Maple syrup is good. It goes on pancakes, waffles, fried chicken and a host of other desserts. But now there’s a new syrup in town, and it’s coming in guns blazing. It’s coffee syrup from Trader Joe’s, and we are not ready for this excellence.
Not only can this top traditional breakfast foods, it can enliven plain vanilla ice cream or bump up a milkshake (or a morning smoothie—yeehaw!). Or how about adding it to a spice rub for a tenderloin? I’m just saying, coffee grounds are already a crucial part of many spice rubs, and with the added benefit of sugar to create a crackly glaze, well, I’d try it.
You can also use this coffee syrup to make the Rhode Island classic, coffee milk. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. But instead of being forced to travel to RI and buy it in stores, you can simply make it yourself with some frosty-cold milk, a drizzle of TJ’s coffee syrup and a few ice cubes.
Even better, this latest offering has none of the junk that many flavored syrups contain. The ingredients are just cane sugar, water and coffee. No high-fructose corn syrup or solids? No thickening agents or guar gum? Sold!
Unfortunately for all of us, coffee syrup will only be sold for a limited time. You can snag your own bottle for $4.49, although prices may vary depending on your state (as well as drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse and other factors, according to the Trader Joe’s website).
So, what are you going to use this for? I personally plan to buy a bottle ASAP and just sniff it to jumpstart my heart rate in the morning. Only kidding, I’m obviously going to eat it with a spoon. Wouldn’t you do the same?