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  1. Johanna GGG

    I am like you with errands – I ignore all the stuff that really needs doing and do the fun errands. Like today – must get onto my banking – but it is very boring!

    Am pleased you liked the gewursthaus chocolate – must pick up a block sometime as it is easy for me to get to – might make some good gifts. The other chocolates are not so easy to find but the wrappers are delightful

  2. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Dolfin was the brand that tested my willpower in Sydney airport – including this very variety 🙂 I love the look of ALL OF THESE. It may be the best chocolatepalooza ever, from the perspective of my taste buds.

    I was wondering how you were going to work through all of your chocolate before you go (that thought wafted to me in the middle of the supermarket, as I was walking past the chocolate section – it seems you have successfully paired with chocolate in my mind). However. it sounds like that will be easy relative to the other sorts of preparations. I tend to approach those sorts of errands with lists and spreadsheets, but then I have an odd personality 😛

  3. Hotly Spiced

    I love the look and sound of the first two but I’m still not convinced about pink peppercorn chocolate. I’ll have to try it. I love the glossiness and the darkness of the chocolate your brother sent you and I love chocolate with cherries and I’d like to try that third ingredient of chilli thrown in xx

  4. Kath Lockett

    I remember loving the Dolfin peppercorn bar too….. and the letter-like wrapping of chocolate bar two would instantly win me over.

    Errands – I procrastinate like a true freelance writer but when I finally get my arse in gear, I’m a list writing, super efficient automaton. Nothing is more satisfying that putting lines through items on a To Do list. Especially when followed with a reward of coffee and chocolate.

    Bernard Black. Now there’s a DVD series I need to watch again!

    1. whisperinggums

      Yep, that’s my method too … a to do list is a wonderful thing. I find I actually do things when they are on a list … perhaps I need authority in my life to get things done?

  5. whisperinggums

    I’m like you with errands (more as I get older). Wonder why? Oh, perhaps it’s that you’re like me!

    BTW Loved that Dolfin chocolate.

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    I would eat up all these chocolates in a heartbeat my friend – they are thick, have delicious flavours and look too good 😀
    Can’t say much more, great review 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Catherine

    It’s far too hot here for me to think about anything but chilli spaghetti and a glass of rosé. But I did enjoy the memories – I can only eat chocolate in winter. Am I a chocolate wimp?

    As for gung-ho or last minute. Pluh-eeze. I don’t even clean until the guests are trundling down the driveway..

    1. whisperinggums

      LOL Catherine … I need to have lots of guests to ensure I clean! (At least the essentials. The non-essentials struggle to get done).

  8. Lexi

    Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. I really like that bar – that fruity heat is perfect with chocolate, really. And the packaging, too. I haven’t had chocolate from Gerwuzhaus – must try! x

  9. Debi

    I’m still laughing about you swearing you’re not a junkie. There are worse junkies to be than a chocolate junkie! I don’t think I’ve seen the Chocolove Chilies & Cherries & Dark Chocolate, but I can attest that there Cherries & