The majority of Maltese have a sweet tooth and love confectionery with many of these being created for a specific time of year, e.g. Carnival, Lent, Easter, … Christmas. The X, Roman numeral for 10, also stands for ‘X marks the spot’ or ‘You are here’ on a map; its time is the present, the Now. The X’s four seasonal parts form an axis converging at its ♥ which graphically anticipates that the four suits are going to merge (→Jack♣).
(text by Margit Waas)