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JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,613
1/23/14 8:30 A

I prefer to stay away from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives so I use raw whipping cream in my coffee. It is so good, I think I drink coffee just so I can have that creamy goodness!

Sometimes I'll even put half a vanilla bean scrapings in my coffee for a special treat!

ETA : IMO sugar ruins coffee, I've never taken my coffee with sugar since I started drinking it at 14.



Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 1/23/2014 (08:35)
NYXWOLFWALKER SparkPoints: (145,015)
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1/23/14 2:05 A

use to drink my coffee with powder creamer or the international delight stuff but seeing as it still has dairy in it no longer a option so have switched to silk creamer (though still trying to find something better and cheaper - that isn't coconut or almond based).

MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (113,668)
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1/22/14 10:12 P

I buy Coffee Mate or International Delight...regular. I like the Almond Joy and White Chocolate Macadamia. Don't care about the chemicals. I only have 1 large cup f Joe per day, and I want to enjoy it.

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,217)
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1/22/14 9:15 P

Usually whole milk, though if I'm at the store and happen to grab the skim or low-fat carafe instead I'm not picky.

If I'm at home and there's no milk in the house (common when the in-laws aren't around), then I'll settle for whatever plant-based milk we have.

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,217)
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1/22/14 9:13 P

Usually whole milk, though if I'm at the store and happen to grab the skim or low-fat carafe instead I'm not picky.

If I'm at home and there's no milk in the house (common when the in-laws aren't around), then I'll settle for whatever plant-based milk we have.

SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
1/22/14 8:44 P

I mostly use 1% milk in my coffee, If I use creamer I prefer Coffeemate Orginal Liquid as the ingredients are exactly the same as some soymilks and can be less expensive if on sale.

SANDRASHINES Posts: 324
1/22/14 7:52 P

I usually use soy milk at home, but if I get coffee at a gas station I do like the little packets of flavored creamers that they have.

ALLICIAC SparkPoints: (24,205)
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1/22/14 12:21 P

I buy organic half and half. I used to get the low fat kind, but it's full of junk. I have 1 coffee every day, and I only use about 1-2 tsp creamer, so a small container lasts me a month.

SLIMKIM121 SparkPoints: (8,213)
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1/22/14 12:01 P

The one thing I tried to change but couldn't was using half and half. I tried lower fat versions, diet, etc but didn't like them so I just count the calories every day and look at it as my little splurge.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 943
1/22/14 10:56 A

I used the itnernational delight creamers, too, but I also will use the Coffeemate Bliss- They are the "real deal" as far as ingredients go.

A friend of mine uses sweetened condensed milk in her coffee. I have no idea how the calories stack up, though.


MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,888
1/22/14 10:51 A

Half and half or lowfat milk

MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (8,639)
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1/22/14 10:08 A

When I use coffee creamer, which isn't all that often, I use full fat whipping cream or canned coconut milk and either xylitol or coconut sugar for a sweetener.

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,224)
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1/22/14 9:02 A

I use the fat free or suger free french vanilla every day.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (58,211)
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1/22/14 8:56 A

I use half and half or canned milk

CLOBBERELLA Posts: 521
1/22/14 8:15 A

I use the chemically laden creamers everyday. emoticon
I like International Delight Peppermint Mocha (Limited Edition) and International Delight York Peppermint Patty flavors. I get the vanilla flavor once in a while, but the peppermint ones seem to wake up me. It's my daily treat to myself.

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (175,119)
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1/22/14 8:09 A

All of the International Delight creamers are full of chemicals. Personally, I lie the taste of regular coffee without fake flavoring. I usually just put 2 tablespoons of half and half in my coffee. It's only 40 calories and provides some fat.

KANDMWILSON2000 SparkPoints: (1,068)
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1/22/14 8:03 A

What does everyone use for coffee creamer? I love the french vanilla and used to use the sugar free or fat free ones but I know they have a lot of chemicals in them. I only drink one to two cups a day.

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