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What Traditional Christmas Sweets Look Like Around The World

The Christmas lights are on, the turkeys are flying off the shelves and the smell of mistletoe fills the air…Christmas is coming! Here at Keep It Sweet we’ve got all the best retro Christmas Sweets to fill stocking with – but just what do Christmas Sweets look like around the world? Here’s some traditional favourites…

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Lets start with here in the UK. An absolute essential to Christmas dinner and a truly iconic symbol of Christmas is the Christmas Pudding. Christmas pudding dates all the way back to medieval England. It was, however, initially created as a way to preserve meat and did not become a tasty dessert associated with the holiday season until the 1700s. Although, despite it being a classic festive treat, not everyone is a fan of this old favourite. If this is the case, then why not take a look at our Milk Chocolate Christmas Puddings? These bite sized delights are the perfect post dinner alternative and are sure to put a smile on all your relatives’ faces!

Another British favourite that is also popular around the world are Chocolate Coins. As a Christmas tradition, the Chocolate Coin was thought to be started by Saint Nicholas in Turkey. Many legends speak of his kindness to children and he was said to climb onto roofs and throw purses of money down their chimneys. Once it landed in a pair of stockings that a little girl had hung up to dry and this is where the giving of these Christmas Sweets in stockings began. We’ve got Chocolate Coins available in a huge range of different colours, sizes and values for you to spread the Christmas spirit amongst all your friends and family. Take a look here at our full range.

Another popular Christmas dessert is a Yule Log. Originating in France, where it is called a Bûche De Noël. Packed full of delicious chocolate and yumminess, there is no denying this festive delight is hard to beat. Complete with bark shaped decoration and dusted with icing sugar, its hard to think about it without making your mouth water! Why not try and make your own log cake this year to get into the festive spirit or pass the time in those looong school holidays? Take a look at our range of Christmas Sweets to decorate your log with – from Mini Marshmallows to White Chocolate Stars, there’s plenty of choice so let your creative talents run free.

Similar to gingerbread, Lebkuchen is a traditional Christmas treat in Germany. Originally invented by monks in the 13th century, this cookie has become a symbol for the holiday season in its native country and is made using honey, spices and nuts. These are often made in heart shapes and given to friends and family in the run up to Christmas. We’ve got plenty of heart shaped Christmas Sweets which would go perfectly as a gift alongside these sweet treats. From Jelly Bean Hearts to classic Mini Lovehearts, there’s something to please even the fussiest of receivants. Why not display them in one of our Bobble Topped Glass Sweet Jars complete with a ribbon and some decorations for a truly unique gift to be remembered for years to come?

Originating in New Zealand but named in honour of a Russian ballet dancer, Pavlova is a unique dessert served down under in the summer months, particularly during the holiday season. It is a meringue-based cake with a crisp crust, marshmallow-like center and topped with whipped cream and fruit. Also popular in Australia, this dessert is a light treat that perfectly suits the season. Serve this alongside some fruity Christmas Sweets to add a fun twist to Christmas dessert this year and for a nice relief from all the chocolate! From iconic fruity Jelly Beans to mouth-wateringly delicious Fruit Rock, our brightly coloured, tongue-tingling fruity sweets are sure to go down well!

Italy’s traditional Christmas dessert is a sweet bread called panettone. The process of properly preparing the panettone in order to obtain its distinctive fluffy characteristics takes several days. It contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest, as well as dried raisins. It is served in slices, vertically cut, accompanied with sweet hot beverages or a sweet wine. Why not serve up some panettone to family and friends alongside a delicious mulled wine or hot chocolate (complete with cream, marshmallows and sprinkles of course!). Alongside our extensive range of Christmas Sweets, we’ve also got a large selection of Retro Toys on offer that would be perfect for Christmas dinner table entertainment. Keep the kids busy with Bubbles and Balloons, or why not see what the year ahead will bring with a Fortune Teller Fish? View our full range here for heaps of endless fun!