The Seasonal Treats We Buy Ourselves to Get into the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season is a time for giving—not just to those around you, but to yourself as well! Everyone has that little seasonal treat they like to buy for themselves around the holidays to start getting into the festive mood of things. And just like you, the Mythical Crew has fancy-feeling seasonal treats they grab at the grocery store to get into the holiday spirit. Here are our favorite seasonal treats that are ~just for us~.

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White Fudge Covered Oreos

If there’s anything we love more than an Oreo, it’s an Oreo dipped in white fudge. Mythical office manager Karley French loves a good White Fudge Oreo, and who could blame her? The only one we can blame here is actually Oreo for only releasing this seasonal variant toward the end of the year. Give the people what they want, Oreo!! Year-round white fudge!!

Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Mythical Kitchen senior producer Annaliese Kassebaum and writer’s assistant Sierra Ducharme-Hansen agree that Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s are superior to regular Joe-Joe’s. Around the holidays, Trader Joe’s releases a version of its Oreo dupe that includes candy cane bits in the filling to amp up the holiday cheer. A box of these could surely only be a present to yourself because you’re likely to finish the whole box after having “just one more.”

Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies

Mythical operations assistant Chris Kramer says Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies are his holiday snack of choice. On frosty winter mornings, these cookies pair well with lots of hot drinks we typically consume around the holidays, including tea, hot chocolate, and coffee. “The tins are perfect for storing things after the holiday season,” Chris added. The storage possibilities are too tempting to pass up. 

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips 

Personal assistant Cara Powers’s snack of choice is chocolate covered potato chips. These can be a bit tricky to find under ordinary circumstances, but they start to become more accessible around the holiday season. We love seasonal treats that have it all, and these are sweet, salty, and have that nice, satisfying crunch. 

Martinelli’s Apple Juice

Mythical merchandise graphic designer Caleb Hartsfield is all about classic Martinelli’s Gold Medal apple juice. “It’s not seasonal, but the sales are,” he says. Martinelli’s makes a fine apple juice that comes in cute little plastic bottles that people claim can reproduce the sound of biting into an apple (not for the faint of heart or weak of tooth). Martinelli’s ranked third in our apple juice ranking and it is indeed a sweet treat that you can enjoy at any time of the year. If you really want to get fancy, pick up a bottle of their sparkling cider too. 

See’s Candies

Mythical short form producer Zack Edison sees a box of See’s Candies and knows it simply must be his. These California-made chocolates can be a bit on the pricey side, but it is the holidays after all, so Santa (and hopefully your Christmas bonus) will allow you to splurge on yourself a bit. Some boxes of See’s Candy carry a hefty price tag, but this seasonal Snowboarding Gnome Box will only set you back 11 bucks.

Chobani Oat Nog

Around the holidays, senior executive coordinator to Rhett & Link, Jenna Purdy, likes to treat herself to a nice dairy-free egg nog. It is creamy and sweet, with just a hint of spice that makes it oh-so nice. 

Trader Joe’s Fried Olive Bites

Lead video editor Mike Reilly says these Trader Joe’s Olive Bites are an essential part of his holiday food rotation. “I am bummed they are only seasonal,” he said. These one-bite beauties feature a mashed-up olive mixture molded around a filling of mascarpone, Roquefort, and cream cheese before being breaded in panko bread crumbs and deep fried. A true treat-yourself treat.

About the Author

Naajia Shukri

Naajia Shukri is the legit biggest fan of candy corn. She is interested in all things food, art, and beauty. After living in Korea for the past two years, she has gotten back to her L.A. roots, frequenting thrift stores and art museums.

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