Saturday, February 2, 2013

Product Review: bzzcampaign Cafe Escapes

Today I received the bzzcampaign supplies to WOM advertise Cafe Escapes, which makes Keurig compatible beverages in a variety of flavors. What makes this campaign particularly exciting for me is the inclusion of Chai Latte and Mocha. I like Chai because the spices give its flavors a nice complexity and Mocha to me is the perfect combination of chocolate and coffee.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - included in the bzzkit were two different samples!
 Gosh, the packaging already looks delicious! Those cups of specialty coffee and hot chocolate look so good, especially one week after we had a real winter here in North Carolina with ice storm and everything!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the whole bzzzkit, coupons for sharing, samples and bzzguide!
 I will bring the coupons to work next week, so if you are interested in sampling Cafe Escapes, let me know!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - I have had these previously and they are little bit too sweet for me, but great when mixed
 I will share the Cafe Caramel and Cafe Vanilla. For my taste they are too sweet on their own, but great if mixed in with regular coffee instead of coffee creamer. So if you work at the university, you may find these in break rooms across campus for sampling! If you like the McDonalds frappes and lattes, these may be really good for you because the frappes at McDs or Starbucks tend to be too sweet for me and I am not very fond of the whipped cream on those either. I know that both new flavors have gotten really good reviews online. If you prefer French Roast because you want full-bodied coffee flavor, you are in the same boat as I, you will miss coffee flavor in these.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - now this is perfect for me, Chai Latte and Mocha as well as two hot chocolates - Love it!
This second sampler I am particularly excited about because it has Chai Latte, Mocha and two hot chocolates - what a wonderful variety of flavors to include. I love Chai and Mocha and having two hot chocolates, especially a dark chocolate variety, is awesome. I am glad bzzagent decided to have this campaign now when it is still cold, even in North Carolina, and we can warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - preparing the Cafe Caramel!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - a nice cup of Cafe Caramel courtesy of Cafe Escapes!
It is amazing that Cafe Escapes managed to make a flavored coffee that actually tastes like caramel. Overall, the caramel flavor is good, but it was a tad too sweet for me. So my solution, use half and half. I mix regular coffee with Cafe Caramel, save the cream and sugar, and it is ending up being a perfect cup of coffee with a hint of caramel!

Disclaimer: I was provided by free samples and coupons in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in the blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by bzzagent or any other third party.

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