Halloween is great for a harvest of junkfood. But, if you're like me, you're not so into Smarties and Abba Zabba. I usually mine out the Kit-Kat and the mini candy bars and shun the rest.
The Christmas holiday, however, seems to offer up a whole different class of goodies. Our haul this year includes truffles, brownies, chocolate mints, pears, baklava, fudge, and chocolate cherries from Harry and David. I also have the company of my old friends, the Three Torrone Characters -- whose names and origins I know not, but whose corresponding flavors I know so well. We also got biscotti, amaretti cookies, and some of those chocolate-covered spoons to stir your coffee with. Woo-hoo!