For most of my life, chestnuts were a mystery to me. We’ve all heard that song before…”chestnuts roasting on an open fire….”. But, until my late 20s, I’d never actually eaten, let alone seen, a chestnut before. I guess they just weren’t a big thing growing up in Southern California.
On a trip to NYC several years ago, though, a friend stopped at a street vendor to pick up a bag of roasted chestnuts, claiming they were her fav-o-rite. From just the smell alone, I was anxious to get a taste, and they proved to be just as warm, cozy, and toasty as the song proclaims. Now they are a fun part of my annual Christmas tradition and a fun gift to share as well. Here’s a fun way to package them up for gifting this season…
Try this as a fun gift to tote along to your next holiday shindig!