November 15, 2013

Five things Friday: peppermint version

If you have been following our blog, you know that both of us have a sweet tooth.  The fact is, I can keep it under control most of the year with a bowl of ice cream in the evening as my only sweet treat of the day. But when the holidays roll around and I see the seasonal displays, I completely lose control and buy all the peppermint things in sight.  Just this week, while shopping, I just happened to find some items that I could not live without! Here's what could be found in my shopping cart at various grocery stores this week:


1.  Peppermint GU  This is the best GU flavor ever and I buy it by the box full.  It has a refreshing taste that is great while I am out on a run!

2.  Candy Cane Cremes Whole Foods carries these delightful cookies and I hate it admit it but sometimes I eat one four or five at a sitting!

3.  White Chocolatier Peppermint popcorn Love love love Boom Chica pop and I am saving this for a night when I curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie!

4.  Luna Chocolate Peppermint stick bars Normally I buy the Luna protein bars, but these are just too good to pass up.  Can you tell I am seriously addicted to anything peppermint?

5.  Pretzel Crisp in Dark Chocolate &Peppermint flavor What could be better than a crisp salty pretzel dipped in chocolate with peppermint candy sprinkled on top?  This is another treat that I will save for a night of TV viewing.

Do you have a favorite seasonal flavor that makes you buy way too many treats/sweets?  Thankfully Christmas is just once a year and I try to keep this under control when January rolls around!
(Pam)

22 comments:

  1. Peppermint Bark chocolate Ghirardelli squares are my favorite! Along with peppermint GU...that stuff is delicious!

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    1. Everyone loves those Karen. Need to add those to my shopping list for next week!

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  2. I am like that when the pumpkin flavored stuff starts hitting store shelves in the fall! I have noticed though that I am starting to eye up the new holiday flavored items that are coming out: peppermint, gingerbread, christmas cookie,,,etc. I may have to try some of those items you mentioned. I agree wth Karen, I also look forward to the Ghiradelli squares ( the holiday variety bag)! ~M

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    1. Christine is the pumpkin fan but anything peppermint is hard for me to pass up! I also like gingerbread flavored items too!

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  3. Oh I discovered those pretzel crisp peppermints last season and about died and gone to heaven. Delicious!!!

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    1. Thanks for the report Mar. It is my first time to buy those but the picture on the bag makes them look so good!

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  4. Peppermint...pumpkin...gingerbread. I love it all! The fact that Gu has a peppermint flavor makes me want to give it another try!

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    1. It is by far my favorite flavor Lauren, yet Christine is not a fan!

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  5. Oh my favorite is the Peppermint Hershey's Kisses! They are soooo good!

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    1. I love those too Mindy, but they have not made it into my shopping cart....yet!

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  6. I had my first Ghirardelli peppermint bark at Disneyland this past weekend. They've got the whole place ready for Christmas, and the Ghirardelli place in DCA has the peppermint bark ready :)

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  7. Those Pretzel Crisps look devine; I love anything with peppermint, especially if it has chocolate too!

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    1. Me too Kristen....peppermint + chocolate+ delicious

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  8. PEPPERMINT GU?! I was happy with the mint chocolate one, now I must find this peppermint!

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    1. Ashley, I think it is the best GU flavor!

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  9. Godiva has Dark Chocolate Peppermint bars. I saw them yesterday at CVS. Last year Godiva they had Dark Chocolate peppermint truffles. I bought 4 bags and keep them in the freezer.

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    1. Bobbie, those Godiva truffles sound amazing. Will be looking for those!

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  10. I wanna try the GU! I'm gonna need to make a trip to the local running store tomorrow!

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  11. Minty chocolate!! Great post, I enjoyed reading it!! :)

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  12. I'm not a huge fan of peppermint, but my husband LOVES it, so we make homemade peppermint ice cream as soon as the candy canes come out each season!

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