Packaged Food

International Delight Coffee Creamers We Didn’t Know Existed — Almond Joy, Cinnabon

International Delight creamers are what got me addicted to coffee during my college years…the ability to turn what I initially deamed as ‘liquid chalk’ into an energizing form of sweet deliciousness was a move I wish I never stumbled upon.

Now I have an entirely new set of problems to worry about, the brand’s American Favorites Flavors.

What is American Favorites Flavors? It’s a line of creamers that includes licensed flavors like Almond Joy, Cold Stone Creamery Sweet Cream, Cinnabon, Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel and YORK Peppermint Pattie.

Just when I thought I was ‘up on game’ with their selection of flavors, I realized I can rip open a package of creamer and make my coffee taste like an Almond Joy? Yes. Please.

These aren’t exactly new product, but considering I hadn’t heard about some of these flavors before, I’m going to assume some of my fellow coffee drinkers haven’t had the pleasure either. They’re getting around the distribution channels as well, with pictures surfacing of placement in 7-Eleven.

Anyone tried any of these flavors, or looking forward to trying any? We’re curious what y’all think!

[24-count From Amazon — $16.88]



Happy National Candy Day, Here Are Some Melted Candies [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 4th is the officially recognized National Candy Day holiday. What does that mean? It means it’s time to express your inner child. Time to live out all those fantasies of sweet, sugary comas we often used to put ourselves in. But that’s not enough now…is it?

No, it’s not. We’ve always been curious creatures…and our long nights in the office often result in some stupid ideas. The result? We’ve created an infographic highlighting the before-and-after looks of some the most popular candy…melted. Yes, we use the term “infographic” lightly here, but we did indeed learn a few things from the entire process:

  • Peanut M&Ms don’t melt, apparently they’re meant to withstand some serious heat.
  • Candy smells disgusting when heated.
  • Heating up candy in your microwave will leave it smelling disgusting.
  • Did we mention how incredibly TERRIBLE the heated candy smells?
  • The least atrocious smelling candy we heated up were the candy canes.
  • The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups turned in to little cookies. We don’t recommend them.
  • This was stupid, but under the rouse of an “art project,” the final products were visually provocative.

We enjoyed it, so you don’t have to:


Almond Joy Brownies

For those of us with a palette accepting of coconut flavors, the idea of Almond Joy candy will probably put a smile on your face. Being that I’m not one to hate on coconut, nor am I a stranger to entire packs of Almond Joys in one sitting, when I caught a glimpse of these Almond Joy Brownies, I was in instantly in love. Imagine the flakey, chewy thick loveliness we love about brownies with an extra level of flavor reminiscent of a savory bite of Almond Joy. (Recipe @ TheCerealBaker)


Coconut Almond Pancakes

What I would give to wake up to these! Check out this Coconut Almond Pancakes recipe and have yourself a great breakfast. Almond Joy…eat your heart out.