I actually received it to try in a package that Brew Over Ice sent. I received a light up ice bucket, coasters, a tumbler, and three K-Cup samples.
Sure, maybe it seems like funny timing to think of iced beverages because we are nearing back to school season, but it’s still hot here in North Carolina. Really hot. Over 90 degrees at dinnertime, take a walk to get the mail and I come back feeling on fire hot.
So iced beverages, we are definitely still doing those.
I was super excited about the new tumbler, first are foremost. See, right now I’m using a free tumbler that I got from Florida Orange Juice (which I posted on Drugstore Divas, so you probably got the same one). As you would expect, it’s orange. Pete, however, is using a tumbler he got for super cheap when Pier 1 had that hot $5 off anything coupon from two summers ago. His tumbler, coincidentally, is also orange. So when we drove up to New York in June, and we both walked out of the house in jeans, a black top, and an orange tumbler, we looked like that couple. And we are not that couple. We just happened to both have orange tumblers. How that black shirt thing happened is a mystery to me since Pete is generally a man of colored clothing.
So a new tumbler for me, oh that’s a happy day.
Happier than that ice bucket. See, that bucket is awesome. There’s a switch on the bottom so it lights up blue, which is cool, especially since we actually don’t have an ice bucket. The only thing is, ours broke in shipping. The bottom and over the light is cracked, so I don’t want to use it at all, just in case. The company is sending a new one, which is awesome. I’ll have to let you know how that is when we use it.
We did, however, use the K-Cups. I tried the Snapple one first. To use it, you fill your tumbler with ice, and then brew over the ice. Since the liquid is hot, it will melt the ice and cool down your drink to a drinkable temperature. Personally, I would give it a few minutes after it’s done brewing before you actually drink it. If you start to drink immediately, it’s lukewarm, which isn’t ideal.
I was really impressed with the Snapple K-Cup (which you can get a free sample of via this link). I got to try the peach iced tea and it tasted just like the one in the bottle. Plus, I won nothing. No. Literally. I won nothing.
I got the package while my mom was in town, so I kept offering her the iced coffee K-Cup, but we just had too much other stuff to eat and drink while she was here that she forgot. So I got a chance to try it yesterday (in Pete’s orange tumbler, since mine was in the dishwasher) … and I’m so happy she forgot about it.
The sugar and creamer are already in the K-Cup, so you don’t have to worry about trying to add sugar that won’t melt or mixing milk and ice. And the taste is really great. It tasted exactly as if I had added the milk and sugar myself. It was perfect.
The third cup was Vitamin Burst (which actually had a sample out, which we posted on Drugstore Divas, about a year or so ago). For me, it’s way too sweet. We actually have a bunch still from the sample, so this one got added to that pile. I figure eventually we will have a guest come over and drink it.
Which do you think you’d like best?
If you want to actually find out, you’re in luck.
One lucky Drugstore Divas reader will win the sample pack that I received, complete with ice bucket, coasters, tumbler, and three K-Cups to try. If you win, you’ll have to report back to let me know if you loved the coffee one as much as I did.
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The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 27. It is open to US residents who are 18 or older. The winner will be contacted via the email address left in the Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner may be selected.
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