(BPT) – The sights and sounds of the holiday season are a delight, but if there’s one of the five senses that really benefits this time of year, it has to be the sense of taste. From classic favorites to new taste sensations, the holidays are always about enjoying treats and gifting goodies to others.
Whether you’re looking for presents for loved ones near and far, stocking up on stocking stuffers for at home, or wanting inspiration for new flavors to try, consider these trending ideas and in-demand confections of the season:
Rich cookies featuring Belgian chocolate
Skip the standard cookie and give Santa and your family something decadent and delicious. Originating from the heart of Brussels in 1891, Delacre offers a selection of premium pastry cookie varieties, enhanced with authentic Belgian chocolate. Delacre cookies are packed in an elegant tin or box warmly designed for the holiday season, making them the perfect gift to share with family and friends. Get one for yourself and grab some extras so you can add a holiday card and gift to neighbors, teachers, coworkers and more to show you care.
Confections make a big impression
What if there was a new way to experience the flavors of your favorite confections? Made with the same expertise and high-quality ingredients as Ferrero Rocher, the Grand Ferrero Rocher is now available in dark chocolate. This elegantly wrapped, exquisite dark chocolate shell with hazelnut pieces is the perfect gift for any friend or family member. No need to choose between dark or milk chocolate because Grand Ferrero Rocher features both varieties!
Elevated chocolate decadence
The holidays call for indulgence and Golden Gallery Signature — Ferrero’s premium brand of exceptionally crafted assorted chocolate — is the perfect complement to any celebration. With high-quality ingredients like soft butter caramel, delicate hazelnuts and Arabica coffee beans, Golden Gallery Signature is the perfect gift for chocolate lovers and savvy hosts who want a captivating tasting experience. Consider creating a trendy chocolate board for dessert or grab a box for the ideal host gift.
Fun candies play up holiday magic
The holidays are full of joy, and some candies are just meant to be a fun part of the season. Are the people in your family on the nice or naughty list? Grab some seasonal Tic Tac flavors and get in on the fun. Tic Tac Naughty (Sinfully Cinnamon) and Nice (Jolly Candy Cane) flavors allow you to let friends and family know if they made the nice list or the naughty list. Both refreshingly delicious packs are perfect as stocking stuffers.
Favorite foods that give back
An attitude of gratitude defines the holiday season, and it’s an important time to count your blessings while also helping others in need. Fortunately, shopping for delicious foods can help you do just that. Everyone’s favorite breakfast spread, Nutella, is partnering with No Kid Hungry once again to give back this holiday season! Look out for specially marked jars in celebration of helping kids in need during this important season of giving.
New recipes with beloved flavors
Trying new recipes is a fun part of the holiday season, especially when it involves ingredients that everyone adores. Nutella partnered with viral chef Nick DiGiovanni to create a one-of-a-kind churro recipe that will have your friends and family asking for seconds.
Churros With Nutella
1/2 vanilla bean
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
Pastry bag and closed star tip
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
1. In a small saucepan combine 6 tablespoons cubed butter, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, pinch of salt and vanilla paste.
2. Bring to a simmer until butter is melted.
3. Add 1 cup all-purpose flour, then stir vigorously and remove from heat.
4. Let cool for 5 minutes.
6. Now with a paddle attachment in a mixer, crack in three eggs, one at a time. Once this is well combined, add to pastry bag with a closed star tip.
7. Squeeze and cut 6-inch churros straight into 350 Fahrenheit oil, frying about 2-3 minutes per side.
8. Dredge churros in cinnamon sugar, then fill with or dip in Nutella. Enjoy!