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.

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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.

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Id like to try the hot cholocate too. I don't drink coffee.

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Didn't know they had hot cider K cups available. sounds great for winter.
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Hot Cocoa K-Cup

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I want to try the Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend® K-Cup®!

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I just gave my husband a Keurig brewer for Christmas but I don't drink coffee. This Hot Apple Cider looks great. I also think I'd like the Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa.

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