Coffee Creamer: The Reason I'm Now Addicted to Coffee
Some Creamers and Shirts
Someone Should Really Cut Me Off!
Used to be that as a child, my mom would be mortified even before I went into a hamburger joint. She knew that by the time we paid our bill for the hamburger and fries, I would leave behind a ketchup bottle that would be half empty from whatever amount it started. As the years progressed, she learned to accept this socially questionable quirk, even buying me a shirt that said: I put ketchup on my ketchup. It even looked like Heinz. Back in those days, she probably wished I had retained my dislike of dry, tasteless fries – a taste completely revolutionized by adding tons of ketchup.
I relay this story because I want you to understand that I have found the ketchup for my coffee. Not that I had a huge dislike for coffee, understand, but coffee was just one of those drinks I could get by without. Now that I own a coffee maker, I can’t wait to drink the caffeinated bliss. Why? Two reasons. As this is the first time in my life that I own my own coffee maker, I decided to splurge and get the Dunkin Donuts brand of coffee. After drinking normal brands for years, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to the normal way of coffee. It tastes great and doesn’t make my stomach hurt like some coffee does.
But the real change came about when I decided to try putting in some of the creamer that my mom gave to me as leftovers from Thanksgiving festivities. The creamer was a peppermint mocha flavor and it was AMAZING. Not only did it completely change my stance on coffee from, “eh, that’s all right, I guess” status to “OMG, I need this stuff” status, but now my husband – the non coffee consumer – actually requests that I make coffee.
Although the peppermint mocha flavor is gone, I found the very last cinnamon bun kind of coffee creamer at Wal-Mart and the coffee truly tastes like cinnamon buns. Needless to say, we both went from drinking zippo cups of coffee to several cups a day. The best part about the creamer is that if you have a sweet tooth like me or are struggling with your cappuccino addiction, it is a much lower calorie way to satisfy that craving as the creamer runs about 30 to 35 calories a tablespoon.
Now, I am going to state that that if you do get the creamer, you should get the refrigerated kind as the powdery stuff just isn’t worth your time or your money. The creamer, found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, runs a little under 2 bucks a bottle. Although this might seem a bit pricey, I think it’s worth the investment because, again, if you’re trying to lose the holiday bulge, then substituting one high calorie sweet for a much lower one that is quite filling is a good way to go and this is one way to do that. Even if you are particular about what kind of sugar you like, the Nestle creamer offers a wide variety, from cinnamon bun to chocolate toffee to the standard French vanilla.
That being said, I should probably start looking for a shirt that says something like “Got Creamer?” And so begins my downward spiral into the realm of coffee addiction.
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