Thursday, December 04, 2014

Thursday Tea Time - Hot Chocolate Tea!

Cost:   $6.49 at Kroger

This week - Red Rose Simply Indulgent Chocolate Peppermint Black Tea
Cost:  $6.99 at Kroger
Number of teabags:  12 K-Cups
Caffeine:   Yes
Type of tea:   Black
Ingredients:  Sugar, Cocoa Powder (Sugar, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Chocolate Liquor, Natural Flavor), Instant Black Tea, Non-Fat Milk Powder, Natural Peppermint Flavor, Natural Flavors, Reb A (Stevia Leaf Extract), Tricalicium Phosphate.
Add ins:  Nothing
Nutrition Facts:  Calories-45, Total Carbohydrate-11g, Sodium- 40mg, Calcium-8%
Fragrance:  Chocolate. peppermint, delicious
Opinion:  I checked out the coffee/tea aisle, a bit woebegone because apparently Dunkin Donuts is not carrying their Peppermint Mocha K-Cups this year.  During the Thanksgiving craziness at Kroger last week, they had a display of an unfamiliar brand of K-cups and I remember seeing a peppermint mocha flavor and thought I would look for that.  When I found this, I thought, "even better!" as I'm not a real coffee drinker per se.  When I got home and stuck it in the Keurig, at first I thought I grabbed hot chocolate - this is how to came out!  It tastes like peppermint hot chocolate at first, then finishes with a pleasant black tea taste.  Win-Win!  This is a nice treat, hot chocolate with the benefits of black tea.  And less than a carb serving compared to regular hot chocolate -- Very good me.  Bonus if you order online this month, here's a 25% off coupon code:  Holiday25
Rating:  5
Christmas lights reflection!
(Yup, this year I put the Phillips Christmas garland lights
along the tops of my living, dining room windows and kitchen sliding glass
doorway.  They may be still on sale at Target for 15% off,  9 feet and 20 feet)
Colored lights, of course.
Not enough time and space here to go into my diatribe against white/clear Christmas lights!

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