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Trader Joe’s has new holiday items this year and they sound delicious. There is 473 products being introduced with 66 of them that are new. People has a list of nine sweet treats that they say you need to check out.

  • Handmade Candy Cane with Cocoa Center – Made with peppermint oil, tapioca syrup and red radish for the bright red color filled with a cocoa crème-filling.
  • Boozy Macarons – Flavored with rum, the orange are flavored with Cointreau and the purple with French XO brandy.
  • Mini Chocolate Mousse Desserts – A shortbread base with chocolate mousse. Also, dark chocolate ganache and a sprinkle topping.
  • Peppermint Flavored Ice Cream Cones – Chocolate-lined cones filled with pink-tinted peppermint ice cream.
  • Astounding Multi-Flavor Joe Joe’s – Assorted sandwich cookies in four varieties including Peanut Butter with milk chocolate coating and dark chocolate drizzle. Vanilla with ginger-infused white chocolate coating and ginger cookie sprinkles. Double Chocolate with dark chocolate coating and milk chocolate drizzle. Finally, candy Cane with dark chocolate coating and peppermint sprinkles.
  • English Toffee with Nuts – A large canister of buttery toffee with almond and cashew pieces. Also, coated in chocolate and covered with chopped nuts.
  • Mini Peppermint Meringues – Made with sugar, egg whites, peppermint pieces and natural flavors.
  • Jingle Jangle – Pretzels covered in milk, dark and white chocolate, dark chocolate-covered caramel popcorn. Furthermore, they have dark chocolate-covered Joe Joe’s cookie pieces, milk chocolate pieces with a red candy coating and dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
  • Jingle Jangle Pretzel Twists – Pretzel twists that combine a peanut butter candy coating with candy-covered milk chocolate pieces and Joe Joe’s cookie pieces.

Finally, Trader Joe’s has new holiday items this year. There is two Trader Joe’s locations in the Tampa Bay area. One on 4th St. N. in St. Pete and the other on Swann Ave. in Tampa.

5 Christmas Themed Cocktails Around Tampa Bay You HAVE To Try

While you’re dining out in Tampa Bay, be on the lookout for these Christmas-themed cocktails! Many bars and restaurants are getting in the holiday spirit and creating delicious festive cocktail menus. It seems like everywhere we go out there’s at least 1 holiday specialty on the menu, don’t skip it! For most places, these flavors are for a limited time only and shouldn’t be taken advantage of.

What’s a better way to celebrate the best time of the year than sipping on a specialty holiday cocktail with loved ones! If you’re looking for a way to spice up date night during December, try going on a Christmas-themed bar hopping adventure. There are plenty of spots in Tampa Bay serving Christmas-themed cocktails, but here are our top 5! Any that we missed? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.