vanilla nut mocha sauce and a $100 giveaway

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MMMMM, I love my coffee. I pretty much can't start the day without it.  There is just nothing that wakes me up, soothes me, and puts a smile on my face like a steaming cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

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Now that we are all so busy with family responsibilities, Saturday morning coffee breaks are the easiest time to get together with my best friends. I love to have options when we meet at my place and these Maxwell House International choices are just amazing. We can whip up a delicious and creamy cup of instant cafe style coffee, using it on its own, but did you know that it's also great to flavor a cup of regular coffee instead of using creamer? It has just the right amount of flavor and sweetness. In honor of Valentine's Day, Maxwell House International would like to encourage us to try Maxwell House International in a new way, by adding a few spoonfuls instead of creamer to bring a little romance to our coffee!

I also can't wait to bring Maxwell House International along with me when we go camping. I try to make life as easy as possible when we are out in the woods, but I HAVE to have my coffee. I usually end up with a thick and mucky cup of hot goop, but now I will get a perfect cup every time!

I was lucky enough to try two of the eleven varieties, French Vanilla and Vanilla Nut, but they also have Hazelnut, Suisse Mocha, Vanilla Caramel, and Café Vienna.

But, I am dying to get my hands on the Orange Cafe, which sounds interesting. There are decaf and sugar free varieties as well, so everyone wins!

Last night after dinner, the kids dug into some ice cream sundaes and I got an idea! What if I added some of my Vanilla Nut to the chocolate sauce? Guess what-it was AWESOME! I mixed equal parts prepared chocolate sauce with Maxwell House International in a mug and heated it in the microwave for about 20 seconds to help the coffee dissolve completely. I poured it over my favorite coconut vanilla ice cream and fell in love!

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Now my mind is racing with the possibilities....add it to brownie mix, chocolate cookies, maybe even French toast! This is WAY more than just coffee, the possibilities are endless.

Lucky for you, I know where you can get free samples or coupons!

BlogHer and Maxwell House International is also sponsoring a $100 Visa gift card sweepstakes giveaway.

To enter, please leave a comment to this post telling me how you are going to use your free sample of Maxwell House International. One comment will be randomly chosen to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Good Luck, and have fun!



Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

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For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 2/12/14 - 3/24/14.

Be sure to visit the Maxwell House International Page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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  1. I love to make pot road with coffee. It adds so much flavor!

  2. I’ll enjoy my sample as hot drink with a girlfriend and a cupcake!

  3. I would enjoy this as a morning treat, the Hazelnut flavor sounds great.

  4. I would use it for guests.

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  6. Lisa Brown says:

    I would use it in the coffee I am already drinking to enhance its flavor.

  7. Lisa Brown says:


  8. I have always loved Maxwell House International Cafe flavors. They are the only coffee drinks you will find in our home. I would use my sample as a morning treat after my boys go off to school.

  9. I would use it when I have a cup of coffee in the morning

  10. Jessica To says:

    I am going to share my sample with my mother!

  11. I’ll drink it at work to brighten my day!

  12. courtney b says:

    in the morning with my magazine to wake me up before work !:)

  13. courtney b says:
  14. Rachel Cartucci says:

    As soon as it arrived in the mail I would use it and drink it right up……like a crazy woman. HA! True story.

  15. amy pugmire says:

    In the morning for breakfast with my morning muffin of course 🙂

  16. amy pugmire says:
  17. I’m am going to add it to my evening coffee while watching TV. Ah comforting!

  18. Hmmmm! I can smell is now, when it’s cold outside, I would make a cup and share with my hubby.

  19. I am going to use my free sample of maxwell house international in a nice hot cup while sitting on the porch watching the sun set after a long hard day.

  20. I would enjoy it in a bubble bath!

  21. I’d add my free sample to my morning protein shake and enjoy it while I work out on the treadmill.

  22. Tamara Shurling says:

    I work at home so it would be nice to unwind with this while reading after 🙂

  23. Barbara Bradford says:

    Having been married to the same man for over 30 years. I love to make our any times, special times, so I buy the fancy coffee cups, lacy napkins, a small slice of coffeecake and Maxwell International coffees. We haven’t tried them all, so this sample will be perfect to add to our growing collection !!

