ingredients & lore
blended with black tea and natural chestnut flavor
The chestnut has been a staple food in southern Europe, Turkey and Asia for millennia, largely replacing cereals where they would not grow in mountainous areas. They are a beloved treat during the holidays here in America (thanks to a certain favorite modern Christmas song.) In France, the marron glace - a candied chestnut involving 16 different processes in a typically French cooking style - is served at Christmas and New Year's time. They are also always served in celebration of the New Year in Japan. There, chestnuts are said to represent both success and hard times - mastery and strength.