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This week, Coffee Mate announced new creamers that had us all up in our feels about two childhood treats: Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Funfetti. The nostalgic flavors will hit the dairy section of your favorite grocery store in January for $3.99 per 32-ounce bottle, but is it good enough for your morning joe?
Thanks to the team at Coffee Mate, a Nestle-owned brand, Daily Meal editors were able to taste test the new products before their official launch and we really liked them. Without coming off as completely insane, we tried the creamers on their own before putting them in coffee and they tasted exactly like the flavors they are based on. Cinnamon Toast Crunch may as well have been cereal milk and Funfetti tasted just like vanilla cake. No, there are no rainbow sprinkles in this creamer.
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Once they were actually poured in the coffee (medium roast from Starbucks), we thought the Cinnamon Toast Crunch came through nicer than the Funfetti did. It mostly tasted like we put cinnamon in coffee, and some of our editors do that every day anyway, but we didn’t totally get the cereal part. Regardless, two out of three components (milk and cinnamon) are a win in our book.
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After putting a little more Funfetti in, most of us decided that that was our favorite. One editor even said she’d “down that whole thing if [she] wouldn’t get judged for it.,” adding that it tastes great in coffee and she’s not even a coffee person. It’s a really nice option for getting novelty flavors at home instead of opting for pricier options at a shop. Also, both are dairy- and lactose-free.
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Halloween is over so, naturally, we’ve got our sights set on the winter holidays and all the festive flavors that come with them. Starbucks hasn’t announced any special cold-weather offerings just yet (holiday cup, where are you?), but Dunkin’ has. On Nov. 1, the coffee chain revealed its largest seasonal lineup to date, which includes new and returning menu items like the coveted Peppermint Mocha. 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee For aHalloween is over so, naturally, we’ve got our sights set on the winter holidays and all the festive flavors that come with them. Starbucks hasn’t announced any special cold-weather offerings just yet (holiday cup, where are you?), but Dunkin’ has. On Nov.
Next year, Coffee Mate will also release three additional creamers under its Natural Bliss line including plant-based Cashew Milk ($3.29), which tastes just like cashew. It’s very buttery, but there is no butter. Cashews are just naturally buttery and that really shines through. It has a great mouthfeel and a pleasantly strong nutty flavor.
“I’m not a nut milk person because I very much enjoy dairy, but I really liked the cashew,” one editor said. “It was creamy and satisfying.”
Whipped Buttercream, unlike many other creamers, contains real dairy and it is super sweet. It’s supposed to mimic frosting and it hits the nail on the head. It’s like taking that giant dollop of buttercream off the top of your slice of cake and shoving it straight into your mouth without remorse. We’ve all been there. This might be too much for people who like moderately sweet things, but if people often ask you, “Do you want any coffee with that creamer?” this is probably perfect for you.
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One of our editors never drinks coffee that actually tastes like coffee. She prefers sugary lattes and Frappuccinos, but she really liked this creamer. She said, “I can’t take my coffee bitter at all. It has to be totally sweet. The Natural Bliss Whipped Buttercream actually allowed me to enjoy straight coffee.”
Last but not least is the unsweetened half-and-half creamer made with almond and coconut milk. This one is already on shelves, but it was just approved as keto-friendly, so the brand is going to roll out new labeling soon to make that clear. We do have one editor who is currently following the keto diet and he said, "It tastes like nothing." The rest of us, who aren't keto, didn't like it, but it is a better-for-you alternative to caloric creamers loaded with sugar. It's not exactly a health food to begin with, so it should come as no surprise that some of your favorite store-bought coffee creamers are the worst ones for you.
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"The Mandalorian" recently debuted on streaming service Disney+ and if you've been on the internet at all, you're likely well aware that everyone is obsessed with Baby Yoda. The miniature green Jedi master and oldest character in the Star Wars franchise has appeared as an elder throughout the space saga, but now he's a little alien cherub with glistening Puss in Boots eyes. Truth be told, it might not actually be the Yoda, but a nameless baby of the same species. Regardless, he's out-of-this-world adorable and people love him so much that you can now get a Starbucks Frappuccino inspired by the extraterrestrial infant.
But you’ll be pleased to know that the reasons to drink more coffee stretch far beyond its enticing taste. The beverage has some health benefits, too. So your caffeine habit, while maybe not the best for your wallet, is pretty great for your body.
Some types of coffee have more caffeine than others. If you’re worried about your blood pressure (or you just get the jitters from caffeine) make sure you know which kinds contain the most.
You may also want to brush up on which orders from your favorite coffee chains are the healthiest and which ones load you with added sugar. While coffee itself has all of these health benefits, you might be shorting yourself on some of the health benefits if you drink hundreds of extra calories and grams of sugar in every cup. Luckily, though, black coffee isn’t the only option. Try mixing it up with a few healthy ways to sweeten your coffee and indulge your sweet tooth without overloading your body with sugar.
But keeping all of those factors in mind, coffee is pretty great for you. Here are 14 totally legitimate health reasons to drink more coffee every day.
