Blogmas Day 13: Wintery Snacks & Drinks to Try This Christmas!

Hi loves! I’m sorry this post is going up a little late, but I have had some of the busiest last couple days of the whole semester! Finals and completing my last design projects have kept me completely preoccupied, but I’m determined to keep on top of Blogmas because I flipping adore it!  I haven’t done a food haul for this Christmas season yet, so I’m bringing you a mini one today! During Halloween, I did an autumnal foods haul, which is one of my favorite posts because of the photography (check that out here!) So without further ado, here are some of my latest holiday food finds!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


Ahh hot chocolate. One of the simplest hot beverages and one of the most delicious for the holidays! I picked up this little can of peppermint hot chocolate a few weeks ago from Trader Joe’s. I’d say this drink is more fresh and minty than chocolatey, which I think many people would like! Personally, I love when hot chocolate is extremely sweet, but I know many would prefer the muted chocolate taste. I also really appreciate the packaging it came it. It would be so simple to put the chocolate powder in little bags and use a cardboard box, but I really appreciate the tin can in comes in and the cheerful graphics on the front.

Danish Butter Cookies


Okay, can we just take some time to appreciate this tin design?? Seriously, these graphics create a little Danish wonderland! I’m in love with the little Christmas trees, reindeers, hearts, and socks that are organized all around the packaging. The off white with the cobalt blue and red is simply gorgeous and honestly makes me want to eat these delicious cookies everyday. I’ve had butter cookies before, but for some reason this season I was really craving them! In the tin are five different cookies in unique shapes. Some have sugar sprinkled across the top, and others are simple butter cookies. They are extremely soft and have such a lovely taste. If you’ve never tried butter cookies, definitely pick these up from Trader Joe’s, you won’t regret it!

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate


Drum roll please! Yes, another hot chocolate review! Could you expect anything less from me?? This one’s for those with a major sweet tooth! This hot chocolate is damn sweet and has a strong taste of salted caramel. Again, this is from Trader Joe’s and comes in an adorable little tin. I will usually heat up a big cup of water in the microwave and add about 2-3 scoops of this stuff (and of course, top with a healthy dollop of whipped cream!)

White Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzels


Last but certainly not least, these pretzels are absolutely unforgettable! They are perfect for any holiday party or just for a little bit of sweets after dinner. White chocolate isn’t something I eat very often, but it’s perfect when contrasted with the saltiness of the pretzel. The bits of peppermint on top are quite a lot, which I usually don’t like. But surprisingly it isn’t overpowering at all. I highly recommend these, but be careful, they’re a little dangerous considering the large bag! I bought these at Costco, but I have no doubt they are sold other places as well. Definitely check Target for them if you’re interested!

Alright, that’s it for tonight! I need to recover from my two finals I had today! Luckily, I have one more critique for ceramics tomorrow and I’m home for the holidays, yay!! Hope you all are doing well and if you’re a student, good luck with finishing up finals!

xx Sage

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  1. December 13, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I love those peppermint pretzels! We made our own one year with milk, dark, and white chocolate!

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      wow those all sound so delicious! i’ll have to try that!

      • December 14, 2017 / 11:39 pm


  2. December 13, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    So proud of you for keeping up on blogmas while being in the middle of finals. Everything sounds so yummy. Trader Joe’s and Costco always have the best holiday goodies!! Another great post!!

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      thank youuuu! love me some trader joe’s and costco!

  3. December 13, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I need to try that salted caramel hot chocolate! I’m only had regular hot chocolate before.

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      yeah definitely try this out if you love regular hot chocolate! gives it a little kick!

  4. December 13, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I love chocolate covered pretzels! Those look great! and the peppermint hot chocolate! Thanks for sharing! xx

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      yess they’re both so bomb!

  5. December 14, 2017 / 4:21 am

    Oh my goodness I need to try all of these, the variety at Christmas is the best! X

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      that’s so true! there’s so many things to try!

  6. December 14, 2017 / 4:49 am

    Those pretzels look incredible! xx

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      girl they are!😍

  7. December 14, 2017 / 5:11 am

    Target has market pantry spray whip in peppermint! We bought that and a regular one for Winter’s birthday. We had a hot chocolate bar 🙂

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      wow that honestly sounds amazing i’ll definitely check that out!! thanks for the great recommendation! a got chocolate bar is so creative i love that!

        • December 14, 2017 / 8:50 pm

          honestly i’d probably spend my entire night by that hot chocolate bar😂

          • December 14, 2017 / 8:52 pm

            Hahaha! We had caramel and chocolate sauces too! It was delicious! Tis the season, right?

          • December 14, 2017 / 8:52 pm

            wow you’re really killing me over here! lol that’s so amazing

          • December 14, 2017 / 8:56 pm

            Haha bought it all at target! I’m always at target lol. Hey, you could have a movie night with a hot chocolate bar! 😀 get all the toppings and add ins. It would be a fun time! And festive if you watch Christmas movies!

          • December 14, 2017 / 9:26 pm

            that’s an amazing idea actually! I’ll have to try that some time! xx

  8. December 14, 2017 / 10:30 am

    i absolutely love Peppermint Hot Chocolate or Peppermint Mochas!! <3

    • December 14, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      ahh me too!

  9. December 14, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I love Danish cookies! I’m glad you featured them. I’m more familiar with the ones coated in sugar😂😂😂

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      yessss such a good choice!😍

      • December 15, 2017 / 3:45 am


  10. December 14, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Hot chocolate is a must during winter! The one time of year I feel the need to buy and drink more of it 😂 I’ve never been to Trader Joe’s, not sure if we have one up here or not

    • December 14, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      ahh that’s crazy you’ve never been to tj’s! it’s a staple for my friends and i! but yes hot chocolate is 100% needed in the winter fime

      • December 14, 2017 / 8:51 pm

        It’s just not common in my area I guess! And yes!!

  11. December 15, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    I love hot chocolate, and both of those kinds seem like they’d be so sweet and delicious! Butter cookies are really yummy as well I love that brand of pretzels, they have such delicious flavors. Great holiday food haul, thanks for sharing x

    -Helene |

    • December 15, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      thanks so much i’m glad you liked everything listed!

  12. December 16, 2017 / 9:18 am

    They all look good!

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