Keurig KOLD Single Serve Soda Machine - In Depth
The Keurig KOLD single serve soda machine is changing how families enjoy their favorite beverages at home. The KOLD produces individual servings of freshly made, cold, carbonated and non-carbonated drinks, including authentic Coca-Cola Company and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group favorites, plus craft sodas, iced teas, flavored water, sports drinks, iced teas and more.
How the Keurig KOLD Works
If you have seen a Keurig coffee brewer in action, you probably have a good idea of how Keurig machines make delicious drinks in every flavor imaginable. The KOLD follows in this tradition of customizing beverages for each person in the home.
Like its hot beverage counterpart, the Keurig KOLD uses small, individual serving cups (called KOLD pods in this case) to make fresh drinks for each member of the household. We just have to remove the freshness seal from the bottom on the KOLD pod, insert it in the machine and press the button to make a perfectly mixed, instantly cold beverage – even a carbonated one.
That’s right – the Keurig KOLD can make carbonated beverages without a carbon dioxide canister. That’s thanks to the system’s proprietary Karbonator beads. Each pod contains its own beads that hold beverage quality carbon dioxide. As the machine makes the drink, the beads release carbon dioxide naturally to carbonate each one as it is made.
The system also cools each drink during the process. The KOLD system includes a chiller based on aerospace-like thermal transfer technology to cool each beverage quickly to the best possible chilled temperature. So, we don’t have to add ice and risk watering down our drinks or store them in the refridgerator until they are chilled enough to enjoy them.
No More Storage Troubles
We love the Keurig KOLD’s flexibility for today’s families. Instead of having to buy – and find space to store -- a 12 pack of sports drinks for our athletic daughter, a case of Diet Coke for the parents and another case of Snapple tea for our son, we can get the exact drinks we want for each family member in a fraction of the space. Plus, everything we make has a fresh, just-made taste that no can or bottle can rival.
Portions are Just Right
The Keurig KOLD serves up drinks at eight ounces at a time. At this size, almost every beverage we can make using the KOLD packs 100 calories or fewer. Of course, we can make multiple pods if we want more at a time. Still, the eight ounce size is perfect for everything from tea and cola to cocktail mixers.
Brand Name Products at Our Fingertips
One of the best parts of using a Keurig KOLD is having access to fresh drinks from our favorite brands. Here are the options available from Keurig for the KOLD system:
- Diet Coke
- Coke Zero
Dr Pepper Snapple Products
- Seraphine: Calorie free selters featuring Mediterranean fruit flavors such as Persian Lime and Passion Fruit
- FLYTE: Sports hydration drinks in flavors such as Lemon Lime Launch, Red Rush and calorie free Overtime Orange
- Waterful: Calorie free, mildy flavored and sweetened waters available in flavors such as Blissful Berry and Citrus Celebration
- Red Barn Craft Soda: Made with pure cane sugar, this naturally flavored soda comes in flavors such as Root Bear, Cane Cola and Zesty Lemon Lime
- Flynn’s Soda Shop: Dessert level soda fountain classic flavors such as Orange Cream, Diet Orange Cream, Diet Root Bear, Root Bear and Vanilla Cream
- Tierney’s Iced Tea: Iced teas that come in still, sparkling and diet varieties and flavors such as Diet Peach, Lemon Mind and Passion Fruit Raspberry
The Bottom Line: KOLD is Innovative and Gives Choice plus Space
The Keurig KOLD drinkmaker comes in white or black to match your kitchen’s décor, and two Keurig KOLD drinkmaker glasses are included in the set. The drinkmaker retails for $369.99. The KOLD pods retail for between $4.49 and $4.99 for a four count box. That may seem a little steep, but for families that need a wide variety of drink options without taking up a ton of storage space, the cost could be worth it. We will say it’s a luxury at more than $1 per drink, but then again if you want the KOLD for variety and choice then it’s for you.
Keurig also offers drinkmaker accessories such as specialty glassware and storage options.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at October 5, 2015 7:36 AM