REVIEW: International Delight Cold Foam Creamer

Look at me! I’m a barista! I’m making fancy-looking coffee drinks with my cheap ground coffee and International Delight’s Cold Foam Creamer. Maybe I should start a Marbucks?

The cold foam in a can comes in three varieties — French Vanilla, Sweet & Creamy, and Caramel Macchiato. I was only able to pick up the latter two.

Of course, the most important question you might be thinking is: Did I shoot it into my mouth like whipped cream? No, of course not. I’m a grown man with loans and someone I can claim as a dependent on my taxes, so I won’t use my hands to spray this cold foam into my mouth. I let my dependent do that. Although it’s not as saccharine as drinking liquid creamer, it’s still quite sweet, and spraying it into my mouth is something I won’t ask my dependent to do again.

Both flavors I tried are delightful. The Caramel one has a mild flavor but is still noticeable with coffee. And the Sweet & Creamy one is, well, sweet and creamy. Think of it as having roughly the same flavor as liquid sweet cream creamers on the market. If I pick this up again, I’d get the Sweet & Creamy one.

But I’m not sure I’d repurchase International Delight’s Cold Foam Creamer because if I got addicted to it, it would get pricey quickly. You see, there are FORTY 2 tablespoon servings per container according to the nutrition label, but because I use a lot of creamer, I made the foam layer thiccc. That resulted in me getting about six or seven servings per can.

When I did drink my coffee with it, I liked to shovel some of the foam in my mouth with my top lip and then follow it up with some hot liquid. It ended up being the right balance of foam and coffee. I let the cold foam completely melt away a couple of times, which ended up tasting like any other java drink I’ve made with liquid creamer. It was fun to watch it cascade down the sides of my clear mug and into the hot coffee, and it took a long time to disappear because, again, I made my layers thiccc.

I like International Delight’s Cold Foam Creamer but can’t see it as a regular purchase. I’d rather buy a big ol’ jug of liquid coffee creamer to make my morning caffeine tolerable. It would last longer, and besides, most of the time, I drink my coffee out of an insulated, not-see-through travel mug, so I wouldn’t be able to see the foam layer.

Purchased Price: $5.49 (sale price)
Size: 14 oz cans
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 Tbsp) Caramel Macchiato – 20 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar (including 3 grams of added sugar), and 0 grams of protein. Sweet & Creamy – 20 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 10 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar (including 3 grams of added sugar), and 0 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Nestle Coffee mate Zero Sugar Twix Coffee Creamer

What is it?

It is a dream.

A big dream.

Sure, sometimes we have dreams that are terrifying and recurring, thus inciting a visit to a therapist… BUT sometimes you’ll find a good dream. The good ones? We make them come true. Need proof? Take a look above. This was a dream made real at Coffee mate headquarters. In this subtle “cardboard box” shade of brown container, Twix has been made into liquid form. What mad science is this? Let’s find out…

How is it?

Kinda disappointing.

Look, I’m impressed by the smell. It has the exact poof of sugary fragrance that happens when you open a Twix wrapper: caramel, cocoa, all with a hint of cookie in the background.

But the taste? Well, I was hoping it would taste like a melted Twix. But no. Alone, it tastes like white sugar and some weak, weak NesQuik. In coffee, it tastes like what happens when you forget about a s’more in the fire and the whole thing comes out a mangled mess and then you accidentally set off the fire alarm from the s’mores and now the fire trucks are here and you have to deal with that AND the burnt s’mores. It’s just a feeling of overwhelming disappointment.

Anything else you should know?

If you just melt a Twix in the microwave, you’ll have a much more fulfilling experience.

Conclusion:

Coffee mate really had an opportunity to bank on the Twix flavor. But it ended up tasting like cheap caramel with a dash of something brown. It was worth trying, if only to fulfill my unending sense of curiosity, but I wouldn’t go out of your way for this one. On the whole, this Twix-inspired creamer was ambitious, but not even Cookie Monster would touch this one.

Purchased Price: $3.98
Size: 32 fl oz
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 tbsp) 20 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 5 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Nestle Coffee mate Pop-Tarts Toasted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Creamer

Nestle Coffee mate Pop-Tarts Toasted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Creamer Bottle

What is it?

First off, it’s a mouthful to type, though that extremely long name does a pretty good job at describing exactly what you’re in for: a coffee creamer flavored after the best (yes, I said it!) Pop-Tart flavor. The past few years have seen all kinds of novelty coffee creamers – heck, I bought three new ones on my last grocery run alone – but as far as I can tell, this is the first java jaunt for the best toaster pastry (yes, I said that too!). Oh, and like seemingly all my favorite products, it’s available for a limited time only.

How is it?

SWEET. I guess that’s a given, but I feel the sweetness of a brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart is mellower, balanced out both by the underlying toasty, almost nutty notes of the frosting and filling and the comforting blandness of the pastry itself. When the flavor is transposed into a liquid, there are no such layers.

