While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Sugar, spice and everything nice - February 15 is National Gumdrop Day!
If you're looking to switch your sweet tooth from all of that rich Valentine's chocolate, there's no better way than to indulge in a rainbow of sugar-coated gumdrops.
Fruity flavors like orange, lemon, lime, grape and cherry, or spice, like mint or cinnamon are sure to please your palate. Old-fashioned gum drops also came in licorice and spearmint flavors, along with the popular orange slices, shaped like their namesake citrus.
Close cousin to the gumdrop are spice drops, which include allspice, cinnamon, spearmint, cardamom, anise, wintergreen, peppermint and licorice. They are best used in baking, although snacking is a perfectly viable option. Try them in oatmeal spice-drop cookies. Look at you, getting all spicy like that!
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