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Visions of Sweets for the Holidays

By Allison Burch, December 4, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

Do the holidays bring on visions of sugarplums? Do you dream of chocolate truffles? What about shortbread cookies, ice cream, popcorn? Oh my! My sweet tooth goes into overdrive this time of year. Here are some snacks and sweets in special holiday flavors that will keep your spirits bright without indulging in any hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

365 Everyday Value® Holiday Popcorn Every batch of popcorn is produced in small kettles for freshness, flavor and satisfying texture. Available in Chocolatey Drizzle Kettle Corn and Dark Chocolate Popcorn Crunch. Only at Whole Foods Market!

365 Everyday Value® Ice Cream Seasonal flavors available only during the holidays, choose from Pumpkin, Chocolate Peppermint and Egg Nog. Only at Whole Foods Market!

Whole Foods Market™ Organic Truffles — Chocolate Imported from France, our rich, creamy chocolate truffles are a decadent mélange of simple organic ingredients. Only at Whole Foods Market!

Back to Nature Organic Buttery Shortbread Biscuits These shortbread cookies are made using a traditional recipe and organic ingredients like flour, butter, cane juice, vanilla extract and salt. Only at Whole Foods Market!

Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Crunch Dark chocolate lovers will savor the 72 percent cocoa content combined with a peppermint crunch. Share a sweet message this season with these chocolates and support endangered species, habitats and humanity. Available in a 3 oz bar or a pouch containing 10 individually wrapped treats.

Late July Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies Enjoy your favorite cookie, all dressed up for the holidays in dark chocolate and sprinkled with organic peppermint candy pieces.

Popcorn Indiana Whole Trade® Guaranteed crunchy and munch-worthy popcorn makes it hard to believe that popcorn was ever used as tree decoration. Available in Caramel, White Chocolate Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar, Black & White Kettlecorn and Apple Crisp Kettlecorn. Only at Whole Foods Market!

Stacy's Classic Cocoa Pita Chips Made by baking fair trade cocoa right into the pita dough for a satisfying chocolate taste, these pita chips are delicately sprinkled with sugar crystals for subtle sweetness. Only at Whole Foods Market!

Terra Sweet Potato Chips Warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon mean these chips made from sweet potatoes are always a holiday hit. Available for a limited time in Nutmeg Spice and Cinnamon Spice.

Theo Chocolate Holiday Bars Even Santa won't be able to resist gifting himself these chocolate bars from the first and only organic and fair trade (from cocoa bean to bar) chocolate factory in the US. Watch their story and get a behind the scenes look at their operation. Available for a limited time in Gingerbread Spice Milk Chocolate, Peppermint Stick Dark Chocolate, Peppermint Stick Milk Chocolate and Nutcracker Toffee Dark Chocolate. Theo Chocolate Sipping Chocolates Celebrate the season with delectable, drinkable masterpieces that pay tribute to fresh and imaginative ingredients. Try Peppermint and Rich & Dark sipping chocolates.

Tru Sweets Organic Candy Canes Have the iconic candy cane with all of the festive celebration and without corn syrup, artificial flavors and artificial colors.

Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread A long-loved teatime treat, enjoy Scotland's finest butter shortbread made with butter from grass-fed cows. Shortbread traditionalists are sure to appreciate a box of rounds, fingers and triangles, while kids and kids at heart will love this shortbread in shapes like bells, stars and trees.

You’ll find even more holiday treats at your local store. Mmmm...talk about sweet dreams!

What sweet visions dance in your head during the holiday season?

Category: Grocery, Holidays 2011

 

8 Comments

Comments

Adam says ...
the cocoa pita chips sound so good.. hope i spot them soon!
12/07/2011 9:27:06 PM CST
Angie says ...
Ohh, my mouth is watering just reading about these yummy treats. Can't wait to get to the closest WF (2.5 hours away)soon to get some of them.
12/07/2011 10:22:23 PM CST
Linda frank says ...
After tasting Belguim chocolate and eating all the bars we bought on our trip, we are very anxious to buy more Cote D'Or Truffe. Online Whole Foods is suggested as a possible supplier of this imported brand. I couldn't determine this from the WF website and figured there's no harm, in asking right? Thank you.
11/10/2012 10:11:14 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LINDA - Absolutely no harm in asking! Currently, the only items we offer for online ordering are gift cards and holiday meals. Our products vary between locations so I would encourage you to reach out to your local store to see if they carry this brand. You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list. Good luck!
11/14/2012 2:24:12 PM CST
Anna Masly says ...
Do you have the organic candy canes in stock at your West Bloomfield store?
12/12/2012 10:11:06 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ANNA - Since our products vary between locations, I would suggest reaching out to them directly to see what they have in stock. You can call them at 248.538.4600.
12/14/2012 4:20:15 PM CST
Lauren says ...
Is it true that the 365 brand chocolate truffles are only available once a year? I am distressed about this becuase they are so much healthier than any other chocolate that I can find! Please make them available year round!
03/04/2013 6:24:36 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LAUREN - It is true that the truffles are seasonal during the holidays. I will definitely pass along your feedback!
03/05/2013 11:13:48 AM CST