It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in the dairy aisle. We kicked off this week’s Friday’s Food Finds with one of our favorite products of all time on The Taylor Strecker Show: eggnog Greek yogurt. It was all part of a cheese and chocolate-focused hour of food sampling that you can read more about below. Happy snacking!

Green Mountain Creamery Eggnog Greek Yogurt

Bust out the Burl Ives because Christmas is officially in the air with this sinfully delicious eggnog Greek yogurt. I was kind of tempted to throw in a splash of brandy to create a seasonal pudding with an adult twist, but that would take this indulgence from breakfast to dessert (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, so long as I’m wearing my fat pants).

Sartori BellaVitano (Raspberry)

I’m already a huge fan of Wisconsin’s Sartori cheese. The amount of calcium lactate crystals is everything a cheese lover could want and more. What’s particularly special about this brand is that they have the most unique rinds, like espresso, balsamic, and, in today’s case, raspberry. The subtle sweetness complements the saltiness perfectly and I can’t wait to leave work and eat an entire wedge within the comfort of my own home.

Boursin Gournay Cheese (Maple Bourbon)

While this certainly wasn’t our favorite Boursin flavor, I do think it could lend itself well to a seasonal cheesecake or cheeseboard with lots of fall-inspired treats (i.e. honey pecans. This would be SUPERB with a honey pecan.) Nothing beats Shallots and Chives, though. I can polish an entire package in one sitting.

Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Bar

Reese’s Pieces are enrobed in Hershey’s chocolate and presented in bar form. What’s not to love? The texture play is also killer, though we could always do with more peanut butter (which is why they’ve created Reese’s Pieces-stuffed peanut butter cups, obviously).

Hu Chocolate Bar (Almond Butter and Puffed Quinoa)

We appreciate Hu’s mission to make healthy alternatives to everyday snacks, but these were just okay. The textures and taste were there, but we weren’t blown away by the chocolate itself. That being said, there’s a flavor for every personality and preference and we don’t want to rule out the prospect that others could be amazing. More to come!

Dandelion Chocolate Bars

While we applaud the company’s efforts to harvest cocoa beans sustainably across the world, we just weren’t huge fans of the flavor. The packaging is on point, the messaging is spot-on, but wow, these were bitter. If you’re a fan of super dark chocolate, you’ll love these. Otherwise, these were a bit too strong for the palate. Whomp, whomp.

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Calling all basics. Your favorite fall flavor has now been packaged and sold to the masses in Pop Tart form. Were these the most amazing pumpkin-flavored things we’ve had this year? No way. Did they conjure nostalgia and have us missing the sugar-filled breakfast days of our youth? Absolutely. And that alone makes them worth it.

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