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Good Stuff But a Few Warnings (see below)
on December 22, 2010
Overall, this is a good and fast hot chocolate product offering. While I don't drink that much hot chocolate, my family does and they like the quick and easy way they can make a cup vs. warming up water in the microwave, stirring, etc. I think it tastes a little better than the Butternut and Nestle brands - throw in a few marshmellows and you are set!
The cost per cup seems pricey to me (hey, I'm an accountant), but I've done the math and it is comparable to other brands and traditional ways of making hot chocolate. As an Amazon Prime member, I don't pay extra for shipping (well, technically I do with the annual fee) which helps mitigate the cost per cup.
Here are the things to look out for when brewing hot chocolate with your Keurig:
1. Make sure you shake the cocoa container real well prior to putting the pod in the Keurig: the powder / mix tends to clump, and you don't want that to be the case when you brew a cup or else it will taste a little watery.
2. The hot chocolate tends to be thicker and can clog up the filtration / water lines (or whatever they call it). After you make a cup of hot chocolate, immediately run a medium cycle of just hot water. You'll see what I mean with the cloudiness of the water coming out at this cycle as it cleans out the water line. Make sure you put a cup under it when you do it or you'll have a mess!
3. If you want a "richer" hot chocolate experience, use the small or medium setting. It all depends upon your viewpoint: my son and I like the small setting, and my wife and daughter like the medium setting. Don't forget the marshmellows!