BRITAIN’S tantalising wait to get its hands on dried fruit is about to end.
Dried fruit is a delicacy beloved of all Britons, but they abstain from it during the year so that mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake will taste even more delicious.
Mother-of-two Emma Bradford said: “After twelve months of minimal dried fruit intake apart from the odd raisin, I can’t wait to get stuck in.
“Absolutely the best thing about Christmas is all the dried fruit you get to eat. I think about dried fruit constantly at work.
“Normal fruit is OK, but it lacks the driedness I crave.”
Six-year-old Julian Cook said: “Presents are good, but I prefer dried fruit. Like all kids, really.”
Teacher Tom Booker said: “I’m tempted to skip the turkey because it isn’t dried fruit. However it is dry, so that’s something.”
However food historian Stephen Malley said: “Things containing dried fruit date back to a time before anything was enjoyable.
“They hadn’t invented chocolate yet and people were so glad to have survived the year without being killed with swords that currants in pastry seemed a fabulous treat, despite being barely edible.”
He added: “I’m only joking of course. I love dried fruit!”