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  1. #1
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Gross!

    Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's garbage
    but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so to speak).
    She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee, ya think? Anyway,
    I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate
    wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want
    your coffee to taste like blueberries?

    Jill
    --
    Being a cat means never having to say thank you.


  2. #2
    sarah gray Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    > garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so
    > to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee,
    > ya think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for
    > a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and
    > hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste like
    > blueberries?
    >
    > Jill


    They are taking a cue from the coffee shops that have 8 trillion flavors of
    coffee...

  3. #3
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    On Tue 18 Mar 2008 05:31:21a, jmcquown told us...

    > Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    > garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so to
    > speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee, ya
    > think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for a
    > moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and
    > hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste like
    > blueberries?
    >
    > Jill


    Gawd no. I can't even take hazelnut, vanilla, or amaretti flavored coffee.
    A bit of chocolate for a mocha or some brandy doesn't hurt a bit, though.
    :-)

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Tuesday, 03(III)/18(XVIII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    9wks 5dys 18hrs 10mins
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    I feel like e.e. cummings at a
    punctuation festival.
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  4. #4
    Goomba38 Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    > garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so to
    > speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee, ya
    > think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for a
    > moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and
    > hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste like blueberries?
    >
    > Jill


    I was a little put off when I tried blueberry infused beer too.
    Very strange stuff, IMO. But apparently some folks like it.
    <shiver>

  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:

    > Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's garbage
    > but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so to speak).
    > She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee, ya think? Anyway,
    > I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate
    > wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want
    > your coffee to taste like blueberries?


    Are you serious? I can almost understand coffee whitener in a factory to
    detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost palatable... but
    blueberry????? That is about the last taste I can think of to enhance coffee.



  6. #6
    jmcquown Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >> Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    >> garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog
    >> (so to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same.
    >> Gee, ya think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry.
    >> Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn
    >> syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste
    >> like blueberries?

    >
    > Are you serious? I can almost understand coffee whitener in a
    > factory to detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost
    > palatable... but blueberry????? That is about the last taste I can
    > think of to enhance coffee.
    >

    Deathly serious:

    http://www.coffee-mate.com/Products.aspx

    It's listed as a "special edition"; maybe that means "limited edition". One
    can only hope

    Jill


  7. #7
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    On Mar 18, 9:02*am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    > > jmcquown wrote:

    >
    > >> Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. *I know it's
    > >> garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog
    > >> (so to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same.
    > >> Gee, ya think? *Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry.
    > >> Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn
    > >> syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste
    > >> like blueberries?

    >
    > > Are you serious? *I can almost understand coffee whitener in a
    > > factory to detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost
    > > palatable... but blueberry????? *That is about the last taste I can
    > > think of to enhance coffee.

    >
    > Deathly serious:
    >
    > http://www.coffee-mate.com/Products.aspx
    >
    > It's listed as a "special edition"; maybe that means "limited edition". *One
    > can only hope
    >
    > Jill- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -



    I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect you or
    your life at all. What's the point? If some people like it, so
    what? Does it take something away from you?

    N. (just curious)

  8. #8
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    Nancy2 wrote:
    > "jmcquown" wrote:
    > > Dave Smith wrote:
    > > > jmcquown wrote:

    >
    > > >> Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. �I knowit's
    > > >> garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog
    > > >> (so to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same.
    > > >> Gee, ya think? �Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry.
    > > >> Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn
    > > >> syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste
    > > >> like blueberries?

    >
    > > > Are you serious? �I can almost understand coffee whitener in a
    > > > factory to detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost
    > > > palatable... but blueberry????? �That is about the last taste I can
    > > > think of to enhance coffee.

    >
    > > Deathly serious:

    >
    > >http://www.coffee-mate.com/Products.aspx

    >
    > > It's listed as a "special edition"; maybe that means "limited edition". �One
    > > can only hope

    >
    > > Jill

    >
    > I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect you or
    > your life at all. �What's the point? �If some people like it, so
    > what? �Does it take something away from you?
    >
    > N. (just curious)


    Some folks are constantly seeking a venue for expressing their
    disaproval indirectly in a cowardly fashion... wouldn't it be more
    honest to just say one hates their mother... when people express what
    they perceive as picayune faults in those they claim to care about,
    especially publicly in a wide spread venue so as many as possible can
    hear, then they don't care about them in any positive way. I mean if
    you want to express your own preferences in opposition to other
    posters I think that's quite reasonable but why tear into someone who
    can't defend themself.


