I've always brought milk/half-half/creamer into work and I overlooked others using it, however I became tired and frustrated with people saying, "Oh, it's all gone?" and looking at me. Not one has ever replaced sugar, creamer, or tea bags in our break room so this school year I purchased a small collapsible electric kettle, filled jars with sugar and tea bags and bought these creamers to keep in my office. No refrigerator or microwave required. I Iike the flavor...reminds me of half-half, they won't spoil, and I will always have I nice cup of tea at my break time.