I got Ryan’s dream invite recently- to try all the new treats & drinks on the Dunkin Donuts holiday/winter menu! In case you guys aren’t familiar, I’ve been blogging on All Things Beautiful XO for years & you might find this hard to believe but…he just doesn’t get excited about mascara or lipstick! Can you believe it? But doughnuts are something he can get behind! Living at our last base we frequented our local DD more than I’m willing to admit- & now we’ve found our new local spot here in Las Vegas! Keep reading to check out the new items & what we think!…
One thing I can’t live without to get my morning started everyday (and sometimes afternoon), is a hot cup of coffee. With a crazy busy schedule, brewing a whole pot is sometimes out of the question, and really a waste since I’ll be jetting out of the house after my first cup anyway. If you’re in the same boat, you want something that satisfies that craving, but that isn’t wasteful or expensive. Do we have a solution for you!
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If you’re a coffee lover too, and I know you are, you’ll definitely want to get your entries in for this! The trendy and stylish NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo, is the only single-serve coffee machine with the power to whip up 19 different hot and cold beverages in mere seconds. Equipped with espresso technology, the Piccolo features 15 bars of professional pressure, comparable to the java shops. The sleek, compact design makes the Piccolo a perfect fit for those tight, narrow spaces, while a custom control lever allows you to adjust the strength of your brew. To find out more, be sure to check out the complete review here.
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When you think “Keurig” I bet you think of a hot cup of coffee right? Well now they’ve rolled out with Brew Over Ice options- perfect for the whole family! When I went to Walmart the variety was awesome- everything from iced tea to low calorie drinks to iced coffee! My husband actually isn’t a coffee fan & during the summer we don’t reach for hot drinks as much so this really helps us get more bang for our buck with the Keurig we have! In a pinch I started making these great popsicles that are super easy to recreate! Keep reading to check them out & make your own!…
Wrote this last Wednesday- sorry about missing my T&C last week!
So I’m finally swinging back around to coffee- I’ve been on such a a tea kick lately! I desperately needed a caffeine kick tonight because we’re going to a concert. High school me could not be more excited- adult me is wondering how the heck I’m going to function after 10pm on a Wednesday. My birthday is on Monday & I’m definitely feeling that whole quarter-life-crisis thing as I’ll be 25. We’re going to see Taking Back Sunday & The Used & even though I’m a day late because normally this post was supposed to go up like last Tuesday…well you’ll just have to forgive me. I was swamped. Swamped I say! Anyway, let’s dive into one of my favorite creamers- International Delights York Peppermint Patties Coffee Creamer.
If you love York Peppermint Patties then you’ll love this! It has that cooling flavor & moment- the one I only find with the original patty. I don’t find this to be super sweet or even chocolate-y so if that’s why you want it choose something more cocoa based. I really like this best in iced coffee I think- it adds a whole ‘nother level of cooling sensation & makes my iced coffee taste even more energized. This isn’t one I’d drink in the morning much unless you have already eaten breakfast because it won’t mix with much!
Have you tried these handy single serving creamers? What are your favorite flavors?
Fall- is there a better time for a warm beverage? Okay maybe that is winter but Fall is definitely the first time that hot drinks start sounding even remotely good to me. All summer I’m sippin on fruit & ice then BAM heat me up a cup o that!This Tea & Coffee Tuesday I wanted to share one of my favorite combinations lately- Fall in Love Ground Coffee in Caramel Apple with a bit of Nestle Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Vanilla Caramel Creamer.
If you love caramel apples then you probably see the obvious connection here- more caramel is always better. This is a medium roast coffee & can be a tad bitter without some kind of additive so this is the perfect duo on a chilly morning. I’ve also had this blended or iced while running around in the afternoon. Superb!
The Fall in Love Ground Coffee in Caramel Apple is a seasonal item so if you want to get your hands on it, check out their site where you can buy some before it goes away. It is also currently on sale! The Coffee-Mate happens to be the powder version which makes it easy for on the go or when I’m in a rush. I find it at my local supermarket & I believe it is also sold through Amazon.
Welcome to my first Tea & Coffee Tuesday in awhile! I know, I’m sorry! I have been getting everything scheduled & ready for November so hopefully I’m more organized & can really make this blog shine. Today I’m excited to bring you my first ever Candy Corn coffee! In case you aren’t familiar with the brand Archer Farms I find mine at Target & they have a lot of regular varieties as well as some seasonal types popping up throughout the year. I think Archer Farms is some type of Target brand, you can see the full range on the Target website here.
Okay! Now onto this coffee! The smell was enough to convince me I needed this coffee in my life. Sure, Candy Corn might sound strange but if you’re a Halloween addict like me it brings back tons of awesome memories with just one sniff. The coffee itself smells buttery & even a bit vanilla, much like candy corn itself. I usually don’t like light roast coffees because apparently I like to be punched in the face but in the afternoon I really wanted to make this coffee.
When brewed, it smells sweet & buttery & is obviously lighter than many of my dark roasts. I liked it on its own but actually preferred it with a tad of vanilla creamer. It still tasted buttery which was nice & does smell really great. This isn’t my favorite candy flavored coffee but I did like the vanilla butter taste which is a nice change!
First off, I can’t drink this in the morning. I tried the first time & about fainted. It smells just like sponge cake & strawberries even front the outside of the bag & not much like coffee. It is very interesting but too sweet for me in the morning. However, the afternoon is a different story!
I tend to drink my coffee black sometimes with a splash of foam. This needed sugar though. The strawberry flavoring is a touch bitter & a few teaspoons of my raw sugar fixed it right up. I love this in the afternoon & iced. It is a sweet treat & better than a lot of drinks I get when I go out. This would also be tasty blended with vanilla ice cream I think.
I found my bag of Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Shortcake Coffee at Target but you can find them at grocery stores & Walmart as well now. Much more convenient than in the past! This is marketed as a seasonal spring/summer blend so if you want it you’ll need to snap it up!
Ready for Tea & Coffee Tuesday? I have been on such a coffee kick lately. I drank a lot of tea when I was sick but ever since I started feeling better I’m all about a great cup of Joe. I have an instant favorite to share with you today that is also apparently ( & depressingly) limited edition. I bring you the fantastic Chocolate Mint Ground Coffee from Eight O’ Clock.
This is my first ever taste of anything from Eight O’ Clock, possibly due to the limited distribution. I actually found this at our local military commissary I think but after checking on their site they are located in some stores as well such as Walmart, Albertons, etc.
From Eight O’ Clock: A decadent blend of cool, refreshing peppermint swirled temptation of smooth dark chocolate notes. Whether a perfect after-dinner treat or to help you start your day, this 100% Arabica offering is sure to satisfy.
I believe I paid around $6.50 for the 11 oz bag. I consider that a decent price for something specialty. I can’t personally drink coffee during the week or else I’ll stay awake so I’ve been drinking it in the morning when I’m looking for something refreshingly sweet. It says it contains dark chocolate & I definitely taste it! Seriously, this coffee is like liquid thin mints mixed with a rich coffee. Perfection. For me? A total hit. On the weekends, this would totally help cure my recent love (ie obsession) of mint chocolate cookies.
Do you like mint in the morning? Does this sound like something you’d enjoy? I spotted a few other types of coffee from Eight O’ Clock I might be interested in trying, namely the Hazelnut & French Vanilla. Any that you’ve tried that I need to seek out?