Coffee Rich – Product Review
December 1, 2010
I was at a grocery store on Monday evening that I don’t normally go to when something in the freezers caught my eye. I think I stared at it for a full minute before I realized that it was the elusive Coffee Rich that I had been looking for for a year. That’s right. A full year. I just scrolled back through some old emails, and found one from December 1, 2009 offering coupons for free products: French Meadow Bakery (which I honestly do not recall if I ever found) and Coffee Rich.
Did anyone catch that? I found it in. the. freezer. So, now I am wondering if every grocery store I’ve been to actually carries this product. I have looked in every cold case/dairy case in every store I frequent for months and months (until I eventually forgot about it). I have asked people that work in the stores. No one seemed to have any idea what I was talking about. Because it’s in the freezer. So there is actually a readily available – VEGAN – coffee creamer on the market and it is nowhere near where anyone would look for it? To me, it would make more sense if it were by the other “non-dairy” creamers in the cold case, or aseptically packaged near the powdered creamers/coffee/tea.
On to the review.
Let me first disclose that I received this product free. I received an email requesting that I use the product, give a brief review, and a link back to the website. The fact that I received the product at no charge has no bearing on the following review.
Short answer: It is just OK.
Long answer: I am thrilled to have found a vegan coffee creamer that is not completely soy based, although it does contain soy. I am less than thrilled that it contains corn syrup. The flavor reminds me of the non-vegan, plain Coffee Mate, which I never enjoyed. At $2.59 for a quart, I think it is a little pricey.
So, in a nutshell, if you were/are a fan of “non-dairy” creamers, I think you will like this. If I didn’t have access to any type of soy/nut milk, I think I could (maybe) get used to this. But I’m glad I don’t have to.