Friday, October 21, 2011

Tervis Tumblers + Hot Cocoa = Win!

Its not cool outside anymore.  Its downright cold here in SC.  It seems like it just happened overnight.  That makes me sad.  I was getting used to the 70s during the day and the 50s at night.  So pleasant.  So sunny.  So fall-ish.  It was 40 the past 2 nights, which is winter-esque in my book.  Somehow, those 10 degrees (from 50 to 40) changes everything.  From seeing your breath to shivering, the 40s make me sad.

But, there are a few things that make me happy when its down in the 40s.  Snuggies, fleece pants, breakfast for dinner, christmas music and decorations, mulling spices, pumpkin, cocoa!

There is something about that warm, chocolatey, marshmallowy goodness which just warms my soul when its so cold outside.  I've had this instead of my coffee the past 2 mornings.  Something about hot cocoa screams "weekend" to me, which has totally perked up my last few days at the office.  Now everyone knows why I've been in such a good mood lately...the early hit of chocolate before sitting down at my desk.  :)

There is also something cool about this particular hot cocoa I had yesterday morning (which is why the pictures are so dark...I get up at 5am to get ready for work).  It was in a Tervis Tumbler.

Have you ever had one/used one/seen one?  If not, here is some basic information about them (per their website)....

*these tumblers are almost indestructible (and if they do, then they replace it!)

*microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe

*they are double walled...meaning no condensation or coffee table rings!

*made in America

*keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold (it truly does!)

I have used a tumbler like this before, but never had one.  Now, I do!  Thanks Foodbuzz!

This drink stayed hot for a I lingered over breakfast read blogs while eating breakkie.  The cocoa couldn't have been simpler.  It was actually a bit too sweet, so I might cut back on the sugar the next time I make it....the marshmallows melt a bit, which will provide the needed extra sugar should I need it.  ;)

But, the tumbler was everything I could have wanted.  No condensation rings on my coffee table, kept my drink hot, and still looks brand new out of the dishwasher!  Plus, I'm notorious for washing my glasses so much that the logo on the glass just wears off after time.  With the logo being in between the 2 walls of the glass, I don't have to worry about that anymore.  Check out their website and get one for yourself.  They have tops now for hot and cold drinks and a variety of sizes, colors, and designs!  I will totally use this glass over and over again!

It definitely was a win!

Note:  As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a Tervis tumbler in exchange for a post about my experience.  The opinions are all mine. 

Stay warm this weekend!

See ya'll soon~

Hot Chocolate for 2

inspired by Taste of Home

Print this recipe!

4 tsp sugar
2 tsp cocoa
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
3/4 cup mini marshmallows plus 1/4 cup for topping each mug
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1.  In a small saucepan, combine sugar through marshmallows.  Place over medium-low heat and stir periodically, until the marshmallows are melted, 8-9 minutes. 
2.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
3.  Ladle in mugs.  Top with more marshmallows. Enjoy!

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