Sunday, December 14, 2014

What's Your Favorite Foodie Treat?

Yes, it's Foodie Friday and Pink Saturday on Sunday, but I've got an important question for Buttercupland:

What's your favorite food treat at this time of year?

I've given this question a lot of thought. I've been careful with my treats and I'm trying to be really selective and only eat those items that are special, and I do have criteria for special. The food has to be exclusive to this time of year and something I really liked. I spent time thinking about this and after a visit to my local mall and some browsing, narrowed it down to two choices.

My nearest mall, the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
I scanned the shelves at Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma. I found some enticing treats at Whole Foods, including this Pink Elephant themed beverage. It's not at all my choice, but I couldn't resist the photo for Pink Saturday.
These sea salt truffles were closer to my taste. I do like candy, but they weren't unique to the season.
I found my answers at Williams-Sonoma. I debated between the legendary Peppermint Bark and the variation of Peppermint Bark peanut butter cups...
...and ginger spice cookies.
I debated and debated, and there were samples to help my decision. Would it be chocolate and peppermint or would it be ginger spice?
The winner of the Buttercupland favorite Christmas food is...
 Peppermint Bark!
The ginger spice goodies were delicious, but I stayed with my favorite peppermint bark. I am a chocolate and peppermint fan throughout the year and on those rare times when I get a sundae it's always mint chocolate chip and hot fudge.
It was a lovely day in New York and I spent the afternoon walking and enjoying a relatively balmy day. I continued my decluttering this morning and worked on my coat closet, which now has three less coats. Linen and storage closet are next on my list. 
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care!
Please note: This is not a sponsored post. The only compensation I received were the samples available to all Williams-Sonoma customers. 


Maggid said...

That place with the hanging stars is a mall??? Looks so beautiful, i thought it was a garden.

That pink elephant beverage . . looks like something to avoid . . . well, to me, anyway.

Wishing you Every Good Gift this Season can Bring. love & love, -g-


Peppermint Bark is indeed yummy. ENJOY! My mom's fruitcake is always at the top of my list.

Simply Linda said...

I love the stars! fav this time of the year..hmm...Apricot Torte. It is a family (Croatian) recipe which gets made Christmas Eve. I will share the recipe when the time comes, wink. Smiles

Michele said...

i love those blue stars! but why do you tempt us with all those delicious treats! so yummy looking -- can i have them all? happy christmas and happy pink saturday! xo

Terra said...

Our fav foodie treat this time of year is fresh crab from the local harbor. We buy it cooked and cleaned and bring it home to eat.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I used to make peppermint bark, but I really can't make it better than what I can buy. Buying also saves me the clean up work that used to take longer than the whole process of making them and licking all the spoons.

Mevely317 said...

What a super vista with those blue stars!

Would you believe, I've never tasted the peppermint bark. (Yet!)
... but to answer your question, (and if wishes were horses) I'd give anything to taste my mother's raw sugar-cookie dough just one more time.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There are so many foods that I like this time of year that it would be hard for me to choose. I do love peppermint bark too. But it is only one of many. Good choice though!

Julia said...

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Sola Scriptura said...

I'm a big fan of Chocolate so this time of year I'm delighted with the choices I find. I'm not familiar with peppermint bark, but I imagine it is delicious.

BJ PUP said...

Anything with chocolate is on my list.