Friday, December 2, 2011
Visions Of Sugarplums
while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads."
Clement Clarke Moore
Today I present to you actual Sugarplums! If you don't believe me, just read the bag. I was excited to find this, because I had always wondered what they were. One dictionary declares the word obsolete. They are not plums, and do not even contain any plum-like substances! Turns out that sugarplums are small round or oval sugary pieces of candy. Usually it is layers of sugar that have been hardened around something in the center. Almonds are a good example of the center, and the result would be Jordan Almonds, always so pretty. So I guess you can put a sugary coating around any small treat and pronounce it a sugarplum! These did not photograph well, they were actually a very pretty purple. And I say WERE because I have thrown them out! You see, they had the look and consistency of gumdrops, but were so hard and tough it was impossible to chew them. My jaw got plum tired!!! In bible times, they ate honey like we do sugar.
"Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off."