Nestle Coffee mate Pop-Tarts Toasted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Creamer Closeup in a Shot Glass

Sipped directly from a shot glass seeing its first use since my college days, there was a lovely warmth and complexity to said sweetness that sets this somewhat apart from your run-of-the-mill creamer, though it tasted more caramelly to me than brown sugar-y or cinnamon-y. But paired with coffee, I initially couldn’t detect that intriguing nuance at all. It didn’t taste much different than any other cup of joe I’d previously imbued with a wacky creamer. So for science – and because this blog is the last place where I should be ashamed of my sweet tooth – I doubled the amount of creamer. The brown sugar cinnamon flavor finally started to shine, and it was delicious!

Nestle Coffee mate Pop-Tarts Toasted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Creamer Back of Bottle That Describes its flavor

Anything else you need to know?

After removing the large lid to open the seal, I had difficulty screwing it back on completely, leading to a sizable leak when I made my first pour. I’m pretty clumsy though, so your mileage may vary!

Conclusion:

I had to ride a bus for an hour to find this creamer, and while I wouldn’t necessarily beseech you to do the same, if you can grab it more easily, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Purchased Price: $3.98
Size: 32 fl oz
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 tbsp) 35 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 5 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Dunkin’ Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer

Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer Bottle

It might just be me, but I think the new Dunkin’ Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer tastes like International Delight’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer. It wouldn’t surprise me, though, because they’re both made by the Danone company.

I’d do a taste test, but I’ve been having difficulty finding the seasonal International Delight flavor here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. My calls to the Great Pumpkin have not been returned.

Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer Descript

I want to say it maybe tastes a little more pumpkin-y than my memory of International Delight’s offering. There isn’t even anything that I could consider cake or icing-like.

But besides what my hazy memory can remember, there is a difference between the two. The Dunkin’ coffee enhancer is made with real cream. Well, cream and skim milk, to be exact, which International Delight creamers don’t have. Does that create a creamier creamer? I don’t think so.

There isn’t even a color difference. Maybe if Dunkin’ wanted to be cute, it could’ve made this Dunkin’ orange. But instead, it looks like most other creamers, so the coffee photo I took below could contain Dunkin’s Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer. Or it could be International Delight French Vanilla. Or maybe it’s Coffee mate’s Hazelnut. Or perhaps that’s a glass of storm water.

Dunkin Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer Color

Dunkin’s Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer is pretty much a pumpkin spice-flavored creamer without “pumpkin spice” in its name. If you’d like a slightly more natural pumpkin spice creamer than International Delight’s (or if the stores around you aren’t carrying it for some reason), but also don’t want to pay more for Coffee mate’s Natural Bliss version, this is a great tasting option.

Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 32 fl oz
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 Tbsp) 35 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar (including 5 grams of added sugar), and 0 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Coffee mate Nestle Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer

Coffee mate Nestle Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer Bottle

I haven’t watched any of the nine films from the Fast & Furious movie franchise. But I have now tried all three coffee creamers from the Coffee mate Nestle Toll House Cookie Creamer franchise. The latest release is the Nestle Coffee mate Nestle Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer. Oh, that name rolls off the tongue and keeps rolling like a bottle of Coffee mate on a hill.

I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten multiple foods with brown butter in or on them, but I didn’t know what it actually was until now. At the time, I was more concerned with eating those foods than knowing what brown butter was. Hunger can cause that sometimes. Pardon my ignorance, foodies.

But now I’m a few credits shy of a BA in brown butter. It turns out it’s simple to make (melt butter slowly over low heat, wait for it to foam, and then let that white foam turn brown).

Coffee mate Nestle Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer Closeup

When I added the creamer to my usual daily caffeine vehicle cold brew coffee, I noticed some of the same chocolate flavors in Coffee mate’s Nestle Toll House Cookies’ N Cocoa, the second in the series. However, the similarities end there because this creamer has a noticeable brown sugar cookie flavor, which the previous one lacked. I don’t know if the brown butter flavors are the cause, but I’m happy they’re there. Also, this creamer smells so delightful that I want a candle with its aroma.

But here’s the thing, I remember the original Coffee mate Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer, which was the catalyst for my daily coffee consumption, had a delightful cookie flavor too. So it makes me wonder if this one differs from the original, which came out in 2014.

Overall, Coffee mate’s Nestle Toll House Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer is a delicious addition to the seasonal Coffee mate line. It’s tasty enough that I’d like to see it become a regular flavor, or at least a regular seasonal flavor that joins Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary product sample from Coffee mate. Doing so did not influence my review.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 32 fl oz
Purchased at: Received from Coffee mate
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 tbsp) 35 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 15 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of sugar (including 5 grams of added sugar), and 0 grams of protein.