Flamingo Vanilla is based on our Elephant Vanilla flavor profile, but with decaffeinated black tea and without sugar (replaced with sucralose). The large 3 lb bag contains 56 servings.
Ingredients: Non-dairy creamer (coconut oil, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate [a milk derivative], mono and diglycerides, dipotassium phosphate, soy lecithin), maltodextrin, decafeinated black tea powder, natural spice blend, sucralose (Splenda), natural flavors.
*Note: This forumula contains maltodextrin, which is considered metabolically equivalent to glucose (dextrose). Diabetics should consult their physician.
Attributes: Vegan, Fair Trade Certified, No Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, Gluten Free.
Type: Dry Powdered Chai Mix
Preparation Ratio: Add 3 Tablespoons of mix to 6 ounces of milk, milk substitute, or water.
Additional Information: David Rio supports animal welfare groups including Cat Tales Zoological Park and The Peninnsula Human Society & SPCA. Back in 1999, to commemorate Tiger Spice Chai, they even adopted a Bengal tiger, named Odin. David Rio encourages everyone to make a difference in the life of an animal by supporting animal welfare groups and either adopting from or volunteering at your local Humane Society or SPCA. On an annual basis, David Rio is reducing its carbon emissions impact by over 25 tons and has removed over 30 tons of garbage from the waste stream--an integral part of David Rio's mission of becoming a green company.
"David Rio Flamingo Vanilla Decaf chai substitutes the sucrolase sweetener (Splenda® brand) in place of cane sugar. As a result, the sweetness is perhaps a bit less "full" tasting and more of a piercing quality (fitting the profile of virtually all the substitute sweeteners). IMO this one will benefit by adding a little milk for a slightly thicker result, as I've found this to effectively mask the altered type of sweetness in this cup. Of course, if you like that sort of thing (the quality of sucralose), then no need! All in all, it's a great option for those looking for a decaf AND sugar free chai mix option."
--Troy, the chai-tasting guy