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Friday, December 23, 2011

My New Fave Peppermint Bark and How the Grinch Kicked Off Christmas!

If you’re still looking for a Christmas present for me ;), Ghirardelli peppermint bark should cover it. Seriously, it’s my new favorite peppermint bark. I tried it for the first time last weekend when we rode the cable cars around San Francisco and stopped at Ghirardelli Square for hot chocolate. They were passing out samples and I immediately fell in love. It’s nice and creamy, with the peppermint bits buried in the chocolate. YUM.

In other Christmas-y news, SHN recently invited our family to see the Broadway production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in San Francisco. We took the kids up yesterday afternoon for the play and it was…AWESOME! If you get the chance to see this production, do it! It was such a fun way to kick off our Christmas weekend. The play is short enough that it doesn’t need an intermission, which is great for kids, the costumes and the sets were amazing, and the Grinch was really funny. Anna was scared for the first half but eventually warmed up (and she even admits that despite her reservations, she still really liked it!). Owen was mesmerized! Cate just loved it and giggled her way through the show.

We were lucky enough to meet the Grinch afterwards and he was actually quite delightful, despite his grinchy exterior. The first child he approached was Owen, who maintained a poker face throughout the entire meeting. The Grinch tried and tried, but Owen was too cool for school. Anna wouldn’t take a picture with him (surprise…you can see her far right sucking her thumb, next to my friend Gina), but Cate jumped right in for the camera. It was such a fun day!


  1. 1

    I’m with you on the peppermint bark. I don’t like candy canes and I don’t like white chocolate, but the Ghirardelli Peppermint bark is SO yummy. I couldn’t stop eating it.

    • Jane Maynard

      right? it’s SO GOOD. they were selling giant bags of it at the ghirardelli cafe for a bunch of money…I resisted, knowing a) I’d have to take out a loan to buy the huge bag, and b) I’d eat it all myself. 😉

  2. 2

    Holy crap, RIGHT? This stuff is my favorite part of christmas. 🙂

  3. I have never heard to peppermint bark before but it looks delicious. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012.

  4. I received a bag (small bag) of Ghiradelli peppermint bark squares. It’s a horrible feeing to be snacking on them while watching a movie, then look over at the side table and see what appears to be hundreds of empty wrappers. I’m not doing very good on my post-baby weight loss with treats like this in my house. Also, I hate individually wrapped candy for that reason alone. There’s always evidence.

  5. 5

    We call this “Santa Chocolate”. It was given to my son by the mall Santa and he instantly learned the word for Chocolate and Santa. “more Santa Chocolate”

    Needless to say it made an appearance in his stocking.

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