Folgers Black Silk Review



For a dark coffee, this blend doesn't taste burnt or over-roasted, and most online reviewers don't seem to notice a bitter aftertaste described by our panel of tasters. The deep flavor comes through even when milk and sugar are added.

Folgers, along with Maxwell House, dominates the market for low-cost, home-brewed coffee, so it's no surprise this coffee has many admirers. Consumers posting Folgers Black Silk reviews are generally happy with the darkest blend in the brand's lineup. Many people have gotten used to drinking darker coffees at coffee shops in recent years, and find the usual supermarket brands insipid in comparison. According to reviews, consumers see this canned coffee as a way to get premium coffee taste at a very low price.

Consumers posting Folgers Black Silk reviews at the website of regional retailer Meijer say this brew has a strong coffee flavor that is bold and rich, making it particularly good if you're a coffee drinker who adds milk and sugar to your morning cup -- the coffee taste still comes through. In a blind taste test, our panel preferred this blend with milk, which created a smoother flavor and muted what one taster described as a lingering chemical aftertaste.

Folgers markets the Silk blend (starting at $7.64 for a 27.8-ounce canister, Amazon) as a relief to the bitterness and acidity in some dark roasts, which can be rough on the stomach. In Folgers Black Silk reviews at Walmart, consumers attest that the coffee is indeed smooth and not bitter, perhaps surprising for a brew this full-bodied. Be warned, though -- this pick is for dark coffee lovers only. While our normally premium-coffee-drinking panelists didn't find it too strong, several reviewers commenting on Amazon who habitually drink medium-roast coffee don't care for this blend; one says it tastes sort of like sludge.

Folgers Dark Black Silk comes ground in a canister, in individual-serving packets, and in K-Cups for Keurig pod coffee makers.

Elizabeth Sheer

Elizabeth Sheer is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher. In addition to researching and writing about household appliances and other consumer items, Elizabeth draws on her history of preparing cooking-related articles to conduct taste tests on all things delicious.

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