Disclaimer: I was sent samples of Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Creamer in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.
We’ve hit my favorite time of year, the days just before fall when mornings are crisp and cool. What better to have on a day like this than some coffee? How about coffee with Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Creamer in Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut? Trust me when I say they make your day better.
You get the flavor of the cookies you’ve grown to love, but that your skinny jeans won’t let you indulge in (the whole box) and by pairing it with you favorite coffee, you can’t lose.
Because – the agony – Greg doesn’t like mint OR coconut, I’ve been sampling the flavors with a co-worker. Neither of us has a clear favorite. They definitely beat out any creamer we’ve tried before (especially the powdered creamers), but both have their time and place. Let me explain.
The Coconut & Caramel has paired great with almost every coffee we’ve tried it in – I’m talking non-flavored dark, light, medium roast, decaf, whatever fits your fancy. I prefer it a little later in the morning because it is a good, sweet flavor that my teeth aren’t quite ready for in the morning. (But co-workers reading this, you’ll vouch that it doesn’t stop me from adding it to my morning coffee, ahem.) Creamy caramel plus coconut – I am really not sure how you could go wrong.
The Thin Mints was going to be the clear cut winner for me – that’s my favorite cookie (and I LOVE jamming them in a sugar cookie for Christmas…); however, I am truthfully torn. This one works really well with a dark roast coffee, and although it’s fine in others, there’s just a perfect marriage with the dark. Can I say that I’d also consider just drinking this straight if it weren’t for the calorie content? The only thing missing from the minty, chocolately goodness of a Thin Mint cookie is the crunch (and who wants that in their coffee anyhow?)
If you’re interested in giving these a try, I am voting you get both. Seriously, I can’t say which one I like better since both are great. The only downside for me is that you probably wouldn’t want to add these to a vanilla or hazelnut flavored coffee, but that pretty much makes sense. Coffee-mate creamers last about 2 weeks in the fridge; however, it’s likely you will want to drink enough coffee to use it up by then (so that could be a downside depending on how much you shop!).
So, before you let another chilly morning slip by, get to your nearest grocery store (I know that my local one carries both of these) to stock up and enjoy. You taste buds will thank you.
If you’d like more details on either flavor or to check out the auditions for Girl Scouts to star in an upcoming commercial check out www.girlscouts.coffee-mate.com.