  9. #9
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Gross!


    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote
    >I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect you or
    >your life at all. What's the point? If some people like it, so
    >what? Does it take something away from you?


    >N. (just curious)


    Well, grasshoppah, I can see that you have not known many
    self-important assholes in your life, let alone those who are not
    very bright on top of it.

    The Gods have blessed ye.



  10. #10
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    jmcquown wrote:
    > Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    > garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so to
    > speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee, ya
    > think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for a
    > moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and
    > hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste like blueberries?


    Why not?

    When my husband and I went to Moab, Utah for a mtb vacation we ate
    dinner one evening at the local brewery. I ordered some sort of
    blueberry beer and it probably would have been fine if it hadn't been
    for the whole blueberry - presumably a garnish - that bumped against my
    lip and triggered a full on gag.

    I can survive fruit flavored or infused drinks just fine but you gotta
    warn me in advance about any lumps.


  11. #11
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Gross!


    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > A subtle blueberry taste occurs in some high-end
    > coffees. I remember noticing it in a Sumatran
    > Mandheling. That was a very good cup.



    That's the one made from civet-cat turds, right?

    "Mmmm, good to the last dropping" ;-)

    Bob

  12. #12
    Brawny Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    On Mar 18, 8:31*am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. *Gee, ya think? *Anyway,
    > I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. *


    She likes it, you don't. I am sure that you have a technique to
    change her mind like you practice in this forum.

    Blueberry...doesn't sound that great.....but then again...I can't
    stand cinnamon flavor in any coffee. It is a staple at Starbucks.






  13. #13
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's garbage
    > but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog (so to speak).
    > She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same. Gee, ya think? Anyway,
    > I noticed it now comes in Blueberry. Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate
    > wasn't chock full of junk (corn syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you
    > want your coffee to taste like blueberries?


    A subtle blueberry taste occurs in some high-end
    coffees. I remember noticing it in a Sumatran
    Mandheling. That was a very good cup.

  14. #14
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Nancy2 wrote:
    >
    > I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect
    > you or your life at all. What's the point? If some people
    > like it, so what? Does it take something away from you?


    That thought didn't occur to me at all.
    You're complaining that someone else is
    complaining? Don't you see any irony
    in that?

  15. #15
    jmcquown Guest

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    Sheldon wrote:
    > Nancy2 wrote:
    >> "jmcquown" wrote:
    >>> Dave Smith wrote:
    >>>> jmcquown wrote:

    >>
    >>>>> Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. �I know it's
    >>>>> garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog
    >>>>> (so to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same.
    >>>>> Gee, ya think? �Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry.
    >>>>> Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn
    >>>>> syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste
    >>>>> like blueberries?

    >>
    >>>> Are you serious? �I can almost understand coffee whitener in a
    >>>> factory to detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost
    >>>> palatable... but blueberry????? �That is about the last taste I can
    >>>> think of to enhance coffee.

    >>
    >>> Deathly serious:

    >>
    >>> http://www.coffee-mate.com/Products.aspx

    >>
    >>> It's listed as a "special edition"; maybe that means "limited
    >>> edition". �One can only hope

    >>
    >>> Jill

    >>
    >> I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect you or
    >> your life at all. �What's the point? �If some people like it, so
    >> what? �Does it take something away from you?
    >>
    >> N. (just curious)

    >
    > Some folks are constantly seeking a venue for expressing their
    > disaproval indirectly in a cowardly fashion... wouldn't it be more
    > honest to just say one hates their mother... when people express what
    > they perceive as picayune faults in those they claim to care about,
    >

    I don't hate my mother. I'd rather she not consume this prefab garbage
    because it can't possibly be good for her, and she knows how I feel about
    it. It's not a secret.

    I just don't understand why anyone in product development would think
    blueberry in coffee is a good thing.

    Jill


  16. #16
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Mar 18, 9:02 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> Dave Smith wrote:
    >>> jmcquown wrote:

    >>
    >>>> Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    >>>> garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog
    >>>> (so to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same.
    >>>> Gee, ya think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry.
    >>>> Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn
    >>>> syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste
    >>>> like blueberries?

