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Beginning in 1989 with Coffee-mate Lite (low-fat) and Coffee-mate Liquid, several new types of Coffee-mate have been introduced.
In the United States, Coffee-Mate comes in over 25 different flavors, all of which are manufactured by Nestlé located in Glendale, California. Some of its more unique flavors include: gingerbread, Parisian almond creme, and peppermint mocha. Coffee-Mate can last up to two years with no refrigeration and can stay fresh for two weeks once it is opened. It then becomes very practical in offices and such where people rarely put it back into the refrigerator.
Coffee-Mate's strong sweet flavor in US versions cover up the taste of coffee that is bad or over-brewed. One of the benefits of non-dairy creamer is that it is good for those individuals who are lactose-intolerant.
In the US, the product is manufactured in liquid, liquid concentrate and powdered forms. Discontinued varieties include Coffee-mate Soy and Coffee-mate Half & Half. In Europe, it is only available in powder form as a coffee creamer in 1 or 2 varieties depending on the country with no added flavors.
Coffee-Mate has more calories than half-and-half with 30 calories per tablespoon.
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- vegetable oil
- sodium caseinate
- dipotassium phosphate
- mono- and diglycerides
- sodium aluminosilicate
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