The pros: For those of us who live out of Keurig, Trader Joe's Festively Flavored Coffee Cup Celebration is a great way to get a variety in one pack at a reasonable price.
The cons: If you have one of those k-cup organizers, these packs will render that useless as each one is wrapped in plastic to keep the k-cup with less plastic fresh.
The verdict: For $9.99, this is a nice gift set/stocking stuffer/small supply of a variety of seasonal flavors for the person in your life who can't live without their Keurig. This is very similar to Trader Joe’s Joyous Joe except there are some different flavors here: caramel, french vanilla. Joyous Joe contains pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha.
The ingredients, description, and directions:
Opening the box you get this:
After opening one package you get this:
Would I buy this again? Yes, now keep in mind I'm not really a flavored coffee person, I didn't find the flavors in any of these overwhelming or super artificial. Wintry blend is the same variety as you get in the larger container. It's plain coffee with some cinnamon mixed in. It's actually very pleasant. The French Vanilla reminded me of regular coffee that had a splash of creamer in it (without using any creamer). The chocolate mint had the smell of mint right from the opening of the wrapper. The taste was good and not overwhelming. Taste of chocolate was very subtle. The caramel was sweet and and only somewhat subtle. It might have been my least favorite of the bunch, but it wasn't bad either. The gingerbread tasted of ginger with a hint of sweetness.Trader Joe's Festively Flavored Coffee Cup Celebration is made of very drinkable cups of coffee that did not involve committing to large numbers of k-cups.
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