Cinnamon Chew Toy

Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with coffee creamer?


I’m a Coffeemate Hazelnut kind of gal. Every morning we are like this {crossed fingers}. In fact, if I don’t have my hazelnut I’m likely to skip coffee altogether.


But then they release the specially flavored creamers and my love for hazelnut begins to falter. I love hazelnut and I know I will always come back to hazelnut, but what if I also love pumpkin spice or brown sugar maple?


My mind leads me to a place of hopefulness and I cough up the $2.70 for a small bottle of the new flavor (I might not like it so I have to do the small bottle – 32 ounces is like saying “I Do” to a mail-order bride. It might work out but it’s a dodgy proposition).


I am always disappointed. The only time this has ever worked out for me is Coconut Creme.


But still, I hope.


Earlier this week I saw an advertisement on tv for the cinnamon sugar cookie flavor and my internal “I want!” scanner clicked. So yesterday when I went grocery shopping I saw the small bottle, it called my name, and I responded.


Big mistake.


This morning we woke up to 4+ inches of snow and a “feels like” temperature of 19 degrees.


After gulping down my 32 ounces of water (because I’m still doing the Watered Down Challenge) I ate some warm, cozy oatmeal and flavored my coffee with Cinnamon Sugar Cookie. My goal? To feel like winter has come and there’s not a care in the world because we are warm, snuggled, in love and happy.


My coffee tasted like I was using a cinnamon stick as a chew toy. It was awful. Truly awful.


My goal was not achieved. And – oh! the horrors! – I dumped that whole cup of coffee down the drain and refilled using my old standby, Hazelnut.


I’ve got to stop cheating on Hazelnut.


Am I the only one who has this conflict? Please tell me I’m not! (Or I guess you can tell me I’m loony as a Maine coon cat and that’s ok, too.)

Facebook Comments

4 thoughts on “Cinnamon Chew Toy

  • November 5, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Hubby is a Hazelnut CoffeeMate man too. Sometimes I bring home the others, trying to tempt him, but he always goes back to Hazelnut. I made homemade and he managed to choke it down but I won’t go to the trouble again…he prefers the nondairy corn syrup crap. Ooops, did I say that out loud??

  • November 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I LOVE hazelnut as well! However, you should try the Cinnamon Roll one because it is also quite delicious:)

    • November 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      I gave the Sugar Cookie to my mother-in-law, God bless her soul. Then I tried the Maple Sugar mixed with Hazelnut and I may have a winner! Melyssa – non-dairy corn syrup crap rules.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: