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  1. CheezyK

    Almond croissants, vanilla extract, coffee beans and chocolate?! I’m off to get myself some morning tea before I drool on my keyboard.

  2. Debi

    As usual, I need some chocolate after that chocolatepalooza. Preferably all those you just blogged about. lol *digs through her pantry for her 85% Lindt bars*

  3. Mike

    You are a temptress Hannah! I will be driving through Kingston and Manuka today and I know that I won’t be able to resist checking out Silo bakery for a cheese tart pastry or somewhere where I can find some chocolate coated peanut brittle. Why do you make them sound so enticing!

    My favourite S & G song? Here is clue 1: “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls”, and clue 2? (I am from the silent generation so I have said enough!).

    1. Mike

      News flash. Well, I did drop by Silo and was mesmerized by all the choices. I decided on a quiche (wot, asks Hannah – where are all the REAL men in Canberra?). Of 4 options I chose the vegetarian. I wish I could describe it like our Wayfaring Chocolate does, but I don’t have her culinary or writing skills. After all, I am just a Mere Male (that’s coz my initials are MM). But let me say it was hot, fresh, with lovely light pastry and absolutely yummy, with a nice flavour of herbs to go with the zucchini ingredient. I will go back to Silo again.

      1. Emma

        At first glance I somehow saw demure mule, rather than Mere Male. My apologies:)

        1. Mike

          Emma, that is amazing! My latin teacher at high school often said I was a Quietus Equus Africanus Asinus – and I never could work it out. You have just solved a 57 year old puzzle for me. Thanks heaps! 🙂

          1. Emma

            hahah!! 😀

  4. Lou

    Does just Paul Simon count? ‘Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes’ is an amazing song. Misty loves ‘You can call me Al’ – he likes to bounce to it 🙂

    Ew Darrel Lea makes me ill. Their chocolate IS greasy… it’s like crap compund chocolate or something. I don’t like brittle either (Shock! Horror!) I like gooey caramel, not hard caramel. Viper loves it though, really he just loves sugar. He has 1.5kgs of M&Ms at the moment. Ick. Stupid Bunnings and their free can of M&Ms when you buy house paint. (shakes fist at Bunnings)

  5. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I was singing Scarborough Fair the second I saw this post title. I LOVE Simon and Garfunkel. The 59th St. Bridge Song was my favorite growing up, but now I am partial to Homeward Bound. And Dark Expresso Chocolates. 🙂

  6. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I agree with Mike, Sounds of Silence is brilliant. But I also love Mrs Robinson (which a friend of mine in high school thought was about the Moonies, no idea why).

    It is always slightly disappointing to discover that your favourite childhood things don’t taste quite so good as a grown up. Just a few years ago I had creaming soda (aka the best softdrink in the world according to my 9 year old self) and couldn’t finish it. It was just too sickly sweet. Nice for a memory though.

  7. leaf (the indolent cook)

    You never fail to impress me with how many elements of flavours you can detect in a block of chocolate. Mmmmmm custard apple.

  8. Leah

    Talk about a chocolatepalooza! Jealous!

    Fave song…..Baby, baby, baby Ohhhh! KIDDING!!! The Sound of Silence, is one of my fav Simon and Garfunkel songs hands down.

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OMG those peanut brittle pieces look great! A shame about the chocolate, can you imagine how good these would be with really good chocolate around them? *swoon*

  10. Ashley

    Aww, did you ever get to Sydney in the end?! 🙁 Stupid airlines!

    I love peanut brittle, something I definitely do not get a proper fill of in my life in the slightest. Yum yum yum. 😀

  11. Catherine

    Oh great Easter, the best excuse for filling the house with chocolate. Simon and Garfunkel? At my age Hannah my fav has to be Mrs Robinson although the young Dustin Hoffman wouldn’t be my choice of illicit male material. Nope!

  12. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Praline! *That* is what I like about truffles, or at least the right truffles 🙂 If Guylian would only make some dark chocolate seashells I’d be very happy indeed…the first chocolate here looks like it might be pretty perfect in lieu of those though. Or as well as.

    I hope the cancelled flight wasn’t too inconvenient :/

  13. Johanna GGG

    Can’t think of anything better to do at an airport than write, think and eat chocolate. All chocolates sound yum to me – the darrell lea one appeals to the child in me – that is the child that never was because I never understood why my mum loved peanut brittle – but I would probably choose of all of them the praline because I love the soft crunch of praline so much more than the shatter of brittle

  14. Emma

    I think Cecilia is my favorite S & G song. I also like Fakin’ It and The Boxer. I disliked Bridge over Troubled Water in high school because the choir would always do it as bridge “o’er” but it would bug me cause it was all “bridge…… or troubled water?” I know you love your gospel choir, and I enjoyed choir too, but sometimes choirs are just too choir-y for me.

    Had a neat moment at a roller rink a year or two ago, skating amidst a sea of preteens who were all about half my height (and my friends who were their height, too) as Justin Bieber played on the stereo. It was awesome. Then *NSYNC played and it just got better. 🙂

  15. Kath Lockett

    Living in Switzerland you’d think I’d have heard or seen ‘Alproze deluxe’ but, nope, it’s a new one for me.

    I used to ‘steal’ my parents’ ‘Best of S&G’ album and play it on my own tiny record player in my room in the late 1970s, and when I saw it re-released on CD in the early 1990s immediately bought my own copy.

    LOVE ‘Bridge over troubled water’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘The Boxer’ …. well, them all, really.
    “God bless you please, Mrs Robinson….”

  16. Silvia

    Alprose in Down Under! 🙂 Alprose Napolitaine are common here to be served with coffee.

    And now I have to get myself some choclate (Bonnat).

  17. msihua

    Will you think less of me if I said I knew neither Simon & Garfunkel nor Bieber?

  18. Louise

    It’s Cecilia all the way! (Naturally it’s blaring out of youtube as I type- Jubilation! She loves me again) I’m young enough to know that Justin Beiber exists, but much too old to know any of his actual songs. Now as for peanut brittle this is where we part ways. Not a fan. And then robed in Darrel Lea? Oh no. But last week I was in Potts Point (what you call Kings Cross if you want to be fancy) and I have some Zotter and Mitzi Blue in the cupboard! Jubilation!!!!

  19. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I love it when you do chocolate reviews hehe : ) I’ve never seen the first type of chocolate ~ but would love to try because I love Nutella hehe
    Hmmm as for Simon & Garfunkel or Bieber I don’t think I could give you a song for either one 😛

  20. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    oh I remember hanging out with friends at the body shop smelling soaps! how annoying for the shop assistants 🙂 I like the sound of this espresso chocolate…
    Heidi xo

  21. hungryandfrozen

    I know they’re not the highfalutin-est, but the peanut brittle fingers caught my eye most out of everything here – perhaps because we don’t have them in NZ, or perhaps because of the promise of crunchy sugar against soft, sweet chocolate.

    Also, I was quite the Body Shop soap sniffer in the shopping centres too in my day. Even now if I’ve got time to use up and there’s no bookshops handy, I’ll find a Body Shop and have a good old sniff of everything.

  22. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    My favourite Darrell Lea product is their Caramel Snow Bars. So delicious.

    Oh, and their seasonal chocolate nougat puddings. I’ll have to try that brittle though, it does look yummy!

  23. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    a bite of hazelnuts in chocolate is always a winner! yay for nutellalove!

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