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threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

December 11, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #7358731

Pure sugar things in the shape of fruits? Gramma had them every year at this time. They were the shape of plums, etc., but were made of it seems pure sugar...anybody know?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #7358748

Maybe you're thinking of marzipan? It's often made into fruit shapes, and it's very sweet, being pretty much a combination of ground almonds and sugar.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #7359258

That's ONE of the dictionary definitions of a sugarplum, Lee Anne, just hard candy in adorable little shapes?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 11, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #7359770

Marzipan isn't hard, exactly, but it's commonly shaped into fruits. Google "marzipan fruits" and see if they look familiar.
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

December 11, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7359783

Sure looks like them, they seem smaller though but everything seems huge when you're 10 years old!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 11, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #7360020

Marzipan TASTES like almond extract smells, though, sort of. Do you remember the taste?
cuivre
Corpus Christi, TX

December 27, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #8278795

I remember those fruit-shaped candies! The purple ones were shaped like grapes, the yellow ones like lemons, etc. Didn't they come in a little tin box that had French words on it? Pastilles was it? They weren't sugarplums, though. My *cat* is a sugarplum (mostly), the grandkids of course...

Absolutely delightful article. What a wonderful sense of humor and good sense! Thank you.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 27, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #8279128

I remember those, but not as a child. Hmm, maybe as a child, I can't remember. Thank you for stirring up THAT memory - I never thought of those as sugarplums.

Thank you for your lovely comment.

(Edit to add: a round tin box, maybe as big as a deck of cards or a slice of bread. I remember.)

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