Skinny Coffee Club claims to be simple, fast and fabulous. They also claim that 92% of their customer looked visibly thinner in just a week. They also say that 1.5 million women have enjoyed weight loss results. So, is SkinnyCoffeeClub as good as they say?
It is good looking brand.
Contains some good ingredients that have potential.
Relatively simple to use.
Some of the independent customer reviews are not good.
It’s benefit to weight loss is questionable.
Money back guarantee is unclear.
It is a very good looking brand I will give that. But it’s when you start to to compare it to other brands in terms of price and weight loss results that I start to g a bit cold.
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What is Skinny Coffee Club
Skinny Coffee Club is a beverage-based weight loss brand. It’s based in the UK and ships its products worldwide.The company initially only offered one product—an instant coffee weight loss drink.
It’s since expanded the range to include a decaf version which is available to buy individually or packaged with the original version and sold as a day and night weight loss program.
The idea being to drink one cup of the normal coffee every morning and a cup of the decaf version at night.
Skinny Coffee Club also has a chocolate mocha version and an espresso that allegedly provides intense weight loss in seven days.
For this review, I’m going to concentrate on the company’s original product, Skinny Coffee Club Instant Edition.
This is not the first time I’ve written a Skinny Coffee Club review.
I wrote one during the Spring of 2017 and still have my original research on file. Reading through my notes and then looking at the present customer feedback, it seems nothing much has changed during the past two years.
The ingredients are still the same, and they do have potential.
However, despite the confident claims Skinny Coffee Club continues to make, unbiased sources of customer feedback suggest this an overrated weight loss coffee that may work for around 50% of users at best.
Skinny Coffee Club Media Coverage and Backlash
Back in 2017, when Holland & Barrett first began selling Skinny Coffee Club, the product hit the news in a big way. At the time, there was a good vibe about the product but many experts were unconvinced by the marketing claims.
The Daily Mail ran an article featuring the comments of, nutrition expert, Rob Hobson.
He said, Skinny Coffee Club was a “gimmick that would not work” and pointed out the lack of reliable evidence to support any of the claims being made. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4321312/Could-SKINNY-coffee-help-lose-weight.html)
Skinny Coffee Club Promised Benefits & Marketing Claims
Skinny Coffee Club has changed some of the claims it’s making for this product.
A couple of years ago, the company was claiming its coffee could work without exercise, improve the complexion and provide the skin with a radiant glow.
This was on top of the main boast that it could help people to look visibly thinner in only a week. That’s a boast that’s been slightly amended and carried over to the present marketing campaign.
The present claims for the product look like this:
- 92% noticed visible results
- 94% lost weight
- 95% experienced less appetite
- 96% maintained weight after weight loss
- 97% had increased energy levels
- 92% had improved complexion
- 97% reduced bloating fast
- 99% said they felt better in themselves
- 99% said it tastes amazing
- Trusted by over 1.5 million dieters—models, diet experts, personal trainers
Okay, we’ve got lots of numbers there and it all sounds pretty good.
Skinny Coffee Club says the results come from its customers, but there’s no way to check the validity of the claims. Remember that.
Fifty percent of the customer reviews I found on independent websites bemoan the product’s inability to deliver results and complain about the terrible taste.
Having said that, I the other 50% of the reviews praise the product to the high heavens.
How Does the Formulation Work?
Obviously, this is a product that’s most suitable for coffee drinkers. The idea is, you drink a cup of Skinny Coffee Club first thing in the morning instead of your normal coffee. The best time to drink it is half-an-hour before your breakfast.
In theory, the active ingredients in the coffee will suppress your appetite and get you burning extra fat throughout the day.
Each Skinny Coffee Club coffee brew provides undisclosed quantities of the following six ingredients:
- Ground coffee
- Ground green coffee bean extract
- Green tea extract powder
- Garcinia cambogia
- Siberian ginseng powder
- Spirulina powder
What Do the Skinny Coffee Club Ingredients Do?
The first four ingredients are popular with diet pill manufacturers. Any number of weight loss product provide them and, in many cases, the inclusion rates are there to see. The other two ingredients are only occasionally added to weight loss products. However, both of them have greater value in other areas.
This is a pretty important ingredient. The formulation is supposed to be a coffee beverage after all. It also seems likely it’s the main ingredient, but there is no way to be sure. The lack of inclusion rates sees to that.
Coffee contains caffeine. It’s the stimulant that makes coffee such a good drink to wake up to. Apart from banishing tiredness, caffeine also boosts energy levels and improves mental focus.
In addition to the aforementioned abilities, caffeine increases metabolism and thermogenesis. By doing so, it increases daily calorie expenditure. Putting this in simple terms, if you are already burning fat thanks to a low-calorie diet caffeine can help you to burn a little more per day.
Caffeine is a very popular diet pill ingredient and science shows it’s a natural fat burner that works. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2333832)
Ground Green Coffee Bean Extract
Green coffee beans are the real deal coffee beans. They are the beans in their natural state—before the roasting process.
Actually, despite the name, coffee beans aren’t beans at all. They’re a fruit that resembles a bean, but that’s not really relevant to this review.
Coffee manufacturers roast green coffee beans because doing so enhances the flavor. It also robs the beans of an important chemical. It’s called chlorogenic acid.
Chlorogenic acid has a reputation for being a fat burner. Some people dispute this ability but, regardless of the controversy, research supports chlorogenic acid’s ability to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels.
This ability allows it to help prevent the blood sugar spikes and crashes that may cause carb cravings and sudden desires for sweet food.
Green Tea Extract Powder
Green tea is rich in health-boosting antioxidants. It’s also one of the best natural fat burners on the planet. Like caffeine, green tea increases metabolism and thermogenesis.
