It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you look, but especially in the food aisles. The winter season is the time to hoard these seasonal goodies like there is no tomorrow, because they may not be there tomorrow. Look and try not to drool at these five delectable seasonal goodies.
Every normal human being understands the sheer genius that is Oreo cookies – the chocolate cookie mixed with the sweet cream in the middle make this the perfect treat. However, Nabisco decided to up their game for the winter season. They are offering white fudge covered Oreos.
Imagine the same Oreo cookie you hold dear, covered in white fudge and then placed in the freezer (since they’re best frozen); it’s a true melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Considering it’s the third oldest chocolate company in the United States, it’s no surprise that Ghirardelli has created a winter option that puts their original flavors to shame. Their peppermint bark squares are the perfect mix of milk chocolate (there is a dark chocolate option) with white chocolate and peppermint pieces. Since these come in individually wrapped pieces, they are the perfect treat to share with your friends and family. That is, if you can manage to give up a couple pieces.
This bread company is known for their traditional options: cinnamon swirl and raisin cinnamon swirl. Come fall, however, we begin to see a little creativity come our way. Enter Pumpkin Spice. This bread has the traditional flavors of cinnamon, with just a hint of pumpkin that makes you love the holidays.
You may believe that a loaf of this bread will be enough to satisfy the entire family, but you would be incorrect. A loaf per person would be more apt. Beware: This bread is addicting and tends to disappear before you know it.
Hershey Kisses, as many are aware, come in just about every flavor. From caramel to cookies and crème to special dark, this company has monetized the phrase ‘there’s a flavor for everyone.’ Well, when it comes to Christmas, there is no compromise.
The Candy Cane Hershey Kiss is a miniature version of peppermint bark, without the dark or milk chocolate. Nevertheless, have no fear; nothing is left to be desired after you’ve devoured an entire bag.
Though you may not be able to ‘stock up’ on most of the menu (save the Holiday blends available for purchase), you can drink your way through these cold winter months with the tasty variety Starbucks has to offer.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, with a hint of refreshing peppermint, then the Peppermint Mocha is for you. Perhaps you’re afraid of venturing too far away from your favorites – the Caramel Brûlée is the perfect combination of caramel and a bite of sea salt. The Eggnog offers you Christmas in a cup, and the Gingerbread makes it feel as if little sugarplums are dancing in your head. If you’re feeling a little nutty, make sure to check out the Chestnut Praline, but the Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew is the perfect end to an afternoon made warm by Christmas shopping.
It doesn’t matter if you’re more interested in bread, coffee, or sweets – there’s a holiday-themed snack just waiting for your pantry. It’s always better to stock up on these seasonal goodies now, unless you’re willing to wait another year to try white fudge covered Oreos, or Candy Cane Kisses.