I have a long history of taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r to hop on trends. Whether it’s fashion, the latest “it” TV show, or covering my home decor in chevron, I tend to be one of the last to jump on the bandwagon. I think the skinny jean look was popular a good five years before I relented, and I’ve yet to warm up to the quinoa or sriracha trends! You might remember me telling you a few years ago how I finally bought a Keurig coffeemaker way behind the curve and I totally regretted waiting so long! So, all that to tell you that I am just tickled with myself for being one of the first to have the brand-spanking-new Keurig® Kold™ drink maker!
My husband had no idea what I was talking about when I first told him about the Keurig® Kold™ drink maker…he, like myself, is not up on the latest things apparently! When I explained to him that he could have perfectly chilled Coca-Cola® without even a single cube of ice, from a pod in just a few minutes he was intrigued. We had previously talked about getting another machine that makes carbonated drinks but had decided against it in the end…we now pondered how in the world a Keurig machine could make carbonated Coca-Cola®, without the fuss of a CO2 canister and anxiously awaited our machine’s arrival.
The package arrived while my husband was at work and I unpacked it and got it all set up-it was super easy to set up and took about two hours to initially cool down once I plugged it in. My initial impression as I waited for it to cool down was that it was pretty sleek and similarly designed to the Keurig Hot. I like that it was white, because you all know that’s my favorite color to decorate with! I was pleasantly surprised as to how it fit in with my kitchen decor. The machine is larger than my Keurig Hot so I opted to place it on our kitchen cart instead of the counter (we are struggling with barely any counter space at our current house!)
I was really curious to see how it all worked so I tried it out as soon as it was ready-to make your Coca-Cola® you simply peel off the foil on the pod, pop it in the machine, close the top and push the button-voila-the magic happens! In the carbonated pods they have special beads that create the carbonation-fancy! When you push the button to make the drink it takes a moment to begin pouring. I was worried because it initially came out clear but a few seconds into the pour it magically turned into a real Coca-Cola®! I should also mention that when not in use the machine has a quiet hum, similar to what a mini-fridge would make and it has a similar noise level while pouring that a Keurig Hot makes when brewing.
When it came to the taste-test it was perfect! It’s crazy that you can make soda that tastes exactly like it should out of a little pod!
Here’s why I love it:
- I don’t have to make room in my fridge for sodas anymore!
- I don’t have to store a ton of different sodas (Diet, Regular, etc) to accommodate everyone’s tastes-especially good for entertaining!
- Plus, I have to admit I feel a little bit fancy-pants for having it just after it was released!
So-are you like me and normally behind the curve on trends? Have you seen the new Keurig® Kold™ yet? What do you think about being able to make yourself a Coca-Cola® right at home like that?