A dish of Ganong chicken bones.
This traditional sweet Christmas treat was invented by a Ganong candymaker in 1885.
It is a delicious semisweet chocolate center encapsuled by a hard cinnamon candy shell.
When you put one in your mouth you need to suck on it until the candy melts down
to the chocolate inside. The candy melts into slivers like a chicken bone, hence the name.
Aren't they pretty?
Ganong chocolates are made in St. Stepthen, New Brunswick, the Chocolate
Capital of Canada. St. Stephen is on the U.S. border with the town of Calais, Maine.
The town even hosts a Chocolate Fest every August in honour of this famous candy
maker - Ganong. You can book a tour of the candy factory and are allowed to sample
all the chocolate and candy you want while going through the factory.
I've been there and done that. Amazing!
And, the best chicken bones are the ones right off of the conveyor belt!
They virtually melt in your mouth!
They are also famous for their delicious chocolates.
I am not being paid to endorse this product or company. I just wanted to
share a favorite Maritime Christmas treat with you.
Other favorites of days gone by are ribbon candy and barley toys.
Oh my poor teeth!
How much sugar did I eat as a child?
Just ask my dentists! :)
How's your sweet tooth? What is your favorite Christmas candy treat?
I hope you'll share that with me.
I also hope you can find some Ganong chicken bones to try.
You will love them!