Last weekend, I went shopping at Walmart for the new International Delight Iced Coffees…one of each flavor (Vanilla, Original and Mocha) and an extra Vanilla because it’s just that good. While you can read about my shopping trip in this Google+ story, this post is mainly about what I did with the Iced Coffee once I got home.
I threw a party. Yes, literally, a little International Delight Iced Coffee tasting party!
I purchased cream puffs, bite-sized brownies, Thin Mints and shortbread cookies to go along with my International Delight Iced Coffees, and brought out my pretty china and nice glasses too! It didn’t take me very long to get ready because I didn’t have to cook anything, and the International Delight Iced Coffee was already prepared – all I had to do was set out my pretty glasses filled with ice!
Well, we did have to shake up the sweet and creamy iced coffee before we served it – but my daughter had fun doing that! Everyone was impressed that there was no preparation in making the iced coffee; my sisters especially liked the idea that they could keep it in the fridge and pour it over ice whenever they got a craving for it! It’s so much easier than running to McDonald’s, Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts and paying $3 or more for an iced coffee!
Each carton was $3.98 at Walmart and I found them right in the refrigerated section, alongside the milk, soy milk and refrigerated coffee creamers. It’s simple really – grab a carton while you’re out grocery shopping and you have pre-made iced coffee at your disposal all week! No running to the store and no stack of receipts reminding you how much money you’ve wasted on drinks…for $3.98, you can have iced coffee in your fridge, at home, and each carton serves 6 to 8 people, depending on how much ice you put in your glass! That’s both convenient and economical!
I invited my mother, my three sisters and my aunt over to try out the new International Delight Iced Coffee that I bought at Walmart, but unfortunately, one of my sisters and my aunt were unable to make it due to their work schedules. My daughter and my oldest niece were more than happy to fill their spots in the iced coffee tasting!
What we did was pour a small amount each iced coffee flavor in our glasses, one flavor at a time. It was fun to see who would prefer which flavor! Of course, no one minded the yummy snacks I put out either. My daughter said it was like an afternoon tea party, but with iced coffee instead of tea!
My youngest sister loved the Vanilla the best, but I preferred the Mocha (I am a fan of anything with chocolate!) over the other flavors.
My daughter and my mom loved the Original flavor the most out of all three flavors. My mom especially liked that the iced coffee was creamy and didn’t have a strong coffee flavor – she thought it was blended perfectly!
After we tasted each flavor and everyone decided on their favorites, I topped off their glasses and we sat around and talked about my sister’s upcoming wedding in March…and we ended up trying on our bridesmaid dresses, talking about flowers, the caterers, and the bridal shower, which is in two weeks.
It was such a fun afternoon and I can’t wait to do it again! We finished off the Original with our tasting because someone…me…liked it so much that I tasted it a few times! My sister liked the Vanilla so much that I sent the remainder of the carton home with her, and my niece and other sister liked the Mocha so much, I let them take it home too! It’s a good thing that I bought an extra carton!
You can learn more about International Delight’s Iced Coffee flavors by liking their Facebook page, or by following them on Twitter. I just purchased mine at my local Walmart Supercenter, and no other grocery stores in Miami are selling them yet. Check out your local Walmart to see if you have them!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, but all opinions are my own! #CBias