7 Christmas food facts that you should know

Christmas is round the corner. You (Christians) all would be busy in the preparation of your Christmas celebration. Do you know all about Christmas? I think you would not know all about Christmas. You know there is a story about everything that we do, eat and drink on Christmas. To brush up your knowledge, I have come up 7 Christmas food facts that are very interesting. I hope you would enjoy it. Have a look at the facts:

Turkey

Do you know the favored bird for Christmas Dinner? It was goose until Henry VIII’s regime. When Henry VIII came into power, he chose Turkey as traditional Christmas dinner. Around twenty-two million Americans eat Turkey on Christmas.

Candy canes

As per a legend, it was the year of 1670 when candy canes were invented in Germany. The choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral asked to shape candies as shepherd’s crook and offered the candies to make the crèche children calm and quiet. After 1900, its color gets changed from white to other and stripes.

Stilton Cheese

As a part of many Christmas delicacies, the color of Stilton Cheese has an interesting story behind it and is extraordinary. Basically air dried, the color comes from penicillium roqueforti growing in the damp leather of the saddles. The cheese is very tasty.

Mince pies

In the entire England, eating mince pies on December 25 was illegal. To tackle gluttony, mince pies were banned in Oliver Cromwell’s England. The pie that was crustless in medieval times is crusty and vegetarian now.

Fruitcake

As the fruitcake is delicious and sinfully rich, so it was a prohibited food to eat on other occasions except special one like Christmas. It was eaten at the beginning of the harvest season for good luck. However, you can take this cake throughout the year due to the presence of rich ingredients.

Christmas crackers

It was the December of 1902 when Christmas crackers were invented. The string on the box of Christmas crackers were basically used to hang the boxes on Christmas tree.

Sugarplums

Like a fruitcake ball, sugarplum a type of sweet candy that came in the 16th century. Made of finely chopped mixed dry fruits, honey and spices, this sweet treat is coated with a hard candy shell.