IMAG8104 Holiday PastriesI thought it would be fun to quickly put a spotlight on some new food items available in the Starbucks pastry case.  (It’s possible that if your local store has not converted to offering the La Boulange food items yet, you might not have the same food items.)

New for the holiday season is the Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun:

IMAG8109 Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun

^ That little treat is amazing.  It is a bit sticky (just as described), so I almost do recommend a fork!  The gooey middle part is sweet with plenty of pecans, and a hint of cinnamon.  You’ll love this one.  It’s my new favorite.

Also new is the Pecan Tart:

IMAG8115 Pecan tart

^ The pecan tart isn’t quite as sweet as the Sticky Bun.  I liked this treat, though I liked the Sticky Bun better.  I tried this treat both warmed and not warmed, and this is one of the few La Boulange items that I thought was better not warmed.  Let me know what you think.

The Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop returns:

IMAG8106 Peppermint brownie cake pop -2

I’m not a huge cake pop fan but I do like this one.  I think that a brownie interior to the cake pop is much more enjoyable than a yellow cake type interior.  And, I do like the coating on this treat.  It’s a brownie dipped in white chocolate with peppermint bits in it.

Also, I’ll mention that the snowman cookie, and Cranberry Bliss Bar has returned to Starbucks too.  I know that some people really look forward to the return of the Cranberry Bliss Bar every year.

Have you tried any of the new items? What’s your favorite?