I buy this stuff in the 4 lb tub every year around Christmas. Ok, so I actually buy a couple of them. I drink it all year long. This is my all-time favorite flavor! The peppermint taste is there, but it's nice and subtle. Stephen's makes super creamy and smooth hot chocolate. I make mine in water and it's delicious! Ok, so I even eat it with a spoon when it's a really bad day. This is probably one of the most important products that I can't live without!