Monday, January 14, 2013

#ChickenANDwaffles?!?! @Torani syrups are soo good. #Torani.#holidayFlavors #review #coffeeLover

My friends who know me well, all know that I am an avid coffee drinker. It should also then, go without saying I have a sweet tooth. These two traits combined make me an expert in the areas like coffee syrups. I know all of the best places to buy it cheap from online, and am proud to say too, that I know about all of the flavors that any brand would make. I like most of them. Coffee & Coffee Syrups are my diets kryptonite.

I was too excited and jumped at the chance to review two full sized bottles of Torani coffee syrups. I know Torani, from purchases on Amazon as being one of the more affordable QUALITY syrups offered.

Torani Has NEW Holiday flavors!
Enjoy these holiday flavors: Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Italian Eggnog and Peppermint. Right now, two of their sugar free syrups are on sale for 6.76 Sugar Free Vanilla & Sugar Free Salted Caramel. I am interested in the Butterscotch and the Cupcake!

I got sent a sugar version, and a sugar-free version. The regular (sugar) syrup was in the flavor of Gingerbread. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gingerbread coffee from anywhere, but syrups can have too much nutmeg, or not enough cinnamon flavors... This syrup was delish! I preferred it over the sugar free syrup (Salted Caramel) that Torani sent.

I like to also combine a peanut butter syrup that I homemade with Peanut Butter Extract to make a peanut butter gingerbread iced coffee.

Here is the recipe.
2 TBS of Torani Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
2 TBS of Peanut Butter Syrup.
12 oz of iced coffee.
4 TBS of half/half OR creamer

What if you don't have Torani Gingerbread? Go out and buy some! it's just a few dollars for their small bottles and under 10$ (or around ten) for a large like I received  I guess for a bottle of sugar it seems high, but for a bottle of syrup, you'd be surprised. Thats relatively cheap. (I would know)  PLUS + you end up paying to ship these bottles, and it's not cheap!  BUT Torani syrups are widely available on the coffee & tea aisle at your local walmart (They are at mine!)

Now, as for the peanut butter syrup?
Any tall bottle will do, I like to re-use my Torani Bottles or even old Belvedere vodka bottles, really your imagination is your limit, since you could put syrup into a number of different size/shape containers. Even though I make my own, Torani also has a Peanut Butter Syrup. And even though I love Toranis syrups, I much prefer SAUCES over syrups anyday! I have a 64oz of Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup in the fridge as we type/read.. speak.. lol.

Here are average prices when shopping online w Torani:
750 ml bottle

3-Pack (3 x 750 ml bottle)
$7.35 per bottle - SAVE $1.80!

12-Pack (12 x 750 ml bottle)
$6.95 per bottle - SAVE $12.00!

Dont forget to buy the pump!!!

Homemade Peanut Butter Syrup Recipe
Buy Watkins Peanut Butter Extract from your local grocers spice/extract aisle. Use 3 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar and slowly melt sugar into water, stirring the whole time, usually about 10 minutes, then turn the eye off, pour the whole bottle of extract in, and let it sit for about 20 minutes stirring every few minutes. Once it has cooled, pour it into a bottle and enjoy.

I suppose peanut butter coffee doesn't sound good, but you'd be surprised.

Chicken N Waffles Syrup? What the heck?
Moving on to the ever so lovely Salted Caramel Torani sugar-free syrup.

Doesn't sugar-free syrup sound like an oxymoron?
Besides that one issue, the syrup itself was quite tasty! I usually don't always like sugar -free syrups  some have a nasty aftertaste, or just don't taste right. I did enjoy this syrup, but could tell it was sugar free.

In a pinch I would use it, but I'm not sure. The salt is very salty, and perhaps it would be good in a ginger ale, or a root beer, or a cream soda, or especially VANILLA ICE CREAM (I tried it, YUM!~) But being that I consume coffee 50% of the day (Everyday!) I do need a tasty COFFEE syrup. 

1 tbsp Sugar Free Salted Caramel Syrup
2 shots espresso
1/2 cup skim milk, foamed
Sugar free salted caramel syrup
Rich, buttery caramel kicks things off. And just when you thought that was it, a touch of saltiness appears - and the ride continues. Hop on and enjoy the sugar-free adventure.
Recipe Instructions
Steam milk and Torani together. Pour into a cup and add brewed espresso*. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over top of beverage. Garnish with sea salt. *Can Substitute 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee.

Here lately brands are coming out with salty sweet items, and to me they don't really belong together. I did find that the Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate w Sea Salt was very tasty, so I assumed I would enjoy the salted caramel syrup immensely as well, but I actually just found it to be OK. It tasted better though, when I added chocolate syrup to it in my coffee, but the chocolate syrup I have is Hersey's, and not sugar free.

I am terribly interested in your thoughts if you have tried any of the Torani Flavors, or even what your favorite recipe for coffee is! Please share it here, in comments below, or on my blog's Facebook Page: Locomotion Of Expressions  My favorite coffee drink recipe is called an Almond Joy, with Almond, Coconut, and Choclate (So yum!~)

Thanks for reading Locomotion of Expressions!!!

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