Friday, December 17, 2010

Tassimo T20 Single Server Brewer Giveaway

I know this looks kind of funny for me to be promoting a coffee maker (since I don't drink coffee) but for those who know me I have plenty of other weaknesses--i.e. hot chocolate.  And what caught my eye enough to agree to do a review was that this little gadget not only makes coffee but it makes fancy, nectar-of-the-gods, too-smooth-and-rich-for-words hot chocolate.

Yes, you read that right. In fact, it makes all kinds of great hot drinks but for my purposes I'm going to focus on the hot chocolate angle because that's what makes me so happy and warm.

The T20's claim to fame is it's ease of operation--just pop in the pre-packaged and prepared little drink disc--and *POOF* out comes your chocolate pleasure (or coffee, or chai tea or lattes or whatever--you have a whole flock of drinks to choose from).

One serving, instantly. It's the closest thing you can get to a Star Trek replicator where the computer creates your heart's desire at the push of a button. Your whole family can decide what they want to drink and each person can have individual servings in 60 seconds.

Each of the little drink discs (T-discs) has a barcode on them so that the machine reads the code and adjusts the operation and temperature accordingly.  Slim enough to fit in a tight space on your counter it's ideal for apartments.  Though I swear I could drink enough hot chocolate to keep a fleet of these things busy and happily humming.

The only possible downside would be buying the discs.  It's not a big deal, you just buy discs instead of powdered mix and it works out (if my calculations are correct) to about $.60 per cup for hot chocolate. I'm not sure what it is for coffee, slightly less I think. It's not a bad price and it eliminates the mess of spooning mix into the mug but you have to have the discs to work the machine.

So not only was I sent a T20 to review and love but I've been given a second unit to offer to one of you lucky hot drink lovers out there.  Whose with me? If you want your chance as this beautiful gadget just follow the directions below and think lucky thoughts.

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am, the morning of Saturday December 25 (that gives you through the last second of Christmas Eve to enter) go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in the following Monday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to all people with a U.S. address. Good luck!


And if you remember last week's giveaway of Jana Winters Parkin's beautiful book What Think Ye of Christmas? I hadn't had a chance to announce the winner because I had a hard time getting the winner to respond but after redrawing a new name I'm happy to announce that Lisa Lehmann of Lisa J. Lehmann Designs has won (if you haven't seen her jewelry yet be sure to check out her site, I have a pair of earrings that she made and I just love them). A beautiful book and beautiful jewelry.

Notice: I was given the T20 Brewer as a review product, free of charge. My opinions are my own and I wans't compensated for this post.


mverno said...

i entered

Galloping Goats Farm said...

This looks fabulous.

cndymkr / jean said...

ok, you had me at the mention of Star Trek.

Nanette said...

Hot chocolate is my absolute favorite. I love different flavors, but my 1st choice is plain hot cocoa with a candy cane in it.

şömine said...

Thanks For Sharing

Melissa D said...

Oh yum! The possibilities are endless!

mum2twelve said...

I have a similar item down on my Christmas wish list but I am not holding my breath so.... here's hoping that I win it!

Merry Christmas to all of my fellow hopefuls! =)

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
Happy holidays!

samf36 said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

samf36 ( at )

Diane52 said...

I would love to make green tea or hot chocolate with this
Thank you,
Diane Baum