Donielle Flynn

Doni does some crazy holiday-themed food shopping

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like crazy holiday-themed foods. Not all of these items are created equal. Are any of them healthy? I don’t see how. Are any of them delicious? I have got to think so. Are ALL of them delicious? Highly unlikely.

I always love checking out the crazy foods that go to ACTUAL production for the holidays.  From pumpkin-spiced everything, we head into the Halloween edition item before quickly moving on to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  From the manufacturer’s point of view: I can’t blame them.  They either have a surprise hit or free advertising for their brand over how ridiculous or awful the product is.

Spam has NO FEAR.  They will release the most hideous flavor brands and a year later, their limited-edition flavors are up for sale on E-Bay for $50 a pop.  #TrueStory  Spam may have outdone themselves this holiday season.  Their crazy holiday-themed food of choice for 2022 is “Figgy Pudding” Spam.  Wait to til you lay your eyes on this gem and read the review.  #GoodTimes

At the end of the day, while I love seeing “what will they come up with next,” the traditional, home-cooked favorites are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.  Greenbean casserole is one of my top items… and my sister’s tea cookies.  They’re a pain in the a$$ to make, but they are SO delicious.  Having said that, I feel like there is a reason why the Little Debbie Christmas Tree ice cream sold out so fast last year.  Check out the list and let me know what you think!  Would you eat any or all of these?

8 Crazy Holiday-Themed Foods

  • Brach's Turkey Dinner Candy Corn

    BOLD: this bag of candy corn has SIX different flavors. It’s like Bertie Botts meets candy corn in this bag: green beans, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, ginger glazed carrots (fancy AND specific), and sweet potato pie. You read that right.

     

  • Figgy Pudding Spam

    Yep.  It exists.  According to the makers, Figgy Pudding Spam is the classic Spam with notes of “cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves, along with … fig and orange flavors.” The Washington Post said it “tastes like a hotdog fruitcake.  Run away.”

    Enjoy the treat you sing about every holiday season: SPAM® Figgy Pudding. This limited-edition variety features notes of...

    Posted by SPAM on Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Little Debbie Christmas Tree Ice Cream

    This little bundle of deliciousness came out last year and sold out FAST.  They’re producing twice as much ice cream this year to meet customer demand.  This is sold exclusively thru Walmart.  Did you know there is a whole line of Little Debbie ice creams?  It’s evil genius.

    The season’s perfect pair is back! Stock up on Christmas Tree Cakes® and Hudsonville's Christmas Tree Cake Ice Cream...

    Posted by Little Debbie on Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • Fruit Quake Mountain Dew

    Apparently, Mountain Dew has decided to ride the coattails of fruitcake’s stellar reputation.   It is a clever name, but unless fruitcake is freshly made from Yates, I’m gonna take a pass. You dew you and I’ll do me.

  • Snickerdoodle Oreos

    My neighbor, Cathy, made the BEST snickerdoodles. Fortunately, I babysat her kids, so I was in cookie range from time to time. I love Oreos, but I’ll take a fresh-baked cookie over a boxed cookie any day of the week.  I’ll bet snickerdoodle Oreos are still delicious… just not AS delicious as Cathy’s.

    Time to make the holidays our personality again! Let’s start with stocking up on limited-edition OREO Snickerdoodle Cookies ❄️☃️📸: @snackolator & @dadbodsnacks

    Posted by OREO on Monday, November 7, 2022

    Additionally, I found OREO SNOWBALLS at Target.  They’re sold 4 to a pack.  Picture a good-sized chocolate ball filled with Oreo creme.  My kids will not learn about these if I can help it: 100% sugar bombs.  I’d have to peel Jake off the ceiling after eating one of these.

  • Peppermint Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

    Not a bad idea in the bunch here.  Not all of these are still in production, but you can definitely still get the peppermint mini marshmallows.  I like to call them, “The secret ingredient I didn’t know existed for my hot chocolate.” #WhereHaveIbeen

    It's the most wonderful time of the year…. And here's why!!

    Posted by Jet-Puffed Marshmallows on Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • Lay's Sweet & Salty Dipped Clusters

    There’s a LOT going on here.  A potato chip is just the beginning…

    REVIEW: Lay's Sweet & Salty Dipped Clusters - The Impulsive Buy

    Sweet and salty may be a time-honored flavor combination, but it truly shines during the winter holidays. After all, this is the time we drizzle cranberry sauce over savory meat and vegetable side dishes. We hoard peanut brittle in tins. We melt Rolos on top of pretzel snaps, crown them with M&M's, and devour them [...]

  • Christmas Crunch

    Complete with an ugly Christmas sweater box!  Captain Crunch isn’t really a crazy-themed food, but former Megadeath guitarist, Marty Friedman, is crazy for the ORIGINAL CAPTAIN CRUNCH.  He’s already gone to war over his purist Captain Crunch views. #PickYourBattles

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