I need to give a shout out to my folks for the Whetstone's hot chocolate mix. Whetstone and I have a friendship that goes way back into my childhood.
But I digress.
As much as I love Whetstones and my parents (in no particular order, ahem) my heart and tummy warming IHS moment today is actually brought to you by a stranger named Bob.
He is the maker of Sweet Stripes, a product I bought on a whim (and for only a buck) at WalMart.
Look at those dandy edible barber pole peppermint sticks!
Imagine what a person could do with these babies!
For today, they were great stirrers for our hot chocolate. They are softer than a candy cane, making for quicker meltaway action.
This is an IHS experience you just can't duplicate in July.