This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.
A graham cracker cake cookie, chocolate ganache, and a tasty marshmallow buttercream, that perfectly compliments the new Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods.
The weather here in Utah has been so dreary. Inversion, bad air, cold, no sunshine. I have been sick for a while, and the weather here is not helping at all. I have been in need of some serious cozy-ness and comfort. For me that usually involves one of two things: A hot bubble bath, or a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and curling up with a fuzzy blanket and a good book.
Thanks to the Cozy Collection Starbucks sent me, I had almost everything I needed for my favorite way to relax. I just needed to add a book to the blanket, shortbread, cocoa, and marshmallows they sent!
Can I just tell you how excited I was when I found out that Starbucks® is now offering creamy, chocolate-y, Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods in two decadent flavors? I got a Keurig last year, and while we don’t drink coffee at our house, I use it for cocoa a lot. But I have had trouble finding cocoa K-Cups I actually like. So often I find myself just using it as a source for ready to go heated water, and mixing in my homemade blend. But no more…now I can warm up and get cozy with a mug full of my Classic or Salted Caramel hot cocoa from Starbucks, without ever putting on the bra, or taking off the PJ pants.
And of course, with my steaming mug of cocoa I need something delicious. And the marshmallows made me want S’mores! There is just something about sugary, chocolatey, marshmallowy junk food that screams comfort to me. Especially since I have to wear my “comfortable” pants afterwards. Hahaha. But really, these S’mores Whoopie Pies are the BEST way to enjoy a cup of cocoa. They rock!
They are basically a rich chocolate ganache and smooth marshmallow buttercream sandwiched between two graham cracker cake cookies. When you eat one you will toss your skinny jeans out the window and embrace your “fat pants” because you will realize that eating something so decadent is worth whatever price. And who really looks good in skinny jeans anyway?
Okay, okay, maybe you can exercise some self control and not eat the whole lot yourself. Me…well, let’s just say that little story I told you earlier this week about my daughter calling my tummy “quite large” may be directly connected to the over-consumption of these glorious whoopie pies. Worth every calorie. Worth abandoning those new year’s resolutions. They are comfort embodied, and should ALWAYS be accompanied by cocoa.
Now don’t you just want a big old bite?
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