With flavors like York Peppermint Patties and Tootsie Rolls, we can't help but buy these hot cocoas by the armful.

By Rachel Wermager / BHG.com
October 11, 2019
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York Peppermint Hot Cocoa
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It’s almost the perfect time of year to curl up with a cup of rich hot chocolate. Everyone has a preference for how they take their hot cocoa: plain, with tiny marshmallows, with whipped cream, made with water or milk, and some put an adult twist on it by spiking it. On top of that, there are tons of flavors to choose from in the cocoa aisle. Our decision just got a little bit harder with the discovery of classic candy-flavored hot cocoa—not to be confused with hot cocoa-flavored candies, which we will also be stocking up on for the winter season.

If you’re a fan of mint and chocolate mixed together, you’re certainly not alone—and you're in luck. York Peppermint Pattie-flavored instant hot cocoa is now available in packs of six pouches, which you can buy in-store at Walmart ($2.93) or online from Amazon ($8.33). The iconic minty treat swirled with milk chocolate will pair so well with all your winter plans like Hallmark Christmas movie watching, binge reading, and cozy-blanket snuggling.

For even more iconic flavors of hot cocoa, you can order a 40 count box of classic candy hot cocoa K-cup-style pods from Amazon ($14.97). It’s full of well-known candy brands: Tootsie Roll, Junior Mints, Charleston Chew, and Sugar Babies. Each K-cup style pod brews a sweet and velvety cup of hot chocolate that will have you feeling nostalgic with its notes of the classic candies you grew up with.

Candy flavored k-cups
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So whether you load your mug with marshmallows or top it off with whipped cream, you can’t go wrong by enjoying a cup of cocoa that tastes like all the iconic candy flavors you’ve loved for years.