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.