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  1. Tammy McLeod

    Funny post Hannah. I love your sense of adventure in chocolate tasting. I mean, if you weren’t open to salt and pepper, then I might not be nearly as interested to read it. But an acrostic poem?

  2. Tammy McLeod

    Funny post Hannah. I love your sense of adventure in chocolate tasting. I mean, if you weren’t open to salt and pepper, then I might not be nearly as interested to read it. But an acrostic poem?

  3. thehungryscholar

    Haha yo are so funny.

    I got your email, will write back soon.

  4. thehungryscholar

    Haha yo are so funny.

    I got your email, will write back soon.

  5. Hilongos

    What makes poetry so wonderful is the fact that it involves all of life, every concern, every desire, and every feeling. If something has some great significance to a person’s existence, then it has a great significance in poetry as well.

  6. Hilongos

    What makes poetry so wonderful is the fact that it involves all of life, every concern, every desire, and every feeling. If something has some great significance to a person’s existence, then it has a great significance in poetry as well.

  7. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Finally, a sample of your poetry! 😛 Come on now, who doesn’t love a good acrostic?

    But…but…the chocolate LOOKS so good…well, if it’s supersweet, knowing me (an undiscerning, “it’s not sweet enough”-toothed semi-chocoholic), I’d probably still like it.

    A broken shell you may be, but a chocolatey shell, at least, right?

  8. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Finally, a sample of your poetry! 😛 Come on now, who doesn’t love a good acrostic?

    But…but…the chocolate LOOKS so good…well, if it’s supersweet, knowing me (an undiscerning, “it’s not sweet enough”-toothed semi-chocoholic), I’d probably still like it.

    A broken shell you may be, but a chocolatey shell, at least, right?

  9. Monique@She's Going The Distance

    I tried Lindt chili lime chocolate I think. And lemon pepper. They’re both really interesting!! My all-time favorite though, is salted chocolate-covered caramel. SOOOO good!!

  10. Monique@She's Going The Distance

    I tried Lindt chili lime chocolate I think. And lemon pepper. They’re both really interesting!! My all-time favorite though, is salted chocolate-covered caramel. SOOOO good!!

  11. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    haha oh no – what did Cadbury do?! Do you like thr regular old gold?

  12. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    haha oh no – what did Cadbury do?! Do you like thr regular old gold?

  13. Kath Lockett

    I’ve heard about this new flavour but haven’t seen it at either my local Coles or Safeway.

    Even though it hasn’t rocked your world, I still want to try it (bottom lip jutted out stubbornly).

  14. Kath Lockett

    I’ve heard about this new flavour but haven’t seen it at either my local Coles or Safeway.

    Even though it hasn’t rocked your world, I still want to try it (bottom lip jutted out stubbornly).

  15. L-Izzle

    I got a sample of this in some kind of supermarket goodie bag freebie thing. I don’t remember *hating* it, but I definitely don’t remember much of anything other than “sweet”. And i thought the toffee shards were much too small/thin… i would’ve liked something chunkier, i think.*
    It’s a shame, because it’s a flavour that could’ve had such potential for brilliance! Or at least….goodness.

    *which reminds me… i also hate that old gold/cadbury/pretty much all bars these bars seem to be coming in thinner formats, a la lindt. I LOVE big chunky bite-able bars. So satisfying. I don’t like these wafery papery sissy chocolate bars… it’s always been the one thing really standing in the way of me *liking* the lindt excellence range. I want something i can CHEW! I want to BITE! I want….more chocolate for my buck.

  16. L-Izzle

    I got a sample of this in some kind of supermarket goodie bag freebie thing. I don’t remember *hating* it, but I definitely don’t remember much of anything other than “sweet”. And i thought the toffee shards were much too small/thin… i would’ve liked something chunkier, i think.*
    It’s a shame, because it’s a flavour that could’ve had such potential for brilliance! Or at least….goodness.

    *which reminds me… i also hate that old gold/cadbury/pretty much all bars these bars seem to be coming in thinner formats, a la lindt. I LOVE big chunky bite-able bars. So satisfying. I don’t like these wafery papery sissy chocolate bars… it’s always been the one thing really standing in the way of me *liking* the lindt excellence range. I want something i can CHEW! I want to BITE! I want….more chocolate for my buck.

  17. Hannah

    Tammy: Thank you! And it means so very much that you do read it 🙂

    TheHungryScholar: And I got yours – hurrah! All systems-chocolate are a go-go!

