Episode 75 Part 2 Celebrating Christmas with Hungarian Style
This is part 2 of the icipici series of Celebrating Christmas with Hungarian Style on the Hungarian Living Podcast.
Decorate your tree with szaloncukor – Hungarian Christmas candy
Szaloncukor is a Hungarian candy that is wrapped in foil and can be hung on the Christmas tree. It is customary in Hungarian homes to hang these beautifully wrapped candies on the Christmas tree as a decoration. Traditionally, children play a trick on their parents; they carefully unwrap the candies hanging on the tree and eat them. Afterwards, they stuff and re-wrap the empty paper and hang it back on the tree!
While fondant was typical during the Socialist era since 1989 the candies have been made from all sorts of interesting flavors and typically dipped in chocolate. Through the years we have seen many different flavors from banana to coconut to chocolate cherry, marzipan, walnut, cheesecake, cinnamon plum, jellied, rum raisin, rum cocoa, chestnut, and others. And we have even made the candy a time or two.
So introduce your gamily to this fun Hungarian tradition this year. It’s quick, easy, and fun! Szaloncukor can be added to your tree. We typically sell out of szaloncukor every year, in early December. So, if you haven’t bought some yet, check the flavors at TheHungarianStore.com