  24. I would use it in my morning coffee as a treat.

  25. I’d probably drink it up in one day,and have to go to the hospital.

  26. I’d drink it to get me going for work.

  27. I missed the free sample, but I’m using my coupon for the Hazelnut flavor. I’m going to mix it with plain organic yogurt, raw almonds, raw pecans, chocolate almond milk and ice. Smoothie time!

  28. In our favorite brownies!

  29. Elizabeth Elliot says:

    I would like to try the vanilla an afternoon snack..i love caramel in my drinks and that sounds awesome!! =) truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. I would use it as an afternoon pick me up

  31. Elizabeth Elliot says: i tweeted for an entry truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. Linda Isley says:

    I would try the french vanilla in my coffee and also try and slip it in my coffee purist hubbies coffee,

  33. i will use the sample to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee

  34. Vanilla Caramel sound tasty.

  35. I would make it for my husband with breakfast, he is a huge coffee fan and loves finding new coffee to try!

  36. Susan Smith says:

    I would use it when I have a cup of coffee in the morning

  37. Susan Smith says:
  38. fI am a coffee addict and love international coffee for evening but I never thought of adding them together. So tomorrow morning, I’m going to add vanilla international to my coffee!! I can’t wait! 🙂

    kymom13 at gmail dot com

  39. I tweeted 🙂

    kymom13 at gmail dot com

  40. What a great beverage to have my husband be treated with on the weekend.

  41. I will enjoy mine with a scoop of vanilla icecream on top

  42. I want to try the vanilla caramel in my cup of joe that I drink at home in the am

  43. I would most like to try the Vanilla Caramel variety!

  44. Dawn Sweeps says:

    I’d love to try the vanilla caramel.

  45. I would use it in my daily coffee as an enhancement – the french vanilla flavor – and add some ice cubes since I love my coffee cold.

  46. I love the Vanilla Caramel, I love drinking it in my home by the fireplace!

  47. This winter especially, while it’s been so cold and there’s been so much snow, I would enjoy it in a big long soak in the tub. I can sit in there with a good book and snacks and drinks for hours.

  48. I love to drink a sweet milky coffee in bed while I watch TV so thats where my sample will go! Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. I’d add the sample to a banana oatmeal smoothie – thank you.

  50. I love having a cup of the French Vanilla flavor when I want something sweet. It’s so good and rich!

  51. I’d love to try the Vanilla Caramel flavor, stirred into some iced coffee. 🙂

  52. I would use the sample in the office for a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon.

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  54. I’ll actually mix it in with my current coffee to give it a boost of flavor.

  55. i want to try the french vanilla

  56. thanks for letting me know about their sample offer. I think I would try to incorporate it into my baking, cookies to be exact. 🙂 I know they will turn out yummy!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  57. Brenda Higgins says:

    I use it to make breads and muffins.

  58. when I read a book and want to cuddle up with a blanket on my sofa

  59. soha molina says:

    I like French Vanilla.

  60. soha molina says:
  61. All the free samples are gone, but I’d love to make a rich cup of coffee to enjoy by the fire!

  62. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’m going to try stirring my Hazelnut flavor sample into a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream!

  63. Wanda McHenry says:
  64. The Swisse Mocha would be fun for an afternoon treat.


  65. Charlene Glover says:

    This would be great to enjoy sitting in front of a warm cozy fire.

  66. I would add the Vanilla Carmel to my coffee in the morning.

  67. I would share it with my BFF along with my blueberry crisp muffins over a a morning of good conversation and great coffee.

  68. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.

  69. I’d use it as a special treat to myself!

  70. RHONDA WATERS says:

    I would share my sample with my favorite coworker.

  71. I am going to use my free sample to spoon in the French Vanilla flavor.

  72. In the afternoon during my 2 p.m. slump!

  73. I’d put the sample in my coffee at work during my break!

  74. I’d use the sample as a treat for myself in the middle of the day on the weekend. Something just for me!

  75. Suisse mocha please.

  76. Amy Stonger says:

    I would enjoy it in my morning coffee.

  77. Melinda says:

    french vanilla please!

  78. Melinda says:
  79. Suisse chocolate

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  80. I’d use it for my morning coffee to start my day

  81. Coffee to take to work with me … stressful job!

  82. Rebecca Graham says:

    I will use it in my first cup of coffee in the morning.

  83. Rebecca Graham says:
  84. Pam Gurganus says:

    I’m going to use my free sample of Maxwell House International in my morning coffee!

