A sweet consisting of a nut, seed, or other centre coated in sugar.
- They would often prepare egg custard, comfits, lambs' tails, white sugar sweets, fig pies and wafers, and give their mothers nosegays of wild flowers that had been blessed in church.
- Early versions contained caraway comfits; seeds alone came into use in the 18th century.
- The rustle and bustle that regularly sweeps the British front row at the shows is usually just some generous soul handing round a bag of licorice comfits.
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