Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Keurig Hot Apple Cider K-Cups from Green Mountain Naturals {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Nancy!}

For some people, the holidays haven't truly arrived until they have their first decorated sugar cookie. For others, it is the first snowfall. Yet others have to find their first Christmas card waiting in the mailbox to know that the time has arrived.

For me, the season hasn't really started until I have my first cup of hot apple cider. I have memories of my mom making a large batch of it when we were having guests over and having to get the flavor just right and find a way to keep it warm and delicious throughout the day.

Now that I've grown up, I still love the taste of hot apple cider but not the work that goes into getting it just perfect. Fortunately, the changing of the times has brought along a way to be able to entertain for the holidays quickly and easily (and deliciously) with Keurig and the new Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups.

The most highly-requested and anticipated K-Cups to join the tasty collection from Keurig, Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals brings the flavor of fresh-picked sweet orchard apples into a convenient and fast way to bring it to your mug... with your Keurig Brewer, of course.

After my Keurig review last September, I have continued to use this amazing machine just about every single day and have loved every flavor of coffee, tea and hot cocoa that we have tried. Combine that with how much I (and my family) enjoys hot apple cider and I was really looking forward to this colorful box arriving just in time for the holidays.

When it did, the first thing I noticed was the nutrition information and ingredient list.
Containing no artificial flavors or preservatives, the main two things in these K-Cups? Apples and brown sugar - exactly what should be in there! Next, it was time for the all-important taste test. One cute green and red K-Cup plus my Keurig Special Edition Brewing System...

And, within seconds, I had...

Yum. A warm, comforting mug of cider with a hint of brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon... which smelled delicious. Taking a sip, I found that the crisp, clean flavor was just right to not be overpowering yet sweet enough that not only was I excited about it, but the rest of my family as well. Big Sister E and Little Sister B were more than happy to have their own and, based on the mmms and slurps, it definitely went over well with them both.

As a Keurig Brewer is perfect for holiday entertaining, the only way to make it better is to have a stash of Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals on hand - your guests will thank you! The fast, easy way to enjoy a burst of yummy flavor, these will definitely add a festive, warm feeling to any winter gatherings. And, thanks to the generosity of Keurig, one person will get to enjoy a tasty holiday treat as well, because...

One lucky person will win a box (24) of Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups from Keurig!

To enter to win: Visit Keurig and tell me another of their K-Cup flavors that you would like to enjoy this holiday season.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you sign up for the Keurig newsletter (found at the bottom of their homepage) and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Yum! WIN a box of Keurig Hot Apple Cider Green Mountain K-Cups - perfect for the holidays! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/i8iClF #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Keurig. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on January 7th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Keurig for providing a box of Apple Cider K-Cups for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

581 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 581   Newer›   Newest»
Stacey said...

I'm in! I need these!! I'd also like to try any hot chocolate one, I've yet to do that at all.

The Lazy Mom
www.imalazymom.com

Stacey said...

I follow on Twitter!

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I would love to try the India Spice Chai Tea... sounds good right about now!

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I "like" Keurig on FB

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/two_loves_mama/status/15183872627048449

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
(#1)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
(#2)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier emails (#1)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier emails (#2)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I "like" Thanks, Mail Carrier on FB (#1)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I "like" Thanks, Mail Carrier on FB (#2)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I have your button on my blog (#1)

(confessionsofatwinmom.blogspot.com)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I have your button on my blog (#2)

(confessionsofatwinmom.blogspot.com)

Samantha- Confessions of a Twin Mom- a work in progress said...

I have your button on my blog (#3)

(confessionsofatwinmom.blogspot.com)

delaney's mom said...

dark chocolate hot cocoa...of course!

delaney's mom said...

i follow via GFC (1)

delaney's mom said...

i follow via GFC (2)

WatcherJohn said...

Dark Magic

droopy01201 said...

Dark chocolate hot cocoa

droopydog63@hotmail.com

Chip said...

I would love to try the Original Donut Shop Extra Bold Coffee K-Cup
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

'Like' Keurig on FB - Jill L
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Follow you on Twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/chipdip2010/status/15222763165851648
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm an email subscriber #1
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm an email subscriber #2
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm a RSS subscriber #1
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm a RSS subscriber #2
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of Thanks, Mail Carrier - Jill L #1
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

I'm a fb fan of Thanks, Mail Carrier - Jill L #2
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Follow via GFC - Chip #1
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Follow via GFC - Chip #2
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Miss Sara said...

Butter Toffee would be my other flavor choice.

misssld2u(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Sara said...

I follow you on twitter.

I tweeted: Yum! WIN a box of Keurig Hot Apple Cider Green Mountain K-Cups - perfect for the holidays! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/i8iClF #giveaway


http://twitter.com/misssld2u

Miss Sara said...

I follow you via GFC

Miss Sara said...

I follow you via GFC

(#2)

jskell911 said...

