14 – Sweet times
Nougat – Nougat – Nikolaus – Santa Claus
You know my favorite candy or chocolate for the holidays?
It is nougat!
Not real chocolate, not nutella, not anything else – soft tender melting nougat.
Take a good cup of tea and some pieces that come wrapped up in golden foil.
Caring for the children.
These days he runs around dressed up in a red suit with a white beard and a red hat.
In former times he has been more elegant.
Wearing a white or golden robe. Everybody knew he was a gentlemen, a bishop, a kind of peer.
He cared for the poor, sharing his wealth.
And then Coca-Cola came around – a couple of centuries later – and messed it all up.
Now he has to wear this red suit and jump through chimneys.
And you can get him as shaped chocolate too – if you are lucky: filled with nougat.
- How Coca-Cola shaped the modern-day Santa (eatocracy.cnn.com)