Friday, November 14, 2008

Mint Chocolate

I heard the average person gains at least 5 pounds from Halloween to Christmas. Ummm, I'm going to have to say that I'm just not average. I'm pretty sure I gain a lot more than that each year and this one will be no exception!

I'm totally feeling the mint chocolate already this holiday season. Here are some of the fun products I have found in stores:

(to be fair, I couldn't find a picture online anywhere of these so I stole this pic from this fun blog)
These can be found at Walmart!

Only at TJ's which we don't have in Utah (poor me!) but I'm going to AZ for Thanksgiving and am totally going to stock up!

Can get these Fudge Mint Oreos pretty much anywhere

I got my mint miniatures at Walgreens because there was a $1 off coupon. The trouble is that I'm going to have to go back for more because I have eaten the whole bag by myself in a matter of 4 days. NO JOKE!

I haven't tried these ones yet, but I can't wait! I have so many memories of going to Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco growing up and I LOVE their chocolate! Sorry about the small pictures. Hopefully they enlarge okay if you click on them.

I can't wait to use these to make lots of Holiday treats like mint oreo truffles and milkshakes and lots more that I will surprise you with. For now, I'm going to go make my cream mint brownies that you may recall from brownie week. I've been craving them all week!

What fun limited edition treats have you found this Holiday Season?


Nama said...

I think the small Ghirardelli picture includes the dark chocolate peppermint bark, but that's my favorite holiday chocolate! I also love egg nog (too bad I'm lactose intolerant and make myself sick on it...) and my favorite peppermint treat is, I think, Bluebell peppermint ice I need some. And soon!

The Food Librarian said...

Chocolate Mint Soy Milk!!!

Ingrid said...

Oh, boy you ARE in a seriously "minty" mood! LOL! I've not really looked. I can't afford to gain any more!!! Can't wait to drool over your "mint filled" photos!

~ Uncle Sam's Family, Est. September 1994 ~ said...

I absolutely love the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark!!! I seriously can't get enough and look forward to it every Christmas!!!

Karen said...

I don't go *looking* for sweets around this time of year... they just seem to find me! I never ever buy Oreos... I would sit and eat them ALL. Same with brownies.. I don't make them unless I'm going to take them someplace for others to eat.

Now I'm hungry for chocolate!

Lisa said...

The TJ's ones are great.

avesta said...

I just found Andes chocolate mint chips at the grocery store! So excited to bake cookies and brownies with these! I Andes mints!

Snooky doodle said...

wow how many nice treats :) wish to try mint brownies too I ve never tried them

Dawn said...

looks like I'll be going to Trader Joe's very soon!!
thanks for the info!

Maris said...

This all sounds so good, especially the mint fudge covered oreos! They also make chocolate mint M&Ms and I think I could literally eat the bag in one sitting!