Authentic Fruit and Nut Bridge Mix
Chocolate lovers! Enjoy the ultimate in finger foods, satisfyingly sweet. In fact, bridge players in the 1920s-50s sat around tables for entire evenings obsessed with their favorite game. Put down their cards to eat? Forget it! That’s where bridge mix was handy – pieces so small they could snack with one hand and hold their cards with the other. In fact, chocolate covered fruit and nuts were so popular, folks at home sent boxes along to the WWI soldiers. But the story actually began when people started covering fruit, nuts and seeds with sugary coatings, dating back to the ancient Romans. In the late 1800s, when machinery enabled candy-makers to quickly and inexpensively coat just about anything with sugar and chocolate, coated nuts, caramels, marshmallows, licorice and other tasty treats came along. And here we are today. Comes in a 6-ounce recyclable bag with a twist tie and the story on the label.
A Bit of History