Delicious Pairings with Starbucks & Cinnamon Rolls from Sam’s Club #DeliciousPairings #CBias

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
December 3, 2012

This weekend, we were hosting our 4th Annual Cookie Exchange and headed to Sam’s Club to pick up some yummy goodies to serve our guests.  At Sam’s Club, we found the perfect pairings to serve – the Starbucks Limited Edition Holiday Blend Coffee and Artisan Fresh Cinnamon Rolls.  These will go perfectly with the cookies we’re gonna be enjoying!

As we walked through the store in search for the coffee and cinnamon rolls, we picked up a few gifts for the kids for Christmas.  It was pretty easy finding the Starbucks Limited Edition Holiday Blend Coffee and Artisan Fresh Cinnamon Rolls.  The Holiday Blend Coffee was being sold at an awesome price – only $18.98 for a 2 pound bag!  If you were to buy a 1 pound bag from Starbucks directly, you’d be paying $14.95.  I decided to get the Artisan Fresh Mini Cinnamon Rolls since we were going to have many guests at our cookie exchange.

This was my first time trying the Starbucks Limited Edition Holiday Blend Coffee and it was so good!!!  It was even better when it was paired with the cinnamon rolls.  My favorite part of the coffee-making process is when the Holiday Blend is brewing in the coffee pot.  Oh man, it smells so good and really gives the house that Christmas aroma.  This was my first time (and definitely not last) time brewing the Starbucks coffee at home – usually I buy it already prepared in the store.  I will definitely be picking up more of the Starbucks Coffee Blends from Sam’s Club!

The first task was to try the Starbucks Holiday Coffee by itself.  I am usually a cream and sugar type of girl, but I really liked the Starbucks Holiday Blend without adding either.  This full bodied dark roast is both spicy and rich with aged Sumatran beans and is an excellent choice – whether starting your day or enjoying holiday activities with family and friends.  It is the perfect blend of Asia Pacific and Latin America!

I then tried the Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee paired with the Artisan Fresh Cinnamon Rolls and I have just one word to describe my experience – DELICIOUS!!!  Pairing the coffee with the cinnamon roll really brought out some of the flavors I hadn’t noticed alone – especially the cinnamon from the cinnamon roll.  Complimentary notes for the Holiday Blend include ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, and cloves.  A tip for keeping your coffee fresh is to keep the bag sealed tight in a cabinet (not in the refrigerator) and brew within a week of opening.  Get the best deal at your local Sam’s Club!

Everyone at the Cookie Exchange really enjoyed the Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee and Artisan Fresh Cinnamon Rolls, plus the cookies!  The coffee and cinnamon rolls definitely complimented our Cookie Exchange and everyone left saying they looked forward to next year’s event.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

5 Responses to “Delicious Pairings with Starbucks & Cinnamon Rolls from Sam’s Club #DeliciousPairings #CBias”

  1. How adorable are you all at your cookie exchange!! I am DYING to get this coffee to try it!

  2. How adorable are all of you at the cookie exchange! How sweet! And dang you, I really REALLY want to get this coffee, I’m dying for it! Ahh!

  3. Karen Medlin says:

    What a great way to celebrate the day! Anything with cinnamon rolls makes a terrific pairing for me!

  4. Shannon says:

    It was really amazing with the cinnamon rolls! Totally magnified the flavor of the coffee!

  5. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Very nice tradition! That coffee sounds amazing!

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