There’s a mountain of research that proves green tea’s ability to increase calorie expenditure and fat burning.
Research also shows it may go on doing this for up to 24 hours.(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10584049)
Garcinia cambogia is a tropic fruit. Its rind provides hyroxycitric acid (HCA). Diet pills use extract taken from the rind and it seems likely that’s what Skinny Coffee Club will be using here.
HCA supports weight loss in two ways. The first thing it does is help with appetite suppression. The second thing it does is disrupt the body’s ability to create fresh stores of fat.
Presumably, Skinny Coffee Club is using it to fulfill the promise of appetite suppression. Even presuming an adequate inclusion rate (doubtful) it’s not one of the more potent natural hunger suppressants.
Siberian Ginseng Powder
There are several different types of ginseng. The most powerful type is Panax ginseng. Siberian ginseng has many virtues, but it does not pack the same punch as Panax. In fact, it’s not even a member of the ginseng family.
However, Siberian ginseng delivers many benefits similar to those of Panax. The difference is it delivers them as a light slap instead of a powerful punch. Skinny Coffee Club doesn’t explain why it’s using this ingredient, but it should help promote various improvements in physical and mental health.
Again, Skinny Coffee Club doesn’t explain what this inclusion is meant to do, but that’s nothing new. When you cast all the company’s big promises aside there’s not a lot left. The company expects customers to trust its product to work without having any idea how it’s supposed to work.
Spirulina is a highly nutritious species of algae. Skinny Coffee Club may be using it because it allegedly has the ability to curb hunger and boost fat burning.
Are There Any Skinny Coffee Club Customer Reviews?
There are several sources of customer reviews. One source is the Skinny Coffee Club website.
When I visited it while researching for this review, I found the review count was 3,754 and the reviews were good enough to enable the product retain a full five-star rating.
That seemed too good to be true and, to be honest, I never trust any reviews that appear on manufacturers’ websites.
Other sources of customer feedback tell a different story.
When I visited Amazon, 50% of the reviews were bad.
I was amazed to discover TrustPilot was telling exactly the same story—50% of reviews were bad. What are the chances of that? Exactly 50%, on both sites, on the same day.
Although a lot of the negative reviews are by customers who claim the coffee does not work, there are nearly as many people complaining about the taste.
I also found a number of negative reviews from people claiming they never received the products they ordered.
Is there a Risk of Side Effects?
I never discovered any reports of side effects but, as with any product that contains caffeine, the product won’t be a good option for anyone who is unusually sensitive to stimulants.
At just one cup a day though, most people should be okay with Skinny Coffee Club. If you can drink normal coffee without experiencing jitters or other caffeine-related side effects, you should be able to drink this one too.
However, if you have existing health issues or any worries about suitability issues, it makes sense seek expert medical advice before using Skinny Coffee Club coffee.
Purchasing Options and Considerations
You can buy Skinny Coffee Club directly from the official website. The company also distributes its products via a number of chosen retail partners including Amazon.com and Holland & Barrett (UK + Europe).
The coffee comes in paper pouches that provide a 28-day supply (1 cup per day). When you buy directly from the Skinny Coffee Club website, the cost per pouch is $30.95 and shipping is free (worldwide).
If you think of this as a beverage, paying around $1.10 for a cup of instant coffee may seem expensive. Think of it as a weight loss solution and it may not.
Skinny Coffee Club also offers a few bulk buy options. At the time of this review, the best offer went to individuals ordering a six-month supply of coffee for $132.95.
New customers who buy via the Skinny Coffee Club website may also be entitled to an additional 15% discount.
Buying via any of the company’s marketing partners could prove to be cheaper or may be more expensive, depending on the option chosen and any special promotions that may be in place.
Does Skinny Coffee Club Have a Guarantee?
Unfortunately, Skinny Coffee Club doesn’t provide its customers with a money-back guarantee. Love it or hate it, if you use it you bought it.
The Skinny Coffee Club Returns Policy does permit the return of unopened products. To claim a refund, customers have to contact the company via email and request a returns form to enclose with their return.
However, returns are only eligible for a refund if the claims process is initiated within 28 days of placing the original order.
Returns are normally checked within seven days of arriving at the Skinny Coffee Club warehouse. All being well, customers then have the option of requesting a product exchange or refund. All refunds are less the original postage costs.
Hit or Miss? (Can You Lose Weight with Skinny Coffee Club?)
Skinny Coffee Club Original is marketed as a one-hit-wonder, but a single cup each day is unlikely to make a huge difference, though it will no doubt provide an initial metabolism boost.
In the product’s favor, research shows green tea can boost metabolism for up to 24 hours. However, most diet pills contain green tea as well and are taken several times a day. Products like that are far more likely to deliver ongoing support.
I think it’s great the Skinny Coffee Club provides an eating plan. In reality, its value may be greater than the coffee. The first and most important step in weight loss is always controlling what you put into your mouth.
Even though there are a lot of customers who complain this product does not work, I’m not going to say it has absolutely no value. Nor am I going to recommend it.
Skinny Coffee Club does contain ingredients that can accelerate metabolism and may provide appetite control. Unfortunately, the inclusion rates are unknown and I don’t believe it will provide the average dieter with the level of support they need.
However, If you drink this coffee and follow any sensible meal plan, I truly believe you will achieve slightly better results than you could with diet and exercise alone.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe the level of benefit provided will justify the price. My advice is to buy a decent diet pill instead. You’ll get a greater level of support.
The other thing to remember is, good diet pills have a money-back guarantee, Skinny Coffee Club does not.