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Mystery Food Identified!

July 27th, 2010

EDDIE DANIELS – Yesterday I posted a blog about a mystery food lurking in the WJTL refrigerator. Without any evidence, I went ahead and accused Lisa Landis as being the culprit who left the baggie of UFO (Unidentified Food Object) and it turns out I was correct. Eat your heart out, Gwenda Gumshoe!

In a comment left on the blog, Lisa confessed to leaving them in the fridge and identified them as sugar plums.

Seriously? Sugar plums?

They exist?

I’ve never seen a real-life sugar plum. Actually, I’ve never seen a photo of one. Or a drawing, even. The only time I’ve ever heard of them is in the Christmas poem where the kids have “visions of sugar plums” dancing in their heads. But in all the books I used to see this poem in, the accompanying drawing reveals the kids are actually dreaming of candy canes.

So now I’m left with even more questions that I’m too lazy to Google on my own. Are sugar plums a natural food, or are they sweetened and man-made, like candied apples? Do you just eat them with your fingers? Do they have pits? Are they actually plums, or do they just happen to have plums in their name?

I’ll be honest, seeing as how this was my first encounter with sugar plums, it may have ruined me on them even before I’ve had the opportunity to taste them. Sorry sugar plums. I’m prejudiced against you now.

Lisa said I could throw away the sugar plums. So I did.

Eddie Daniels, Video Guy
eddie@wjtl.com




  1. Jennifer Dempsey
    July 27th, 2010 at 11:13 | #1

    Ok Eddie….LOL I did the google and this is what I got :
    The Sugar Plum needs no introduction. Its appearance is that of a gigantic purple grape. It is one of the few plums with a non-bitter skin. Your first bite will give way to an incredible fruit full of character.
    that is from yahoo answers…but i also got this from Wikipedia:
    A sugar plum is a piece of dragée candy that is made of dried fruits and shaped in a small round or oval shape
    take your pick LOL
    Jen †

  2. Joshua Short
    July 28th, 2010 at 08:56 | #2

    Just like Jennifer did, I did a bit of research. I found the same answers. However I also saw a few pictures and guess what? Fresh sugar plums look about as tantalizing as those you found! Just like you, I think I am ruined on Sugar Plums without even having eaten one.

  3. Nathan Reutlinger
    July 29th, 2010 at 04:01 | #3

    Those are some nasty looking sugar plums. If they are so sweet and nice shouldn’t they look better?

  4. Alden Rice
    July 29th, 2010 at 13:13 | #4

    those sugar plums do look gross,you should of tried one of them to see what they tasted like..lol

  5. Joelle Williamson
    July 29th, 2010 at 17:36 | #5

    Yumm those sugar plums sure look delicious!!! Just kidding but sugar plums do taste very good! :) Actually I dont really know what sugar plums taste like, can anyone describe them for me?

  6. Kat Warren
    July 30th, 2010 at 07:48 | #6

    i dont kow what they taste like either but if you really want to try them but are to scared to… Jelly Belly sales a sugar plum flavored jelly bean… they are really good.

  7. Joelle Williamson
    July 30th, 2010 at 11:53 | #7

    really, that doesnt sound too bad, maybe I’ll try that :)

  8. Sierra Stoltzfus
    July 30th, 2010 at 13:40 | #8

    I’ve never seen a sugar plum either, untill now.

  9. Charis
    July 30th, 2010 at 19:46 | #9

    They look EVIL!

  10. Mike Urbanik
    September 19th, 2010 at 20:01 | #10

    Eddie:

    If you leave them in the Frige you can have a contest. first, They need to get white and furry. Then you can play. ” Name That Food” .

    Sometime, you would think the fur is alive.

  11. Londa
    September 26th, 2010 at 06:56 | #11

    They look nasty.. But one looks like a donut. MMMM
    I am glad you throw them away. No I never taste
    one but I think I going to try one very soon.

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