13 local peppermint products mint for you this winter

Chocolata at Eat in the Streets
Chocolatá’s tent is as fabulous as their chocolates. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

The weather outside might be frightful, but nothing can cool our love for peppermint. And there are plenty of spots in Birmingham to enjoy peppermint in every way! Here are 13 different businesses in Birmingham to get peppermint treats, candles and more.

1. Moonscape Peppermint Bark by Chocolatá

Moonscape peppermint bark and Santa lollipops from Chocolata
The peppermint bark is ready for pick up. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

If you haven’t seen Chocolatá, it’s hidden behind downtown construction. But their “divinely inspired” artisanal chocolates cannot be stopped by a few bumps in the road. Their peppermint bark is a perfect seasonal treat made from ethically sourced white chocolate, cacao nibs and crushed peppermint candies.

  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM
  • Location: 1927 2nd Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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2. Crushed Candy Cane Candle from Illuminated

Peppermint Crush candles at Illuminated
With real peppermint candy pieces. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Illuminated describes this candle as a “warm, buttery scent” accented by the crushed peppermint pieces. The candy cane pieces melt as the candle burns, making your room smell like a Christmas cookie. Plus, the unique glass jar is reusable after you finish the candle.

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-3PM
  • Location: 2415 Montevallo Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

3. The Nice Shot served at Queen’s Park

Miracle on 24th Street drinks
The cups are almost as fun as the drinks. Photo via Queen’s Park’s Facebook

Queen’s Park is really in the Christmas spirit right now. Inside their bar is a holiday themed pop-up bar called Miracle on 24th Street. They are serving holiday cocktails, specialty shots and a few festive non-alcoholic drinks till December 30th. Try their Nice Shot—a shot of rum, peppermint tea and chocolate.

  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4PM-12AM, Friday-Saturday 4PM-2AM
  • Location: 112 24th Street North #102, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Peppermint Soap from Infinite Soap

Infinte Soaps pop-up shop
A professional pop-up set-up. Photo via Infinite Soaps’ Facebook

Infinite Soap was established in 2013 after the owner, Christopher Funderburk, successfully learned the passion of soap making from his grandmother. In 2018, they removed all synthetic fragrances and most of their soaps are Rainforest Alliance Certified. This makes indulging in their peppermint soap even easier!

  • Location: Shop online or follow their social accounts for their pop-up hours
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

5. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Tiny Bundt cakes
For the modern Santa. Photos via Nothing Bundt Cake’s Facebook

The best part about the holidays will always be the food. Nothing Bundt Cakes brought back their fan favorite peppermint chocolate chip Bundt cakes. This seasonal flavor is only back a limited time, so get it quick.

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 12-6PM
  • Locations: 310 Summit Blvd Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35243 | 3780 Riverchase Village Suite 600, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Contact: Website| Facebook | Instagram | Call Summit location |Call Hoover location

6. Peppermint Lip Balm by Borth Beach Soapery

Borth Beach Soapery products
Perfect peppermint products for gifts. Photo via Borth Beach Soapery’s Facebook

Borth Beach Soapery sells simple and clean bath products for people and dogs. They sell soaps, bath salts, salves and more online. Get their 3 pack peppermint lip balms or their peppermint foot balm (you probably need it more than you think).

7. Peppermint Stracciatella made by Big Spoon Creamery

Big Spoon Creamery ice cream
Holidays in a bowl. Photo via Big Spoon Creamery’s Facebook

Cold weather won’t stop me from getting Big Spoon’s peppermint stracciatella. Stracciatella (stra-chuh-teh-luh) is a type of gelato made with milk based ice cream and fine shaving of chocolate. This one is made with a delightful peppermint ice cream and Valrhona dark chocolate flakes—a brand of premium French chocolate.

  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12-9PM, Friday-Saturday 12-10PM
  • Locations: 4000 3rd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35222 | 927 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call Avondale location | Call Homewood location

8. Hey Headache Shower Fizzy from Buff City Soap

Buff City Soap products
Winter ready with this skin care arsenal. Photo via Buff City Soap’s Facebook

If the name doesn’t give it away, this luxury treat is available all year. You can get Buff City Soap’s signature Hey Headache scent in a bath bomb, shower fizz or soap. Peppermint is popular for Christmas, but it’s also a great natural remedy for minor aches and pains.

  • Hours: Sunday-Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • Locations: 5361 Old Hwy 280, Birmingham, AL 35242 | 4745 Chace Cir, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram |Call 280 location | Call Hoover location

9. Peppermint Milk Tea from ThirsTea Cafe

Bubble tea from Thirstea Cafe
Peppermint milk tea pick me up. Photo via ThirsTea Cafe’s Facebook

If it’s too cold outside, you can enjoy this drink hot. Or try adding boba instead. ThirsTea Cafe is a favorite spot for bubble tea, a popular Taiwanese drink often made with tapioca balls. Get their peppermint milk tea with boba while you wait for their new holiday menu to launch.

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12-8pm
  • Location: 170 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

10. Lemon + Mint Beard Balm by Freedom Soaps

Freedom Soap peppermint gift bundle
This peppermint bundle is already wrapped for you! Photo via Freedom Soap’s Facebook

Freedom Soap Company is another spot that makes natural soaps, body scrubs and more. This local company is dedicated to clean products that better your body. Get their lemon and mint beard balm or oil for yourself or as the finishing touch to a stocking stuffer.

11. Russian Blue Latte at Red Cat

Latte from Red Cat Coffeehouse
A little red cat to keep you warm. Photo via Red Cat’s Facebook

I’m so thankful that I can still get this drink throughout the year. The Russian Blue, one of Red Cat’s signature drinks, is made with dark chocolate and peppermint. It’s like an Andes mint in a cup, but better.

  • Hours: Pepper Place Monday-Friday 7AM-6PM, Saturday 7AM-3PM | Railroad Park Monday-Saturday 6:30AM-8PM, Sunday 6:30AM-6PM
  • Locations: 2901 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 | 1701 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram |Call Pepper Place location| Call Railroad Park location
Cookie Fix's brown butter blondie dipped in white chocolate and crushed peppermints
I need a dozen of these stat. Photo via Cookie Fix’s Facebook

Cookie Fix has so many peppermint treats, making it hard to choose just one. That picture of the brown sugar blondie was it for me. Cookie Fix’s brown sugar blondie dipped in white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermints is a part of their December line up. Check their daily menu to see what they are serving today.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 11AM-5PM
  • Location: 2854 18th Street South, Homewood, AL 35209 | 3152 Heights Village, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Contact: website | Facebook | Instagram | Call Homewood location | Call Cahaba Heights location

13. Peppermint Candies from Sugar Inc

Pink candy tray from Sugar Inc
For the aesthetic. Photo via Sugar Inc’s Facebook.

Sugar Inc is the spot for your sweet tooth. They carry all the classic candies you remember from your childhood. Right now they have holiday candy mixes. If you’re looking for just the classic peppermint candy, this is the place for you.

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm
  • Location: 69 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

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