Mint Chocolate Season is here.

It's here. Find it.

I know there’s maybe two or three people out there who don’t enjoy this dynamic flavor duo, but I cherish it. They’re both quintessential holiday flavors of chocolate candies and candy canes and hot chocolate and all that literal sweetness. Now, around this time last year, I lamented my sadness over the sudden absence of my dear Chocolate Peppermint Vitasoy from the U.S. market (You lucky Canadians! ) Obviously, you can easily make chocolate peppermint milk at home with simple ingredients (hello, cocoa powder + nondairy milk + sweetener  + peppermint extract), but I’m holding onto this seasonal convenience item purcashing.  The Westsoy Chocolate Peppermint Soy beverage is certainly rich, creamy, and lovely, but I just don’t see it as often (though Food Fight! usually has it – so check there first if you’re on the lookout in PDX). Fortunately for my fellow chocolate peppermint nondairy milk enthusiasts, there’s a new indulgence on the market: Silk Mint Chocolate. I’ve been on the lookout since a friend mentioned it on twitter a few weeks ago, and I practically twirled when I saw it on sale (okay, 2 for $5) at Whole Foods a couple of days ago. Sidenote: I know, Silk and Whole Foods are both somewhat evil for various reasons, but they both offer and do some good, too – not to mention, offering affordable vegan items. I think the whole new Silk organic line separation is utterly ridiculous, but at least the rest is non-GMO. Alas, this is a whole other discussion.

Anyway, if you’re open to buying Silk, just once, I recommend trying this – it’s so smooth and the flavor is just right! Plus, Silk’s market domination hopefully makes this easier to find and enjoy.

If you’re open to mixing these with alcohol, the amateur mixologist in me would recommend bourbon with the creamy Westsoy and vodka with the silky…Silk. Holiday party time with mint chocolate cocktails, indeed. Don’t forget the candy cane stirrer for pure class.

Keeping with this theme, check out what Sweetpea had to offer on donut day:

Fresh Chocolate Candy Cane Donut = Yes, Please. If only I hadn't knocked that cup of coffee onto it 3 bites in...

P.S. The new Trader Joe’s Chocolate Peppermint mix is totally not vegan. Look away quickly or you’ll be just as depressed as I was. Like it’s so hard to make things creamy without dairy. Lame, TJ’s! At least we still have Candy Cane Jo Jo’s…

P.P.S. Now I want everything edible in my life today to bestow this flavor combination….

11 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Season is here.

  1. I have to say, I’ve tried all three of these Silk holiday drinks, and this one is by far my favorite. I was so stoked to see it even in Haggen’s in Oregon City of all places on a middle of the night work break!

  2. Not so lucky Canadians, actually. Whole Foods up here seems to be pulling BOTH Vitasoy and Silk in the tera paks from the shelves (due to the Cornucopia Institute’s soy/hexane report card). The fresh Silk cartons, like the one in your picture, are still available, but that’s about it.

    I’ve been reveling in the Vitasoy pepermint-choco for a few weeks now, but the supply at the WF near my house is dwindling quickly and they don’t seem to be getting any more stock in (and it’s not easy to gind elsewhere). There’s no sign of the Silk mint chocolate milk, and neither is there any sign of their soy nog.

    So it looks like soon it’s gonna be home-made all the way for me. That’s probably better though – easier on my wallet! :)

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