Evolution of the Creamer

Hi, my name is Ashley and I’m NOT a coffee drinker. I know that might be surprising, even astonishing to some of you who are coffee connoisseurs. But the truth of the matter is that I’d rather drink a Diet Mountain Dew to get my day kick-started. I don’t frequent Starbucks. My coffee maker stays in my laundry room so that it won’t take up counter space. You get the picture.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good,  sweet, creamy, dessert-y, cup of coffee every once in a while, because I really do look forward to a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. It’s just that I don’t require it to get through the day like so many of my friends do. I don’t enjoy paying $4 for a habit that once started, could lead to several daily stops at the drive-thru.

That being said, the weather is getting colder – and so is my house. I can’t stand to be cold. It makes my bones and joints ache and puts me in a general BAD MOOD. (Grandma, much?) The other day I was out of my Diet Dew, which really is a travesty in this house and could lead to somebody getting hurt and/or yelled at. Anyhoo, I pulled out the coffee pot for a little caffeine shot. The coffee was a good grade coffee, but I just am not a big fan of black coffee. I sweetened it, but that didn’t help much. I added cream, and it only improved the taste slightly. There has to be more to the world of coffee-drinking than this. I mean, coffee-drinking is big business. It is a social event for some people. People who love it really, REALLY love it. What am I missing?

So yesterday was in Publix picking up a gallon of milk when I spotted this in the dairy case…

Belgian Chocolate Toffee creamer? Could this be the secret ingredient I have been missing? I mean, toffee is one of my favorite candies. Nobody loves a Skor bar better than yours truly. And this doesn’t look like your Grandma’s creamer. It’s not the white powder fake-milk stuff that’s been around for years. This looks promising. Maybe I should give it a try.
I’m a changed woman.
I believe that the Belgian Chocolate Toffee creamer is, in fact, what I have been missing all this time. It is as if someone melted a Skor candy bar into my cup of oily, black bitterness and changed it forever. It is heavenly. It is better than dessert. And I have had three cups this morning. I might be up for days. Maybe I will find time to write this blog after all. Sure, that writing time might come at midnight when I can’t sleep because I’ve been pumping Belgian Chocolate Toffee faux-Starbucks coffee all day, but who cares!
I did a little research to see if there might, in fact, be other coffee-related wonders that I might be missing out on. A whole new world of opportunities has opened up for me..

And wonder of wonders…
 I think I’ll have another cup. 
Happy Tuesday, y’all.

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