Now that you are ready to plan your wine tasting day trip with the kids, you need a family-sized thermos to hold the delicious hot chocolate. You’ll want a thermos that keeps the beverage hot for a long time, holds enough for thirsty kids, and is easy to use. Thermos makes a beautiful looking 40 ounce hot chocolate thermos that meets all of these criteria, and comes in a beautiful shade of burgundy, like the wine you will soon be drinking!

The actual color of the Thermos Stainless King 40 Ounce Beverage Bottle is cranberry. I like to think of it as wine-colored though! It sure catches the eye and stands out amongst the black and grey thermoses that are so prevalent.

There are many features about this thermos that are appealing to me. First, at 40 ounces, this is definitely a family-sized thermos and able to hold enough hot chocolate for everyone. We parents often need a sip of cocoa too from time to time! I always call that a freshness check. Gotta make sure it’s good for the kiddos before giving it to them. Wink, wink.

The sleek design is also very appealing. It’s tall at 12+ inches, but not so wide. The exact dimensions are 3.7 x 4.3 x 12.3 inches. I already mentioned that I love the burgundy, ahem, I mean cranberry color. It also comes in midnight blue, stainless steel and matte black. Both the inside and outside are stainless steel. This keeps the exterior cool enough to handle for hot drinks, but also keeps cold drinks from sweating.

It will keep liquids hot or cold for up to 24 hours. That is a long time! Several of the reviews commented on how hot their beverages were at the end of an 8 hour day. Still steaming hot! The structure being more vertical with less width helps keep the liquid from losing it’s ideal temperature.

The price is $29 on Amazon.

The average customer review on this thermos is 4.5 stars out of 5. I was most impressed by that average as there are 314 reviews on it. Here are some other pros that customers mentioned:

  • Kept beverages steamy hot all dayThermos-40-Ounce-Close-Up
  • The sleek design was very appealing
  • The amount of beverage was plenty
  • The handle made the thermos easy to pour
  • The thermos did not leak, even when bumped around
  • The price for the thermos was surprising as 24 ounce versions are priced similarly

Now there were a few cons that were also mentioned that I want to inform you about here:

  • The chain handle clanks and makes too much noise
  • The liquid splatters a bit when poured
  • The stainless steel exterior can be loud if something bumps it

Despite a few cons, the overwhelming majority recommended this product with enthusiasm. This would make an excellent choice for a family-sized hot chocolate thermos. Don’t forget the marshmallows when you take this along on your next family day trip to wine country! If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them below.