Ironically, I don’t like coffee. I never have, and I have never tried to like it since I figured this is one more bad habit I don’t need.
Then I discovered iced coffee and my opinion changed.
Since I have been either trying to conceive or pregnant since 2009, I have stayed away from caffeine. So, imagine the bliss from a nice creamy iced coffee. I always get mine from Tims (second fav. Mc Donalds). However, sometimes I can’t get out to get it and then I discovered International Delights Iced Coffee and thought “hey, now there’s an idea”.
I did some research online and found out it has been in the states for some time, but it is new in Canada. I have now tried all three flavours and I will give it a thumbs up.
-there is not too much caffeine in it, but definitely enough for a good kick.
-there are three flavours to choose from. I comment on the specific flavours below.
-it lasts for a decent amount of time in the fridge
-it is very rich and creamy. So much so that you almost need the ice to water it down (but that’s better than watery iced coffee).
-it’s available at most major grocery stores.
-it is dirty. (“Dirty” is the word we use in this house to describe junk food). It had 160 calories per serving which is pretty steep. I usually drink low cal drinks, (even my medium from Tims only has 100 calories) so I tend to dilute it a bit for my conscience 😉
-it is a little pricey. Most places charge $4.99 for it. I suppose that is still cheaper than buying fast food iced coffee though.
-it doesn’t really taste so much like coffee (read: if you like black or unsweetened coffee you will hate it). It is to iced coffee what Tim Hortons French Vanilla Cappuccino is to their coffee.
Caramel Macchiato: my favourite. Tastes the most like coffee, but still sweet and creamy. A good balance of flavours.
Mocha: my second favourite. This one almost tastes too good. I rather found it like drinking chocolate milk.
French Vanilla: this one I did not like. I felt exactly like I was drinking a cold French Vanilla from Tim’s and there is something off putting about that. Plus, I just don’t like the vanilla flavour in it. I had to give it to hubs.
If you like iced coffee give it a try. I would recommend it, but be sure not to drink too much! Caffeine is a dangerous drug. I hope if it does well they will bring the reduced calorie version to Canada and that would be a happy day.