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Boxes of chocolates

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Whitewavemark2 Sat 19-Dec-20 14:14:40

I have been given a box of chocolates for Christmas, and have been sampling them this afternoon🙄.

They are what one would describe as modern flavours. Whilst delicious I have decided that I really prefer the more traditional flavours.

Ellianne Sat 19-Dec-20 14:20:59

Yes, there was a programme last week about Britain's favourite chocolate bars and I was positively drooling over the traditional ones (of my youth). You can keep the"modern" chocolates!

FannyCornforth Sat 19-Dec-20 14:21:34

What's a modern flavour?

FannyCornforth Sat 19-Dec-20 14:23:28

My favourite is a truffley/ noisette type concoction
Least favourite - coffee and strawberry creams, toffees

felice Sat 19-Dec-20 14:25:04

I went into a gorgeous chocolate shop on Wednesday, now Belgium is famous for it's chocolate.
I saw Beetroot and Ginger and green Thai curry.
Yuck and double yuck.
I bought my usual small box for my son-in-law, somehow I do not think curried pralines would be to his taste.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 19-Dec-20 14:25:08

Well, creme brûlée, tiramisu ganache, cognac caramel etc. To name just a few.

It is the way they are made as well, they sort of look more like mini deserts.

It’s not that I dislike them, but that I prefer the more traditional chocolate.

FannyCornforth Sat 19-Dec-20 14:27:32

WW ooh they sound right up my street!
(We need a poll!)

Whitewavemark2 Sat 19-Dec-20 14:28:01

Marzipan I would kill for.

But violet and rose cream are very acceptable

FannyCornforth Sat 19-Dec-20 14:28:13

Felice tchenvy bleurgh!

Whitewavemark2 Sat 19-Dec-20 14:34:23

Truffles, various flavoured fondant creams, chocolate covered nuts, chocolate covered crystallised ginger, they are what I like.

Riverwalk Sat 19-Dec-20 14:35:25

Whitewavemark2

I have been given a box of chocolates for Christmas, and have been sampling them this afternoon🙄.

They are what one would describe as modern flavours. Whilst delicious I have decided that I really prefer the more traditional flavours.

Gawd, you're not a fan of violet creams and other old lady flavours? grin

I rather like the newer stuff - my local chocolatier, Rococo, have flavours such as basil, ginger, earl grey, and cardamom.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 19-Dec-20 14:37:03

Love ‘em😄😄😄😄

felice Sat 19-Dec-20 14:42:18

I have tasted them Riverwalk but Thai green curry, it is experimental, but !!!!.

grandMattie Sat 19-Dec-20 14:46:09

Reminds me of a chocolate subscription I gave DD. She tasted one. “Mmm”, she said, then something that sounded like “semen”! I was horrified,then split my sides laughing. I had mis-heard “cinnamon”. 🤣🤣🤣

MissAdventure Sat 19-Dec-20 14:48:00

I don't enjoy all these new fangled flavours.
Milk Tray does me.

Riverwalk Sat 19-Dec-20 15:14:32

felice

I have tasted them Riverwalk but Thai green curry, it is experimental, but !!!!.

I quite like the sound of Thai green curry chocolate! grin

Riverwalk Sat 19-Dec-20 15:15:25

MissAdventure

I don't enjoy all these new fangled flavours.
Milk Tray does me.

Girl, ya need to move on!

Whitewavemark2 Sat 19-Dec-20 15:17:58

Even I’ve moved on from Cadbury’s since thy were taken over by one of the colonies.

Chewbacca Sat 19-Dec-20 15:21:25

Marzipan I would kill for.

Sorry Whitewave but you'll have to get past me for the marzipan. They're mine!

FannyCornforth Sat 19-Dec-20 15:28:26

I am on a life long quest for a perfume that smells of marzipan...

cornishpatsy Sat 19-Dec-20 15:55:35

I love Lily O`Briens Dessert collection. Each one tastes like a dessert, perfect for me as I like something sweet to finish a meal.

MissAdventure Sat 19-Dec-20 16:09:10

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CheekyFragranceLtd?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=769713523

Fanny, for you.
This seller sells it.
Great reviews, too smile

Chewbacca Sat 19-Dec-20 16:17:21

My favourite boxes of chocolates were Terry's Spartan; all hard centres in a plain, dark chocolate. Don't think they do them any more? A lot of chocolate is made with palm oil these days and is just horrible; I'd rather do without. I've bought a huge box of Moser Roth chocolatesfor sharing at Christmas not a chance

EllanVannin Sat 19-Dec-20 16:42:09

I go for the marzipan ones too.
Where are all the lovely liquid centred ones these days ? They're all fondant centres. Horrible.
Remember the lime barrels that used to be in a box of chocolates, along with the orange and strawberry liquid centres ?

EllanVannin Sat 19-Dec-20 16:46:00

Terry's 1767 chocs were luxurious in the 50's/ 60's. In a box with little drawers that could be used to keep nik-naks in when empty.