    Hilongos: Thanks.

    Amber: I can haz mad poem skillz. You may well like this… but mostly I hope you like the vegan white chocolate you’ll be getting! 😀 And you know what? A broken chocolatey shell really isn’t so bad, as you say. I bet I smell pretty good. 😀

    Monique: Salted caramel is divine, isn’t it? I’m pretty much helpless before any salt and sweet combination, though 🙂

    Lisa: In all honesty, I don’t think I’ve ever had Old Gold before. Because I WILL be a snob and state that 45% is hardly “dark” chocolate. Harrumph. 😀

    Kath: And I can’t wait to hear what you think when you do! Because, in all honesty, it’s not wretched. The crunchie flavour is quite appealing. It’s just, well…. sweeeeeeeet.

    L-Izzle: We can no longer be friends. I am the complete opposite to you – I wish all chocolates were Lindt’s thinness – I hate big chunky hard to bite bars. It’s so hard to wait and let them melt in your mouth when they’re all hi-I’m-the-chocolate-version-of-a-body-builder-on-steroids-touch-my-rock-hard-abs. 😀

  18. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    *Hands Hannah some Michel Cluizel Los Ancones 67% single plantation chocolate* There there, everything will be alright…

  19. Simply Life

    ha, that’s a pretty funny review – you should let them know!

  20. Toby

    Well, it is Cadbury, so….

  21. perry

    nonsense. the worst kind of poem is “ironic haiku”. … sounds like the Hershey “Special Dark”… always a ghastly tease, because it looks dark, right?

  22. Hannah

    Oh, Lorraine, how could you be so cruel? Here I am, scrabbling at the laptop screen in the hopes that you’d brought Willy Wonka’s chocolate-transferal machine to life, and nothing! Nothing! And I so adore Los Ancones…

    Simply Life: Thanks! Someone, I doubt one little choc blogger is going to appear on the radar of a huge corporation like Cadbury!

    Toby: I know. What was I thinking, right? It’s been years and years since I’ve had anything by Cadbury… and I think I should have kept it that way.

    Perry: These big chocolate companies wouldn’t know a dark chocolate if it bit them on the toosh, I think! 😛 And an ironic haiku? I’ll have to give that a go in future, then 😀

  23. croquecamille

    You do know that in French, instead of using the term “six pack” to describe someone’s rock-hard abs, they say “tablette de chocolat.” 🙂 Pretty funny, considering neither of those helps at all in the pursuit of such muscles.

  24. Baking Serendipity

    Toffee and dark chocolate? Yes please! 🙂

  25. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe well I am trying to perfect the food transferral technology but this is purely for selfish reasons 😉

  26. Hannah

    Camille: I don’t know – I reckon lifting that Valrhona block of yours would be pretty good for muscle-building 😉

    Baking Serendipity: It’s definitely a good combination in theory!

    Lorraine: Sometimes it pains me to realise that your whole world doesn’t revolve around me. 😀 😀

  27. Fiona

    You can’t go back to general chocolate now!

  28. croquecamille

    🙂 It’s not really as big as it looks – it’s only a kilo.

  29. Hannah

    Fiona: That’s the problem.. but then again, who’d want to? 😛

  30. Johanna

    what a shame – I was all ready to head out for a block – well maybe I will anyway just for the toffee – at least I can be sure I wont be swayed to write an acrostic and if I really hate it I have E to devour the rest of it – I am sure he would

  31. Hannah

    Johanna: It’s really not *horrible*, it’s just incredibly sweet. Probably if you ate it only a few squares at a time, instead of in large chunks as I did, it’d be quite bearable! Plus, you’ve got an E to act as back-up, unlike me 😀

  32. Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    There’s no shame in an acrostic poem – embrace it!

    I used to love cadbury as a child – it was either that, Nestle, no-brand cheap chocolate from the Warehouse or nothing though – but I swear, I swear, it just doesn’t taste as good as it used to. I never buy it now – the taste just doesn’t work for me, doesn’t taste how good chocolate should, mostly for the reasons you describe above. That said, I do enjoy a bit of toffee-ish crunch and see what they were trying to do here.

  33. Hannah

    Laura: I know what you mean about chocolates like these – and lots of childhood treats really – not tasting the way they did (or do in our memory). Regardless of whether it’s because they or we have changed (it’s not you, it’s me!), it’s kinda sad! Hmm, now I want to eat Nerds and Warheads again and see how I feel about them…

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