Coffee creamer? But where’s the cream?

pic of coffeemate

Hmmmmm…the name actually is fitting “Coffee-mate” because there is no cream in there.  But they do put ‘coffee creamer’ in little print next to it.  But really, this shouldn’t be a mate to your coffee, I actually don’t know what this should be a mate to!  LOL!  Here is a picture of the ingredients:

coffeemate ing cropOkay so we have water, sugar, corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil, natural and artificial flavors, dipotassium phosphate, disodium phosphate, sodium caseinate, color added,…I can’t read the rest!  But where is the cream?  Or milk?  Isn’t that what we usually ask for in our coffees?  Well not to worry, here is a product that does have it in there for you:

pic of darigoldWow and it actually is labeled as a ‘creamer’ and not a ‘mate’!  Here is a pic of their ingredients:

darigold ingMilk, cream, sugar, natural and artificial flavors.  Yes it does have artificial flavors in there but it’s a whole lot less ingredients than the one up above!  It is best in a whole food diet to just sweeten it with straight cream and sugar, but I know it’s hard for me to not have that nice vanilla flavor in mine.  I choose to use this creamer. 

What do you put in your coffee??

Thoughts?