I've always been fascinated by silver nonpareils. They're so similar to ball bearings which are so fun to play with, but these are like ball bearings you can EAT! How fun is that?!
Why oh why does marzipan have to taste like marzipan? It's so lovely to look at and you can make such adorable little things with it. I just wish it tasted like, well, anything other than it does. Every Christmas my great aunt Mary used to bring over a plate of amazing handmade marzipan fruits and ever year I would try one thinking maybe, just maybe, this time it wouldn't taste like THAT. But it did. And it does.