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  1. Leah

    Wow what a wonderful idea for chocolate.

    I love a good G&T. I can’t imagine it in chocolate form, but im super keen to try :)

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Wow you really do find the most interesting chocolate don’t you? :D And I used to be obsessed with Demeter fragrances. They’re so crazy fabulous! Dirt anyone? :P

    OMG does that mean someone will come up with a dirt chocolate?

  3. Lizzi

    I need this chocolate and I need a Jess!

  4. Lauren

    This post connects with me on soOo many levels!

    1. I had Demeter fragrances, too! Except my first purchases in high school were Orange Creamsicle and Pomegranate. Not quite as classy. But third year I picked up Bamboo, Green Tea and Lavender, because duh, there were no 17 year old boys to lure with fruity smells.

    2. In recent bar-like situations, I have found that my friends religiously order gin and tonics or Tom Collins(es). And I have never tried either — or gin in anything, for that matter. So I have been determined to finally try!

    Tomorrow is Saturday. I will try my first gin and tonic. This post means it is destiny.

    1. Lauren

      Update: Had a Tom Collins! I found it quite tolerable, which is high praise when it comes to me and distilled beverages.

  5. Fiona

    Wow. Sounds amazing.

    And I do hope your mother didn’t drink to stand your music ;)

  6. Evan Thomas

    So I get the feeling that I need this in my life ASAP

  7. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Ack I want this! I want this! I want this! Non-alcholic version and alcoholic version hehehe

  8. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Awesome description! I’m still trying to wrap my head around what this would this – so different! I’m dying to try it. I “fear no beer,” so I’m sure this would be no different. :)

  9. Johanna GGG

    cool packaging but I am a wuss when it comes to alcohol too so am not sure I would love it – actually I don’t think I have ever had a gin and tonic – something that just doesn’t appeal to me – I don’t understand gin or tonic by themselves so can’t imagine they would improve on mingling. But I love your memories of your mum listening to your practising piano – I think my mum loved to hear us practice piano too but she would have been running herself ragged rather than relaxing

  10. Shannon

    I want this, I want this, I want this. You are seriously my chocolate guru.

  11. Agnes

    It’s mind-boggling to me that you know what a real G&T tastes like. ;)

    PS: if there was a prize for mixing metaphors, it would be all yours m’dear!

  12. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    How incredibly interesting! Who in their right mind would think of gin and tonic as a complementary chocolate flavor and create such a thing? And I’m sure they couldn’t have guessed that it would bring even one customer such lovely memories, I’m sure most people have had a few less-than-nostalgic encounters with gin and tonics. ;)

  13. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    “Oh dear holy battered bucket on a fire-twirling branch of rainbows.” – I LOL’d.

    I’m not a big gin fan, but I’d try a Goldschlager or Jagermeister flavored chocolate! Surely someone must make those!?

  14. Errign

    G&T is my very favorite drink, so I am so wanting to try this chocolate. I guess I have to do some sleuthing to see if it’s available near me. I do love that package says “non-alcoholic” in multiple places hehe.

  15. chopinandmysaucepan

    I love alcohol in chocolates, the stronger the better :)

  16. miri leigh

    What a great find. So interesting! What a perfect combination.

  17. Emma

    What a delightfully bubbly silly find. Except thank goodness it isn’t as bubbly as Bubble Chocolate, because that stuff is just plain crummy.

    My favorite Demeter fragrance was tomato!! Alas, I was quite young and didn’t possess enough money to purchase it at the time, but I would load myself up on it while at the store, yum. My second-favorite scent was freshly-mown grass. I’d probably say no to freshly-mown grass chocolate.

  18. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a gin and tonic before, but that’s what my brother always gets if we’re at a restaurant. I would much rather try it in a chocolate bar!

  19. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    There’s so much I love about this post. The ‘non-alcoholic’ label on the front of the chocolate packet (I don’t know why I find this amusing, but I do!). The description of the ingredients. Your description of the flavours. But best of all, your memories of piano practice with your Mum listening :) There was no such routine in my house…but then again, I never practiced for an hour a day. I’m sure she enjoyed listening as much as you enjoyed knowing she listened.

  20. Simply Life

    oooh that does look good!

  21. Priyanka

    The way you described the taste of the chocolate, I can actually feel that I am tasting it too. Thats great that it lived up to its name of having gin and tonic flavors :)

  22. Cait's Plate

    My goodness. Where do you find these amazing things!? That sounds so so so good and I’m not even a gin & tonic fan! That’s how great your descriptions were :)

  23. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    wow, interesting chocolate~~and it’s vegan too! wow. and i’m so glad that u are better. :) life is an uphill climb!

  24. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    This is really fancy! :D (Who would have thought a non-alcoholic choc would taste exactly like a very alcoholic drink?)

  25. Fatbooo

    That’s a fancy flavour, how do you keep getting these unusual chocolates?? I’m jealous. :p

  26. Louise

    I’ve never learnt to like gin, so sadly can never really partake of a gin and tonic. Although I do quite like the notion of it, on a hot day. It sounds like it should be refreshing. It’s just that juniper taste! Oh no. So I’m afraid I wouldn’t like this one either. I’m glad you did though, and glad that you have a special friend to bring you such things.

  27. Jess

    Hahaha oh wow, I saw you mention this post on Twitter (haven’t looked at my Google Reader for a couple of days so missed seeing your new post pop up on there) so I clicked the link because I was all excited, “Oh my god, gin and tonic chocolate, THAT SOUNDS AMAZING, I am going to have to do whatever I can to get hold of some of that!”

    Ohhhhhhhhhh. OK. Yeah. I REMEMBER NOW.

    I’m so glad you liked it! I bought a miniature bar of it for myself and then was so unimpressed with myself for not buying more because, ugh, it was so good. Unfortunately I’m not scheduled to go back to Dublin any time soon (well, probably not this year, but maybe next year!) but when I do… so stocking up on this chocolate.

    And hmm, the number of comments above that are like “Amazing, where on earth do you find chocolates like this?!”. Pretty sure the origins are explained pretty clearly in the blog post… ;)

  28. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    Oh my GOODNESS, your description makes me want to go on a wild hunt for this delicacy. Gin and tonics are probably my favourite mixed drink (mostly because they make me feel like a sophisticated older gent), and melding that with chocolate would probably blow my mind.

  29. Anna Johnston

    I’VE GOT IT! This…. You must bring some of this to my house when we get to that, it will be the icing on the cake girlfriend. We can eat this on the roof of my apartment block, where you will sing/serenade me. I cant remember why we were climbing up on my roof. But doesnt this sound the best?

  30. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Gah! Must try it, it sounds awesome!! Chocolate making is such a science. Makes me want to become a scientist. A chocolate scientist! Hurrah!
    Heidi xo

  31. Camille

    G&T might just be my all-time favorite cocktail. (And yes, it has ice.) How amazing that it worked in a chocolate! Now, I have juniper berries lurking in my spice shelf, and i’m wondering if such a thing would translate to ice cream…

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