When it comes to Christmas stockings, do you like to fill them with small gifts, coins, fruit and nuts, or candy? If you favor candy, you have a wide variety of Christmas delectable from which to choose this year.
Clair Robins at CandyStore.com has helped put together a list that showcases new twists on old favorites.
Without further delay, here is the list of Christmas holiday candy newly available for the 2018 season.
A few years back in 2015, Reese’s came out with trees and there was some social media concern, or maybe ridicule, that they looked like blobs or maybe something not quite as nice to talk about as a blob. OK, it’s a turd. People said it looked like a turd. To Reese’s credit, they polished it well, Robins said.
It’s 2018 now, and Reese’s is stepping back up to the forest line with an all-new tree – this time stuffed with Reese’s Pieces and more tree-like in shape, allegedly.
“I call this a win,” Robins said. “There’s no such thing as bad publicity and if you can build on it and turn it around you can even polish a turd — twice.
There are so many different types of Peeps now, so it’s no surprise to see Holiday Peeps. If you like candy Peeps for eating or creating fun dioramas, these check a lot of boxes. At 4-inches tall, the giant version of these Peeps Gingerbread Men can do a lot of heavy lifting, metaphorically speaking.
Other holiday Peeps available this year are: Regular-sized Gingerbread Men, Peeps Snowmen, Peeps Hot Chocolate Chicks, Peeps Chocolate Mousse Reindeer, Peeps Peppermint Bark Chicks, Peeps Christmas Cookie Chicks, and the Peeps Christmas Trees.
Do you like candy canes, but tired of that same old peppermint flavor? Do you wish there were a new, intriguing flavor that incorporated your 3-year-old’s favorite food?
Look no further than McPhee’s Mac and Cheese flavored candy canes. Not a misprint. Mac. And. Cheese.
They are the latest funky flavor from McPhees.
That’s not the only funky flavor candy cane they make. How about: Rotisserie Chicken Candy Canes, Pickle Candy Canes, Coal Candy Canes (“Smoky cinnamon”).
Sometimes seasonal variation can be a little bit of a stretch, but not this. Hershey didn’t try too hard to make their Hot Cocoa Kisses more than they need to be, according to Robins.
Want another variation on an old favorite? They’re putting Reese’s pieces inside a Hershey Bar. Since we’re on a roll with Reese’s now, I would be remiss to not mention the controversial new product from Reese’s that’s being rolled out in spring 2019. Reese’s Thins, Robins said.
“While the name of this product hits two of my top life aspirations (eating more Reese’s while staying thin),” Robins said, “the reality shook me to my core: They’re making Reese’s Cups thinner.”
It’s not technically new, but it is a new year, so it’s worth mentioning the 2018 Reese’s Advent Calendar.
Advent calendars are fun for children that come from Christian families.
If you are a Santa-only house, then call it a Christmas calendar and buy one because it’s an excuse to eat a Mini Reese’s Cup every day in December – kids or not. Candy isn’t just for children.