I could not imagine who would be sending us stuff, but I quickly ran up stairs and laid it on the table. Searching for the return address, my heart did a little happy dance.
You mean to say you have never eaten Turkish Delight? Poor you. I had always wanted to try it ever since Edmond was persuaded to betray his family and friends by the White Witch after she offers him Turkish Delight in CS Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Since my first bite it has become a firm favourite and a decadent treat. For those of you who don’t know, it is cube shaped rose and lemon flavoured sweets dusted in copious amounts of icing sugar. Despite having a jell quality which normally is made by the use of the definitely non-vegan ingredient gelatine (made from boiling the bones and hoofs of animals to get the marrow. Yuck. That’s what you are eating my American peeps when you eat JELL-O) they are completely vegan the gel is made with cornflour (cornstarch).
Look at that! A box of Turkish Delight! Some matching posh fairtrade tea (green tea with jasmine and roses!) and some festive, warm socks!!!!! All of which I could really use as our flat is really cold and I have begun to follow Spiderman’s habit of drinking a whole pot of tea to stay warm.
We decided to divide it into 2 containers so we would each get our equal share. This was his idea as he knows I could easily eat them all. He also knows I would be like Edmond and heartlessly betray my loved ones for a taste of that rose flavoured goodness. Sorry, loved ones. Them's the breaks.