Extra, extra! ‘Tis the season to be oh so very extra, and that absolutely includes food. Each year as we creep towards Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, our favorite food brands begin to roll out seasonal spins and limited edition holiday mashups. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you gotta admit they get pretty creative, and if nothing else, keep publicists employed.
Check out the 19 most extra, interesting and over-the-top holiday food items currently on the market. And because we somehow made it through fall, we promise NO pumpkin spice.
Eggnog Flavored Splenda
This year Splenda’s in on the Christmas game with their eggnog flavored low calorie dairy creamer, so you can add a little Jesus to your morning joe.
Amazing Grass Holiday Cookie Flavored Superfood Powder
One of the oddest items we came across was this holiday cookie flavored super greens powder from Amazing Grass. Definitely the healthiest and least fun way to get your sugar cookie fix this year.
Peppermint Twist Smirnoff
You absolutely need vodka to get through the holidays and we’re getting pretty excited about all the things we could do with this Peppermint Twist from Smirnoff.
Ben & Jerry’s Bourbon Pecan Pie Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry’s
While nothing will ever top Ben & Jerry’s (discontinued) Schweddy Balls
, their latest holiday creation, a buttery bourbon ice cream with pecans, shortbread, and a whiskey caramel swirl, comes dang close.
24 Karat Gold Champagne Gummy Bears
This year’s gold medal winner in the extra Olympics goes to Sugarfina’s New Year’s Eve-inspired $150 box of gummy bears made with Dom Perignon and coated in 24 karat edible gold.
Wise Peppermint Mocha Popcorn
To be honest, this one seems like a bit of a stretch, but someone at Wise was not going to let Christmas come and go without putting something crazy out there.
Oreo Flavored Candy Canes
It’s honestly hard to imagine life before Oreo cookie flavored candy canes. We are truly blessed.
Jack Daniels Winter Jack Tennessee Cider
This old Jack Daniels recipe is a blend of whiskey and apple cider liqueur and, when heated, sports aromas of orange peel, cinnamon, clove. Holiday in a glass!
Peppermint Bark Keurig Cups
Peppermint bark and Christmas Crack
are all the rage. Now you can the experience just by popping in a Keurig cup.
Occasionally, Hanukkah tries to hijack a Christmas tradition (see Mensch on the Bench
) with varying degrees of success. This Jewish spin on the classic gingerbread house is, um, interesting?
Trader Joe’s Peppermint Flavored Hold the Cone
Trader Joe’s (or “TJ’s,” if you’re cool) is famous for its seasonal items. They can be hit or miss but we’d love to get our holiday hands on these peppermint ice cream cones.
Sugarfina Gingerbread Cookie Bites
These adorable gingerbread cookie bites from the creative candy makers at Sugarfina are enrobed in creamy white chocolate and infused with cinnamon and sugar.
Mint Kit Kat
Kit Kat is coming at you with a minty version of the the popular chocolate covered wafer candy. Break me off a piece!
Gingerbread Spice Tea
Gingerbread seems to have gotten a little jealous of pumpkin spice and is finding its way into just about everything, including this Celestial Seasonings tea.
Whole Foods Peppermint Gelato
Not to be outdone by Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods has some limited edition holiday goodies like this peppermint flavored gelato. Need a brush up on mint? Check this out
Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix with Bits of Candy
What could possibly be more fun than a funfetti cake? A funfetti cake with holiday candy shards mixed in!
Rice Krispies Holiday House Kit
If you’ve finished your gingerbread house
it’s obviously time to start on your Rice Krispies holiday house. Wait, what?
Hanukkah Fortune Cookies
We could all use a little good fortune these days, so perhaps try opening one of these each of the eight nights after lighting the Menorah.
Starbucks Eggnog Latte
Eggnog, the creamy, eggy delicious milk punch that pops its head out each winter is a natural fit for a coffee collab, and Starbucks never misses a layup. Go ahead, drop a little bourbon in for good measure!
Header image courtesy of Sugarfina.