Ten of the worst coffee creamers that you should never put in your coffee.
For those who love a little extra touch of flavor in their coffee, a coffee creamer may seem like a good bet. You can get them in so many flavors and sweetness levels, even dairy-free.
But not all coffee creamers are created equal. Some are bad tasting, and some are just bad for you. Here are ten of the worst coffee creamers you may want to avoid putting in your coffee.
This is all down to personal preference- we might list a creamer you love!
1. Milkadamia: Vanilla
To kick off this list, we have Milkadamia. Milkadamia creamers use macadamia nuts and coconut for a dairy-free option with tons of flavor options. It’s pretty easy to spot in most supermarkets thanks to the gorgeous, enticing packaging that just begs to be brought home with you.
And that’s where the good points stop. It has so much potential but falls flat once it hits the coffee. Here’s the problem, there’s barely any flavor. Most of the Milkadamia creamers just end up tasting the same once it’s added to your coffee, and it’s not very creamy at all.
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2. Mooala: Banana Nut
Going with another dairy-free option, we have Mooala. Mooala is marketed as a healthier, dairy-free option that is mostly almonds and coconut cream. You can get it in unique flavors like vanilla bean and banana nut.
For those trying to watch their sugar intake, this creamer also has no sugar. Unfortunately, the flavor just isn’t great.
- Organic Banana Nut Plant-Based Creamer
- Vegan & Non-Dairy Creamer
- 11 oz. (Pack of 4)
3. So Delicious: Snickerdoodle
Guilt-free coffee creamer seems like such a solid selling point, but without flavor, what’s the point? Sure, Smart for Life creamer drops the carbs, calories, and sugar, but it also leaves out the flavor. To make matters worse, it seems to make coffee sickly sweet with a strange texture.
- Zero Calorie Coffee Creamer
- Zero Carb
- Sugar Free
- French Vanilla Flavor
- 12 Ounce - 3 Pack
4. Dunkin’ Donuts: Extra Extra
Everyone loves the sweet drinks and confections from Dunkin’ Donuts. Bringing Dunkin’ home with a coffee creamer is going to be great, right?
Not so much.
To start, while the creamers simulate classic Dunkin’ flavors, you don’t get nearly the same quality of drink at home. Second, these creamers can be over the top powerful with hyper-sweet flavors that almost make your teeth ache. Don’t add too much or you might not taste your coffee at all.
5. Coffee-Mate: All of them
Powdered or liquid, Coffee-Mate has been a staple creamer for ages. In terms of coffee creamer, it does the job.
So why is Coffee-Mate on this list? For health reasons.
Coffee-mate is one of the only creamers that still contains corn syrup or carrageenan as a leading ingredient. These additives can pose health risks such as inflammation, bloating, and general digestive issues.
6. International Delight Candy Bar Flavors
International Delight is another one of those brands that you’ll find anywhere. They dominate every supermarket and little corner store. Like Coffee-Mate, they are generally okay as far as coffee creamer goes.
But then you look at the Candy Bar flavors. This includes Almond Joy and Hershey’s. That may sound delicious, but these flavors are seriously packed with sugar and barely emulate the actual candy bar.
7. Natural Bliss: Sweet Almond
Coffee-mate tried to mend their ways with an all-natural variety of creamers. They are marketed as being a healthy option made from oats and almonds, with added protein and MCT oil. On the surface, that all sounds great.
Where this creamer fails is when you try to use it as a creamer. The formula is too thick and doesn’t mix into the coffee very well. Considering it is a coffee creamer, mixing it into the coffee is the one thing you would want it to do.
8. Silk: Soy Creamer
This is one of those creamers that’s trying to look like a healthy option, but the truth is in the fine print. This creamer is made from soy and has plenty of added sugar. It’s also not great if you have soy sensitivity.
9. Coffee-Mate: Sugar-Free
So if the problem with Coffee-Mate was the sugar, then what about the sugar-free option?
Sadly, this is still a hard no. If anything, the sugar-free option is potentially worse for you. Instead of using corn syrup, they instead use corn syrup solids, which is a heavily processed version of, you guessed it, corn syrup.
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10. Califia Farms: Pecan Caramel
Califia Farms made a splash as a dairy-free alternative that relies on natural cane sugar to sweeten the creamer, but they can be a hit-and-miss on flavor.
They make a variety of cold brews and even creamers, and some are great, but the Pecan Caramel isn’t one of them. It’s too sweet and leaves an odd aftertaste that’s tough to shake.
- Pecan Caramel Almond Milk Coffee Creamer
- Dairy Free, Soy Free, Plant Based, Vegan
- Shelf Stable
- Gluten Free
- 32 Fl Oz (Pack of 6)