Yes, you read that right, Candied Orange Peels. This a thing, and I have had them. I am not big on anything orange tasting, so they are not a big deal for me. However, give me some candied Lemon Peels, and I am all over them!! 🙂
You have likely enjoyed it in seasonal baked goods all of your lives, without even knowing you have eaten it. Usually in cookies, snacks and, you guessed it, FRUITCAKE!
MY research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. So, if there is anyone out there that know the creator or the origin, please comment.