Random thoughts and bits of life of a coffee loving artist

Friday, October 19, 2012

Coffee Review: International Delight Vanilla Iced Coffee

It started off with just a quick run to the grocery store to grab a couple of things when my boyfriend decided to grab a half gallon (1.89L) container of International Delight Vanilla Iced Coffee. For those who may not recognize the brand, International Delight is normally known for their coffee creamers so the fact that they've moved to iced coffee is relatively new. I figured that I would go ahead and give it a try to see if it's as good as their creamers.

Pouring myself a cup of the thick creamy liquid, I have to admit that for a moment as I looked at it I thought it looked more like chocolate milk. Its scent and flavor is very reminiscent of a creamy mocha blended coffee. The vanilla flavor is very subtle to the point that there is a hint of it dancing on your tastebuds causing you to wonder what you're tasting.  It is indeed as sweet and creamy as the package says so would be perfect in desserts involving French vanilla ice cream or just an after dinner drink with some coffee liquor. Perhaps it would have been better if there was more coffee flavor to it but for those who aren't a fan of strong flavored coffee drinks, this is a good choice to try out. 

For a coffee creamer company, the experiment in also providing a coffee drink was a brave step and in my opinion was perhaps a good gamble. I believe that they actually have 4 flavors currently available:
Original, Vanilla, Mocha and Caramel.
As far as the website goes, International Delight shows all of the various creamer flavors they have available and a separate Facebook page to advertise their coffee. They do have the function of finding a store close to you that may carry their product but there is no function as to ordering what you want online but since their products have to be refrigerated, this is understandable. 


  1. I am not a fan of anything Vanilla (except for Vanilla Coke, I just love that for some reason)but I do enjoy IDs flavors. I just dusted off some Hazelnut! I might try this since its cold. Maybe it will go down smooth!

    1. I'm not really a fan of vanilla either but as you can tell from the 2 coffees from today, it seems to be a vanilla day. Luckily neither of them were too bad so I didn't mind.