|ignore the blue coffeemaker. It’s definitely not blue in the original photo. Thanks, blogger, for making it blue. le sigh.|
Coffee creamer; I know, it’s such an interesting topic, but I need to talk about it. I didn’t realize how much I loved coffee creamer until I started paleo and discovered it’s on the no-no list. I attempted to have coffee in its natural form and drink it black, but that lasted all of one sip before I gagged it down, said, “H-E-double-hockey-stick no,” and dumped in more than the tablespoon serving size of my French vanilla creamer.
Basically, I like my coffee to be a nice shade of sand before I drink it, and I like it to taste sweet, but not too sweet, so regular milk or half and half doesn’t cut it.
I’ve always been pretty loyal to Coffee-Mate’s Fat Free French Vanilla, but during a recent trip to the store to refill my supply, I noticed something interesting next to my usual buy:
This “Natural Bliss” creamer caught my eye, (plus, it’s hidden by the door, but the vanilla flavor is actually on sale for $1.99—#winning), so I picked it up, looked at the ingredients and my mouth practically dropped open.
The list was beyond simple and included only things I understand and can pronounce: nonfat milk, heavy cream, sugar, and natural flavor. That’s it. While I don’t know what “natural flavor” actually means, it’s a heck of a lot better than the list on the other bottle:
Um. Yeah. What is that stuff? I didn’t even think twice about putting Natural Bliss in my cart; I only hoped it tasted comparable to the original version that I’m addicted to. Luckily, it’s just as good, if not better. And since we’re pretty much eating very clean these days, I really like knowing that I’ve changed up one of my daily staples with something a little bit better/cleaner for me.*
So there you have it, a little bit about my
addiction to love for coffee creamer. Have you tried Natural Bliss? Do you have an addiction a love for coffee creamer, too?
*If you’re going to tell me that I should just make some vanilla creamer myself so I can really, truly know what’s in it, let me stop you right there. I may do that in the future, but for now I’m lazy and like getting it pre-made. I pick my homemade battles and right now creamer just isn’t one of them.
** I wrote this all on my own, without any affiliation to Coffee-mate. While I wish they were paying me to say nice things about them (so I could go buy more of their product), they’re not. I’m simply telling you about a product I really like.