I have a friend who loves the holidays so much that she dedicated an entire room in her house to fir trees and sparkly lights and Santa Claus figurines. I’m not just talking about a casual November and December kind of affair. This woman loves the holidays so much that she keeps her “Christmas room” decorated all year long!
My obsession hasn’t quite reached that level, but I do look forward to holiday flavors. When it’s finally time for pumpkin pies and gingerbread and candy canes, I make sure to experience those special flavors to the fullest.
With that in mind, here are my picks for sweet holiday treats you won’t find anywhere else but Whole Foods Market.
1. 365 Everyday Value® Pumpkin Pancake & Waffle Mix
Expecting overnight guests? Wake them up with the heavenly scent of pumpkin pancakes on the griddle. They’ll know you’re the best host ever.
2. 365 Everyday Value® Maple Gingerbread Sandwich Cremes
Some people swear it’s not really fall until the maple sandwich cookies hit the shelves. Our version is made without artificial flavors or hydrogenated oils.
3. Whole Foods Market™ Cookies & Cream Peppermint Bark
Warning: you may become addicted to the creamy, crunchy goodness of handcrafted chocolate bark dotted with crushed chocolate cookies and peppermint candy.
4. 365 Everyday Value® Candy Cane Pretzel Flats in Dark Chocolate or Yogurt
Break out the hot cocoa! Everyone will want to dunk these candy-cane-crusted pretzels.
5. 365 Everyday Value® Organic Pumpkin Spice Low Fat Yogurt
Perfect for those who like a subtle balance of sweet and savory flavors. Pairs well with granola, dried cranberries or pumpkin pancakes.
6. 365 Everyday Value® White Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Mix
Create magical memories when you make these minty brownies topped with peppermint bark. They’ll taste extra good because they’re made without artificial colors or flavors.
7. Whole Foods Market™ Traditional Panettone
Serve this traditional Italian sweetbread with coffee or use it in a recipe like Baked Panettone French Toast with Apples and Cranberries.
8. 365 Everyday Value® Gingerbread Crackle Cookie Mix
Got a cookie swap coming up? You don’t have to be a master baker to trade with the best of ‘em — especially when your cookies are bursting with the flavor of real ginger and molasses.
9. Whole Foods Market™ Dark Chocolate English Toffee
What could be sweeter than fair trade candy that also helps improve people’s lives? These toffees bear the Whole Trade® seal, which means that part of what you pay goes to support community development projects.
Do you have a holiday treat you can’t live without? Share some sweet inspiration in the comments section.
11/18/14 - Blog update: Our apologies! The 365 Everyday Value® Organic Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches we originally featured in this post were so popular we're all sold out this year. You might want to give the 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peppermint Ice Cream Bars a try instead.
And remember, all of these delicious treats listed above are available for a limited time during the holidays, so get them while you can. Otherwise you'll have to wait until next year to see what fun flavors we have up our sleeve.