Thursday, January 12, 2006

Coffee-Mate contest

This ranks as one of the lamest, shilliest, flakkiest NYCE items ever but due to oppressive deadlines, the alternative is no item at all. It's coffee-related. Sorta. Ack on with it: Coffee-Mate is sponsoring a contest where we "Americans" can vote 4 the next new flavor. Democracy! (Pray there are no Ohio-esque poll machine snafus.) The choices are (w/Nestle-generated descriptions intact, cuz that's the best part, other than the jingoistic title of the campaign, "America Chooses"):
- Vanilla Chai Spice: warmth of exotic spices w/the deliciously indulgent creamy taste
- Choc Orange Truffle: dark chocolate mocha w/ an orange citrus infusion
- Tres Leches: indulgence of moist yellow cake drenched w/ traditional flavors
- Coconut Creme: A velvety smooth and sweet coconut flavor

Don't they sound like words are missing? Anyway, voting runs thru Feb 12 & the winner will be announced, oddly enough, at a "Rock the Flavor" launch concert on Apr 22 at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. (see, they sold out too.)

29 Comments:

At January 12, 2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

chocolate orange truffle sounds best to me

 
At January 12, 2006 1:56 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

Oh Ms.Ery beat me to the punch! She's fast when she wants to be. But my vote would be for vanilla chai spice. Even thouh that's mixing up coffee with a tea flavor.

 
At January 12, 2006 2:33 PM, Anonymous Yoda said...

Ah! "A warmth of exotic spices w/the deliciously indulgent creamy taste." Warmth, comfort, foreplay, cuddling - a Jedi craves not these things, I say.

 
At January 12, 2006 3:08 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

We can vote 4 it. That roxx!! Do we g3t to t45t3 it 2? ;-)

 
At January 12, 2006 3:44 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Here's my vote: This IS your lamest item ever. Screw the coffee-mate.

 
At January 12, 2006 4:53 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Bleccch.

I think it's entirely appropriate that Coffee-Mate is now made by the same people who brought us Nescafe. And that their "Original Half & Half" contains:

INGREDIENTS: NONFAT MILK, HEAVY CREAM, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, EMULSIFIERS (MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE), SODIUM CITRATE.

Whatever happened to milk or cream in coffee?

 
At January 12, 2006 5:07 PM, Blogger Ron said...

Will the featured musical group at "Rock the Flavor" be Cream?

 
At January 12, 2006 6:35 PM, Anonymous tg said...

there usedta be a Dallas punk band called the Caffeinds. altho their preferred personal picker-upper was a bit urm stronger than coffee, as i recall

 
At January 12, 2006 6:45 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Yeah, Cream. And The Cows! And Milk Cult! And Alice Donut! And Popa Chubby and the Black Coffee Blues Band! And Funky Espresso! And Cafe' Con Latte! And Sugar! And the Equals! And, of course, Fugazi!

 
At January 12, 2006 7:43 PM, Anonymous tg said...

Twisted seems a little over-caffeinated himself. definitely a little over-exclamated

izzit just me or are the verification words getting longer? this one's 8 letters long. i miss the days when they were only 5 or 6

 
At January 12, 2006 9:00 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

they vary from 4 to 8 letters in order to better foil the spoogers or sploggers or whatever.

 
At January 12, 2006 9:00 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

If Cream is playing at "Rock the Flavor," I hope they are shelf-stable. Ginger Baker looked like he was 75 when he was 30. I can't imagine what he looks like now.

And TG, you're right ... my word verification is six letters long. Ou sont les mots d'antan?

 
At January 12, 2006 9:30 PM, Anonymous tg said...

ooh kirk you're better than john cleese in a fish called wanda

 
At January 12, 2006 9:31 PM, Anonymous tg said...

plus "shelf-stable" - yuk yuk!!

 
At January 13, 2006 10:34 AM, Blogger madpercolator said...

I think it should be obvious to the educated creme consumer (even though I ALWAYS drink my coffee black, I qualify) that Tres Leches variety is the best. Three different kinds of milk! And a popular Cuban dessert (no bias there, either).
Cheers.

 
At January 13, 2006 10:42 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SWIM TO FLORIDA? AND DOES AN ESPRESSO OR TWO CUT DOWN ON THE TIME?

 
At January 13, 2006 10:43 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Their Peppermint Mocha flavor is actually pretty good.

 
At January 13, 2006 11:01 AM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

twisted d, please don't encourage anyone else to swim to florida, english is already a second language here!
(in order:
1.spanish
2.english
3.woof)

 
At January 13, 2006 11:28 AM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

YEAH, BUT YOU GET ALL THE CUBAN SANDWICHES AND CIGARS, TOO. HOW DO THEY KEEP THAT SHIT DRY? HAVE YOU EVER HAD A PRESSED CAT SANDWICH? IT'S TO DIE FOR.

 
At January 13, 2006 11:54 AM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Whover raised that little mutt needs a lesson in proper dog training.

 
At January 13, 2006 12:09 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

STICK A CIGAR IN IT, DOG KILLER!

 
At January 13, 2006 12:37 PM, Anonymous passing through said...

I'm not much for those additives listed by Kirk, but I was at a party where they served coffee with the liquid flavored creamer and I must say, stuff tasted pretty damn good.

 
At January 13, 2006 3:16 PM, Blogger BK said...

Paris' pic looks like she just arrived in Florida after a long swim. Perhaps a good conditioning with that tres leches glop will help.

Or, perhaps she just did stick a cigar in it...

 
At January 14, 2006 11:30 AM, Blogger Dean said...

Vanilla Chai, TG.

 
At January 14, 2006 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, shit. He's baaaaaack. Things had been so rational while dean was gone!

 
At January 16, 2006 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant to add that I'd forgotten to take my medication as usual yesterday (which explains a lot).

 
At January 26, 2006 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THINK CHOCOLATE ORANGE TRUFFLE WOULD BE THE BEST

 
At January 29, 2006 10:07 PM, Anonymous cheezdog said...

Oh gee, can I still choose the lemon cake flavor?

 
At March 26, 2006 10:53 PM, Anonymous Lorraine McLaughlin said...

chocolate orange truffle is my choice

 

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