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The Best Peppermint Things  

Amy Boal
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Every year, as we sleep off post-Thanksgiving food comas and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first of twenty seven times, the holiday season really gets going. Starbucks breaks out the red cups, and everything starts coming up peppermint. Sure, you can have delicious peppermint things all year long, but it just tastes better between Thanksgiving and Christmas. What kinds of great peppermint treats, foods, and novelties are available? Don't know where to being on your hunt for the best peppermint items? Fear not. This list of peppermint things will set you on the right peppermint path.

Mentha x piperita, aka peppermint, is a hybrid mint, a cross of watermint and spearmint. Isn't that cool?! Sometimes found in the wild, the plant was once indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, but is now widespread thanks to cultivation and the magic of agriculture. When was peppermint first used? Well, renowned botanist Carl Linnaeus (he's like, a huge deal and basically created taxonomy. What have you done today?) first described peppermint in 1753, but probably had no idea that a few centuries later it would be mixed into seasonal Oreos and overpriced coffee drinks. Peppermint is also handy in the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, but you're probably most interested in peppermint Drumsticks, right? Right.

This list of peppermint things isn't just about food, though. Classic Peanuts character Peppermint Patty is an essential part of any peppermint list. And so is the storied Peppermint Pig. You've never heard of the Peppermint Pig? Read up. Then, vote for your favorite peppermint treats below for maximum enjoyment of the holiday season.
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Peppermint Hot Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
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Peppermint Candy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Candy
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York Peppermint Patty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
York Peppermint Patty
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Peppermint Bark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
carlybobarly added Peppermint Bark
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Peppermint Kisses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Kisses
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Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
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Peppermint Tea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Tea
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Starbucks Peppermint Mocha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha
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Peppermint Creams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Creams
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Peppermint Frappuccino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Frappuccino
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Peppermint Oreos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Oreos
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Burt's Bees Peppermint Lip Bal... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Elise Hennigan added Burt's Bees Peppermint Lip Balm
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Peppermint Oil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Oil
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Orbit Peppermint Sugarfree Gum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
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Peppermint Candle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Candle
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Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Elise Hennigan added Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps
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Milano Slices Peppermint is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Milano Slices Peppermint
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Peppermint Zinnia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Zinnia
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Peppermint Cake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
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White Chocolate Peppermint Mar... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Elise Hennigan added White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
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Peppermint Drumstick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Peppermint Drumstick
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Burt's Bees Fabulously Fresh P... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
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Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo with Peppermint
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DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Peppermint Things
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Peppermint Patty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Peppermint Things