Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
December 15, 2008, 1:11 am
Filed under: chestnut, kids food blog, lillie, pickles and cake, sadie, sauter

Every Christmas season, the Grand Floridian gives out roasted chestnuts at their main entrance. The toasty aroma can be picked up from a quarter mile and this time we decided to stop and sample these hard to find holiday delicacies.


The girls were ready to try something new so I handed them each a roasted chestnut. Each “pod” is cross-shaped split to help in the roasting process.

Sadie worked furiously to get her chestnut open.

Lillie dug her nails in and popped out the seed inside.

Not afraid to ham it up, Lillie decided to perch her chestnut on her face for a memorable photo.

It was quickly devoured. I tasted one too. They taste like a cross between earwax and a cashew. The texture is similar to a cross between earwax and a cashew.

Sadie ate the chestnut before any fun photos could be taken.

I spoke too soon…