic ingredients that do cost money. So it isn’t just a bag of coffee! If you were to buy all of these supplements separately, it would set you back a lot more than £49.
Fortunately, they do have a whole range of subscription offers that allow you to get your hands on Spacegoods for cheaper. The most affordable is 33% off when you subscribe to 3 bags.
Despite my initial concerns about this being yet another trendy wellness brand with no substance, I actually ended up enjoying taking Spacegoods. I found the chocolate flavour to be quite pleasant, and when mixed in with some maple syrup, I could no longer taste the sweeteners in the mix.
The mushrooms are dosed well, which means you can actually feel the effects of them. I have enjoyed taking Spacegoods at the start of my working day. It gives me a sustainable source of energy and I am able to focus on my work without too much procrastinating.
If you are looking to replace your usual instant coffee with Spacegoods then you may be a little taken aback by the price. But when you consider all of the other awesome ingredients that are included within this blend you can see its worth.
- Cost: 6/10
- Taste: 7/10
- Quality: 8/10
- Effectiveness: 9/10
Where can you buy Spacegoods?
Spacegoods can be bought directly from their own website or from Amazon. I would recommend buying direct in order to make the most out of their affordable subscription options, where you can save up to 33%.
Did you know they also sell these handy travel sachets for enjoying Spacegoods on the go? Pretty nifty, right?
Frequently asked questions
Here are my answers to all your FAQs.
What is Spacegoods?
Spacegoods is a wellness brand that taps into the potential of adaptogenic ingredients, notably functional mushrooms, to curate a selection of powdered drink products. With a mission to provide accessible, user-friendly, and delightful alternatives to traditional coffee and tea blends, Spacegoods seeks to empower individuals on their wellness journey.
What is in Spacegoods?
Rainbow Dust: Rainbow Dust is a powdered drink mix designed to enhance your daytime experience. It contains a variety of adaptogens and other key ingredients to promote vitality and sharpen your focus during the day. The ingredients in Rainbow Dust include:
- Lion’s Mane: Known for its potential cognitive benefits, Lion’s Mane is a mushroom that may support mental clarity and focus.
- Cordyceps: Cordyceps is another type of functional mushroom often associated with energy and stamina.
- Chaga: Chaga is a mushroom known for its potential antioxidant properties and immune system support.
- Coffee: Coffee is a natural source of caffeine, which can provide an energy boost.
- Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that may help reduce stress and promote overall well-being.
- Maca Root: Maca root is often used for its potential energy-enhancing properties and hormonal balance support.
- Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola is an adaptogen that may aid in reducing fatigue and improving mental clarity.
- Cacao: Cacao is rich in antioxidants and can provide a mild mood-enhancing effect.
- Vitamin B5: Also known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 plays a role in energy metabolism and may support overall vitality.
Dream Dust: Dream Dust is a soothing powdered drink mix designed to facilitate relaxation and support a restorative night’s sleep. The ingredients in Dream Dust include:
- Reishi: Reishi mushroom is often associated with relaxation and stress reduction.
- Jujube: Jujube is a fruit known for its potential calming effects.
- Passion Flower: Passion flower is a natural sedative and may promote relaxation.
- L-Tryptophan: L-Tryptophan is an amino acid that can contribute to the production of serotonin and melatonin, both important for sleep.
- Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha’s adaptogenic properties may help reduce stress and support sleep quality.
- L-Glycine: Glycine is an amino acid that may have a calming effect and improve sleep quality.
- Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in muscle relaxation and sleep regulation.
- Chamomile: Chamomile is an herb often used for its potential calming and sleep-inducing properties.