View Poll Results: Poll on Holiday Fare
Eggnog-Yes 110 68.32%
Eggnog-No 51 31.68%
Fruitcake-Yes 62 38.51%
Fruitcake-No 94 58.39%
Hard Candy-Yes 61 37.89%
hard Candy-No 91 56.52%
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:55 PM
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Looks very similar, but to my mind, Pannettone is closer to bread than to cake. Mom's version was more sweet and moist.
Nothin' beats Mom's.
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Eew, who serves fruitcake with custard?

That's for Christmas pudding.
No, use hard sauce for Christmas pudding.
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No, use hard sauce for Christmas pudding.
No, like I said, that's for the mince pies.

The Christmas pud should already be completely sozzled itself.
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The results surprise me, but I guess I don't know what people mean by "hard candy." Like regular-ass candy that's not chewy? That's a Christmas thing, and also has a hatedom?

I can take or leave fruitcake, but while some people hate raisins, I think it's the bread's texture that puts people off, so panettone passes as it's just like certain breads.
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No, use hard sauce for Christmas pudding.
What is hard sauce?
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I like eggnog, with or without additives.
I like some fruitcakes, not many but my sister makes one from scratch loaded with rum that is quite tasty.
I like some hard candy, that is a very open category. If you mean those awful ribbon candies of the past, I'll pass.
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What is hard sauce?
Hard sauce

Basically butter creamed with powdered sugar, plus some spices and a nice dollop of rum or brandy.
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Yes to the eggnog. But a funny thing--I like booze 9 ways to Sunday, but not in eggnog.

Yes to the fruitcake, as long as it is moist, not dry.

No to the hard candy. Oh, I can enjoy an occasional butterscotch, but most Christmas candy seems to revolve around peppermint, and I detest peppermint.
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Add me to the list of being surprised to see "hard candy". Is that candy canes? Ribbon candy? Something else?

I think of candy canes as decoration that happens to be edible, not really food. The one food we always got for Christmas was a tangerine or clementine tucked into the toes of the Christmas stocking.
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Personal preference.
Thanks. I voted no to all three, although I don't mind hard candy, I just don't seek it out or associate it with Christmas (beyond candy canes).

Love watching videos of making figurative candy on youtube - Public displays of confection.
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What is hard sauce?
Another name for <insert hard liquor name here> butter. Like rum butter or brandy butter.
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I think hard candy comes from Christmases way past. Ribbon candy, yes (and those ribbons better be delicate or it's just not right) but jelly filled hard raspberries, creme mints and honey straws are all memories of Christmas at both sets of grandparents for me.

But I'm at the tail end of the baby boom. These types of candies were almost out of fashion 50 years ago. But they were cheap treats to be offered to any guest who dropped by to wish you a happy holiday. They were also put in children's stockings and were quite a treat for families who had little or nothing. Sugar was expensive and wasteful. We forget today, how many families were truly dirt poor, without SNAP, or other programs to help them out. "You have three kids and your husband died in the Great War (WWI)? That's your problem." There was no gov't support. So, these families did without sugar because potatoes were cheaper and filled stomachs better. A hard candy was a treat indeed.
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I've never tasted eggnog.
I've never had eggnog either because like Kefir, which I also have no inclination to try, it sounds like something I would not be able to tolerate the consistency of. It sounds both too thin and too thick.

I also voted no for fruitcake and (a weak) yes for hard candy.
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Fruitcake is the only one I am morally opposed to. The hard candy I went no but that is due more to the extensive dental work I have than not liking it.
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