Last updated on December 5th, 2017 at 04:06 pm
With the holiday season officially in full swing, manufacturers and retailers across the country are highlighting a smorgasbord of seasonal and limited-time offerings.
Festive food and drink from PepsiCo
This holiday season, PepsiCo says it is offering more limited-time products than ever before. On store shelves for a limited time this holiday season are: Pepsi Salted Caramel, Cheetos Sweetos Holiday Cinnamon Sugar Puffs, Mtn Dew Holiday Brew, Quaker Life Cereal and Chewy Bars in Gingerbread Spice, Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch and Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte, among other new offerings. Also returning this year are Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Chocolate, Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch and Cheetos Snowflakes.
Infusing flavor—Sonoma Syrup Co. debuts ‘bottled holiday joy’
Sonoma Syrup Co. has added a Peppermint Simple Syrup, an organic cane sugar-based syrup, to its Infused Simple Syrup line for this holiday season. Peppermint Simple Syrup contains only non-GMO ingredients: cane sugar, water, organic peppermint extract, organic peppermint oil, vanilla extract, citric acid and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and is available in 12.7-oz. bottles.
All of Sonoma Syrup Co.’s products are made in the USA, are non-GMO and are organic cane sugar-based. Its line includes Infused Simple Syrups, extracts, bar mixers and Infused Drinking Vinegars. Sonoma Syrup Co. products can be purchased at sonomasyrup.com, Amazon and Whole Foods Market, among other retailers, in California, Oregon and Washington.
7-Eleven and Oreo team up for limited edition mint hot chocolate
7-Eleven Inc. and Oreo have launched a “minty fresh” line of products, anchored by Oreo Mint hot chocolate. The exclusive flavor has never been available before as a hot chocolate, and 7-Eleven stores will be the only ones to carry the limited-time offering.
“Our customer research indicated that mint chocolate was a wanted winter flavor,” he said, “so we worked with our supplier to make sure we were the only ones to have one of the most-recognized brands in our mint hot chocolate,” said 7-Eleven Senior Category Manager Shawn Barnes
Peet’s Coffee brings back holiday brew and new additions
Peet’s Coffee has added a number of holiday offerings to its Coffee First lineup, including its annual Holiday Blend, newcomers Holiday Spiced Latte and Winter Solstice Tea Latte and a bottled Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew.
“For decades, Peet’s Coffee has celebrated each holiday season with bold blends and enticing beverages that are synonymous with cheer,” said Dave Burwick, CEO, Peet’s Coffee. “The festivities of the season and expertly handcrafted beverages go hand in hand. We’re proud of our Coffee team for continuing the tradition of a Holiday Blend made with the year’s best beans, ones that conjure the heartwarming flavors and aromas that memories are made of.”
Holiday Blend is available at grocery stores nationwide. Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew is available across California in Peet’s coffeebars, as well as grocery and specialty stores, mass retailers, and partner locations.