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Posted: 08 November 2009 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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spotted while i was out and about this weekend:

candy-coated mini junior mints:  i guess they’re kinda like a weird junior mint-m&ms; lovechild, but they were like $4 a bag so i couldn’t be bothered to try them smile

irish creme hershey’s kisses:  i really don’t like irish creme flavor, so i didn’t try these either…

dove peppermint bark:  for those of you who are disappointed by the artificial ingredients in hershey’s candy cane kisses, i think this is a much better option.  it appears to be all cocoa butter, and they have that lovely smooth melt that dove is known for, plus bits of real candy cane (as opposed to nonpareils).  if i had any complaint, it’s that the mint flavor is milder than i would’ve liked, but overall they were very tasty.

anyone else see anything new and interesting for the holidays?

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Posted: 08 November 2009 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Ruffy - I found the Dove Peppermint Bark Promises. Super expensive at $4.99 for a 8 ounce bag, but I bought it anyway because, as you mention, real cocoa butter.

I didn’t see the Irish Creme Kisses! That sounds fun, though I have to wonder how different it is to the Creme de Menthe.

I’ve heard about the mini junior mints for two years now but have yet to find them. Where did you see them?

I found most of the Russell Stover Santas - Strawberry Creme, Maple Creme, Coconut Creme and Marshmallow.

Also out (but I haven’t seen):

Red & White mix TicTacs
Holiday Color Sixlets
Brach’s Mint Pearls (like Dutch Mints)
Ghirardelli Squares - in Pecan Pie, Egg Nog Peppermint Bark and other flavors
Vanilla Swirl Holiday Dots

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Posted: 09 November 2009 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hey Cybele,
I think I saw the Junior Mints at CVS… I, too, was surprised to see them, but apparently not surprised enough to buy ‘em (and I rather like Junior Mints).

For potential restocking purposes, I picked up the Dove peppermint bark at wal-mart for $2.50 smile

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Posted: 10 November 2009 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Saw the Ghriadelli Squares, Swirl Dots, and Holiday Mix TicTacs at Target today.

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Posted: 10 November 2009 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I also forgot to mention if you like the Dove Peppermint bark you should check out the gourmet mars line ethels peppermint bark. Its crazy expensive but really good!

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Posted: 12 November 2009 03:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I found Christmas DOTS in CVS too.

I want to find these Dove Promises and Irish Creme Kisses! Where did you see them? smile

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Posted: 16 November 2009 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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More stuff I spotted:

I found the Dots at both CVS and Walgreen’s

Candy Cane Kisses & Mint Truffle Kisses are back. Creme de Menthe Hershey’s Bliss is also back.

Mint M&Ms; are back on shelves (but no sign of dark mint M&Ms; which may not exist but would be a great idea)

Snickers Nutcrackers & Santas are back in the tray of 6.

Atkinson’s Sour Balls in Red & Green (Cherry & Green Apple) at Walgreen’s

Holiday Nerds Rope & Holiday Nerds

Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints have returned for the third year

Walgreen’s has the 2 Buck Choc (made by R.M. Palmer) which now comes in Peppermint Bar and Mint Choc.

There were some Fannie May mint meltaways at Walgreen’s too. Never seen Fannie May at the drug store before.

Not quite holiday, but Rite Aid had a killer deal on Ferrero Rocher & Rondnoir - it was $1.99 for a package of 18 (usually $4.49 around here).

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Posted: 16 November 2009 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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just to clarify my earlier post, i saw the irish creme kisses at target and haven’t seen them anywhere else yet.  the candy-coated mini junior mints were at ralph’s grocery store, and again, i haven’t spotted them elsewhere.

target also had the bars (as opposed to the medallions) of Dove peppermint bark, but they were surprisingly pricey!

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Posted: 18 November 2009 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Whoo hoo! I found the Irish Creme Kisses. They were at Target, so I’m wondering if they’re an exclusive like the Candy Corn Kisses were the first year.

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I also picked up the Christmas Dots (cherry & vanilla and lime & vanilla).

Much to my surprise they had Hersheyettes, which are like M&Ms;. I haven’t seen them in probably 15 years.

I’m still looking for the Junior Mints minis, but I haven’t tried the grocery store yet.

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Posted: 24 November 2009 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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pretzel m & M’s. apparently, not yet available.

picture provided by my girlfriend who was given a package.  hasn’t opened it yet, but how could they not be good!?  The x-ray picture is pretty funny.

By the way, girlfriend, i love you dearly.

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Posted: 29 November 2009 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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hi. i found the Hershey’s Irish Creme at Kmart this weekend in New Jersey.

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