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Nostalgic Christmas candy


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Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic Christmas candies. Think back to childhood about those special Christmas candies you waited to receive each year.

The nostalgia factor is huge when it comes to treats such as candy canes, chocolate oranges, and chocolate Santas, or new favourites like the Christmas Peeps Trees, Reindeer, Gingerbread Men, and Snowmen have been added to the line-up in addition to new flavour twists on the standard Peeps chick which have been produced the last few years.

Chocolate orange

Chocolate oranges are spherical segmented chocolate candies that resemble oranges. The foremost producer of chocolate oranges is Terry's Chocolate Orange, but in recent years imitations have popped up at stores such as Trader Joe's and World market which were not produced under the Terry's label.

These were originally a United Kingdom-only chocolate candy, but they are now available worldwide as their popularity in Christmas stockings continues to spread.

Chocolate Santas

Who doesn't like chocolate Santa candy? They're adorable, they're festive, and they come in neat little foil wrappings that just beg to be opened. There is an assortment of different sizes from tiny ones perfect for stocking stuffers to giant ones that might take the entire evening to eat (you'll be full but happy afterward).

With the image of Santa Claus gracing the wrappers, you could even hang them on the tree as delightful edible Christmas tree ornaments.

Candy canes

Candy canes are said to have been invented by the choirmaster of Cologne Cathedral in Germany as an attempt to silence noisy children during services by filling their little mouths with sweets.

A recipe for a white peppermint stick dates to 1844, while the earliest reference to a "candy cane" is in 1866. By 1882, the candy cane became a prominent part of the holiday treats and decor, even being used to decorate the tree.

Marshmallow Peeps

While not a traditional Christmas candy, these new Christmas Peeps are too cute and tasty to pass up by marshmallow connoisseurs. They are made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and various food dyes, just in time for the Christmas season.

When it's that time of year, you have your choice of Peeps Marshmallow Trees in green, Peeps Masrshmallow Snowmen in white, and Peeps Marshmallow Reindeer and Gingerbread Men in brown -- each of the standard Christmas colours.

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