The cool, refreshing spice of peppermint is one that we know all too well. Found in everything from chewing gum to toothpaste, and even body wash, we probably don't go a day without the iconic, minty flavor (unless, of course, you're a fan of fruity toothpaste). This is especially true during the holiday season where peppermint completely takes over grocery stores, parties, and all forms of dessert.
This winter we're faced with arguably the largest assortment of peppermint-themed goods ever. In an effort to help narrow down your options, we put together a list of 18 limited-edition products that'll keep you in the spirit long after the snow has melted. That is, only if you stock up before they're gone.
Behold, peppermint-bark candy sized to perfection and individually wrapped for easy sharing.
Dove Christmas Peppermint Bark Promises, $3.99, available at Target.
Sandwich cookies are always a good idea, no matter what time of year you choose to enjoy them. Add a hint of peppermint into the mix, however, and you've got an instant holiday classic.
365 Everyday Value Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cremes, $3.99, available at Whole Foods.
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Put down the spoon, and instead consider stirring your cup of joe with a vanilla rolled wafer complete with a chocolate-peppermint filling.
Williams Sonoma Chocolate Peppermint Rolled Wafers, $10.36 – $20.72, available at Williams Sonoma.
Available for a limited time, now's the season to nab a few of See's, peppermint-cream lollipops. One box of eight comes in just under $7.
See's Mint Cream Lollypops, $6.85, available at See's.
The folks over at Georgetown Cupcake really know what their doing when it comes to baked, frosted treats. Here, the brand teamed up with Williams Sonoma to create a mix you can make at home.
Williams Sonoma Georgetown Cupcake Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Mix, $16.95, available at Williams Sonoma.
Whether you choose to gift a few tins or serve them during a holiday function, one thing's for sure — you're going to want to save at least one for yourself. Trust us, they're
that good. Williams Sonoma Peppermint Cremes, $23.16 – $46.32, available at Williams Sonoma.
Netflix and chill this holiday season with none other than a heaping handful of peppermint mocha popcorn.
Wise Peppermint Mocha Flavored Popcorn, $2.49, available at Target.
Eat them alone or pop a few in your hot cocoa, either way you'll absolutely love the soft, squishy texture of these funky little marshmallow pieces.
SmashMallow Premium Snackable Marshmallows, Candy Cane, $4.00, available at SmashMallow.
When the weather's cold and the snow just keeps falling, at least you'll have a nice cup of cozy, peppermint hot chocolate to keep you warm.
Williams Sonoma Peppermint Hot Chocolate, $15.96 – $31.92, available at Williams Sonoma.
Who wouldn't want to get lost in a bowl pilled high with chocolate-drizzle, peppermint gelato
365 Everyday Peppermint Italian Gelato, check store for price, click here to learn more.
Love coffee? These limited-edition coffee pods from The Original Donut Shop are topped off with a sweet, candy cane finish.
The Original Donut Shop Peppermint Bark Light Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cup Pods, $10.99, available at Target.
If you find it hard to drink your daily dose of H2O, a seasonal twist might help.
Hint Water Peppermint, Case of 12, $19.99, available at Hint Water.
These milk chocolate truffles from Lindt are made with peppermint cookie pieces.
Lindt Lindor Peppermint Cookie Milk Chocolate Truffles, $4.00, available at Target.
Each mini cone comes filled with peppermint ice cream made and chocolate cone coated with a thick, chocolate shell.
Trader Joe's Peppermint Flavored Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones, $2.99, click here to learn more.
It's official: Malt balls have undergone an elegant makeover.
Sugarfina Peppermint Malt Balls, $7.50, available at Sugarfina.
This pick combines two of our favorites — peppermint bark and thin, chocolate cookies — for a snack we just can't resist.
Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark Cookies, $19.96 – $39.92, available at Williams Sonoma.
Another take on the classic sandwich cookie, these get dunked in a generous helping of dark chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint.
365 Everyday Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies, check store for price, click here to learn more.
Peppermint chocolate clusters from Theo are made with quinoa, toasted coconut, and peppermint flavored dark chocolate.
Theo Peppermint Chocolate Clusters, $5.99, available at Theo.