DAY 8: 12 Days of HOTBIN Composting Christmas Tips

DAY 8: 12 Days of HOTBIN Composting Christmas Tips

DAY 8: Sweet Treats – Composting at Christmas 

For anyone with a sweet tooth, Christmas is the best time of the year. Whether it’s pudding on Christmas day, candy canes, cookies, a slice of cake or apple pie, along with a cup of eggnog, hot cocoa, coffee, or tea… it doesn’t stop there!

Many of our favorite sweets have their origins outside the US, including Candy Canes (Germany), Cookies (Medieval Europe), Apple Pie (England), and eggnog (England) to mention some.

Candy Canes
Originated over 300 years ago. Candy Canes were produced in 1670 when a choir master asked a local candy maker for some sweet sticks to give to children during Christmas Eve service to keep them occupied. In order to justify giving them candy he asked for a crook to be added to the stick to remind the children of the shepherds who visited the baby Jesus.

Chocolate Coins
Chocolate Coins are thought to be representative of the money Saint Nicholas gave to the poor children of Myra. Legend states that one night he threw money down a chimney, and it landed in some stockings that a young girl had hung out to dry, coincidentally this story is also where Christmas stockings come from!

Now for Composting
There are many other cakes/sweets associated with Christmas, including yule logs, Lebkuchen cookies, selection boxes and mince pies. If you don’t manage to finish them all off, just remember to remove all wrappers, break them up and then compost them. 

HOTBIN loves a sweet treat every now and then!

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