If you already know what it is, good for you. If you don’t, you can look it up and you would see that the base is sugar and butter. I must confess I belonged in the latter group, but when I saw the word over the weekend, I recalled it looked familiar, like running into an old friend who has moved away. It has been some time since I’ve had it, but I’m sure I’ve had it more than that one time as I seem to see the word everywhere. My brain decided to pull up the one memory from last Christmas when I got to try it for the first time. It was in a tin box and given to her as an annual gift and there was so much of it in there she had no way of finishing it on her own so she brought it in to share with everyone on the team. I remember being surprised, but I really wanted to try something sweet I hadn’t tried before so I went for it. It was delicious, but I knew I couldn’t have this stuff all the time due to the need to take care of my teeth, so I treated myself to a small piece and that was that. Trust me, once you’ve experienced a toothache, you never want to repeat the experience again. I didn’t think much about it since then until I saw it at the grocery store. Even though I couldn’t remember what was in it, it doesn’t mean I didn’t like the piece that I tried last Christmas. It just means besides the base, there are all kinds of ingredients that can be added, kind of like the melting pot that makes up America, so it makes that one very piece hard to stand out. Her act of generosity will forever be tied to my memory of the sweet stuff though, and I’m glad on top of that it will be tied to Christmas. For some reason, reading the definition makes my brain want to make my own, just to experiment with all the different kinds that can be made, like a food scientist I suppose. I probably won’t, but a girl can use her imagination, right?

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