Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Things I'm Loving: Iced Coffee

If you follow me on IG or know me in real life (not that IG isn't real life... you get what I mean), you know I always have an iced coffee. It's just a necessity since it's Africa hot right now and since I'm always tired. There's nothing better than an iced coffee to start off the day or to have as an afternoon treat.  
 
Now that summer vacation is just around the corner, I wanted to find a product that satisfied my Dunkin Donuts-iced-coffee-with-cream-and-two-pumps-of-caramel-swirl craving. I live about 5 minutes from the closest DD but once I'm on vacation I probably won't be too ambitious about leaving the house in the morning just to have a coffee. 
 
As the three of us were perusing the aisle at Target Sunday afternoon, my husband spotted the refrigerated section of coffee deliciousness. I'm guessing he realized how much I'm spending on iced coffee (whoops) and was trying to drop a subtle hint. Guess it worked! :) Inside the refrigerated case was the line of Starbucks iced coffee. 
 
A few months ago, I purchased the lightly sweetened iced coffee and it was delicious, but I was looking for something different. I love Caramel Iced Macchiatos, so I knew that was going to be my purchase when my eyes came across it. Luckily it just so happened to be on sale. Usually it's $4.99, but it was on sale for $4.49. Hey, savings is savings, right!?!?
 
 
 
As most "carton" or "bottle" Starbucks drinks taste, it does have a different taste than the one you get from the barista at your local Starbucks. But, it is so tasty! I love that it is the perfect strength - not too weak, not too strong!
 
Glass from Anthropologie
 
Compared to what you buy at Starbucks, the calories aren't bad. 130 calories for an 8 ounce glass is perfectly acceptable to me. The sugar is a little high, obviously, but I probably wouldn't drink this every morning. I do have a Keurig that I use on the weekends (I only buy iced coffee in the afternoons on weekends if I'm out and about running errands). 
 
Just don't look at the ingredients list. 
I'm sure it's full of "bad" stuff.
 
On Monday morning, I tossed some ice into my coffee tumbler, poured in about 8 ounces of the deliciousness and gave it a stir! I must have loved it because by the time I got to work, it was gone (work is a 40-minute commute).
 
 
Oh, and for those of you who like the "skinny" products, they do carry a skinny version. 
 
What's your favorite iced coffee product? 
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11 comments

  1. I have never had iced coffee, but it sounds delicious! I am glad you were able to save some on it.

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  2. Oh yes, an iced caramel macchiato is amazing! I love both the store bought ones and the barista ones; it's definitely my Summer coffee drink of choice! :D

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  3. Yum!! Iced coffee is a must on a sunny summer morning! :)

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  4. I haven't had iced coffee since college, and now I'm craving it. It's so good on a hot day! Thanks for reminding me of one of my favorite treats! :)

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  5. Just stopping by to say HI from Instagram!

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  6. I haven't tried much iced coffee but this does sound quite nice!

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  7. I am going to try this. I love iced coffee.
    :-)
    Traci

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  8. I cracked up at "Africa hot" lol

    Glad you found something to keep your fix going!

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  9. Hehehe not gunna lie, I'm a coffee hater... Yet when I was younger I worked afew promotional events for Starbucks! People really do love there coffee. I would run out of samples every time!

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  10. I am not big on coffee and not really been into iced tea but glad you got your fix

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  11. I'm sure it tastes awesome. As for me, I never drink ice coffee. I prefer hot coffee even in a hot weather. But that's just my preference. But once I tried ice latte macchiato and it was really good.

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