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I totally want your opinion on this. Do you automatically think peppermint is a holiday thing? Are they hand in hand to you?
I'm sure so much mint flavoring this time of year is great for mint lovers (are you?) but me, not so much. I do like mint to a point you have to hide a box of Andes from me if they're around, but that's basically the only way I eat it. On the opposite end of the scope, you will never catch me with a candy cane hanging from my mouth. Ick.
When I was looking for holiday themed candy at Wal-Mart yesterday some of our stand-by favorites had added mint for the holidays. For instance we like 3 Musketeers Bars and Santa likes to add some candy to the kiddos stockings Christmas Eve night ;). The only 3 Musketeers candy bar minis to be had were whipped with mint added. I then notice other candy brands doing the same- adding mint flavoring. I left the candy isle and strolled past some frozen pies. There I see, Special Holiday Edition Cookies and Mint Pies. In the themed gifts I see mint cocoa, mint bark, mint truffles. It just went on and on.
I get that candy canes are traditionally mint and they are traditionally holiday themed, but beyond that, what is up with mint being so prevalent this time of year?
Mint is very much a holiday thing to me. Maybe because of the association with candy canes. Overall I'm not a big mint person and still not too much during the holidays, but that's really the only time of year I'll eat something mint. I do LOVE the Edy's candy cane or peppermint ice cream that comes out this time of year. I haven't picked up any yet, hoping someone will put Edy's on sale but I'm looking forward to it!
Mint, as any spice, was always an expensive item. Christmas was a special time for it because it was a treat to spend the extra for it. (sort of like traditional fresh fruit and nuts for Christmas too).
Norma, I completely understand your train of thought (thanks for adding it). If a spice, season, or herb was choose to be exotic, and in the holiday spirit, I wish it would have been vanilla instead, lol. :)
I'm completely over all these mint selections.
I was just told last night via a phone conversation that Cold Stone Creamery has an amazing mint and chocolate ice cream right now for the holidays. Funny she mentions this craving just after I posted my rant. It made me giggle. She also mentioned that there's a Hershey's Kiss with mint added that are to die for. Like, sit down and eat the whole bag, good. Any of those sound good to any of you?
I know at this point I sound like I'm whining but I don't even chew gum that often. The two most common flavors of gum are cinnamon ( I will not eat it-hate it!) and mint. When I will spring for a piece it is mint, but I really have to be in the mood for it. I do brush with mint flavored tooth paste. Maybe that daily dose a couple of times a day is all that I care for? Okay, I'm off this for now. I'm way over thinking this at this point.
What's your favorite thing with mint?
About Egg Nog, I LOVE the stuff! There are certain brands I like better than others. I just mentioned my dislike of cinnamon in my previous post and some brands have cinnamon flavoring added. Yuk! i think Publix brand rocks and TG Lee has a good one, too. Yummy!
Suzanne C said:
LOL...my daughter just asked the same thing about Egg Nog!
Not a big mint gal either....sounds like candy companies are looking for more ways to get our dollars to me (not mine though)!
Send me all your minty stuff - I lurve it - any time of the year! ;-)