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  1. cookbookmaniac

    You make me chuckle with your clever writing. I am also one of those people that has a strong disliking to alcohol. the lighter tasting beverages are tolerable. But a hard shot of whiskey isn’t something I would dream about.

  2. cookbookmaniac

    You make me chuckle with your clever writing. I am also one of those people that has a strong disliking to alcohol. the lighter tasting beverages are tolerable. But a hard shot of whiskey isn’t something I would dream about.

  3. Lauren

    I can’t stand the taste of hard liquor, either. Even wine is a little too much after one glass. Is it a Pavlovian connection, since it makes me sick, too? Or are my taste buds just wired that way? Hmm.

  4. Lauren

    I can’t stand the taste of hard liquor, either. Even wine is a little too much after one glass. Is it a Pavlovian connection, since it makes me sick, too? Or are my taste buds just wired that way? Hmm.

  5. L-Izzle

    Shame. The pear would’ve sucked me in, in addition to the pretty countryside scenery.
    I actually think it’s quite possible I would’ve liked this…I’ve recently come to like/tolerate/enjoy liquory flavours (in chocolate form, rarely in beverage form).

  6. L-Izzle

    Shame. The pear would’ve sucked me in, in addition to the pretty countryside scenery.
    I actually think it’s quite possible I would’ve liked this…I’ve recently come to like/tolerate/enjoy liquory flavours (in chocolate form, rarely in beverage form).

  7. Kath Lockett

    Yes, Poire Williams is pretty strong.

    ….which is why I like it! 🙂

  8. Kath Lockett

    Yes, Poire Williams is pretty strong.

    ….which is why I like it! 🙂

  9. whisperinggums

    Pretty scene but a rather busy label, no? Must admit that while I can enjoy a nice cognac or double malt whisky I never enjoy such things in chocolate. I think I like my drinks and my chocolate straight!

  10. whisperinggums

    Pretty scene but a rather busy label, no? Must admit that while I can enjoy a nice cognac or double malt whisky I never enjoy such things in chocolate. I think I like my drinks and my chocolate straight!

  11. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    I’m such a teetotaller too! I can drink a bit but not much at all. hehe love that dissection shot-it looks like fluid on the brain errm chocolate! 😛

  12. Louise

    Hannah you need to try some Cointreau- nectar of the gods, and completely different to the harsh throat-ripping qualities of the eau-de-vie. I was devastated when I tried calvados and it was awful. I always expect that this sort of chocolate will be a nice ganache flavoured with the spirit, that can be nice, but it never is. I really don’t like that gush of liquor from this sort of chocolate, and the rim of crystallized sugar. Urgh. I’ve always figured that someone must like this stuff, but never worked out who. Anyway, I suggest a Cointreau on ice sometime. I had one yesterday to gird my loins before a funeral, just perfect.

  13. Hannah

    Cookbookmaniac: I’m super glad to hear it 🙂 Lighter-tasting alcohols are clearly the best!

    Lauren: Have you ever wondered whether we were separated at birth? 😀

    L-Izzle: I wish I could have given it to you to try!

    Kath: I thought of you when I was trying this – and again when I was throwing it out. I really wanted you to have it!

    Whisperinggums: You are your Less is More! 😛 Well, you like your chocolate straight… with chilli.

    Lorraine: I think we’re onto a good thing – less alcohol means more tummy space for food! 😀 And I thought brain too…

    Louise: I’m sorry to hear about the funeral – I hope you’re okay. However, you’ll have to have my Cointreau for me – I cannot cope with orange-flavoured anything. That’s why you’ll never see chocolate-covered orange on this blog, and why I didn’t eat a single slice of panforte in Italy. You enjoy the Cointreau for me, and I’ll enjoy chocolate with peanut butter for you 🙂

  14. Simply Life

    I’ve definitely never tried a flavor like that!

  15. penny aka jeroxie

    I am ok with hard liquor. ACtually I like it try this for the sake of it.

  16. Anh

    I don’t drink much so not a big fan of chocolate with strong liqueur in it. Still, they look fab and classy, make great gift 😛

  17. Anh

    I don’t drink much so not a big fan of chocolate with strong liqueur in it. Still, they look fab and classy, make great gift 😛

  18. tasteofbeirut

    I never understood why pears and chocolate was supposed to be such a great combo.; to me pears are too delicate tasting. In any case, now you know and all is well.

  19. tasteofbeirut

    I never understood why pears and chocolate was supposed to be such a great combo.; to me pears are too delicate tasting. In any case, now you know and all is well.

  20. Hannah

    Simply Life: Unless you like strong alcohol, you aren’t missing out!

    Penny aka Jeroxie: I have seen some Villars chocolates in Australia before, so maybe you’ll find this one day!

    Anh: You’re right, as long as you’re sure the person you’re giving it to likes their liquor! 😀

    TasteofBeirut: I’m wary of pretty much all fruit + chocolate combinations, to be honest! Nothing beats the Lindt Chilli, right? 😀

  21. Hannah

    Simply Life: Unless you like strong alcohol, you aren’t missing out!

    Penny aka Jeroxie: I have seen some Villars chocolates in Australia before, so maybe you’ll find this one day!

    Anh: You’re right, as long as you’re sure the person you’re giving it to likes their liquor! 😀

    TasteofBeirut: I’m wary of pretty much all fruit + chocolate combinations, to be honest! Nothing beats the Lindt Chilli, right? 😀

  22. Johanna GGG

    I am not really into my alcohol but I do like a fortified wine every now and then and can occasionally stomach a spirit such as cointreau but have never understood people drinking brandy, gin and whisky. I suspect I would not like this chocolate either but I am with you on the cover. I did try some hot chocolates in Scotland some years ago laced with cointreau which were good but I couldn’t finish it – wonder what you would think of them as chocolate connoisseur extraordinaire

  23. Johanna GGG

    I am not really into my alcohol but I do like a fortified wine every now and then and can occasionally stomach a spirit such as cointreau but have never understood people drinking brandy, gin and whisky. I suspect I would not like this chocolate either but I am with you on the cover. I did try some hot chocolates in Scotland some years ago laced with cointreau which were good but I couldn’t finish it – wonder what you would think of them as chocolate connoisseur extraordinaire

  24. Hannah

    Johanna: Who knew so many of us food lovers aren’t that into alcohol? Sadly it’s unlikely I’ll ever be able to tell you what I’d think of a Cointreau-laced chocolate… orange-flavoured chocolate makes my tummy churn. Oh, and thank you for your lovely description at the end 🙂 (It’s fun how this blog somewhat legitimises my chocolate lovin’.)

  25. Hannah

    Johanna: Who knew so many of us food lovers aren’t that into alcohol? Sadly it’s unlikely I’ll ever be able to tell you what I’d think of a Cointreau-laced chocolate… orange-flavoured chocolate makes my tummy churn. Oh, and thank you for your lovely description at the end 🙂 (It’s fun how this blog somewhat legitimises my chocolate lovin’.)