Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coffee House at Home! Review & Giveaway

I love coffee.  As in, I think sometimes my fondness for it may be bordering on the inappropriate.  Now, when I say I love coffee what I really mean is that, while I have been known to enjoy a cup or ten with some good flavored creamer, what I really get excited about is a mocha made exactly how I like it.  In my defense, I am a lifetime resident of Western Washington (Seattle area, to be a bit more specific).  I'm pretty sure it's in my blood - along with an innate knowledge of exactly how much rain ACTUALLY constitutes "don't go out" weather. 

The only problem is,  the Husband & I are on a pretty tight budget and those yummy coffee drinks that I love so much tend to make my wallet scream in agony.  What's a budget-conscious, coffee-loving girl to do?  Talk about tough decisions!  Luckily for me, I don't have to decide anymore - and neither do you!

The folks at Torani have a whole line of FANTASTIC syrups for coffee, italian sodas, or anything else your creative heart desires.  I was fortunate enough to receive 2 full size bottles from Torani & SheSpeaks so that I could try them out & share my thoughts with all of you.  Let me begin (this section at least) by saying WOW!  The husband & I opened up the box to find our favorite flavors - Peppermint & Salted Caramel.  Peppermint Mochas are my all-time favorite coffee - trust me, a good one of those makes even the lousiest day feel like Christmas!  Caramel lattes are a long time favorite of the husband, and he also liked those fancy Salted Caramel mochas from one of the big-name coffee chains (I love that place, but can't afford them more than once every couple months).  So, I got right down to business - I was amazed.  My homemade mocha came out tasting JUST LIKE my favorite expensive coffee shop coffee! Best of all, I didn't even have to change out of my pj's!  I'm a convert for sure.  Especially when you throw in the top quality ingredients they use - pure cane sugar and natural flavors to name a few.

Have I caught your interest, yet?  Well, now's the part I'm sure you've been waiting for - the part where I tell you how to try out Torani flavored syrups for yourself!  If you are anxious, go click on the button on my sidebar to get a 10% discount.  I'm hoping it still works, I actually had this written out 2 weeks ago, but then I got married - so I got behind schedule!

Just in case it doesn't work, 1 (or 2 if we get enough entries) commenter on this post will get to try Torani themselves - I've been given some free product coupons by Torani & SheSpeaks, so will be holding a drawing - just in time for the Holidays!  You can buy them at pretty much any grocery store (that I've seen).  Tell me what kind of coffee house drink you are most excited to try making at home, and please make sure to include your email address so I can contact you!  Winner will be randomly selected November 29 (I'll have the husband pick a number - we're real high tech here) and will have 24 hours to respond before I have to choose someone else.

Good luck, have fun & go have a cup of coffee for me!