Holiday treats, from eggnog, to gingerbread, to pumpkin pie, are beloved holiday traditions and often close-guarded family recipes.
The deal experts at Offers.com surveyed 1,000+ consumers across the nation to see what treat each state holds closest to their heart during the Christmas season.
The winner was pumpkin pie, with one-third of Americans who have a favorite treat saying it’s their Number 1 choice.
- Pumpkin pie – 33%
- Eggnog – 18%
- Peppermint bark – 16%
- Gingerbread – 13%
- Fruitcake – 11%
- Candy canes – 9%
Because food preferences are often regional, they also broke down our results state by state. Pumpkin pie is the preference of midwesterners, while the northeast enjoys eggnog. Only Arizona and Alaska prefer the timelessness of the candy cane.
Here is a list of treats being offered around the nation by various restaurants courtesy of Offers.com.
Arby’s: The Mint Chocolate Shake is back for the holiday season and features a drizzle of chocolate sauce and Andes candy pieces. Or, try the Cinnamon Apple Crisp [icm-tracking.meltwater.com] (cinnamon apples and warm vanilla cake topped with streusel drizzled with caramel and whipped topping).
Au Bon Pain: The holiday menu features the Newport Turkey Sandwich (Country white bread sandwiching sliced turkey breast, fresh avocado, cheddar and a touch of zesty honey mustard); gingerbread cookies and raspberry-filled shortbread cookies.
Blaze Pizza: New this year is the Peppermint S’mores Pie ($2.25). This dessert features a pair of round graham cracker cookies sandwiching a marshmallow and chocolate filling along with a coating of chocolate and crushed peppermint.
Chick-fil-A: Through Jan. 5 only, get the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake .
Church’s Chicken: Order a meal for the whole family with the $15 Holi-Deals packages . The packages include various combinations of chicken and sides.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: This season’s winter drinks menu includes the Winter Dream Tea Latte, Cookie Butter Latte, Peppermint Mocha Latte and Red Velvet Hot Cocoa.
Corner Bakery Cafe: The White Chocolate Mint Cold Brew is here for the holidays, as well as the Pistachio Cranberry Muffin.
Cracker Barrel: Enjoy the seasonal Southern Pralines Latte and holiday pies, such as pecan, chocolate pecan, apple pecan streusel and more.
Dunkin’: The holiday menu includes the Holiday Spice Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, the Hershey’s Kiss Donut and Cinnamon Sticky Bun Coffee.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Try these new seasonal items : The Ho Ho Mint Mocha and Double Chocolate Peppermint Muffin.
IHOP: Participating locations are serving a Grinch-inspired holiday menu that includes Grinch green buttermilk pancakes; hot chocolate with mint syrup, green whipped topping and red candy hearts; and the Who-Roast Beast Omelette. Plus, kids eat free as part of IHOP’s holiday celebration (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) with purchase of an adult entree for a limited time.
Krispy Kreme: Enjoy this seasonal donut: the Cinnamon Swirl features Krispy Kreme’s classic ring doughnut hand-tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with cream cheese icing and a cinnamon swirl. Plus, the Holidays Peppermint Mocha is here for the season.
McAlister’s Deli: The Turkey Cranberry Smoked turkey with an orange cranberry sauce, crisp Granny Smith apples, Gorgonzola cheese, mayo and Spring Mix on toasted 9 grain is available through the end of the year and $1 off with this coupon .
McDonald’s: The Peppermint Mocha (available hot or iced) is here for the holidays. Topped with whipped topping and chocolate drizzle. Plus, while supplies last at participating locations, get the Holiday Pie (featuring a creamy vanilla custard filling nestled in a flaky, buttery crust glazed with sugar and topped with rainbow sprinkles).
Mrs. Fields: For a limited time, get the Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookie and the Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookie Chiller (a frozen drink made with cookies blended in).
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: The new Dark Chocolate Orange Mocha is here for the holidays. It features hand-pulled espresso and steamed milk blended with chocolate, unsweetened Dutch cocoa, and sweet citrus topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa. Other seasonal drinks include the Pumpkin Latte and Eggnog Latte.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: For a limited time, get the Mint Chip Chocolate Brownie Cookie with Andes mint chips.
Shake Shack: The holiday shake lineup includes the Chocolate Peppermint Shake, White Mocha Shake and returning Christmas Cookie shake.
Starbucks: Seasonal holiday beverages are back through Dec. 31. These include the Peppermint Mocha (back for a 16th year), Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte and the Juniper Latte. All holiday beverages are available hot, iced and as a Frappuccino.
Steak ‘n Shake: Enjoy these seasonal shakes for a limited time: Peppermint Chocolate Chip, Egg Nog and New Oreo Cookie White Chocolate.
Taco Bueno: Tamales and the tortilla chicken soup tamale platter ($5.99) are back for a limited time.
Taco John’s: The limited-time Nachos Navidad feature red and green house-made cooked tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese, American beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, black olives, guacamole and rich sour cream.
TGI Friday’s: New this season — Holiday Red Velvet Bundt Cake .
Tim Horton’s: For the holidays, order Candy Cane Hot Chocolate, the Christmas-tree-shaped holiday donut and other holiday menu items .
Wendy’s: The $2 Frosty Key Tags are back for the holidays. Key Tags are now available to purchase at participating restaurants for use during the 2019 calendar year. The perennial fan-favorite Key Tag entitles the holder to a free Jr. Frosty with any purchase throughout 2019.