NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 15: A view of the coffeehouse Central Perk on display at the opening of the Flagship FRIENDS Experience on March 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

It’s interesting to see the popularity of a show like Friends grow for years after airing the last episode.  I remember when it was new and must-see TV back in the 90s.  But, new generations continue to stream episodes and find ways to identify with the lovable characters.  Our son, who is 21, watched every episode and quotes the famous lines.  So, it’s not surprising the popularity led to a new product.  Look for Friends themed coffee creamer to make you feel as if you took a seat on the Central Perk couch.  International Delight along with Warner Bros. announced a limited edition Manhattan Hazelnut Mocha  creamer inspired by the famous Central Perk coffee.   For super fans with a knack for keen observation, that’s the drink you see on the chalkboard menu every episode, according to Food & Wine.

The Vice President for marketing at International Delight says the creamer flavor plays into Americans’ desire to make favorite coffee house drinks at home.  And, the press release goes on to say it offers regular and zero-sugar versions of the treat.  Plus, the packaging features outlines of the show characters and artwork inspired by the iconic show.  This includes the famous “Central Perk” sign.  The 32 oz. bottles retail for $3.99, available at major retailers across the country.  However, this isn’t the first time International Delight produced a themed flavor.  They released a Buddy the Elf creamer in 2020 and a Wonka Whipple Scrumptious Fudgy Caramel creamer in 2022.  I think I love flavored creamers as much or more than my coffee itself.  So, I can’t wait to try this Friends themed coffee creamer and take a seat on my version of the famous couch!

One Charlotte Coffee Shop Among the Best in the United States

Are you a coffee drinker? I am not. But, if you are then you may have some of your favorite coffee shops to get that one drink. From popular Starbucks drinks to local shops in your favorite city. Yelp knows that coffee is a necessity for some people and you enjoy finding the best of the best. Thankfully, get me some cranberry juice or water and I am wide awake (after a little bit).

Yelp has released its top 100 coffee shops in the United States and Canada and people are already plotting where to go. Lucky for you, one Charlotte coffee shop made the list. Also on the list are some great spots in South Carolina that you might want to try as well. Of course, we have brought you a few of those spots so that you can find them easier. Check out which Charlotte and South Carolina coffee shops made Yelp’s top coffee shops in the United States. Drink up!