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#LoveBrewOverIce: Flavors Of Summer Party Pack Giveaway~ 9/12 #Ad

***I received a Brew Over Ice party pack in order to facilitate this review. No other form of compensation was received. All photos below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
Brew Over Ice
Momma Told Me: Stop to cool down.

Last night was rough.

There I was, 2:30 in the morning, TV still softly glowing an eerie aura into our room, Jay, finally tapped out at 1:30 AM and peacefully enjoying the sort of blissful sleep I dream of. Not wanting to move, for fear of sticking to the sheets I turned my head to consider the dog, whose tongue had not returned to her mouth since 9 the previous evening. It was closing in on 3AM, and the temperature outside was 70F, which I'm sure averaged near 80 among the buzzing electronics inside. I closed my eyes and imagined soothing images; roaring waterfalls, a light Spring drizzle, splashing in the puddles, a weekend cruise to Alaska, anything more promising than my bedroom and the sweltering sticky heat. To my right, Jay stirred and asked if I was okay. I shrugged and let out a grumble, "It's hot." He sighed and mumbled in agreement, peeling himself off the sheets to turn. My mind continued to drift towards anything that would take me away, to the cold beverage I'd had the prior afternoon. The sweet, yet tangy, liquid passing through the straw and shocked my lips as it splashed against my teeth, hitting my tongue, "I want an Iced Snapple," I mumbled.
Rarely am I still ruminating about a product at 3AM the following day, especially enough to ask for it specifically; but Keurig Brew Over Ice K Cups are no ordinary product. Single Cup Brewing is still very much a new concept to me. Yes, I've had my mini Keurig brewer for nearly 3 years now, but it equally blows my mind every time I place one of those little pods inside and the water reserve comes roaring down. For a year I was adamant about not letting anything but coffee touch my precious brewer. I'd received a variety pack of teas, ciders, and more, when I'd been gifted my unit; but the machine did such a great job processing coffee, why would I mess with that?
Brew Over Ice
Brew Over Ice
When the Brew Over Ice range hit the market I was intrigued, but still somehow incapable of grasping how my hot liquid dispensing unit would handle beverages ordinarily consumed cold. There was also the added aspect that my 'Mini' unit only tolerated coffee cup height vessels; and a standard cold beverage tumbler would not rest below the liquid output. I remained skeptical, but I attempted to branch out my horizons and brewed a cup of tea, or two, only to place in a tumbler and refrigerate for later. The results were good, but, like the coffee, I still had to add sugar, lemons, and more to get my desired cold beverage flavor. So, when the Brew Over Ice brand reached out with an offer to expand my Summer beverage horizons I was intrigued. I was even more enthusiastic when I learned I could download an exclusive $2 off product coupon before my samples even hit the door!
single cup iced tea
Brew Over Ice Snapple
Armed with a festive light up ice bucket, official Brew Over Ice double walled, insulated, tumbler, and 3 of the more popular Keurig cold beverage K-Cups (Sweet and Creamy Iced Coffee, Peach Iced Tea Snapple, and Berry vitamin Burst), I was compelled to take the plunge at last. At the height of the afternoon swelter, I filled my Pyrex measuring cup with ice and popped the Snapple Peach Iced Tea K-Cup into my brewer. I was ready for magic, but the last thing I actually expected were the fireworks I got. Just like my morning coffee, the K-Cup dispensed about a cup and a half of beverage; ice quickly melting. Wouldn't the rapidly melting ice dilute the flavor of my beverage? I was doubtful, but I filled my tumbler with ice as well and transferred the drink. along with a few fresh lemon slices. Rarely do I emit audible noises in conjunction with a drink or food; this was an exception, "Mmmmmmm!" A smile parted my lips, I was drawn to sip again.

The flavor was impressively fresh, and authentic to the Snapple brand, and far from diluted by the previously melted ice. If anything, I'd speculate the concentration in these Brew Over Ice K-Cups is increased to a lot for the rapidly melting fluid. It was as magical as a freshly popped Snapple cap, with jut a hint more fresh brewed tea 'twang,' and the impressively crisp impact of a perfectly chilled beverage. I kid you not folks, it was magical!
Sweet And Creamy Iced Coffee
Brew Over Ice
Attempting to steal my Snapple Peach Iced Tea, I yanked the tumbler back and promised Jay I had something special for him; Sweet and Creamy Regular Iced Coffee. With a promising donut emblem atop, I popped the K-Cup in our brewer and repeated the process. I was surprised to see the liquid come out lighter (like a coffee which has already been blended with cream), and to find the brewing aroma was a little gentler than my typical hot blend cup. I drizzled a little light chocolate syrup on the sizes of the tumbler and passed it off to the household coffee connoisseur.

He pursed his lips after the first sip, repeating once again. My eyes hesitantly scanned his face to see if the Brew Over Ice Cup had made his approval. Another sip and a thoughtful flavor dissection, "That's pretty good! It's not heavy on the coffee flavor, but it's delicious!" So the verdict was in. Much like an average watered down iced coffee, the Sweet and creamy cup brought plenty of flavor, without the harsh kick of straight coffee. And just like that, we were both hooked. Something for him, and something for me! If you'd like to learn more about Brew Over Ice, or enter their current Sweepstakes to win an exclusive brewer or K-Cups, head on over today.

What Daughter Says: Don't let the Summer heat wear you down, try refreshing single cup Brew Over Ice K-Cups today!


Brew Over Ice

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14 comments:

  1. I don't have a Keurig (I think I'm the last person left on the planet) but your tea sounds yummy.

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  2. I would like to try the Green Mountain French Vanilla Iced Coffee.

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  3. I most want to try the Donut Shop Sweet & Creamy iced coffee.

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  4. The peach iced tea sounds perfect for summer!

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  5. I'd like to try the Snapple Peach Iced Tea

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  6. I most want to try the snapple peach iced tea.

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  7. I'd like to try The Original Donut Shop® Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee K-Cup® Pack. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Grrr, I don't have a Keurig. :-( However, the Vitamin Burst or Celestial Seasonings sounds great!

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  9. The vitamin burst flavors really look good.

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  10. I really want to try the Donut Shop Sweet & Creamy iced coffee.

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  11. Celestial Seasonings® Half & Half

    Allison L
    margaritaholic at suddenlink dot net
    facebook.com/nosilla

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