“You name them, we’ve got them. Even candied chestnuts and acorn crunch. We could feed the district for a year.”
-Redwall, Brian Jacques
Chestnuts in Perth are quite the novelty. Unlike in other countries where you can at least buy them canned, you have to wait till autumn comes around, and a small basket of chestnuts shows up in the grocery store. Having made this recipe out of season, I was lucky to have found a can of chestnuts in Waitress or Sainsburys in the UK on my last visit. I’m so glad I brought it back. If you’re in the US, you can buy canned chestnuts in water on Amazon here.