If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know all about my love for the Cocoa Latte machine. Last year, Back to Basics did a voluntary recall of the Cocoa Latte, because of an issue with lead. I sent my machine back, thinking I’d be able to go to the store and buy a new one within a couple of months. If I had known that, a year later, I’d still be without my beloved Cocoa Latte, I might have taken a risk with the lead!
I’ve looked and looked for a similar product, never finding exactly what I wanted. I did find an unused Cocoa Latte on eBay, but they wanted an insane price for it. There are lots of products that will heat up your beverages, but I wanted one that turns off automatically when it gets to the right temperature. I also didn’t want to bother with a kettle because I like to make my hot chocolate with milk (I’m fancy like that!). Then the other day I sent my plea out to the internet for the umpteenth time, and my friend Andrea came back with the perfect thing.
It’s the West Bend Cocoa Grande Drink Maker! I think maybe the problem was that I was looking for a hot cocoa maker and this is classified as a Hot Drink Maker. Apparently search terms are important! Our cold front is in full force right now, and I have a pantry full of cocoa that needs to be used! If you live anywhere near the polar vortex, and if you enjoy hot chocolate (or warm apple cider) this machine is a must! I feel like my dreams have com true!
p.s. The link is an affiliate link for Amazon! You can also find this at Bed Bath and Beyond and use a coupon!
p.s. Don’t forget, you still have a bit of time to enter the giveaway. Just scroll down to the hot chocolate float post.