This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, which I am participating in due to being a greedy capitalist and because I like iced coffee, but mostly because I’m a greedy capitalist.
I seem to have a love/hate relationship going with coffee in general. The blend has to be just right for me to keep from spitting it out like I just drank gas fluid. Same deal with iced coffee too. But when they get the taste JUST right, it can be a psychedelic experience, yo.
That’s why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out International Delight’s new upcoming Iced Coffee blends: Original, Vanilla and Mocha. (The coffees will soon be available in the dairy section at your local Walmart, January 15th, 2012.)
I was surprised to see them arrive in milk cartons, since I was expecting the more flashy and shapely containers like I’ve seen with their usual cream selections, but eh, as long as it keeps it preserved…
Love the insulated glass they sent me too, does a nice job of keeping things cold. I decided to sample the Original first, and must say, that seemed to strike the perfect balance between coffee and milk creamy taste, especially since I like my coffee the same way Winston Wolf likes it: lots of cream, lots of sugar.
I then tried the Vanilla and err… hmmmm. I guess I was expecting more of a vanilla ice cream kind of taste, but here vanilla was more like vanilla extract. Don’t really have a taste for that, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as the Original.
The Mocha might be been the most disappointing though. I didn’t really taste the mocha at all and the blend here was more like sugar and water than anything resembling the familiar taste of chocolatey goodness.
The amount of sugar is a bit staggering too, almost 30 grams per serving, so careful not to drink TOO much.
With so many coffee drinkers eschewing sugar for dieting or low carbing purposes, I personally think International Delight needs to invest in creating sugar free versions of these drink as well, but that’s just my opinion.
As far as the Original goes, I’m definitely hitting that up once it comes out on the 15th. Unless it’s 2 degrees out, then I’ll probably hold off till the summer so I don’t look rather silly freezing my inwards from sipping icey cold coffee.