REVIEW – Snapple Straightup Tea Comes in 5 Flavors!

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I received coupons from Smiley360 to redeem these 2 bottles of Snapple Straightup Tea for testing and review!

Snapple’s new Straightup Tea comes in 5 different flavors – sweet, sorta sweet, unsweetened, rooibos and honey green. Maybe because the product was new, I had a hard time finding it at Target. The first Target I went to didn’t have it. I only visited the second Target after I checked that the product was available at the store online, but when I got there, the Straightup Teas weren’t on the shelves – they were on a display rack in the middle of all the cashiers. It took me a long time to find them.

Even though the bottled tea comes in 5 flavors, only sweet, sorta sweet and unsweetened were available. We decided to pick up the sorta sweet and unsweetened for our hiking trip the next day, but I would definitely have preferred the honey green if they were available.

Overall, Straightup Teas from Snapple are really refreshing on a hot day and I love that they come in different sweetness levels to cater for different consumers. I felt that the unsweetened one tastes really good but just a tad sour, and the sorta sweet has just the right amount of sweetness in it. I would definitely others to try these!

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REVIEW – Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Coffee Creamer

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Picked up a bottle of Dunkin’ Donuts creamer from the store!

As you know, Crowdtap sends you free samples to try and review. For this blog post, I received a bottle of Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Creamer in exchange for my honest opinion.

Mr K and I are huge coffee drinkers but we aren’t too big on full coffee creamers. I usually use skim milk or half and half, and Mr K drinks black coffee unless he’s in a rush and adds milk to cool it down. It’s been a while since we had full cream in our coffee, which was why we decided to give Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Creamer a go.

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Coupons!

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Creamer comes in six flavors: Original, Extra Extra, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel and Chocolate, and they come in 32oz bottles with a nice easy-to-open flip top.  When we went to the store earlier this week, Dunkin’ Donuts creamers were easily recognizable at the milk section from their signature orange color. First impression: the bottle is HUGE!

We finally decided to try the chocolate flavor as I usually order mocha at cafes and let’s not judge Mr K, but he often throws a cube of chocolate into his coffee in the morning. That is to say, we both like chocolate in our coffee.

What I later noticed was the word New on the bottle of the chocolate creamer but not on the others, so I did a little digging around. Apparently, Dunkin’ Donuts first introduced their coffee creamers in 2014 and later added three more flavors (Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla) in 2015 as you can read from the press release here. What I did not find was a press release on the chocolate flavored creamer, so I’m guessing they later added this to their range of flavors (correct me if I’m wrong).

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On to the tasting!

Anyway, on to the tasting – Mr K and I have been enhancing morning coffees with the Dunkin’ Donuts chocolate creamer the last few mornings. Here are our thoughts:

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It’s creamy, it’s yummy and it’s not too sweet. The chocolate flavor did taste a little artificial to me at times, but it was very very tasty. Each serving (1 tbsp/about 15ml) is only 35 calories, which is comparable to store-brand half and half (16 calories/tbsp) but it has quite a bit more calories than skim milk (6 calories/tbsp). Let’s be honest though, one tablespoon of any type of milk or cream is probably not enough for one cup of coffee – so the calories can stack up.

A bottle of Dunkin’ Donut creamer costs $2.96 at the store, which I would say is very reasonable for such a big bottle. On the bottle, it says that it is best used within seven days after opening. That would be my only concern as for a couple like us, it is hard for us to go through such a big bottle in a week.

Overall, I can’t be absolutely sure that we will continue to buy Dunkin’ Donuts chocolate creamer, only because we are not big creamer people to start with and it is hard for us to finish such a big bottle each week. However, adding Dunkin’ Donuts chocolate creamer to your coffee sure makes your coffee extra creamy and extra yummy. It easily beats adding just a cube of chocolate into your coffee, like Mr K does (again, not judging :P). For those who are considering giving Dunkin’ Donuts coffee creamer, I would say yes, go ahead!

Have you tried Dunkin’ Donut coffee creamers? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Never disappointed at Black’s BBQ

Every once in a while, Mr K and I would crave BBQ. Our solution has always been to make a drive out to Lockhart to have Black’s BBQ and we were never disappointed.

Just yesterday, we spontaneously made a trip there after Mr K came home from work. It was only around 6pm, but they were out of chicken and turkey. We didn’t mind it because our top choices are their beef briskets, pork baby back ribs and Jalepeño cheese sausages.

As if the meats aren’t already to die for, I love their wide range of sides, which included coleslaw (standard & chipotle), potato salad, mexican rice, beans, mac & cheese, and so on. Each serving is only $1.99. You know what, we mix more than 2 types of sides and as long as it fits only your plate, it’s counted as two servings! Totally worth it!

Belly satisfaction every time we drive out here! #blacksbbq #texasbbq #lockhart #sogood

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Check out Black’s BBQ on Yelp! They can totally count on us coming back regularly! 🙂