"...When dawn broke, they started to wander about
the forest, seeking a path, but all hope soon faded.
They were well and truly lost. On they walked and
walked, till suddenly they came upon a strange cottage
in the middle of a glade.
"This is chocolate!" gasped Hansel as he broke a lump
of plaster from the wall.
"And this is icing!" exclaimed Gretel, putting another
piece of wall in her mouth. Starving but delighted, the
children began to eat pieces of candy broken off the
"Isn't this delicious?" said Gretel, with her mouth full.
She had never tasted anything so nice.
"We'll stay here," Hansel declared, munching a bit of
nougat. They were just about to try a piece of the biscuit
door when it quietly swung open..."
(Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hansel and Gretel)