While we’re clearly excited about our brand-spanking-new Clean Label Creamer™, we’re not as excited about the reason why we felt that we had a moral responsibility to create it: the current state of coffee creamer ingredients.

Not to Be a Buzzkill, But Your Coffee Creamer Isn’t, Um, Creamer

For some people, the creamer is the best part of the coffee. We see you. And we feel you. But we also know that for many of those people, the creamer is the best part because they are drinking dessert-ified concoctions whose main ingredients are water, sugar and oil. And – wait, that can’t be right – no cream? That’s right. Most common coffee creamers on the market today don’t contain any cream. We’re no mathemagicians, but where we come from:

No Cream = Not Coffee Creamer

We’ve drawn a line in the sand, folks. We’re taking a stand for coffee creamers with high-quality ingredients like REAL CREAM! Who’s with us?!

Coffee Renaissance, Creamer Dark Ages

Why are we so passionate about this? Well, for one thing, we love coffee. And we see what has happened to the coffee creamer landscape as an affront to everything that has happened to the specialty coffee landscape. There has never been a greater time on earth to enjoy the enticing, eye-opening aromas and the vibrant and varied tasting notes that naturally occur in coffee beans when roasted. (Indeed, the whole process of sourcing, roasting and marketing coffee has crystalized so much in the past few years that some are calling it a “fourth wave” of coffee enjoyment.)

So, why would you spit in the face of all that hard work by brewing a cup of single-origin, high-altitude, volcanic-grown Costa Rican Caturra, with notes of jasmine, gooseberry and butterscotch – and then pouring a splash of Almond Joy creamer into it?

What Are Common Coffee Creamer Ingredients?

Okay, we’re clearly a little worked up over this. So, what are the coffee creamer ingredients that we’re railing against? We won’t name any names, but when we say “common” coffee creamers, we’re referring to the brands you see in the fridge at the office.

Before we trot out the anonymous perpetrators of countless coffee atrocities, let’s take a moment to talk about solutions – specifically, our solution to this whole debacle: JoeFroyo Clean Label Creamer™.

The JoeFroyo Clean Label Creamer™ Manifesto

We created JoeFroyo Clean Label Creamer™ to be a creamer for people who love coffee.

It is crafted with just three high-quality ingredients: probiotics, milk and cream.

Clean, simple and delicious. No bells, no whistles, no nonsense. No lactose, no preservatives, no added sugars. No gluten, no soy, no unpronounceable thickeners, stabilizers or flavorizers.

Clean Label Creamer™ was also formulated to achieve a lighter-bodied mouthfeel that doesn’t coat your tongue and allows your coffee’s natural flavors to shine through.

Oh, That’s Right, Back to the Coffee Creamer Ingredients

Here they are, the coffee creamer ingredients that have been haunting our dreams. You may want to sit down for this one.

Faceless Creamer #1 Faceless Creamer #2 Faceless Creamer #3 JoeFroyo Clean Label Creamer™
  1. Water
  2. Corn Syrup Solids
  3. Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed)
  4. Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative)
  5. Monoglycerides and Diglycerides
  6. Dipotassium Phosphate
  7. Artificial Flavor
  8. Carrageenan
  1. Water
  2. Cane Sugar
  3. Palm Oil
  4. Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative)
  5. Dipotassium Phosphate
  6. Natural and Artificial Flavors
  7. Monoglycerides and Diglycerides
  8. Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
  9. Carrageenan
  10. Salt
  1. Skim Milk
  2. Sugar
  3. Corn Syrup
  4. Cream
  5. Whey Protein
  6. Natural and Artificial Flavors
  7. Color Added
  8. Palm Oil
  9. Dipotassium Phosphate
  10. Potassium Citrate
  11. Carrageenan
  1. Probiotics
  2. Milk
  3. Cream
Faceless Creamer #1 Faceless Creamer #2
  1. Water
  2. Corn Syrup Solids
  3. Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed)
  4. Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative)
  5. Monoglycerides and Diglycerides
  6. Dipotassium Phosphate
  7. Artificial Flavor
  8. Carrageenan
  1. Water
  2. Cane Sugar
  3. Palm Oil
  4. Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative)
  5. Dipotassium Phosphate
  6. Natural and Artificial Flavors
  7. Monoglycerides and Diglycerides
  8. Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
  9. Carrageenan
  10. Salt
Faceless Creamer #3 JoeFroyo Clean Label Creamer™
  1. Skim Milk
  2. Sugar
  3. Corn Syrup
  4. Cream
  5. Whey Protein
  6. Natural and Artificial Flavors
  7. Color Added
  8. Palm Oil
  9. Dipotassium Phosphate
  10. Potassium Citrate
  11. Carrageenan
  1. Probiotics
  2. Milk
  3. Cream

It’s one thing not to have real cream in your creamer, but to replace it with oil?!? Monsters!

Now, let’s take a look at these same four products based on features.

Faceless Creamer Brands JoeFroyo Clean Label Creamer™
#1 #2 #3
Cream x x
Milk x x
Lactose Free x x x
Probiotics x
1g Protein per serving x
No Added Sugars x
No Preservatives x

The Creamer That Dares to Include Cream!

We’re a Gentledrink, so we don’t name names – but creamerless creamers, you know who you are! And, dear reader, now that you’ve taken the red pill and you cannot unknow what’s in that brightly colored bottle you used to call “creamer,” let us introduce your new favorite addition to coffee: creamer. While we’re still working to make sure that Clean Label Creamer™ is the best creamer you’ve ever tasted, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the newest news and the most up-to-date updates on when and where you can confidently put something in your coffee again!