By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 02, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Kringle fans rejoice! The new holiday flavor debut arrives today from O&H Danish Bakery. And at the same time, last year’s gem – egg nog kringle – is back, too.

Who could ask for anything more? (Especially considering the chocolate hazelnut kringle arrived recently, too!)

This year’s debut is Santa’s Secret Christmas Kringle, which is a red velvet cake recipe (that’s the secret), with a jolt of vanilla pudding and topped with creamy frosting and Christmas sprinkles.

It’s sweet, it’s substantial and it delivers nicely on the vanilla flavor.

And it almost looks like a holiday decoration."Traditions are at the core of our family and business. We wanted to create a Kringle that embodied the spirit, joy and tradition of Santa for families around the world," said Eric Olesen, third generation co-owner of the bakery, which celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier this year.

"Our hope is that our holiday lineup will make you want to celebrate the season with family and friends over delicious treats."

O&H is making as many as 7,000 kringles a day during the holiday season.

In addition to the new kringle and last year’s egg nog recipe, it's also baking the Christmas Kringle, layered with chocolate cake filling, red velvet cake crumbles, a dose of peppermint and creamy frosting, as well as A Very Danish Christmas Kringle, which is inspired by the traditions Risalamande Scandinavian dessert.

If you want to share the love, O&H has been shipped to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Visit the website for details on flavors, gift box options, mail order and shipping.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.