It’s so secret that I have a sweet tooth. Christmas is the perfect season to indulge and, every year, come December 1st, I get my eating on!
I tell this story to people all the time, I love candies so much that when I was little, I used to save candy wrappers. 😀 I’d unwrap the candy, pop the candy into my mouth, then proceed to smooth out the wrapper and flatten it as much as possible. Then I’d get out my special candy wrapper box and place it carefully inside. And whenever I was jonesing for candies, I’d open up the box, smell the wrappers or just admire the pretty colourful sheets.
If only I’d saved those – I could have made purses with them! 😛
And that brings me to the fondest of Christmas sweets: Quality Street!
These wrappers were the most prized in my collection! Just look at those jewel-toned foil wrappers! My favourite flavour is The Green Triangle which is a hazelnut noisette. 😀
I receive a box of Ferrero Rocher every Christmas from my SO. It takes me approximately until New Years Eve to eat the box all by myself. 😀 Lately I’ve been receiving the assorted box which also includes the dark chocolate and coconut flavours – both are also YUMMY!
It’s more difficult to find anymore but I used to get Almond Roca every Christmas – it’s an almond brittle candy covered in chocolate – SO good!
After Eights – we’re fans of peppermint and chocolate and these bite-sized treats are perfect after dinner accompaniments.
And Toblerone just screams the holidays to me:
I was very sad that Swiss Chalet changed their Festive Special candy from Toblerone to Lindor:
I like some Lindt chocolates but I’m not a fan of their Lindor truffle balls.
I posted this on IG last week but I recently discovered the limited edition Ritter Sport flavours:
I couldn’t resist and have already polished off a bar each of Nut Crescent Cookie and Caramelised Almonds (with a little help from my friends!) 😀
A couple of Canadian call-outs – first to Laura Secord, we love the French & Frosted Mints:
Purdy’s is also a Canadian institution – I particularly like their Christmas English Toffee:
And of course I can’t forget candy canes. I really like the unusual flavours, a couple of years ago my SO gave an awesome apple pie flavoured one, and I’ve liked the root beer flavour one too.
What are your favourite Christmas sweets?