These Festive Whole Foods Products Are Must-Haves For The Holidays

One of the best parts of this time of year has to be all the fun holiday foods that come around for the season: Gingerbread-flavored everything, mulled wines, tree-shaped chocolates — you name it, we're here for it. Some grocery stores tend to get a little more festive than others, and Whole Foods is one that goes all in. Who wouldn't think that adding a little sprinkle of holiday spirit to meals and snacks is an essential part of celebrating throughout the holiday season — and if that means stocking up on a plethora of products you normally wouldn't buy, then so be it. 

Maybe you're like us and think that there's truly no better time than the winter holidays, and the thought of having eggnog and Christmas cookies on hand when you are craving them most fills you with all the cozy vibes. If you're looking to add some seasonal snacks to your pantry, fridge, and bar, there are a ton of options at Whole Foods that won't leave you disappointed. Here's what to look for on store shelves now.

Hot Cocoa Flavored Ice Cream Sandwiches

Just because it's winter doesn't mean we need to stop eating ice cream, but it does mean our flavor preferences might change a little bit. Rather than plain ol' vanilla, give these limited-edition hot chocolate-flavored ice cream sandwiches a spin. Made by Whole Food's in-house brand 365, these treats have the seasonal ice cream flavor sandwiched between two chocolate wafers on the outside. There's six in a box perfect to share or save all for yourself.

Peppermint Whipped Topping

Move over, normal whipped cream, because peppermint is having a moment right now. What better topping for a steaming mug of hot chocolate or Christmas morning pancakes than a snowy mountain of peppermint-flavored whipped topping? It doesn't get more festive than that! Made by Whole Food's private label brand 365, this topper (in a 7-ounce can) would go perfectly on holiday pies, too.

Gingerbread Sandwich Cremes

The only conceivable way to improve gingerbread cookies would be to add more frosting to them, which is why Whole Foods 365 brand limited-edition gingerbread sandwich creme cookies are a must-have in the house this holiday season. Just think of them as gingerbread Oreos — with two crispy and spicy cookies sandwiching delicious vanilla cream. Leave them out on a plate for Santa or keep them all to yourself!

Gingerbread Cupcake & Cake Mix

If you prefer to do your own holiday baking, try this spicy and rich gingerbread cake mix this season. Whether you whip up a batch of gingerbread muffins, make a big stack of flapjacks, or create a seasonal cake with a little extra pizazz, this multipurpose baking mix is the perfect way to add a little festive flair to all sorts of baked goods this holiday season.

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel

If you envision yourself sipping on a rich, spicy red wine while sitting fireside, perhaps snuggled up in a cozy blanket, this Gnarly Head Zinfandel is a must-have to fit that mood. Embodied with classically festive notes of plum and spice, this red wine offers merry and bright berry flavors with rich undertones. It's perfect for solo fireside sipping or for that upcoming holiday party.

St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

If you love yourself a good seasonal beer, you'll love this Christmas Ale. This iconic seasonal brew is all the things we love about the winter: It's hearty with a little sweetness. This draught is intensely dark with a slightly fruity flavor, making it perfect for enjoying after a long day of playing out in the snow.