Move Over Pumpkin, Here Comes Candy Cane

December 5th, 2012

This fall we’ve seen a noticeable rise in pumpkin-flavored food and beverage launches, both on American restaurant menus and on retail shelves. As fall fades out and winter storms in, we expect the pumpkin parade to be replaced with another seasonal comfort food flavor, candy cane.

Candy cane and peppermint flavors are already making their presence known on popular social media sites like Pinterest and Twitter. Recipes are surfacing for minty, festive seasonal treats like peppermint fudge, candy cane cookies, peppermint candy cupcakes, candy cane bark, peppermint cake pops and of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without a wide array of candy cane cocktails.

If you’re in the market for making peppermint goodies this season, there are plenty of recipes to pick from, and if you’re in the supermarket for peppermint goodies – there’s no shortage there either. Here are some of the standouts to hit shelves so far this season:

Pepperidge Farm - Candy Cane Milano Cookies













Pepperidge Farm Milano Minis Candy Cane Crispy Cookies

Burnett's Candy Cane Flavored Vodka













Burnett’s Candy Cane Flavored Vodka

Pringles White Chocolate Peppermint Potato Chips













Pringles White Chocolate Peppermint Flavored Potato Crisps

Archer Farms Chocolate Peppermint Crunch













Archer Farms Peppermint Crunch Milk Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

Ghirardelli Chocolate - Peppermint Bark








Ghirardelli Chocolate Peppermint Bark Premium Baking Bar

Candy cane is winter’s “it” flavor this season but the trend doesn’t start and end with food and drink; from candy cane striped manicures to peppermint bath and body products (and a whole lot in between), this winter, America’s painting the town red (and white stripes)!


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