“This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.”
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.
We get a lot of snow around these parts. And that means a lot of shoveling –
And snowball fights and general tomfoolery.
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!
With their new Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods, I toss one of their two decadent flavors in my Keurig, Brew –
And two minutes later –
I’m in hot cocoa heaven!
And what kind of Heaven would it be if I didn’t share it with my little ones?
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.
Especially since my life was blessed with the Cozy Collection!
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.
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.