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  1. croquecamille

    How disappointing! I saw “macadamia” in the title and had such high hopes. Ah, well. I am curious, though, what is it that makes a chocolate particularly un-blogworthy?

  2. L-Izzle

    L-Izzle thinks she’d like that chocolate too. L-Izzle also LOVES that you bad-mouthed Violet Crumbles (Crunchies REPRESEEEEEEENT! Violent Crumbles have the most awful waxy, compound, fake cheap nasty mockolate..ughhh).

    Major bummer about the macadamia one! Such wasted potential!! Macadamias + salt + chocolate should be magically scrumptious and make use of sensible language. Hmph.

    ps. yes, I can DEFINITELY forgive a lack of email replies, seeing as I get chocolate review posts to read while I have my morning coffee 🙂 🙂
    pps. that doesn’t mean I won’t probably send you even MOREEEEeee rambling emails from work today 😀

  3. L-Izzle

    PPPS. I really want to get you (and me…. mostly me) another of The Curious Chocolatier’s “Love” bar (whose wrapper I so generously bestowed upon you. No need to thank me. Really.)
    I’d love to hear what you think. It’s so definitely what I would give to milk-chocolate sceptics. It definitely hails from McSweetsVille (population: MEEEEEE), but has such a depth of flavour – with some wonderful caramel notes – and is texturally so brilliant (such smooth chocolate, such crunchy, crispy, melt-in-the-mouth feuilletine). It’s like a Kit-Kat DONE RIGHT!
    So hmm. I think that will be my weekend goal. Find and obtain some. Then we shall feast. Yesssssssss.

  4. Simply Life

    raspberry sorbet flavor?! wow! I don’t even want to try it because I think it could easily cause an addiction 🙂

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I recall the Thorntons range didn’t impress you much-if anything it’s consistent! 😛

  6. Hannah

    Camille: At least I didn’t bring you this one! 🙂 Unblogworthy? Well, if they didn’t taste very good and were boring in concept, if I ate them during my sickness and therefore couldn’t taste them properly, or if I forgot to take photos of anything but the packet. That’s mostly it!

    L-Izzle: And the most AWFUL styrofoam texture. And they plain taste bad. High-five for mutual dislike! I absolutely won’t say no to a feuilletine bar! You know I’m always up for trying an interesting milk chocolate 🙂 And I’m so hurting myself with this embargo business… all I want to do is eat the other Curious ones you gave me!

    Simply Life: Nah, it’s not good enough to cause addiction! Michel Cluizel, on the other hand…

    Lorraine: Brilliant memory! 🙂 You’re right, Thorntons consistently didn’t live up to its own proclaimed greatness. Just as well there are a few chocolate I don’t have to miss, being back in Australia and all!

  7. Louise

    Sharp intake of air as one realises you prefer Crunchies to Violet Crumbles! I can concede all your points it must be said, but Crunchies honeycomb is cloying and the chocolate de trop. I recently was shocked that my 9 year old son didn’t know what a Violet Crumble was. This egregious error in the education of a young Australian mind has now been corrected. I too wonder about what makes a chocolate un-blogworthy…. Is it just that you can’t buy new chocolate til you blog all the travel chocolate? We want to hear about the bad stuff too. What if I buy something when a mere blog post from you could have stopped an unnecessary purchase of a mediocre chocolate. Although I must admit I would like to try some of the Thornton’s stuff. Not as much as that Vestri stuff though. Man if I can’t find some of that in France I’m going to be REALLY REALLY disappointed.

  8. Hannah

    Louise: Louise, Louise, Louise. Wife Swap *and* on the Violet Crumble side of the fence? But it’s so completely tasteless! And it doesn’t dissolve in your mouth like a Crunchie does…
    Never fear, the chocolates I’m not blogging won’t be ones you could accidentally trip over and have to spit out in Paris. Mostly just Tescos and Sainsbury’s own-brand bars (but you won’t be in England), a few Milka chocolates that weren’t anything special… I have to say I never saw Vestri in Paris, but hopefully you’ll be luckier than I was and get to L’Etoile d’Or when it’s open, and then you can buy buckets of Bernachon chocolate!

  9. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    omg, Violet Crumble hate? Where’s your Australian pride?!!! If anyone should hate Violet Crumbles it should be me. I was getting stuck into a packet of the little individually wrapped ones with my parents many many years ago while watching Flight of the Navigator on TV. I somehow managed to inhale a piece of the honeycomb and just about choked to death. Despite almost becoming one more chocolate fatality statistic, I still don’t hate the crumble.

    I am however a little disturbed after just having watched this:

  10. Hannah

    Conor: Two things after watching that clip:
    1. Freud would have a field day.
    2. I swear that’s Ridge from The Bold and the Beautiful.

    And you’ve discovered my secret. I’m totally unAustralian, and ought to be cast out from our girt-by-sea shores. But can I just say, first, that I’m very glad you didn’t become a chocolate fatality statistic?

  11. theresa

    That is an annoying blurb. Sounds like something one of my first-year students would write!!

  12. Hannah

    Theresa: Wow, you sure are making me excited about my upcoming first-ever tutoring position next semester! 😉

  13. Louise

    Now that is bad news that you didn’t see Vestri in Paris. Of course I am planning (at least one) a pilgrimage to L’Etoile d’Or. Did you have any Bernachon chocolate? What was it like? I’ve not had that either. I don’t know how I will get out of that shop without maxing out the credit card.

  14. Hannah

    Louise: Tragically I didn’t 🙁 I made the rather lengthy trip out to L’Etoile d’Or twice and both times it was closed. I think you can probably understand my devastation – you’ll have to max out your card for the both of us!