Friday, December 21, 2012

Torani syrup review

SheSpeaks and Torani Once again the wonderful people have given me something to review at Christmas time. This year it was two full size (750mL) bottles of Torani syrup. The flavors I received were Gingerbread, and Hazelnut. Both bottles were sugar free. I have always loved Torani syrups. In the past I have used them in Italian sodas, and as a coffee flavor. In addition to the bottles I received several coupons for a dollar off my next Torani purchase, and a recipe idea pamplet. First off, I was a little unsure of what I would think. I have never tried the sugar free. Secondly, I am not a big fan of hazelnut. I'm not going to lie, I was really hoping to get a bottle of bacon. Oh well, guess I will use a dollar off coupon for that one. Anyhow, back to the syrup...because I spend what seems like most all of my time at work anymore, I brought the bottles to work to share. What a treat! Everyone loved having something to add to the coffee. The first day we all tried the hazelnut. I was surprised that I really liked it. There is an ongoing joke in our office that I am a coffee snob because I won't drink the maxwell house brand we have. I actually liked the coffee. Most everyone else in the office did too. I did have one coworker say that it tasted a bit like fake frangelico and that she felt like she was missing out on something. The second day we all tried the gingerbread. At first I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the spicy scent. And the flavor in the coffee was interesting. I will say that the colder my coffee got though, the less I liked it. The more I drank, the more I felt as if there was an aspartame aftertaste that I did not like. This flavor was not as well received by the rest of the office. They also felt like there was more of an aftertaste. I did take both home and tried in my coffee house coffee and had the same results. I had hoped to bake with the syrup before the deadline, but that did not happen. If I get around to it, I will let you all know how it turns out. The coupons were given to the people at work, and some of my patients. Can't wait to buy my bottle of bacon syrup! TTFN, Miki