WHAT THE HECK IS A SUGAR PLUM?
According to Wikipedia, a sugar plum is any dried fruit that has been chopped to bits & mixed with honey & spices, shaped as a plum & then rolled in sugar.
That doesn't quite live up to my romanticized-Victorian-Christmaslore I had always imagined. I was expecting something along the lines of what I found in the Vermont Country Store catalog -I may just order some of these anyway because I really like the idea of a special choc left on the pillow on Christmas Eve.
But in case you are now also in the mood for a bit of Sugar Plum, I'll leave you with these ideas:
Now, do I have Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy stuck in your head yet?