November 03, 2015 02:11 PM


Sorry, pumpkin spice. Your moment is over.

Peppermint chocolate season is officially upon us, which is no better evidenced than by Hostess unveiling their first new Ho Hos flavor since 1967: peppermint.

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So far, the ho ho ho Ho Hos have been spotted only in Walmarts, where they are sold exclusively. Hostess is going all-out with holiday season flavors this year, offering a new product called Merry Minty Holiday Cakes. For snack-lovers who were simply biding their time until Peppermint/Christmas/Red Cup season, your moment has arrived.

(Sorry, Thanksgiving. We feel awful that society goes straight from Halloween to Christmas.)

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To be precise, the holiday season officially began on Sunday, when Starbucks switched over to their iconic red cups, which are, of course, best filled eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint mocha lattes. M&Ms, too, has unveiled their holiday offerings: a new peppermint white chocolate flavor.

Excuse us while we listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on loop for the next three months. And binge on Peppermint Ho Hos, obviously.

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—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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