All Things Gingerbread!

Posted on: November 18, 2022

Don’t you just love gingerbread?  It’s the intermingling of sweet molasses, honey, sugar, and warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger; the family activity of building and decorating a gingerbread house (our previous blog on this holiday project); and the baking of decadent gingerbread cookies (see below).

I guess you can say that we have officially “Ginger-Snapped” at Cloverdale!  With Santa meeting and taking photos with families in our LIFE-SIZE Holiday Gingerbread House, and the celebration of his arrival—a gingerbread crafting workshop and dance party,  it only makes sense this holiday season to unwrap all things gingerbread!

Have you ever heard of Gingerbread GinThis festive local libation created by the Ontario’s own opens in a new windowWillibald Farm Distillery & Brewery is infused with traditional gin botanicals and a generous helping of cinnamon, clove and ginger.  Enjoy on ice or in a creative cocktail.  Visit opens in a new windowLCBO at Cloverdale for this lightly sweetened spirit.

Now, you know it is not a true holiday season without delicious gingerbread cookies!  They are traditionally made from scratch, but why not let Metro make it easy for you and the kids with their Irresistibles Gingerbread Cookie Mix.  You can still tell everyone that they are “homemade”.

When visiting Santa at his Holiday Gingerbread House, stop by Coles for their assortment of gingerbread themed products.  Like this Gingerbread Holiday Cushion by Mini Maison.  A super soft and squishy-shaped form that pops with charming details.  I’m not confirming or denying that I have one myself . . .

Doing your Christmas shopping and you need a quick snack.  Try Starbucks’ Gingerbread Loaf.  A yummy iced loaf with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and notes of orange.

Pick up a sweet treat for the kids at opens in a new windowShowcase.  They’ll enjoy PEEPS Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men—a creative combination of their signature PEEPS marshmallow with the great taste of freshly baked gingerbread.  It also comes in Christmas Trees, Snowmen and Stockings!

Kitchen Stuff Plus has gingerbread-themed items for the Ho-Ho-Home.  Their set of four ‘Oh Snap’ Porcelain Mug has a fun and festive design, perfect for enjoying a cup of cocoa around the tree this Christmas.

Oreo Mini Holiday Chocolate Cookie House Kit at opens in a new windowRexall Drugstore is an excellent family activity that will delight all the children at your festive gathering.  It contains everything you need to build your very own gingerbread house and comes with pre-baked chocolate cookie house pieces, pre-made icing, mini jaw breakers, mini Oreo cookies and scene setter cut-outs.

Don’t forget to reserve your spot for a visit and professional photo with Santa inside our Holiday Gingerbread House from November 19 – December 24 and tag your sweet pic with #GingerSnappedHoliday to our Instagram account @cloverdalemall to be entered in our ‘Ginger-Snap & Share’ contest for a chance to win a $500 Cloverdale shopping spree!*

*For contest details head to 

~ Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator