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Surplus to requirements?

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GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 14:17:46

A few weeks ago I bought a packet of chocolate hearts (originally a Valentine's treat) which were reduced in M&S from Β£1.20 to 20p, I then returned to buy more as incidental treats for friends and members of club/groups to which I belong.
I bought 4 boxes and lugged them home on the bus.
Since then I have been on holiday and clubs, groups and meeting friends have been cancelled or not a good idea.
I'm wondering what to do with a surfeit of chocolate as the best before date is 29/09/2020 and we may still be incarcerated πŸ˜²πŸ˜‹πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«
I welcome any practical ideas but no rude suggestions. grin

MawB Thu 19-Mar-20 14:20:37

Enjoy it! You have another six months.
You may still be getting deliveries fro Royal Mail/ Hermes/ DPD etc - give some to them..

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 14:25:02

Pics...there are 96 boxes πŸ˜‚

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 14:31:31

A good idea MawB, thank you. I am getting a return collected tomorrow by Hermes so that's one...leaving 95 to be dispersed.
I might stand outside Waitrose and try selling them for 25p each which will defray my initial expense....

Only kidding πŸ€­πŸ˜‰

Chewbacca Thu 19-Mar-20 14:36:24

You could send 94 to me and keep one for yourself Gabriella? don't want to appear greedy

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 14:41:23

I could send them all to a sweetener πŸ˜„

Riverwalk Thu 19-Mar-20 16:44:06

I'll take a few off your hands - of course they'll keep in the freezer. I sometimes put chocs in the freezer so I don't eat too many - you can then have a bit of a chew and they last longer!

There's always your postman the one who always rings twice wink

wildswan16 Thu 19-Mar-20 16:48:01

Hand them out to all the people who are keeping our towns and cities running - care workers, police, GP staff, bus drivers, delivery drivers, postmen, shop workers, pharmacists etc etc.

They are all putting themselves at greater risk on our behalf.

Oopsadaisy3 Thu 19-Mar-20 16:48:14

What amazing will power you have, I would have eaten most of them by now


mary51 Thu 19-Mar-20 16:51:35

We bought four or five last year but didn't see them this year - not in at the right time.

maddyone Thu 19-Mar-20 16:54:36

A few weeks ago Gabriella! They wouldn’t have lasted that long in my house!

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 17:00:59

Great idea wildswan16
I'll start tomorrow when I have my elderly hour in Tesco from 9-10.
I'll be sure to wear gloves too. grin

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 17:02:51

Yeah...but there's only me here and I have quite strong willpower. If I open know how it is πŸ€­πŸ˜²πŸ˜‹

grannyactivist Thu 19-Mar-20 17:04:29

What willpower you must have GabriellaG54. shock smile
I think the suggestion by wildswan16 is a really helpful one.

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 17:08:40

Mine didn't ring once never mind twice but with him having now moved to Beaconsfield, we have a young woman who is just as helpful, although she draws the line at painting my toenails. πŸ˜‚

GabriellaG54 Thu 19-Mar-20 17:10:58

Once I make up my mind I don't change it, which can, in some circumstances be a flaw grannyactivist
I'm not for turning or temptation.

Riverwalk Thu 19-Mar-20 17:13:13

Oh, what a pity he moved on - still the ladies of Beaconsfield are in for a treat!

EllanVannin Thu 19-Mar-20 17:17:18

People won't be inclined to accept perishable goods like that in this climate. I wouldn't be.
Unless they were purchased by themselves off the shelves.