Known for its range of premium savory dips, manufacturer Robert Rothschild has launched a peppermint-based candy cane dip. The Peppermint Candy Cane Dip is a gluten-free, gourmet treat made with cream cheese and peppermint candy. This spread certainly has seasonal implications, but also could be used year-round. Statements on the product package recommend using the dip over chocolate cupcakes, toasted pound cake, brownies or even as a pie filling. The dip could also be used in salty/sweet applications, such as a dip for pretzels or crackers. Overall, Robert Rothschild Farm’s Peppermint Candy Cane Dip delivers a taste of the holidays throughout the year.

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