I was thrilled when I checked in my BzzAgent account to see that I had a new product to try. Its not very often that I get selected for something and I think the last one I did was a few years ago for coffee. Hmm is there a theme to my BzzAgent profile?
If you know me you know how much I love the Ice Caps from Tim Horton’s especially in the summer. Every summer I could especially spend close to a hundred dollars in these drinks. I have tried several alternatives to it and nothing quite compares to them until this…
Its the International Delights Iced Coffees. Here in Canada they have come out with three flavors: Vanilla, Carmel Macchiato and Mocha. They are packaged in a 2 litre container and can be found in the dairy section of your local grocery store. The average sale price is between $4 to $6. As you can see its much cheaper then having an Ice Cap every day.
My BzzAgent kit arrived when I was in NYC in May so I was thrilled to see it when I got home. I quickly had to open it because I thought it would be just coupons but was pleasantly surprised to see two travel mugs with the straws and about 9 coupons (sorry I thought I had the exact number mark down but I have been using them up).
I quickly rushed out to buy the Ice Coffees and after making several trips to local grocery stores and several transactions later (you can only use one coupon at a time per transaction) I was able to secure all three flavors.
I am a huge fan of vanilla so that was the one I tried first and I liked it but I thought it was sweet enough for me so I ended up adding some more sugar. Which I thought made it perfect and instead of using ice cups I ended up using crushed ice. I actually prefer the crushed ice to ice cubes.
Next up was the Carmel Macchiato. I liked this and would probably but it again but it wasn’t a overall favorite for me. I liked the taste and it wasn’t too sweet or too strong. I didn’t need to add any more sugar to it.
Finally the last one Mocha was probably my favorite one of the bunch. It was perfect and just the right amount of coffee, sugar and milk/cream. This is the one I have bought several times since my first tasting of it.
Knowing how great these were I had to share it with some friends so one weekend we had a few over and before hand I made some ice cubes from the ice coffees because you want to enjoy the full drink and not have it watered down right?
I didn’t tell anyone before hand about the drinks until it was time for dessert and when I brought the cartons out everyone was excited to try them out and they were having a hard time deciding what they wanted and when I said you can try all three of them if you want because I have plenty.
We actually decided that we would all have the same ones and talk about them while we drank them. It was nice that everyone enjoyed them and felt the same way about the drinks although everyone had different favorites.
It was nice to see that everyone liked a different one for different reasons. Before they went home I gave them each a coupon so they could go buy their favorite one.
Would I buy these again over the summer? Of course its a perfect alternative to having to go and buy an Ice Cap each day. I really liked them and they had fanastic taste and flavors to them. I would highly recommend them if you like having ice coffees in the summer. They are quick and easy and simple. Grab a glass with ice and just pour and sit back and enjoy.
Thanks BzzAgent for allowing me to be a part of this project.
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