And if they haven't taken off in Europe, they don't really make it to South Africa.
And if they don't make it in South Africa, we can't usually find it in East Africa.
So we were pretty excited when someone gave us their old candycanes (carefully kept frozen all year they crack, but taste good). This particular awesome friend also mailed us mini-marshmallows!! It's funny how I would never intentionally seek out these sugar-laden American traditions while living in the midst of them. They just sort of happen whether I buy them or not. But over here a candy cane and marshmallow turn my wimpy homemade cocoa into a faint memory of 'Mint Mochaccino' under Seattle skies. Candy canes were a whole new experience for Anna!
...obviously requires intense concentration!
...finger-lickin' good! Wait...
James: Hey look at me! Do I look like a wookie?
Thank you friend for giving us a taste of home! Yummy!