One thing I really love about this time of year is the abundance of yummy peppermint creations! Today I introduce to you my 2011 Top 5 Peppermint Yummy Things List.
In 5th place... Pillsbury Peppermint Sugar Cookies!
These yummy cookies can be found in the refrigerated cookie dough section in your grocery store. In a roll, like their original sugar cookie dough, they taste extra special with some Betty Crocker Fluffy Frosting from the jar.

In 4th place...It was really hard to put Starbucks Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate in 4th place, but I found something that tastes better...you'll see that below. It's always fun to look foward to the red cups and this speciality drink. When Starbucks brings this out, you know it's the true start to the holiday season!

Source: bing.com via Holly on Pinterest

In 3rd place...Steak'n Shake's Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake...just the right hint of peppermint and chocolate make this a favorite for those craving a little chill.
I am such a fan of peppermint that I've never tried their other holiday flavors, but they sure look good too! Ok...2nd place was a tough one because I am a true die-hard Starbuck fan. But one day I was shopping at Wally Mart and came across single packets of Ghiradelli Peppermint Hot Cocoa. I bought 3 on a whim, went home and tried it and determined it was better than my favorite Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate. I called my mom immediatley and told her to go back to Wally Mart and get the rest of them because I haven't found them anywhere else. Just listen to how they describe it on the Ghiradelli website and you'll understand "The luxuriously deep flavor of Ghirardelli® Peppermint Hot Cocoa creates an intense, lingering chocolate experience. We start with cocoa from the finest of cocoa beans and blend just the right amount of sugar, real vanilla and peppermint. The result is a rich chocolate taste balanced with a hint of peppermint. Enjoy as the pleasure of your Peppermint Hot Cocoa lingers and time stands still."
If you find this luxery anywhere else...please, please let me know!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...
#1 Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark. Need I say more?
Runners Up:
Andes Peppermint Crunch Thins
Hershey Peppermint Kisses
FAILURES:
Everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon with the peppermint craze, but some just don't get it that peppermint connoisseurs such as myself can see and taste right through it! Tim Horton's Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate looked nothing like the pretty picture when they handed it to me in the drive through. Melted whip cream and a watery base, barely any mint taste and I wont be back again! McDonalds also offers something similar that I find to be just an average drink with no bells or peppermint whistles.  
 


Jessica B
12/22/2011 7:23am

My secret pal this week got me some peppermint pretzel balls. They were wonderful. Should've kept the package. I love Steak and Shake's milkshake too!

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Terry
12/22/2011 8:01pm

Yum...I love peppermint! I am having a cup of Bigalow Plantation mint right now!!!! I wish I had some of those cookies to go with it! Or the peppermint bark.... I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy the mint!!!!!

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