I have to be honest, despite all the Halloween madness of the previous month, my mind was already drifting towards Christmas in October. Since November 1st, my brain has gone into overdrive thinking about Christmas. Just this week alone I went to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform and then I bought their latest album Night Castle plus I picked up Rob Halford’s holiday offering Halford III – Winter Songs (yes, even the Metal God has a soft spot for Christmas).
Also, last month I picked up this:
Yes, it is amazing to look at and yes, it is available for the 2009 holiday season at the low, low price of $7.99. I was tempted to open this bad boy up last month and discuss it, but I didn’t want to ruin the Halloween groove. You have no idea how hard it was to resist, but November 1st starts the Christmas season as far as I’m concerned so now is as good as time as ever!
Obviously, the mug itself is the centerpiece of this cocoa set (and what a fine mug it is) but the true highpoint for me is the adorable spoon:
As for the cocoa itself, it’s actually really good. Some novelty cocoas are either too sweet or taste like all you did was heat up some water but this Frosty cocoa has a great dark chocolate taste with just a perfect hint of sweetness. It’s like drinking from a fondue pot of Hershey’s dark chocolate!
At $8, this is definitely worth picking up for fans of the old Frosty special and Rankin/Bass fans in general. It’s a great way to kick of the Christmas season and it’s my first cup of cocoa of the season as well!