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Warm up right with Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-cups

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So, here in the Arctic North (aka Idaho), winter loves to hang around. It’s comes and stays and stays and stays. And quite frankly, after about five months, I’m ready to kick it to the curb.

There are definitely things about winter that I love. I love watching snow fall. I love white Christmases! Driving around looking at Christmas lights wouldn’t be the same without a blanket of white. We love sledding and building snowmen.

Enjoying the snow

We get a lot of snow around these parts. And that means a lot of shoveling –

Snow, snow, snow!

And snowball fights and general tomfoolery.

Playing in the snow

But what happens after we’ve been out shoveling or rolling in the snow?

We want a hot cup of cocoa. In fact, the very second I hear my kids come in from outside, I always know what they’ll say.

“Mom? Can I have some hot cocoa?”

Sometimes I’m ready for them and I have water heating on the stove. Sometimes I can get out a mug and microwave the water. And sometimes I’m in a hurry and just put water in the cup, throw in some mix and stir.

My kids come to associate hot cocoa with comfort. When I first started having chronic headaches, they decided one morning to make me hot cocoa so I’d feel better.

It really was the thought that counted. 🙂

Luckily for this hot cocoa loving family, Starbucks now has made my life so much easier!

Starbucks hot cocoa for your Keurig

With their new Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods, I toss one of their two decadent flavors in my Keurig, Brew –

Gettin' my hot cocoa on.


And two minutes later –

Hot cocoa at the press of a button - Yes please!

I’m in hot cocoa heaven!

scrumptious hot cocoa straight from the Keurig

And what kind of Heaven would it be if I didn’t share it with my little ones?

Sharing Starbucks hot cocoa

With a name like Starbucks, you KNOW this is good cocoa! First, it’s made with real cocoa and low-fat milk. Mmm! With Classic Hot Cocoa – made with real milk for a rich, creamy flavor that is anything but ordinary – and Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa – a velvety blend of sweet caramel and a dash of salt – I’m never going to get off this couch again.

Cuddling up with my cup of Starbucks Hot Cocoa

Especially since my life was blessed with the Cozy Collection!

The Cozy Collection from Starbucks

A gorgeous mug, two samples of Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods, a snuggly blanket – perfect for cuddling! And don’t forget the marshmallows and shortbread to add the finishing touches on a your perfect cup hot cocoa. I never thought of dipping shortbreads in my cocoa, but after I tried it, my life will never be the same again. No joke. And don’t forget the $5 Starbucks Card and exclusive offer on Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K Cup® pods.

Delicious hot cocoa from Starbucks, specially made in Kcups for your Keurig!


Doesn’t that sound perfect?! Yeah, it is. Want to win a Cozy Collection of your own?! Yes, you do. Just click here to go to the site and enter to win your own Cozy Collection!

Read more about the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K Cup® pods on their site. Or find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

How do you warm up right during the long cold winter?

And when summer does finally arrive, be sure to check out some of our delicious smoothie recipes! And should the day ever come that you run out of Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K Cup® pods (heaven forbid!!), try Amber’s Belgian Hot Chocolate recipe.

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Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Mmm, that looks really good! My kids really like hot cocoa, so I will have to get some of those for them to try. Thanks for the review. It was very well written.

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