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A crate’s worth of International Delight iced coffees #IcedCoffee #cBias

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias… even though err, I didn’t actually shop for anything, and this was really more of a giveaway, but I’m disclosing it here so I don’t get arrested for practicing capitalism or something.

The giveaway entailed getting a free crate of International Delight Iced Coffees and sending it to a vict– err I mean a lucky winner, so I picked Casey Petersen, who has been a friend of mine for years, where we enjoy a sort of real life House-Wilson friendship, me being the ornery Dr. House, him being the weenie-who-loves-everybody Wilson.

Casey Petersen Blog

My blog is better.

He recently started a brand new job at Collective Bias, so it seemed appropriate to send him boatloads of sugar and caffeine to keep him awake and lively so he can continue to steal my ideas and advance his career on the shoulders of my superior intellect. Just kidding. (He only steals half my ideas.)

But seriously, the iced coffees should help. I’ve previewed the flavors in another post and been since gulping them down to help me get over the winter blues.

International Delight Iced Coffee Cartons

Putting your coffee on ice.

I think International Delight may actually have something here, especially because I’m not aware of any other brand offering iced coffee in cartons you could easily pick up in the dairy section (ID’s own coffees will be available starting January 15th, 2012 in the dairy section of Walmart.)

If you see and decide to grab a carton then, let me know what you think. My friend liked the Mocha flavor, but I’m all about the Original.

Previewing Upcoming Iced Coffee Treats – #IcedCoffee #CBias

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.)

International Delight Iced Coffees with Teddy Bear

Koko awaits his coffee treat…

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…

International Delight Iced Coffee Carton Label

Well, it wouldn’t be iced coffee if it didn’t have ice.

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.

International Delight Iced Coffee with Whip Cream

Added some whip cream, which in hindsight was a completely unnecessary ingredient.

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.

Koko goes for a sip...

Koko takes a sip…

 

International Delight Iced Coffee with Teddy Bear Passed Out

… and passes out from the sugar overdose.

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.

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