I've tried to go without but it's just not the same. I end up not drinking as much coffee so I get a headache and drag through the afternoon. It's a terrible ripple effect. I know, I know...I should probably cut out coffee altogether, but that ain't gonna happen anytime soon. Last year I was able to find it after Christmas and just "stocked up." I bought enough to get me through March and then went through withdrawals until October when stores started carrying it again. Why does it have to be so seasonal? (on a related note, why is Peppermint ice cream a seasonal thing too!?)
I looked in eight different stores for this creamer before I finally contacted the company (sad, I know). They informed me that it is no longer just a seasonal item!!! Can you believe it? You can get this year-round now! The lovely customer service rep I spoke with said, "You just need to find a store that will order it for you." THREE stores later, I found a lovely manager at Albertsons that said "Sure, I'll order a case for you." WOOHOO!
I am a very happy girl. And now an Albertsons shopper for life.