My people assume that a Keurig K Cup machine is a coffee maker, and that of course is not untrue. But it is not the whole truth, either. Because there are a lot of K Cup varieties that don`t actually make coffee, but other kinds of hot drinks like tea or hot chocolate. That is one of the great things about a Keurig K Cup machine – its versatility allows you to enjoy whatever kind of drink you can buy in K Cup form.
Green Mountain K Cups hot chocolate flavorI`ve always been a fan of hot chocolate ever since I was a kid, so I was delighted to discover that Hot Chocolate K Cups are readily available. Naturally I wondered if they were any good. The first one I tried was the Hot Cocoa K Cup from Green Mountain Coffee. In terms of taste I thought this was a great Hot Chocolate product! In terms of functionality with the K cup coffee maker, I had some worries that turned out to be valid to a certain extent. For example, could hot chocolate powder make its way through the system in the same was as coffee? It turns out this can cause a little bit of clogging if you make this K Cup often, so it is helpful to run a cycle of plain water through the machine after making a cup of Hot Chocolate or cocoa. Yes, this is a bit of a hassle. Not a big deal, but it`s one of those little things that I`d be happy to avoid.
One other caution is that the hot cocoa powder can sometimes clump together more than coffee, so before placing the K Cup into the machine, its good to give it a good shake or lightly tap it on a hard surface to make the powder break apart and be more even. Otherise you could end up with watery or inconsistent hot chocolate. This is a minor consideration, really. It only takes a second to shake or tap the kcup.
Cafe Escapes Dark Hot Chocolate K CupsWhile the Green Mountain Hot Cocoa K Cup is pretty good, the hot chocolate k cups from Cafe Escapes is great! Especially if you use the small setting on your Keurig machine, it makes a great, thick, smooth and rich-tasting cup of hot chocolate. And guess what – the issues of clogging and powder getting clumped up, are almost entirely a non-issue with this brand.
There are 2 varieties produced by Cafe Escapes: a milk chocolate K Cup, and a dark chocolate K cup. I personally prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate across the board, no matter the product. But despite that, the dark hot chocolate k cup is also a quality product and as far as dark chocolate is concerned, it was comparatively good.
Grove Square Hot Cocoa K CupsOne other brand produces hot chocolate that I have admittedly not tried is Grove Square. I can`t vouch for their flavour but the price is right. It`s almost half the price of Cafe Escapes Hot Cocoa K Cups. So if you`re feeling adventurous and want to try a new blend, then you can do so for cheap.