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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Horehound Candy

As a kid growing up, there weren't very many sweets readily available, except if we went to Grandma's house. She always had a stash of horehound candy.  You could also get this same little treat at the end of a tour at Brigham Young's house in SLC, UT, too.

Horehounds are a dark brown bittersweet piece of candy made from the horehound herb and then brushed with dusty sugar.

This treat really was primarily used to help sore throats, but when you are a kid, something with a hint of sweetness seems like a prize.

When we became older and wiser, we have all moved away from horehounds and on to much better sweets.  Horehounds became a thing of our past.