Dark Magic by Green Mountain! Love a dark blend

jskell911 said...

GFC Follower #1

jskell911 said...

GFC Follower #2

Michele said...

I'd love to try Kahlua Original Coffee K-cup
Michele
rlawrence110(at)yahoo.com

Michele said...

I signed up for the Keurig newsletter
rlawrence110(at)yahoo.com

Michele said...

I like Keurig on Facebook
Michele Caldwell Lawrence
rlawrence110(at)yahoo.com

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the Starbucks Breakfast blend cups.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/15325561001877504

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Marlene said...

I would like to try the Hot Cocoa!

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

calvad said...

I would also like to try the Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-Cup. calvad(at)aol(dot)com

crystletellerday said...

id like to try the green mountain spicy eggnog coffee

crystletellerday said...

crystletellerday@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

I would like to try the Hot Cocoa K-Cup. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

#1 I follow you Google friend connect. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

#2 I follow you Google friend connect. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

#1 I subscribe to you by email. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

#2 I subscribe to you by email. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

#1 I like you on facebook. user name Sally Grubbs. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

strawberry said...

#2 I like you on facebook. user name Sally Grubbs. strawberry_sweetheart39@yahoo.com

Mommy Is Green said...

This holiday season I'd also like to enjoy Tully's Evergreen Blend Extra Bold. It's organic & fair trade. Right up my alley!

Mommy Is Green said...

GFC follower #1

Mommy Is Green said...

GFC follower #2

Mommy Is Green said...

Email subscriber #1

mommyisgreen at gmail dot com

Mommy Is Green said...

Email subscriber #2

mommyisgreen at gmail dot com

Mommy Is Green said...

Following you on Facebook as Victoria Green #1

Mommy Is Green said...

Following you on Facebook as Victoria Green #2

Mommy Is Green said...

I have your button on my blog (blog roll). #1

www.mommyisgreen.net

Mommy Is Green said...

I have your button on my blog (blog roll). #2

www.mommyisgreen.net

Mommy Is Green said...

I have your button on my blog (blog roll). #3

www.mommyisgreen.net

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i'd like to try the Chai Green Tea

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i signed up for Keurig's newsletter

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i signed up for the $25 build a bear giveaway

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i follow u and tweeted
http://twitter.com/Callie1981/status/15470600457822208

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i follow u on Google Friend Connect #1

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i follow u on Google Friend Connect #2

amber said...

i subscribe to your emails #1
JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com

amber said...

i subscribe to your emails #2
JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i'm your fan on FB #1

amber said...

JackieO1234 (at) yahoo (dot) com
i'm your fan on FB #2

Miranda said...

I LOVE my Kuerig! Another flavor I would like to try is the French Vanilla Iced Coffee K-Cup.
http://www.keurig.com/shop/k-cups/k-cup-iced-beverage?hdnCategoryFacets=Coffee%20%7C%20Tea%3AIced%20Coffee&hdnBaseFacets=Coffee%20%7C%20Tea

Miranda said...

Signed up to their newsletter.

Miranda said...

Entered the Cheerios giveaway.

Miranda said...

Following and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/randi094/status/15495292774252544

Miranda said...

Follow on GFC.

Miranda said...

Follow on GFC.

Miranda said...

Subscribe by email

Miranda said...

Subscribe by email

Alison said...

I really like the Bigelow Chai Green Tea. (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

I signed up for keurig emails (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

I like keurig on fb (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

I subscribe via email (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

I subscribe via email (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

I like your page on fb (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

I like your page on fb (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered ATG giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered hayneedle giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered aeromax giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered build a bear #21 giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered threadless giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered rody horse giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered eat smart giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered crafty kids giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered gourmet gift baskets giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered blabla's basil bunny giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered umi giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered cafe press giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered smart quotes canvas giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered curious chef giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered personal creations giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered 800-flowers giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered amazon bestcovery giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered kolcraft giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered bissell giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered carson-dellosa giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered dinosaur train dvd giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered cuisipro giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered amazon gift zip giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered kix giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered cheerios barnes & noble giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered superstructs giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered zooper giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered hearts for hearts giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered inspired gifts giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered collections etc giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered build a bear #39 giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Alison said...

entered keurig giveaway (alidear at hotmail dot com)

Mburger718 said...

I would like to try the Bigelow Ceylon Black Tea K-Cup.

Mburger718 said...

I like Keurig on FB

Mburger718 said...

Signed up for their newsletter

Mburger718 said...

Entered Build a Bear

Mburger718 said...

Entered Cheerio Spoonfuls Giveaway.

Mburger718 said...

Entered Bissel giveaway.

Mburger718 said...

Entered Dinosaur Train Giveaway

Mburger718 said...

Entered Superstructs giveaway

Mburger718 said...

Entered Inspired Gifts giveaway.

