*Special thanks to NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
Fun Fact: I’ve always been a very competitive person. Now that’s not to say I’m competitive in a “I want to beat everyone else kind of way,” I’m more of a “I NEED to be better than the person I was yesterday” kind of competitive. To put it simply, I thrive on challenging myself. Ever since September started, I’ve felt a little off. Although I LOVE fall and am overjoyed that summer officially ends next week (as you all know, summer is my least favorite season), these past few weeks just haven’t been good to me. First of all, I spent the better half of the first two weeks of September completely sick. I definitely chalk my sudden sickness up to the change of weather here in Chicago. Some days it’s breezy with slight rain and then other days it feels like the middle of August all over again (dear summer weather, please go away!). In an effort to break myself out of this end of summer funk, I decided to take on a new challenge: the #TastersChoiceChallenge.
Essentially with the #TastersChoiceChallenge, all you do is switch your current coffee preference with NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® for one week (sounds simple right?), sit back and enjoy the results! I’m definitely a flavored coffee kind of girl (the more cream and sugar the better) so I decided to try out the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Vanilla Single Serve Packets and the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® French Roast.
Of course it wouldn’t be a real challenge if I didn’t somehow involve Disney! I decided that I would not only start off each day with a cup of yummy NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® coffee but that I’d also enjoy my coffee in an adorable Disney mug. Since I collect Disney mugs (I basically collect anything Disney themed to be honest), I decided to pick out seven of my favorite mugs (although if I’m being honest, my favorites often change depending on the season/my mood). I went with a Chip (as you know Beauty and the Beast is my FAVORITE film) mug, a Chip n’ Dale (one side has Chip and the other has Dale) mug, a Winne the Pooh mug, a Princess Leia mug, a Buzz Lightyear mug and two different Cheshire Cat mugs!
I LOVE how easy the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Vanilla Single Serve Packets are to make. You simply boil some water, mix in your NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Vanilla Single Serve Packet and BOOM, instant coffee! Since you can enjoy this as instant coffee at home or when you’re on the go, this became my go-to coffee on the days where I was running late or had a late start but I still wanted to make sure I started the day with some kind of fuel. I often paired my NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Vanilla Single Serve Packets with simple breakfasts/things that were easy to eat while on the go like cereal, granola, yogurt and, of course, doughnuts!
NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® recently updated their packaging from plastic canisters to glass jars that not only lock in more freshness but also looks as good as it tastes. I love that you can now enjoy the delicious invigorating taste of NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® even more! Although NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® has 6 varieties of roasts and flavors from House Blend to Vanilla to Hazelnut, I’ve got to say that the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® French Roast is my absolute favorite! It is absolutely delicious! NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® French Roast is complex and intensely bold. It is a full-bodied cup of intense, rich flavors with smoky overtones. There’s definitely no better way to start the day than with a hearty breakfast of eggs (bonus points if you add spinach), bacon, sausage, pancakes and a cup of NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® French Roast! I’m so glad I took the #TastersChoiceChallenge!
Are you a coffee person? What’s your favorite way to start the day off?