I can try to give up a number of unhealthy foods, but I'll be hard-pressed if I had to give up coffee. McDonald's now have 3 Iced Coffee drinks...Regular, Hazelnut Cream, and Vanilla Cream. I finally got around into trying one of these since I usually go to Starbuck's for my fix. However, with Starbucks raising their prices recently, I had better find an alternative before I go broke on coffee alone. Luckily, I have disciplined myself not to drink more than 1 cup per day and there are days I actually skip coffee!
For hot coffee according to a survey, most people liked the McDonald's taste better than Starbucks. Another alternative is 7-Eleven coffee. I like the self-serve coffee station where I can pump as much hazelnut or vanilla syrup I want without extra charge. Unfortunately, the 7-Eleven coffees are never consistent between stores. They range between watered-down to just right so I never know what I'll get beforehand.
And, I've given up on homebrewed coffee because it never seems to taste as good as store bought. So, I figured it must be the paper cup and sleeving that comes with the coffee that I like so much. ;P
So what's my verdict on McDonald's regular iced coffee? It's a heck a lot cheaper than Starbucks and it's a HUGE 24 oz. I couldn't finish it in one sitting; however, for a regular coffee, it was a little sweeter than I would have liked and I don't really taste the coffee compared to Starbucks'.