Chocolate Blizzard? Tis Just About the Season: Some Cold Weather Treats
Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Popcorn from Popcorn, Indiana
Blockbuster movies, cooking for the holidays, and snow sports signify winter months, but the coldest season of the year wouldn't be complete without festive goodies to sweeten your seasonal hobbies.
Cooking Away the Coldness
Feasting is a foodie's favorite pastime--which makes it difficult to not nibble while prepping a meal. During the coldest weeks, while many individuals battle the winter bulge, utilizing The Winter Tea Collection from David's Tea, there's no need to feel guilty about eating the ingredients while crafting cookies or baking bread. Because tea is regularly infused in recipes, sipping while sifting sugar or drinking while deciphering directions is perfectly acceptable. Because these teas are nearly calorie free, in flavors like Cookie Dough and Banana Dream Pie, self-proclaimed chefs don't have to worry about overstuffing themselves before bidding test subjects--ahem--guests, bon appetit. ($25.50, 1124 Third Avenue and 275 Bleecker Street, DavidsTea.com)
Movie Marathons and Cinematic Sweets
Wintertime calls for blockbuster movies, which means buckets of buttery popcorn. Theaters may have the salty snack down to a science, but there are other flavors of film's most iconic food pairing. Perfect for holiday, Popcorn, Indiana's Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn is all-natural, draped in dark chocolate with a cool mint kick. Other flavors fit for the snowy season include Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn, Drizzled Cinnamon Suger Kettlecorn, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Kettlecorn. Whether taking a trip to the cinema or snuggling up for movie marathons, Popcorn, Indiana pouches are far friendlier to one's waistline than other munchies--the brand was awarded "Best Snack" by Shape magazine. ($3.99-$4.99, Whole Foods and other grocers nationwide, PopcornIndiana.com)