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Dec 4, 2011 05:39 PM

Keurig K-Cups

Which flavors are Chalav Yisrael and yummy? Thinking of getting one even though I'm not a big coffee drinker! Need the morning caffeine. :-)

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      1. re: koshergourmetmart

        Are you being sarcastic? I can't tell.

        1. re: Dave5440

          not sarcastic-it gives a halachik answer
          Most K-Cup® portion packs are Kosher Certified Pareve. The only exceptions are hot cocoa K-Cup® portion packs, which are certified Kosher-Dairy. When a hot cocoa K-Cup® portion packs is brewed in a Keurig brewer, the brewer converts from Kosher Pareve to Kosher-Dairy and any subsequent K-Cups brewed in this brewer would be classified Kosher-Dairy. If you want your Keurig brewer to remain Kosher Pareve, you'll need a second Keurig brewer for brewing hot cocoa K-Cup® portion packs. Using a second K-Cup holder will not keep the brewer Kosher Pareve

          1. re: koshergourmetmart

            As a general rule, while it makes sense to brew coffee in the Keurig it makes no sense to use it for hot chocolate. All you're doing is adding hot water and turning the machine milchig in the process (not to mention using more expensive cocoa K-cups). If you want hot chocolate, just put the powder in a mug and then run hot water through the Keurig. Same result, less cost,

      2. re: goodhealthgourmet

        However, this says nothing (in my quick read) about chalav Yisroel. I don't think any of them are - they'd be considered chalav-Stam.
        It's possible that some other companies also make cups to fit the Keurig (I know that Dunkin Donuts makes some, but they're not chalav-Yisroel), so that's what you'd have to look for.

        1. re: helou

          Only the hot chocolate ones are dairy so that means that CY is moot for the others, doesn't it?

          1. re: DeisCane

            Exactly. The coffee K-cups are just that, coffee (and occasionally non-dairy flavorings) so no dairy enters into the equation. You add your own milk/cream after brewing. As I noted, it would only be an issue with hot chocolate K-cups, but they're really unnecessary and will render your equipment milchig.

            The Keurig will dispense beverage-temperature water so you can use teabags, cocoa from packets and even make ramen soup.

            1. re: ferret

              Careful about those "non-dairy" creamers. Most are actually dairy from a kashrut point of view. Since some folks who keep chalav yisrael will not eat from utensils that were used for chalav stam (Chabad comes to mind,) you are better off adding flavorings after the coffee is in your cup, rather than making your whole coffeepot dairy.
              Torani makes nice flavorings and most are parve. (Ya gotta love the name!) Coffee Bean and Starbucks also sell kosher flavorings but I believe they are dairy (and chalav stam.)

              1. re: SoCal Mother

                If you use the refillable k-cup with your own ground coffee, sprinkle in a bit of cinnamon. Great flavor, not overpowering, and definitely parve!

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        1. I use the My K-cup accessory. I buy Dunkin Donut ground coffee @ Costco.

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          1. re: berel

            Dunkin is the best. They now have dark roast too. We don't know why the other brands do not taste as rich. Green Mountain while tempting at first (lots of flavor varieties) does not provide a robust flavor no matter how many kinds or roast levels we have tried. Just disappointing. Kosher, though, with a little OU.

            1. re: cappucino

              I have gone through all, and I mean ALL k-cups and I found only one that stands up to the large cup setting and that is "Emeril's Big Easy Bold". I buy it from Amazon using Amazon Prime and "Subscribe and Save" for a 15% discount. For the past few years I have used this exclusively. Yes, I buy new ones as they come out, like the Starbucks and Dunken Donuts (regular and dark roast) and I still come back to the Emeril one.

              Now everyone's taste differs, but this one should be tried at least once.

              1. re: MartyB

                barista brand italian roast tops big easy bold IMHO

                1. re: dining with doc

                  Didn't try that, thanks for the heads up. I just went to Amazon and ordered "Barista Prima Coffee Variety Pack * French Roast, House Blend, Colombia Coffee, and Italian Roast * 4 Boxes of 18 K-Cups". I am always ready to try new coffee.

                  1. re: dining with doc

                    Not bad at all. The barista brand italian roast certainly stands up to the large cup size. I will see if it stands the test of time. I also will in the next few days try the other three barista offerings.

                    It will be nice having more k-cup choices under my belt. The only problem with the barista k-cups is that they are much more expensive than the Emeril. I pay close to $.50 per k-cup for the Emeril while the barista commands close to $1 per k-cup.. At least at Amazon. I must add that (a) I am a member of Amazon prime which gives me free and fast shipping on lots of items and (2) The Emeril is being offered as part of what Amazon calls "subscribe and save". This means that I commit to a shipping schedule (of which you can skip a shipment or add a shipment) and in return I get a 15% discount. Amazon has no such option for the barista coffees.

                    Anyway, thanks again for the heads up.

                    1. re: MartyB

                      Macy's usually has a large selection of K-cups. They don't discount, but there's usually coupons during a one day sale for $10 off a $25 purchase. The coupons are valid on Godiva, so I would assume they are ok to use on K-cups.

                      Also, I've had the "donut house" K-cups from Costco. Great coffee, great value.

                      1. re: cheesecake17

                        you may also catch the 30% off coupons about every 6 weeks at Kohls.

                        Lately, I also you my Staple's rewards checks to buy K-Cups, painless

                  2. re: MartyB

                    This is our default K Cup, But we buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond with the always available 20% off coupons

                    Also like the Van Houtte French Vanilla from Canada with the MK supervision.

              2. I saw Green Mountain brand apple cider at Macys yesterday and it has an OU printed on the front fo the box in a tiny oint size, but it is there:)

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                1. re: Prettypoodle

                  The apple cider flavor is amazing!!