2015 Holiday Gift Guide—Food & Spirits

Tastykake’s Winter-Inspired Treats

Kandy Kakes

New Tastykake Red Velvet Kandy Kakes feature rich red velvet cakes with a buttercream creme filling covered in a white confectionary coating. The Red Velvet Kandy Kakes are available in 8 oz. boxes and have an estimated retail price of $4.49.

Tastykake’s Gingerbread Kandy Kakes feature a sweet and spicy gingerbread cake covered in a white confectionary coating. Gingerbread Kandy Kakes are available in 8 oz. boxes and have an estimated retail price of $4.49.

Mini Donuts

Inticing Gingerbread flavors also overtake Tastykake’s new Gingerbread Mini Donuts. Tastykake’s Gingerbread Mini Donuts feature a gingerbread flavor cake with cinnamon sugar coating. The Gingerbread Mini Donuts are available in 10 oz. bags with an estimated retail price of $2.99.

Tastykake’s Salted Caramel Mini Donuts and Red Velvet Mini Donuts are making a comeback this season. The Salted Caramel Mini Donuts feature a traditional cake donut covered in a caramel and salt flavored crumble. Tastykake’s Red Velvet Mini Donuts transform delicious red velvet cake flavors into a classic mini donut size, featuring a red velvet flavored donut with traditional powdered sugar coating. The Salted Caramel Mini Donuts are available in 10 oz. bags and the Red Velvet Mini Donuts are available in 11.5 oz. bags with an estimated retail price of $2.99. Both the Salted Caramel and Red Velvet Mini Donuts are also available in 6 count single serve packages and have an estimated retail price of $1.79.


Finally, Tastykake’s Holiday Tub Cookies are back to sweeten up the holiday season. Each tub features a holiday sweater design filled with delicious shortbread cookies and have a retail price of $4.99.

Tastykake’s special winter edition items are available everywhere Tastykake is sold starting November 16.

Hacked Root Beer

As the hard root beer (alcoholic root beer) craze grows, Mr. Beer is the first to extend a delicious, soda-like, frothy recipe to home brewers.

Introducing: Hacked Root Beer. 5% ABV (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hard-root-beer-hits-the-homebrew-market-300161975.html).

Mr. Beer is the first and still the #1 selling home brewing system in the country. Homebrewers only need the kit, water, brown sugar, utensils, 90 minutes for set up, mixing and bottling – and three weeks of leave-it-alone brewing time.

Retailing for $64.95, each kit makes a delicious case of this trending adult-soda-fountain beverage. Better yet, equipment can be used over again to brew more cases of Mr. Beer’s more than 100 beer varieties.


The iconic marshmallow brand, PEEPS®, is often viewed as a treat for Easter; however the candy brand also offers a variety of holiday shape marshmallows and flavors such as red velvet, sugar plum, chocolate mousse, hot cocoa, candy cane and sugar cookie. PEEPS® also teamed up with the popular and trendy Minion characters and developed a banana cream flavored marshmallow that is the perfect addition for holiday celebrations.

Keep in mind PEEPS® are gluten free, low fat and most varieties are less than 100 calories. PEEPS® are the perfect size for stocking stuffers this holiday season!

Dancing Moon Coffee

In a crowded field, Dancing Moon Coffee stands out as a premium brand that’s small batch, single source, strictly organic, mold-free and fair trade compliant, using only the highest standards in roasting.  The product line focuses on beans from the world’s best single source plantations. 

Of great importance to everyone here at SOT is that a portion of the proceeds of every sale of Dancing Moon Coffee goes to the Semper Fi Fund, set up post – 9/11 to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for the wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

And … what’s more inviting that a splendid cup of exotically brewed and formulated coffee for the holidays?