April 22, 2015

Battle Of The K-Cups

I recently took a poll on my Facebook page to see if anyone out there uses a Keurig. It seems that a good amount of people use a Keurig on a consistent basis, whether it be at home or work.
The variety of K-Cups out there since I first received this heavenly machine is amazing, so why not have a showdown to see which flavor is best?

The flavors I am filling you in on today are some of my favorites in the K-Cup world and come highly recommended by yours truly.

The contenders:

Donut Shop- Coconut Mocha
Cake Boss- Chocolate Fudge Cake & Chocolate Canoli
Gloria Jeans- Caramel Almond Torte
Starbucks- Cinnamon Dolce
Green Mountain- Golden French Toast

Donut Shop Coconut Mocha 
This one has a strong aroma of coconut, which is one of the best parts about it. I love coconut, so the smell while brewing is amazing. I don't taste much mocha while drinking it, so I wouldn't recommend this one if you're not a big coconut fan. 

Price: $14 for 18 cups on Amazon

Cake Boss Chocolate Fudge Cake & Chocolate Canoli 
These are a newer purchase for me; I think I saw another blogger post a picture of their K-Cups which made me look them up and get some for myself. I couldn't decide which to try first from the variety I recieved, so naturally I went for the chocolate flavors to start.
The Chocolate Fudge Cake is the more chocolaty of the two and is so delicious. It's not too sweet or too much chocolate, which makes is just right.
The Chocolate Canoli is a little on the sweeter side, and has is definitely less powerful on the chocolate front of the two. I'm not sure what I was expecting it to taste like, but it didn't taste like a canoli. I did love it though, so it's still a great choice for any chocolate lovers.

Price: $20 for 16 cups on Amazon for a Cake Boss variety pack

Gloria Jean's Caramel Almond Torte
I am a huge Starbucks Caramel Macciato fan, so when I hear the word Caramel it's immediately something I gravitate towards. I hate to say it, but I wasn't a fan of this one. Some caramel is just too sweet to me, and this was one of them. I thought the almond would make it even better, but I think that's what put it over the top. This flavor was a big disappointment, but live and goes on. 

Price: $21 for 20 cups on Amazon for a variety pack

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce
There's no denying that I'm obsessed with Starbucks, I'm sorry but my at home coffee doesn't ever compare to theirs. Cinnamon Dolce Latte's are a Starbucks staple and an old favorite of mine. When I saw they came in K-Cup form I knew without a doubt that I had to have them. Of course, they didn't let me down. These tasty cups taste just like a cup from my favorite place, which is a win for me.

Price: $25 for 32 cups at Starbucks 

Green Mountain Golden French Toast
The name alone makes my heart jump for joy. I mean...French Toast, in coffee form...come on! I first discovered these K-Cups at Bed Bath & Beyond after I got my Keurig for Christmas when I was browsing for some flavors to try. This one immediately stood out to me and I've been buying it ever since. I almost cried when I realized I couldn't find it at any of my local stores anymore, but the always faithful Amazon came to the rescue. Every time I am drinking this coffee I hear comments like "I smell syrup, it smells so good" or "Is someone eating waffles or something?"'s great. 

Price: $19 for 24 K-Cups on Amazon

My Overall Thoughts:
I am loving the Cake Boss K-Cup Flavors for a new variety and options to check out multiple K-Cups. The flavors are all original and very good. The Starbucks Cinnmaon Dolce is classic goodness and a good one to keep around. My favorite of the bunch and the  definite winner is the Golden French Toast from Green Mountain. Nothing has topped this flavor yet and I'll be surprised if anything ever does, I love it!

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What's your favorite K-Cup flavor?


  1. Our K-cup broke (after years and years) and we use a regular drip machine now. But you are making me miss the k-cup. Looks like a lot of great options.

  2. I love our Keurig but always felt so bad using one of those plastic cups for one cup of coffee... I ended up purchasing the metal K-cup that can be washed and reused and then just fill it with my coffee of choice! It's almost just as easy!

    So sad that the Caramel Almond Torte wasn't as good as you thought it would be - I would've picked that one too!

  3. That chocolate fudge one sounds amazing! I love flavored coffees!

  4. I didn't use mine as much at home soo we sold it. I brew a big pot each day now lol. I love the different flavors that the k cups offer though. That much I do miss. Coconut mocha sounds heavenly!!!

  5. I was spending so much money on K-cups that I finally bought a reusable k-cup. I have 3 actually and they are awesome. I can use them with any type of coffee that I want and they work pretty well. I just couldn't imagine spending $50/week on k-cups (yes, I really did spend that amount each week). It wasn't worth it to me. So, hello reusable. It's perfect and just what I needed.

  6. We got like 200 free k-cups from the food bank my uncle runs and I have to say some of my favorites are Green Mountain (brand in general), 8 O clock Colombian peaks, and donut shop! We haven't even had to buy our own (thankfully since they are expensive, and we use our french press more often anyways), but I will keep these in mind next time we do!

  7. I still haven't jumped on the K-thing. My boyfriend had one and gave it away because he thought it was silly to only make one cup of coffee. I was pissed because sometimes you only need one!

  8. I love Donut Shop and Green Mountain. We do a lot of Starbucks as well. Great post!

  9. OMG YUmmmmmmmmm, so freaking jealous because I can not find any Green Mountain flavors near me :( I also need to check out the Cinnamon Dolce from Starbucks - all I've tried is their house, pike and blonde roasts. Checking out your lip scrub now :)

  10. These all sound so good! Too bad the caramel almond wasn't great because it's probably the first one I would have picked! But I will definitely be buying the rest! Love me some flavored coffee- especially French Toast! Yum!

  11. I use my Keurig everyday. It's seriously the best. French toast sounds so yummy!!

  12. It is so convenient since most of the time I'm on the go and the only one in my house that drinks it, so it's perfect for me! You gotta try that one Mary!

  13. I know Niki, I was really bummed about that one! I'm glad you found some new ones to try...the French Toast is SO AMAZING! Let me know how you like them!

  14. Girl, AMAZON! Amazon saves my life, hahahha....I LOVE the lip scrub and hope you do too!

  15. Thanks so much :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! Donut Shop has a bunch of unique tasty flavors, I love the new assortment boxes places are offering since it's a chance to try a bunch of different ones at once.

  16. They are real good though, worth a try! Give them a shot Nina :)

  17. Yea, I'm the only coffee drinker in my house so it's perfect for me! It depends on the situation but they are nice to have for sure :)

  18. That's awesome! I will have to check out the 8O Clock ones...I've never had those. I love trying new flavors and experimenting!

  19. THat's a good idea...I do have one but have never used it. I usually have coupons or Amazon gift cards I put towards things so I save money somehow. I am always making it on the go, so it's perfect for me and my one cup gang ;)

  20. Yes, try the Cake Box many good ones Biana!

  21. Keurig's aren't for everyone...I think my favorite part is the variety of K-Cups for sure!

  22. Yes Julia it's SO good, flavored coffees are a must for me!

  23. I need to try my gadget I bought like that, I haven't used it yet...but I have so many K-Cups too, haha! Yes Caramel Almond was a big disappointment ;(

  24. Awe that's a bummer...I've had mine for at least 4 years. The Keurig is a great thing, I love the variety and convenience. Maybe Santa will bring you a new one Diana :)

  25. Also, I keep trying to comment on yoru blog post and I'm getting an Open ID error that it won't authenticate my website...BOO :(