#4. How many of you have ever heard of Baklava? I guess the next question I need to ask is, How many of you have ever tried it? It is a Turkish pastry that will melt in your mouth and send your taste buds screaming in an almost orgasm. Now, there is a hang up here. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, just think the baklava from the store is going to be what I am talking about. It tastes very stale. Baklava is a sweet that needs to be made fresh and ate fresh. It is made with filo dough and sweetened with a honey or syrup. Hard to make but damn if you don't find yourself wanting more there is something wrong with you.
#3. This list is lacking something. What is the word I am looking for? Oh, how about some chocolate. Nothing symbolizes the word Christmas more like having a nice rich batch of fudge. Oh Fudge. Made simply and taste great, fudge is always a great treat for when you are just relaxing from a long day of opening gifts and watching the in laws make your world a living hell by giving your child a drum set. The melting of chocolate in your mouth and on your hand makes Christmas more like Christmas.
#2. You find the cutters that are shaped like Christmas characters. I have something that is kind of a theme with this holiday. What is it about people eating the heads off Christmas characters? Does it give us some sort of empowerment over the cookie world? Coming in our second spot is the classic Christmas Sugar Cookie. Covered in that really weird edible red and green glitter, can you ever go wrong with a classic. Seriously, the best time for these are always to be made by family or friends or that special someone you want to get freaky with. It's just something that people should do together for the holidays.
#1. This sweet treat can be sucked on till there is nothing left and hung on a piece of wood. Have a guess yet? You can buy them by the box. There are assorted flavors ranging from chocolate mint to strawberry. They come in cane form. If you don't know what it is now, it's just time to give up and go live among the hermits. I am talking about the ever so awesome candy cane. Nothing says Christmas more like the candy cane. I remember as a kid being able to walk up to the tree and just pull a can off of it and instant holiday breath mint.
I have a sudden urge to eat 6 of the items on this list right now. No fruitcake for me.