Monday, June 3, 2013
But unbeknownst to me, Sis and Mama found a really cool souvenir this last time: a bag of colonial candies! They are packaged by Cool Confectionaries, which has a store in Harper's Ferry and also sells Civil War-era goodies and treats enjoyed by African-Americans in the 19th century. There was a whole slew of candies, including candied rose petals, an actual licorice root, fennel comfits, dragees (like Jordan almonds), Turkish delight, brown sugar candy, candied tamarind, a macaroon, and a chocolate stick. It was great fun to share the treats and have a little taste of history.