Ayer, Massachusetts-based Vitasoy USA is officially gearing up for the holidays.

The company’s certified-organic nondairy Peppermint Chocolate soy beverage is ideal for seasonal entertaining, as well as a special kick-off-your-shoes afternoon treat. Free of dairy, lactose and gluten, it has no cholesterol.

Peppermint Chocolate, combining the sweetness of premium chocolate with refreshing mint, may be served warm or chilled. An 8-oz. serving has 140 calories and 4 g protein. Geared toward health-conscious consumers, it’s a great alternative for those who are lactose-intolerant, vegan or unwilling to indulge in high-fat drinks.

According to Vitasoy Senior Marketing Manager Jayne Minigell, Peppermint Chocolate is a “premium, organic nondairy alternative with extended appeal from fall through winter.” You’ll find it in the shelf-stable (nonrefrigerated) soymilk aisle, beginning this month, at your local natural and organic food store.

And if you haven’t checked out Vitasoy’s Green Tea Soymilk, you’re missing out on a unique product. Rich and creamy, it’s made from organic soybeans blended with premium Japanese green tea.