Here we see the humble Brussels sprout: round, proud, the opposite of candy and somehow still tastes good to some people, looks like a tiny head of cabbage.
Now, call me ignorant, but I've only ever seen the B.S. (and boy, is it ever B.S., you'll find out why soon) in two forms: the one above, and cooked, like so:
But recently (like ten minutes ago) I happened upon some disturbing news. Everything I knew about the world came crashing down. And that occurred when my manager and now-ex-friend Andrew casually dropped THIS in our work Slack chat:
WHAT IS THIS??? WHAT IS THIS?????
Meanwhile, back in the chat, this was my reaction to the stalk. I was stunned, but thankfully, my problem-solving skills were not compromised.
As you can see, I was spot-on. Brussels sprouts on a stalk look exactly like jingle bells, which I'm pretty sure are the technical term for this instrument.
Now, I know this might be confusing or difficult to hear, but I'm just going to come out and say it: I have taken it upon myself to decide that Brussels sprouts are bells, and when they're on the stalk, they are, in fact, jingle bells.