December 13, 2012

Starbucks Holiday Blend & Cinnamon Rolls #DeliciousPairings

I’m not a coffee drinker but I have many, many great memories of waking up early and hanging out with my grandparents while they sat together, enjoying their coffee, talking and reading the paper.  My dad is the same way.  His cup of coffee and the newspaper.  Coffee was a part of their lives and just about everyone I know.  It was their morning routine.  The fuel to get them going…  Now that I’m getting *gasp* older and definitely in need of caffeine to get me through the day, I’ve been looking at coffee as my new hero.

I happened to see a lone package of Starbucks Holiday Blend at my local Walmart and went for it.  I figure if its almost sold out, it has got to be good!  To ease my taste buds, I started looking for something sweet to go with it and thought my favorite Cinnamon Rolls with White Icing would be perfect!  After a day of trying to finish shopping for Christmas and needing to tackle finals – I decided to brew a pot to help me get through some deadlines.  I pulled out a fancy teacup set I found at a thrift shop and sat down to enjoy my delicious pairing.  I’m totally an amateur at coffee so I added creamer but it didn’t cut the boldness and spice of the coffee.  The coffee is sweet and spicy but smooth and rich.    What did cut the strong flavor was the cinnamon roll.  It complimented the coffee and made it enjoyable.  With all the flavors dancing in my mind and mouth, I could pick out a little bit of ginger, pumpkin and cinnamon.

Do you love coffee and pastries? What would you recommend for me, a coffee newbie?  I would love to try your #DeliciousPairings!
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The Bakery At Walmart has amazing Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing too!  I love them both!
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Can be habit forming.
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Starbucks Holiday Blend and The Bakery Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls impressed me so much that we’re giving them to our homeschool teacher/advisor Miss MJ!  Her office is decorated in Tigger and I came across the art piece and figure while thrifting!
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Here is the gift basket we’re giving Miss MJ!  I put the cinnamon rolls in a bakery bag (not pictured)
It came out cute!
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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™.  All thoughts are my own.  #CBias #SocialFabric

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2 thoughts on “Starbucks Holiday Blend & Cinnamon Rolls #DeliciousPairings

  1. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting

    You should try Starbucks Caramel and Vanilla blend. Particularly the Vanilla, it smells like birthday cake! I would definitely recommend pairing it with a muffin, perhaps a blueberry or chocolate chip. My long time love is Starbucks Caffe Verona – that pairs perfectly with chocolate and cocoa.

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