I have used coffeemate for 15 - 20 years. I had no idea how much I used a day, or how many calories that was, until I started tracking it. That was about 200 calories and 10g fat right there. Also it's pretty much corn syrup and hydrogenated oil so that didn't sound healthy.
I decided to try a fat free half and half. It's nasty. Leaves a film on my mouth and a weird aftertaste. And not particularly creamy. I have a jug, so I'll keep using it until it's gone, but blech.
I think the benefit of the coffeemate was it was slightly sweet as well as having the creamy consistency. Most sweeteners, including sugar, are too sweet no matter how little I use. Or have a strange flavor (agave and I aren't friends).
So, I am looking for something with a creamy texture and a light, neutral sweetness. Anyone?