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November 05, 2014

I've heard a lot in the past week that November 2nd is the first day of Christmas. Seeing all of the Christmas decorations hitting the shelves before Halloween was even over made me realize the truth of that statement. Thanksgiving is a thing of the past, and we will tune into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads.

Though I think "starting Christmas" this early is a bit overzealous, I can't help but get excited about the pending holiday season. I do think it's cool that a few companies are standing up about the whole Black Friday thing, and keeping their doors closed until regular business hours instead of opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving day, but I may just get caught up in a few Black Friday deals myself. We'll see. It is a tradition after all.

Starbucks just released the best drink of the year, my pride and joy, the Peppermint Mocha. If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you know my deep, burning, and slightly creepy love for all things peppermint. It's a widely accepted fact that Peppermint Mochas are basically liquid winter, so when that angelbaby of a drink makes its annual debut, I turn into Buddy the Elf.

Though I am not a slave to Starbucks, I definitely appreciate the red cup reveal each year. It's just one of those things that gets me in the holiday mood! I love all peppermint mochas equally, and will make sure to patronize 7-11, Peet's (caribou) coffee, and McDonald's varieties as well. Maybe I'll have a PMoch taste test, and decide once and for all which of them is the absolute best.

The Peppermint Mocha. It's a dream, a shining star on my horizon, its the quintessential feel good drink. One sip and I'm in a winter wonderland. Another sip and I'm basically:

See, Katy Perry gets it. Peppermint is all there is to life, and I would totally rock that dress. I also heard that Bath and Body works had a Peppermint Mocha candle last year, and if they bring it back, I'm totally going to get it. It's a necessity.

Other things that should be Peppermint:
  • Everything

Finally, Pumpkin Spice is a thing of the past, and I couldn't be happier about it. (Just kidding they'll probably keep it around for another few weeks.) Fall is retreating quickly into our rearview mirrors, the days are getting shorter, and Santa will soon be making his list. I hope you guys are ready for winter. I sure am!

Do you love the Peppermint Mocha as much as I do?
What about the Chestnut Praline Latte? Have you tried that yet?


  1. PEPPERMINT MOCHA is my favorite <3

  2. I LOVE peppermint mochas! I have never heard of the other drink though, but it sounds delicious! For me Christmas time starts around 9:00 pm on Halloween, once all the kids are home from trick or treating. Haha...

  3. YESSSSS, I lovelovelove the peppermint mocha, it's my favourite christmas drink for sure! This post made me realize we are a lot alike, and it's wonderful! So happy it's back, and I like you am excited about the season being here but am going to slowly ease my way in!

  4. OMG we have never had peppermint mochas until this year and so when I saw them in Starbucks yesterday I had an emotional (excited) moment. I nearly bought both variations and I won't be surprised if I've tried the hot one before the week is out.

  5. I'm not sure if Starbucks here do peppermint mochas but I do love a peppermint hot chocolate so I'll keep an eye out!


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