  85. Pam Gurganus says:
  86. I’d have my Hazelnut coffee while reading a good book.

  87. LAMusing says:

    I’d enjoy Vanilla Caramel after dinner – it sounds like dessert 🙂

  88. I will add my sample to my hot chocolate mix.

  89. Debbie B says:

    i would use my sample in my coffee on my break at work

  90. Debbie B says:
  91. Sonya Morris says:

    I would use it as a creamer first. Your Vanilla Nut Mocha Chocolate Sauce looks divine!

  92. Sonya Morris says:
  93. I think I would try your idea and add it to brownie mix:)

  94. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I want to try adding one of the Maxwell House International flavors to a cooked pudding (like a custard/flan or tapioca). I’m sure it would be delicious!

  95. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:
  96. My favorite has always been French Vanilla.

  97. Amanda R says:

    I don’t like coffee and I definitely can’t stand the smell. So I would give the free sample to someone else. I do, however, love winning! Would love the gift card 🙂

  98. wild orchid says:

    I would love to try the Suisse Mocha flavor first!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  99. Well, the free samples are all gone (I was late to the party!), but I might just buy some Hazlenut to put in my coffee from time to time.

  100. RICHARD SKUSE says:

    I love to make pot road with coffee.

  101. Amy Lynn says:

    I plan on using it as an addition to icing for cinnamon rolls! Yummy!

  102. Amy Lynn says:
  103. The samples were gone— I would use the coupon for the Café Vienna variety.

  104. Christine Mayfield says:

    I would use my free sample in muffin batter. Would give plain muffins a nice Vanilla Nut flavoring.

  105. Christine Mayfield says:
  106. I am going to use the hazelnut to make an affogato… Over gelato

  107. I’d enjoy my free sample after the kids go to bed while watching tv and cuddling with my husband

  108. Unfortunately, I missed out on the samples, but I usually have a flavor or two of International Cafe on hand. I love this promotion and your idea for using a spoonful in chocolate sauce. I’m thinking of trying the Hazelnut in my next batch of chocolate cupcakes.

  109. Anna Pry says:

    i would add my sample to my next chocolate milkshake

  110. Anna Pry says:
  111. I am not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. I would fix it as a special treat for him, along with a slice of pie for dessert.

  112. I am going to give it to my mom so she can relax and enjoy it!

  113. Shannon Baas says:

    I would like the vanilla caramel.

  114. Sue Barney says:

    Id use my sample to try a new and yummy sounding flavor like Cafe Vienna

  115. Mihaela Day says:

    I would use it in my morning coffee 🙂

  116. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d like to try the Vanilla Caramel.
    Thanks so much.

  117. Margaret Smith says:
  118. jessica holybee says:

    I want to try the hazelnut flavor , for my morning pick me up

  119. I’d love to try the Hazlenut. 🙂

  120. Cathy Truman says:

    I would have a cup of coffee with my oatmeal and toast in the morning.

  121. It would be good with hot chocolate.

  122. Sadie Carey says:

    I would like to use my sample to make some cookies with that extra added yumminess of coffee flavor added to it.

  123. I’d like to try the French Vanilla flavor. I love a sweet treat every now and then!

  124. maria cantu says:

    I would use it in my morning coffee.

  125. I would add to my coffee after dinner…like a dessert.

  126. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i would probably choose to try the vanilla caramel first and maybe put it in a smoothie or with ice cream

  127. Thomas Gibson says:

    Vanilla Caramel would be my first choice.

  128. I like suisse mocha.

  129. I would like to use it for my first cup of morning coffee!

  130. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I would use it when I have my breakfast

  131. RICHARD HICKS says:
  132. It will be mixed into my espresso roast coffee! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  133. paige chandler says:

    I’m going to spoon in into a milkshake.

  134. Stephanie V says:

    share with my friends and family
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  135. I would like to try the Vanilla Caramel

  136. I would use it in the morning to make my coffee.

  137. Gloria S says:

    I like the Vanilla Nut flavor

  138. Anastasia says:

    With my free sample, I’d want to just mix it up as a drink at try it out! That may bet me some ideas for what kinds of things I can use it in 🙂

  139. Anastasia says:
  140. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I am going to give my sample to my husband, who is the coffee person in our house!

