Tuesday, March 1, 2011

La Crème Coffee Creamer Review---and a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and La Crème.


May I recommend aspiring to a career that allows you to receive Rush Delivery of packages? It is super satisfying, and there are cool stickers for you and the kids to try to figure out.

We THINK this one means it's perishable and liquid
but not a hazardous chemical.



Inside this particular package was an assortment of La Crème coffee creamers for me to try. They need to be used within a week of opening and I opened all four, so please do come by for coffee if you're in the area.

From left to right: Hazelnut, French Vanilla, The Original, and Cinnamon Vanilla


I normally use powdered or liquid non-dairy creamers, always the sweetened/flavored ones. Let's compare my creamer usage to yours, so you know how to incorporate the review. This is the color I like my coffee to be:

(I keep thinking that's a drip down the front of the bottle)


I like to be able to taste the coffee, not just the creamer, but I also want distinct creaminess, sweetness, and whatever the flavor is.

I first tried The Original, which is unsweetened. I do sometimes take my coffee with a slosh of milk or cream and no sweetener, and that's exactly what this was like. Since La Crème is lactose-free, this would be the perfect one for someone who wants real cream in their coffee but needs to avoid lactose.

I next tried the Hazelnut. Again, very good creaminess. Less sweetness and flavor than I'm used to: I don't think I would have known it was hazelnut.

I next tried Cinnamon Vanilla. Very good creaminess, light sweetness. I could taste the cinnamon but not the vanilla---but I find vanilla very hard to detect in coffee. I have a bag of vanilla-flavored coffee that's supposed to be intensely vanilla, and I find the vanilla mild even in that.

The French Vanilla smelled AMAZING, like melted ice cream, or like buttercream frosting, so I put in twice as much as I usually would. It was delicious, and with the double dose I could taste the vanilla---but I couldn't taste the coffee anymore. What I had was like a delicious French Vanilla non-chocolate hot chocolate.

So, overall, comparing the flavored/sweetened three dairy creamers to the non-dairy flavored/sweetened creamers I'm accustomed to, I'd say the La Crème creamers have significantly more creaminess with noticeably less sweetness and flavor. The perfect thing for me would be a combination: the actual dairy and creamness of the La Crème, but with more sweet and more flavor like the fake-dairy ones.

And I'm picturing some of you saying, "Wait--I never use those artificial creamers, because they are TOO SWEET and I hate the fakey flavors!" In which case, OMG YOU HAVE TO TRY LA CRÈME! You will be so happy!

I know it's what's on the inside that really matters, but I'd also like to praise the bottles, because they really do look classy and awesome. If I wanted to give someone a coffee gift (mug, package of good coffee, creamers), I would choose these every time because they're so pretty. They look EXPENSIVE. And I don't know if you can tell from the photos, but the coating is satiny rather than shiny, so it not only looks nice but feels nice.


To enter to win a $100 Visa gift card, leave a comment on this post by March 31, 2011, saying which creamer flavor you'd want to try first: Original, French Vanilla, Cinnamon Vanilla, or Hazelnut.

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here: The Official Rules.


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velocibadgergirl said...

CINNAMON VANILLA ALL THE WAY! And now I'm drooling a little ;)

Kitty Cardero said...

I would like to try the Cinnamon Vanilla first.

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Kristin said...

OMGAAAAA!!! Totally going out to buy and TRY the Hazelnut today!

Woot!

Anonymous said...

Hazelnut! I just started seeing commercials for these...I'd love to try them!

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crystalf said...

I would like to try the Cinnamon vanilla. thank you!!

Phancy said...

Hazelnut, because i adore anything hazelnut.

kakihara said...

I like cream and sugar with a little coffee. The vanilla cinnamon sounds yummy!
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Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

Cinnamon Vanilla sounds like a flavor I would like. Yum!
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guettel78 said...

I love to add cinnamon to my coffee, so I'd love to try the Cinnamon Vanilla creamer. Thanks!

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latishajean said...

The French Vanilla sounds great I would love to try that one! Great giveaway thank you so much!
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Chisum Crew said...

I'd like to try Cinnamon Vanilla. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

WWillows6 said...

I most want to try the Cinnamon Vanilla flavor!
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Anne said...

I'd like to try the hazelnut.
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Anne said...

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Superjules said...

I don't like coffee so I'd probably try French Vanilla in, like, tea or cocoa.

mrspooley said...

Cinnamon vanilla

jillyrh said...

Hazelnut

js22 said...

yum, I love anything Hazelnut, so that's the flavor I'd try first.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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jillyrh said...

Tweet

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Tammy said...

French Vanilla!!

Barbarawr said...

Wow - tough question - my mouth is watering already! Maybe.... hazelnut

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charity/ccboobooy said...

I would love to try the French Vanilla.

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poolpooli said...

I would like to try the Cinnamon vanilla flavor cause I like Vanilla a lot!
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Breanne said...

Cinnamon Vanilla

mail4rosey said...

I'm looking forward to trying the Hazelnut.

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Auriette said...

The first flavor I'd try would be the French Vanilla. I bet it'd be great in warm milk or hot cocoa.

barblong said...

I want to try the Cinnamon Vanilla flavor first.

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Atreau said...

I would love to try Cinnamon Vanilla. I love cinnamon with coffee!

purplelover04 said...

i love to try the French Vanilla

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Ardy22 said...

I want to try hazelnut!
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Jinxy and Me said...

I want hazelnut!

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twifanheather said...

I'd love to try French vanilla!

Texas Type A Mom said...

I'd love to try the cinnamon vanilla!

Detailed KC said...

I would like to try the cinnamon vanilla flavor. Lactose free and creamy sounds like it would be divine in my coffee.

Jamie said...

I have the French Vanilla and honestly, I found it to be awful. I've been forcing it down for half the morning. I guess I'm just used to my coffee tasting a little sweeter and little more like vanilla. I know the La Creme is natural, but it just doesn't taste good to me. With Coffee-mate, I can sometimes get my coffee to taste almost like cinnamon and marshmallows, which reminds me of Christmas...lol. It sounds corny, but I like when my coffee evokes that feeling of warmth, and La Creme just didn't do that for me.

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