According to a study from early 2018, two quality beverages — coffee and wine — could elongate your life. In a study of over 1,600 people over 90, those who lived longest tended to have coffee and wine drinking habits. In another more recent study, research suggested that drinking coffee could cut your risk of dying by 16 percent. Want to become one of the world’s oldest people? Grab a cup of joe.
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Starbucks is celebrating the end of the year with pop-up parties, where customers can score a complementary tall espresso beverage of their choice. The promotion, which runs Dec. 27 through Dec. 31, won’t be a thing at every store though. It’ll only be offered at 1,000 from 1 to 2 p.m. local time. The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Creamers for Your Coffee To find out whether or not a store near you is in on the promotion, head to StarbucksPopUp.com. The website will be updated with a new rotation of 200 locations per day (1,000 in total over the course of five days).
You know the saying about your heart skipping a beat? Well, it actually can. But unlike the flutter of newfound love, this heartbeat abnormality isn’t a good thing. Atrial fibrillation, or an irregular and often rapid heart rate, can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, and even stroke. The good news is that coffee, according to one recent study, can actually help prevent atrial fibrillation. Oh, coffee… We’re falling in love with you.
Hitting a slump at the gym? Try drinking coffee beforehand. The science says it could improve your workout performance — but there’s a catch. It’ll only work if you don’t already routinely drink caffeine.
Drink it while you can — coffee might not be around for much longer. Global warming is taking its toll on the coffee industry. According to a study from 2017, the area of land suitable for coffee production could be reduced by up to 88 percent if precautions aren’t taken to preserve the crop. Of course, this land depletion wouldn’t occur for some time; this is more of an excuse to drink more coffee than a reason. But we won’t tell.
Two papers published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in July 2017 showed the same thing: Coffee lowers your risk of early death from a number of different causes. It took three cups daily to make a significant difference — you might want to start making your own coffee at home to avoid going broke trying to make that quota.
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It’s 2020 and we’re here to remind you that the batter is better than actual cookies, brownies or cakes. That’s why Nestle Toll House is launching two new products that skip the oven and, instead, go straight from your spoon to your mouth — no questions asked. Taste Test: The Top Store-Bought Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ranked Last year, the confectioner debuted chocolate chip and “Peanut Butter Monster” edible cookie dough, and this month, Funfetti and fudge brownie are set to hit the refrigerated section at Walmart, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Meijer and other various retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.39 per 15-ounce tub.
Coffee is an incredibly rich source of antioxidants — even more so than red wine or fresh berries! These compounds have many benefits, ranging from fighting inflammation to preventing some of the deadliest diseases.
Want to keep your brain sharp? Drink some coffee. It will make you feel more alert in the moment, sure, but its brain-boosting effects don’t stop there. Research has shown that drinking three cups of coffee daily can help prevent Alzheimer’s. Additional studies have suggested that coffee helps stave off all kinds of cognitive decline.
According to one 11-year study, drinking coffee was correlated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. This benefit is pretty exclusive to black coffee — the studies didn’t pump their participants with the sugary coffee drinks sold at some popular chains. If you’re at a Starbucks looking to order something with health benefits, steer clear of their sugar-loaded drinks and opt for something healthier instead.
If you drink too much wine, your liver won’t be happy. But drink too much coffee and you might just undo some damage. According to a study from Reuters of 430,000 participants, increasing your coffee intake by at least two cups dramatically decreases your risk of liver cirrhosis, or chronic liver damage that could lead to liver failure. Of course, a cup of coffee won’t undo the damaging effects of one too many alcoholic drinks. Some studies show that an extra glass of wine can actually shave minutes off of your life.
Many people think of their coffee habit as a dangerous addiction; but it might actually be good for your mental health. A study published by the National Institutes of Health shows a link between increased coffee consumption and decreased incidence of depression among women.
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DNA isn’t something you can strengthen at the gym — it’s something you strengthen with your diet. Weaker DNA is more likely to break apart, and such damaged DNA increases the risk of cancer. One study showed that drinking dark roast coffee decreased the frequency of DNA strand breaks in study participants.
This one’s somewhat contentious. Science goes both ways on whether coffee causes or prevents cancer. In California, some advocate for a cancer warning to be placed on the drink due to certain compounds that may increase the risk of cancer. However, other research shows that coffee decreases the likelihood of death from all causes, including cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there are a number of recent studies that show coffee could reduce your risk of multiple types of cancer.
Coffee may stain, but it can help keep your teeth nice and clean. Strong black coffee actually kills bacteria that lead to tooth decay, according to a study from Brazil. Another much larger study showed that coffee might prevent periodontal disease.
A workplace without coffee sounds like a dark place, indeed. Your need for a coffee break is actually backed by science. A study from UC Davis showed that coffee enhanced productivity in a workplace setting and made people work better together. Just don’t drown your coffee in sugary, dense creamers — here are the healthiest and unhealthiest creamers you can buy.
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