    >>
    >>> Are you serious? I can almost understand coffee whitener in a
    >>> factory to detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost
    >>> palatable... but blueberry????? That is about the last taste I can
    >>> think of to enhance coffee.

    >>
    >> Deathly serious:
    >>
    >> http://www.coffee-mate.com/Products.aspx
    >>
    >> It's listed as a "special edition"; maybe that means "limited
    >> edition". One can only hope
    >>
    >> Jill- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >
    > I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect you or
    > your life at all. What's the point? If some people like it, so
    > what? Does it take something away from you?
    >
    > N. (just curious)
    >

    No, it doesn't take anything away except perhaps space on store shelves for
    something I'd be more inclined to buy. Similar to the thread about spray-on
    pancakes; I sincerely doubt the spray has any affect on Cindy Fuller's life
    but it was an interesting discussion.

    Jill


  17. #17
    jmcquown Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Nancy2 wrote:
    >>
    >> I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect
    >> you or your life at all. What's the point? If some people
    >> like it, so what? Does it take something away from you?

    >
    > That thought didn't occur to me at all.
    > You're complaining that someone else is
    > complaining? Don't you see any irony
    > in that?
    >

    LOL Thanks, Mark. It actually wasn't a complaint, either. I was curious
    whether people here would want their coffee to taste like blueberries (by
    way of Coffee-mate, blueberry pancake syrup, ice cream topping, whatever).
    Just seemed like a very odd marketing choice.

    Jill


  18. #18
    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in news:-
    [email protected]:

    > I just don't understand why anyone in product development would think
    > blueberry in coffee is a good thing.
    >
    > Jill
    >


    some folks like grits...some don't.
    some folks like blueberries...some don't
    some folks like lamb...some don't
    It is all relative.

    You can't offer a new product and make money, if you don't try or offer
    new things.

    Some folks would never consider even trying brains...other braver souls
    (braver than I) have and like it. To me brains or grits isn't a good
    marketing idea either.

    I at least like some flavoured coffee, but having never tried blueberry
    coffee I have no idea if I would like it. I do like blueberry liquers
    though, so if the oppertunity arose I'd try blueberry coffee.

    Some folks dislike the idea of eating raw fish...but sushi places abound.
    It is all in your point of view and willingness to try new things.

    Till I hit 45 I'd never tried many things that I routinely eat these
    days...such as spaghetti squash, diakon, cabbage and various bean
    products. Untill I got brave enough and laffed at my fears I was living
    without some very good tasting foods. Sure for everything I tried there
    were a few I didn't like. But that's life you pays your buck and takes
    your chance.

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan

    A man in line at the bank kept falling over...when he got to a teller he
    asked for his balance.


  19. #19
    cybercat Guest

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    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> A subtle blueberry taste occurs in some high-end
    >> coffees. I remember noticing it in a Sumatran
    >> Mandheling. That was a very good cup.

    >
    >
    > That's the one made from civet-cat turds, right?
    >
    > "Mmmm, good to the last dropping" ;-)
    >

    hahaha!



  20. #20
    George Guest

    Default Re: Gross!

    Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Mar 18, 9:02 am, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> Dave Smith wrote:
    >>> jmcquown wrote:
    >>>> Mom uses Coffee-mate (I know, gag) non-dairy creamer. I know it's
    >>>> garbage but hey, there are some tricks you can't teach an old dog
    >>>> (so to speak). She says milk or cream just doesn't taste the same.
    >>>> Gee, ya think? Anyway, I noticed it now comes in Blueberry.
    >>>> Assuming for a moment Coffee-mate wasn't chock full of junk (corn
    >>>> syrup and hydrogenated oils), would you want your coffee to taste
    >>>> like blueberries?
    >>> Are you serious? I can almost understand coffee whitener in a
    >>> factory to detoxify industrial strength coffee and make is almost
    >>> palatable... but blueberry????? That is about the last taste I can
    >>> think of to enhance coffee.

    >> Deathly serious:
    >>
    >> http://www.coffee-mate.com/Products.aspx
    >>
    >> It's listed as a "special edition"; maybe that means "limited edition". One
    >> can only hope
    >>
    >> Jill- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >
    > I can't see complaining about a product that doesn't affect you or
    > your life at all. What's the point? If some people like it, so
    > what? Does it take something away from you?
    >
    > N. (just curious)


    Things like that affect your sensibility. Have you never said "what a
    weird color car" or "what a disgusting idea"?

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