Texas Grocery store, HEB, has new limited edition items for winter. Grab 'em before they leave the shelves.
HEB Sodas - Vanilla Cola & Candy Cane
This is a big deal because we haven’t seen HEB limited edition sodas in years! My best guess is it had something to do with the pandemic. I'm so excited to see them back on the shelves.
We grabbed the vanilla cola, which tastes like Vanilla Coke but is $3 cheaper. Some people swear by this flavor and have been looking for it since it disappeared, so this is definitely a must-try.
The Candy Cane soda has fewer hardcore fans, and I was personally too nervous to try it. Someone commented that it tastes like mouthwash. Still, this is also a return flavor so there must be someone buying it. A cocktail is in there somewhere.
Lumberjack Bacon & Sausage
Lumberjack bacon returns, as it usually does around this time each year. This limited edition flavor is maple & black pepper.
HEB Cafe Ole Christmas Coffee
The winter roasts are THE BEST. If Christmas in a Cup never left the shelf, I wouldn't hate it. This flavor is the fan favorite, followed by Christmas Kiss, but honestly, HEB fans love them all. You can't go wrong.
Christmas in a Cup Coffee: Blend of spices and vanilla
Christmas Kiss Coffee: Chocolate and cherry
Pan Dulce Coffee: Sweet caramel and custard
Candy Cane Coffee: Peppermint and dark chocolate
Cranberry Pork Smoked Sausages
Limited Edition Cranberry Sausages are back! They have both regular sausage and cocktail smokies. There are some absolutely amazing ideas my followers have shared for how to dress these up, here are a few:
Top with cranberry sauce or cranberry mustard sauce on a brioche bun
Cut up and cook with herby sage butternut squash
Use the cocktail smokies for pigs in a blanket or with fancy cheese fondue
Winter Dish Soaps
The winter dish soap trio this year includes Peppermint Bark, Tree Lighting, and newcomer Iced Cranberry and Orange. I am obsessed with the cranberry option. I think it's the perfect addition. Tree Lighting is a little fruity - it's not quite what you expect from the name.
Spiced Apple Cider trail mix has been around for several years. It's an absolutely delicious mix of cinnamon yogurt pretzel balls, apple-flavored pecans, cranberries, and yogurt drops.
Cozy Crunch Trail Mix is one we haven't seen before, but it already has people talking, and the consensus is, it's awesome. This one includes peanuts, milk chocolate candy, chocolate chunks, chocolate/peanut Chex, and almonds.
Central Market Italian Sodas
Cranberry Yuzu and Orange Cinnamon Creme Italian Sodas are both return flavors. I tried these last year and they weren't my personal favorite but there are sure to be people who love both, and they would definitely be good in a cocktail. Strawberry Passionfruit remains my #1.
Volleman's Eggnog Milk
Volleman's has two winter limited edition flavors. Eggnog and Butter Pecan. If you're lucky enough to have Volleman's Milk in your HEB, you should try all the flavors. They're usually really tasty.
Espresso M&M's are brand new and will join the white pretzel snowball M&M's for the 2022 Holiday flavors. I found them at my HEB in Leander in the Christmas Candy aisle.
They’re XL in size but don’t have a filling or nut, just espresso-flavored chocolate. The coffee taste is a nice balance to the sweetness of an M&M. Some are dark chocolate and some are milk chocolate so you get a little variation in flavor which is also fun.
ALL The Winter Ice Cream
HEB Creamy Creations, Swoon, and Blue Bell all have amazing winter ice creams this year. Watch my reel above to see all the flavors.
Creamy Creations Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Creamy Creations Candy Cane
Creamy Creations Winter Wonderland
Creamy Creations Spurs Courtside Chocolate Crunch
Creamy Creations Eggnog Joy (not pictured in the video)
Swoon Pumpkin Cheesecake
Swoon Raspberry Danish
Blue Bell Christmas Cookies
Blue Bell Peppermint
Blue Bell Peppermint Bark
Blue Bell Eggnog
What limited edition items do you look forward to every Winter? Let me know in the comments.