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List: Holiday sweets and treats to check out this season

The holidays are here! Check out these special treats that are only around for the holidays.

MACON, Ga. — Here is a look at some local and national holiday sweets and treats that you can find in Central Georgia.


1. Z Beans Coffee winter drinks and Holiday Blend

Z beans Coffee has several locations around central Georgia, including ones in Macon, Warner Robins, Atlanta, and more.

They are rolling out their holiday drink menu, including specials like the Oatmeal Cookie Chai Latte, Peppermint Bark Cold Brew Delight, Snickerdoodle Latte, Apple Chaider (an apple cider chai latte), the "Dirty Snowball," and much more.

You can check out their full holiday drink menu in store or on their Instagram page

They also have debuted a ground coffee mix called the 'Holiday Blend' that you can find at certain stores. 

So if you want a sweet treat for yourself, or want to buy some ground coffee for stocking stuffers, Z Beans has you covered.

2. Pearl Passionate Cuisine and Cocktails Holiday Menu

Pearl is located in Macon, and they have a new Winter Menu that was released on Friday, and have given us a sneak peek at some of the seasonal items.

They now have prosecco and butter-poached royal red shrimp, a greek buddha bowl, crab stuffed flounder with prosecco cream, confit garlic with crostini, and more. 

They are also offering new cocktails for the holidays, like 'The Tijuana Holiday,' The 'Santorini Romance,' and more.  

You can visit their Facebook page to see the food and cocktails and read more about the options.

3. De'Lani Delights Christmas dessert menu

De'Lani Delights in Macon is now offering a Christmas dessert menu!

It includes several options for cakes, cookie platters, macaroons, cheesecakes, cupcakes, and more.

You can view the full menu on their Facebook page here.

The last day to place orders for the Christmas menu is December 22, so be sure to grab some while you can.

The dessert eatery also released new Christmas tree cheesecakes on Thursday, inspired by the classic Little Debbie tree cakes.

They come in chocolate and vanilla.


4. Wendy's Peppermint Frosty

Wendy's has promoted a new holiday treat, the Peppermint Frosty.

It will only be around for a certain time, so make sure to stop by and try one before its too late! 

If you do go by Wendy's to grab one, be sure to lookout for their promotional frosty tags!

From now until January 29 of 2023, folks have the option of purchasing a $2 key tag that allows them one free Jr. Frosty with a purchase every day until the end of next year.

All of the proceeds from selling the tags goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  

5. Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Chip Shake 

The Peppermint Chip shake has always been a staple of holiday specials, and many people look forward to its return each year.

The shake is back at Chick-Fil-A, and you can order it now until supplies last.

The restaurant also has brought back their famous Chicken Tortilla Soup to the menu.

As temperatures drop, many people look forward to the soup as a staple of the holidays.

6. Chili's 'Santa Stache' cocktail drink

Every month Chili's offers a specialty cocktail, and this December it is their 'Santa's Stache' drink.

It is made with Lunazul Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Monin Blackberry, strawberry puree and fresh sour. 

It is even served with a red and white swirled straw with a mustache on it!

To see the drink or find out more about he holiday specials, you can visit their website. 

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