  141. Jennifer B says:

    I would use it as a special treat and pick me up between 1st and 2nd job

  142. Denise S says:

    I’d love to try out the Vanilla Caramel.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  143. nannypanpan says:

    I’d like to try it in a vanilla milkshake

  144. Randy Curran says:

    I’m going to try the Suisse Mocha added to my regular morning coffee…sounds good!

  145. Randy Curran says:
  146. Daniel M says:

    will try some in the morning coffee

  147. Sky Evans says:

    I’d love the hazelnut for breakfast.

  148. Sky Evans says:
  149. janna johnson says:

    I would try it at work.

  150. Misty Lunceford says:

    I would give myself a morning treat!

  151. Misty Lunceford says:
  152. joseph gersch says:

    im gonna put it in a smoothie

  153. I would enjoy this in my morning coffee.

  154. Karen Drake says:

    I would use the sample of Suisse Mocha to stir into my morning coffee.

  155. tina d reynolds says:

    I would share it in the morning time with my hubby

  156. tina d reynolds says:
  157. I would drink it to keep going on a long night at work.

  158. mickeyfan says:

    I’m thinking one of the vanillas in a shake or smoothie.

  159. Christina Sparks says:

    I would like to try it in my Hot Chocolate, a Vanilla Caramel flavor.

  160. steve weber says:

    I would choose the vanilla caramel flavor hands down.

  161. Allison S. says:
  162. Laura P. says:

    I will use it to stir into my coffee or might try it in cocoa too to give it a little extra kick.

  163. Samantha Daleo says:

    I would use my free sample to try a new flavor that I have never tried before.

  164. Samantha Daleo says:
  165. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Would love to try the vanilla caramel.

  166. I’d like to try the Suisse Mocha. Your idea of using it in chocolate sauce is great. I’d like to try making my own version.

  167. Erica Best says:

    i would add it a cake

  168. Erica Best says:
  169. Lorena Keech says:

    I’m thinking it might be good added to my morning oatmeal.

  170. Kobi Hensley says:

    I’ll use it to make iced coffee ♥

  171. CharityS says:

    I would use the Hazelnut flavor in my coffee.

  172. CharityS says:
  173. Tabathia B says:

    I want to try the Vanilla Caramel

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  174. Tabathia B says:
  175. I’d love to try French Vanilla!

  176. Kathy Pease says:

    I would use it for a cup of coffee in the morning while reading the paper

  177. Kathy Pease says:
  178. I will be putting it my coffee!

  179. I’ll try using Hazelnut flavor in y brownies!

  180. I’d try the Vanilla Nut.

  181. Ashley Tucker says:

    I will use mine in brownies

  182. Ashley Tucker says:
  183. Rebecca L says:

    I’m going to use it in my coffee and maybe even hot chocolate.

  184. Rebecca L says:
  185. William W. says:

    What a great suggestion! I make my own Ice Cream during the summer months (and sometimes in the winter). Making a MOCHA topping would be VERY TASTY! Thanks and have a wonderful Spring! 😀

  186. tracey byram says:

    I’d try it on a stressful afternoon to help me relax.

  187. Nadine L says:

    I’m thinking Suisse Mocha in a Smoothie

  188. Nadine L says:
  189. I’m going to pour mine in with vanilla ice cream

  190. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would use it when I have friends over.

  191. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  192. cassandra says:

    I will use mine as a chance to try a different type of coffee. I think they all sounds delicious. I would like to try the french vanilla.

  193. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would add it to my morning coffee.

  194. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I’d like to try the French Vanilla.

  195. Douglas Houston says:

    I would like to try the Suisse Mocha with a bowl of Dark Chocolate ice cream.

  196. Douglas Houston says:
  197. susan smoaks says:

    I will use the free sample in my coffee like a creamer. it will taste amazing.

  198. Thomas Murphy says:

    I will use it in my coffee.

  199. Thomas Murphy says:
  200. Janice Cooper says:

    I will share my sample with my mother-in-law when we have our hot morning beverages.

  201. Janice Cooper says:
  202. I like mint flavors so I’d like to try the Peppermint Mocha Latte. I’d put it in chocolate sauce like you did.
    Thanks for the contest.

  203. I’m not overly creative so I’ll use it in coffee.

  204. I would like to try Suisse Mocha.

  205. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    I would like to try the Cafe Vienna!

  206. There’s always a use

  207. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I would go with the Suisse Mocha. Sitting around chatting with my girl

  208. Francine Anchondo says:

    in my coffee and i want to try Vanilla Caramel,

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