First off, I’d like to point out that this blog isn’t a Best of Biff. I am actually writing this in real time and will post it when I am finished. You can’t get posts any fresher than that! If this blog post were bread, it would still be dough. Or maybe even just flour.
I thought you’d all like an update on my attempts to give up International Delight® French Vanilla (IDFV) coffee creamer. I of course flatter myself that you care at all, but I am counting on it being an extremely slow night here at WordPress and that you’re all desperate for something to read. (Let me have this!)
Okay, when I last wrote of my attempts to kick my IDFV addiction, I was slowly trying to cut myself back by slowly reducing the amount of creamer by about a tablespoon every week. However, since I typically put about a third of a cup of creamer in 2/3 cup of coffee, cutting back a tablespoon at a time was taking too long and if I lack anything, it is patience. Plus, the less I put in my coffee, the more unpalatable the coffee became. My addiction was worse than I thought.
So I just cut to the chase and gave up IDFV all together. Cold turkey, baby! I replaced it with Half-and-Half and Sugar-In-the-Raw®. The flavor isn’t quite as good as the IDFV creamer, but it isn’t bad. I don’t use much Sugar-In-the-Raw® (maybe half a tablespoon) and it gives the coffee a nice, though very faint, molasses overtone to it. And the H&H just gives the coffee a creamy texture.
A side benefit to switching to H&H and Sugar-In-the-Raw® is that I am drinking less coffee now. I make a cup in the morning, but only drink about half a cup. I make a cup in the evening still, but, again, I only drink about half of it.
So I am living proof that one can overcome a sugar addiction!
And if you’re reading this, I apologize and I really hope that things pick up on WordPress very soon!