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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 42

29th Oct 2021 - 06:00
To celebrate Halloween we have found some spooky food facts for you to enjoy.
  • In Ireland a popular Halloween food is ‘báirín breac’, a sweet bread baked with sultanas, raisins plus objects like small coins or pieces of cloth, which carry meaning for the year ahead.
  • A favourite treat in England at this time of year is bonfire toffee, made using black treacle, butter and sugar for a ‘dark, spooky effect’.
  • Italians enjoy pan dei morti (bread of the dead), made with ground almonds, pine nuts, cinnamon and lemon zest.
  • And in Spain they like to eat huesos de santo (holy bones) which are made from marzipan, contain various fillings and are often covered in syrup.
  • Three in five people in the UK will buy at least one pumpkin this year (35 million) and under half of those will go to waste (14.5 million).
  • In Bellville, Missouri you cannot go ‘trick or treating’ to get sweets and candy if you are over the age of 13-years-old.
  • The first Jack-O-Lanterns were carved from turnips and not pumpkins like they are today.
  • According to a survey around 90% of American parents admitted to stealing candy from their children’s ‘trick or treat’ bag.
Written by
Edward Waddell