Mburger718 said...

I subscribe by email #1

Mburger718 said...

I subscribe by email #2

Mburger718 said...

I like you on FB #1

Mburger718 said...

I like you on FB #2

Dianne said...

I think I would enjoy the Donut House Collection
Cinnamon Roll Coffee K-Cup this holiday season.

Dianne said...

I signed up for the newsletter with my GFC email address.

Dianne said...

I like Keurig on Facebook (Dianne B-T)

Dianne said...

I entered the Bissell giveaway

Dianne said...

I follow with GFC - Entry #1

Dianne said...

I follow with GFC - Entry #2

Dianne said...

I am an email subscriber - Entry #1

Dianne said...

I am an email subscriber - Entry #2

Dianne said...

I follow on Twitter - Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/wowcheckitout/status/15551067647377409

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

HOT COCOA K-CUPS

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER

Anonymous said...

HORTON11@AOL.COM

E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER

Jennifer L. said...

I'd love to try Gloria Jean's Hazelnut Coffee K-Cup.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Jennifer L. said...

I like Keurig on facebook -- Jen Tam.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Jennifer L. said...

I follow you on google friend connect.
jentam777 at gmail dot com
1

Jennifer L. said...

I follow you on google friend connect.
jentam777 at gmail dot com
2

Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe by email.
jentam777 at gmail dot com
1

Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe by email.
jentam777 at gmail dot com
2

tv watcher said...

I'd like to try the Caribou Blend Coffee

tv watcher said...

I signed up to receive Keurig email updates

tv watcher said...

I like Keurig on facebook - Deb H.

tv watcher said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted - http://twitter.com/tvwatcher99/status/15565740966936577

tv watcher said...

I follow you publicly with Google Friend Connect - entry 1/2

tv watcher said...

I follow you publicly with Google Friend Connect - entry 2/2

tv watcher said...

I subscribe to your blog via RSS feed - entry 1/2

tv watcher said...

I subscribe to your blog via RSS feed - entry 2/2

tv watcher said...

I subscribe to your blog via email, and I am confirmed - entry 1/2

tv watcher said...

I subscribe to your blog via email, and I am confirmed - entry 2/2

tv watcher said...

I am a facebook fan - Deb H. - entry 1/2

tv watcher said...

I am a facebook fan - Deb H. - entry 2/2

tv watcher said...

I added your button to the sidebar of my blog - http://chasing-the-rainbow.ca/ - entry 1/3

tv watcher said...

I added your button to the sidebar of my blog - http://chasing-the-rainbow.ca/ - entry 2/3

tv watcher said...

I added your button to the sidebar of my blog - http://chasing-the-rainbow.ca/ - entry 3/3

tv watcher said...

I blogged about this giveaway - http://chasing-the-rainbow.ca/?p=458 - entry 1/3

tv watcher said...

I blogged about this giveaway - http://chasing-the-rainbow.ca/?p=458 - entry 2/3

tv watcher said...

I blogged about this giveaway - http://chasing-the-rainbow.ca/?p=458 - entry 3/3

stafford2 said...

It didn;t get high star ratings but I would still have to try the Green Mountain Coffee® Hot Cocoa K-Cups.

tlmills4 at comcast dot net

puye said...

I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-Cup

agnesye@hotmail.com

puye said...

I like Keurig on facebook (Pu Ye)

agnesye@hotmail.com

puye said...

I follow you with Google Friend Connect

agnesye@hotmail.com

puye said...

I like Thanks, Mail Carrier on facebook (Pu Ye)

agnesye@hotmail.com

selinda_mccumbers said...

I would like to try the Bigelow Ceylon Black Tea!

Thanks!

Carol W. said...

I'd like to try the Green Mountain Half-Caff.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

I signed up for Keurig's newsletter.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

GFC follower 1

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

GFC follower 2

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

Email subscriber 1

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

Email subscriber 2

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

Feed subscriber 1

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

Feed subscriber 2

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Letherton said...

The Butter Toffee sounds like a good pick.

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

Letherton said...

I follow on gfc 1

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

Letherton said...

I follow on gfc 2

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

Jessica said...

would love to try the India Spice Chai Tea.
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

keurig newsletter subscriber
jessicatang90@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

keurig fb fan
jessica tang
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/hongdoufantuan/status/15901468359917569
jessicatang90@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

followed you on gfc 1
jessica
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

followed you on gfc 2
jessica
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Letherton said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted

http://twitter.com/TheEthertons/status/15901974926983168

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

Jessica said...

your RSS subscriber on google reader 1 - jessica
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

your RSS subscriber on google reader 2 - jessica
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

your fb fan 1
jessica tang
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

your fb fan 2
jessica tang
jessicatang90@gmail.com

Jessica said...

your email subscriber 1
jessicatang90@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

your email subscriber 2
jessicatang90@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

entered ATG giveaway
jessicatang90@gmail.com

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 581   Newer› Newest»