Last month, the kids and I read The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I’m not a fan of talking animals and fantasy stories- give me a sweet love story any day of the week- but the kids really liked it. And I really like reading to them, so The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was our before bed book for many a night.
In one part, the Wicked Witch tempts Edmond to betray his siblings in exchange for a pile of Turkish Delight candy. Whoa! That must be some awesome candy! We wondered what it tasted like and Bing-ed it to see pictures and a recipe to make the sweet stuff. As soon as I saw the word “candy thermometer” I realized this was going to be beyond my culinary skills and I hopped on amazon.com. For a candy I had never heard of before, Amazon sure has it covered! After reading reviews and comparing prices and flavors, I ended up with a box of Hazer Baba Turkish Delight. I was excited to give the kids a (used) copy of the movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Turkish candy on Christmas morning. They were pretty excited to open that up too, as you can see.
Kaylee couldn’t believe I found the candy from the book, and Joshua was wondering how fast he could rip open the box and shove some sugar in his mouth. That boy and his sweet tooth….
We had a movie night/ candy tasting event and agree the movie AND the candy is pretty amazing. But not delicious enough to get your siblings in deadly trouble with the White Witch. (Gotta grab the teachable moments as them come!)
Now we are working through the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia. There are seven books in the series, (whoa!) so plenty more dwarfs and talking lions in my future. And hopefully some more candy suggestions to keep things interesting.