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Old 12-21-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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What kinds are you making?
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #2
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peanut brittle is my go to candy, easy to make and tasty. Growing up in New Brunswick, we usually had Ganongs Chocolates and barley toys and ribbon candy
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If I make anything it will be caramels. Maybe fudge. Trying to cut down on sugar, though, so I probably won't.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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My wife made peanut brittle , peppermint bark ,almond bark ,fudge, sea salt caramels, fudge, turtles and divinity . She also made me 2 large loaves of fruit cake ,which is currently soaking in brandy and rum . Being a diabetic ,Christmas time is a real struggle for me!!
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Steve, I have a fork at the ready.. when should I show up?
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David, do you know why a candy made of almost completely sugar is called barley toys? Just curious. Never had one. Are they like gummy bears?
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Steve, I have a fork at the ready.. when should I show up?
I don't know how many dozen cookies my wife made but I bought 25 Lbs of flour and sugar ,ten lbs of butter , lots of other baking supplies and it' all gone . This week she is making julekage and stollen. I made 60 Lbs of homemade sausage this weekend (Italian ,maple breakfast ,breakfast, bratwurst and chorizo) for my children . We are heading to your part of the country next September ,our first visit . Remind me to bring you a little taste of Wisconsin
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Steve those are a lot of cookies. I bet they taste wonderful. I hear your pain about the diabetes. terry
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Sherry, the barley toys go back to Britain and I guess they add barley extract to the sugar. The candy is a hard candy and suckers and are poured into molds. I talked to a vender in Quebec who was from Nova Scotia and his molds were over 100 years old and included all sorts of animals and trains. It seems like Nova Scotia is the hot spot for them in Canada although I have found some out here in Alberta (but the molds were also from Nova Scotia. Robertson Candy Store sells online Robertson's Candy Store
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Dave, thanks for the link, and the explanation. One of my favorite childhood Christmas candies was something like the "chicken bones" on their site. I'll have to order some next year.
Looks like the medicinal "barley water" could just make the barley toys fit a (stretched) health food category. Lol. Might just have to order some of those, too.
But, no ribbon candy? Darn. All that ribbon candy in the stores now just isn't the same as it was fifty years ago. Don't even bother to buy it anymore.
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My late mother loved the chicken bones and the humbugs, She always got them for Christmas.
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A bit of the history of candy in the martimes https://www.taddlecreekmag.com/candy
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Does fudge icing count?
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Sure it does.
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