Review: Hot Cocoa K Cups from Green Mountain Coffee
Yes - the sky has fallen and finally Green Mountain and Keurig have produced Hot Cocoa K Cups. Since the beginning of SingleServeCoffee.com history, there has been a weekly question someone will send in from reader write ins or from the Single Serve Coffee Forums, "Can I get hot chocolate or hot cocoa k cups for my Keurig?" Well - now you can.
From what we've been told, the Hot Cocoa K Cups from Green Mountain have been in development for many years. Green Mountain assures us this isn't because there was ever a doubt they wanted to make Hot Cocoa K Cups, but that they wanted to get it right, and make sure there wasn't any cocoa contamination in the Keurig Brewer.
Tasting the Hot Cocoa K Cups from Green Mountain
Ready to make some Hot Cocoa
We've been sampling these Hot Cocoa K Cups over the past few weeks and have compared them to our findings from Tassimo's Hot Cocoa offerings and from the Flavia Fusion's drinks. Our take? The Hot Cocoa is good, but not the best cup of single serve hot cocoa we've had. We like the fact we can use our Keurig to whip up a cup of the Hot Cocoa from a K Cup, but because you don't have the option to use hot milk, you're going to get a cup of water based hot cocoa.
Now, some people actually prefer water over milk due to calories, and for those Hot Cocoa drinkers you'll find this to be a perfect option. We also think using the recommended 8 oz setting made the best cup of Hot Cocoa from the Hot Cocoa K Cups. We opened up several of the used Hot Cocoa K Cups and found you could even mix in the left over Hot Cocoa to get an ever better cup of Hot Cocoa.
Brewing up a cup of Hot Cocoa
We did brew up a bit of Kona 100% extra bold coffee from the new Extra Bold K Cups, and mixed in a little hot chocolate, and found this to be a nice twist. We've done similiar mixing when using Tassimo and our Flavia Fusion.
Hot Cocoa from a Keurig Brewer
In comparing the Hot Cocoa produced from the Tassimo using Suchard Hot Chocolate T Discs or any of the M&M Mars chocolate packs in our Flavia Fusion - we prefered the liquid based hot chocolate over the powder based Hot Cocoa K Cups. However, since this is your only option for Keurig, it's a pretty decent cup of hot chocolate.
And to recap our tips and tricks for the best Hot Cocoa from the Green Mountain Hot Cocoa K Cups: use the 8 oz setting on your Keurig brewer and also run a brew cycle after making hot cocoa to make sure there is no left over hot cocoa in the delivery area. Also, you can open up the K Cup and mix in the leftover hot cocoa to get a stronger cup of hot cocoa or just remember to always use the 8 oz setting for the best extraction.
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