Kissing comfit

a perfumed sugarplum to sweeten the breath.
- Shak.

See also: Kiss

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In The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare mentions a number of sweetmeats and confectioneries, Falstaff announcing in Act 5: "Let the sky rain potatoes; let it thunder to the tune of Greensleeves; hail kissing comfits and snow enrigoes.
Kissing comfits were perfumed sugar plums and were used as breath sweeteners.
Shakespeare mentions a number of sweetmeats and confectioneries in The Merry Wives O f Windsor and the larger than life character of Falstaff greets Mrs Ford at Herne's Oak saying: "Let the sky rain potatoes; let it thunder to the tune of Greensleeves; hail kissing comfits and snow enrigoes.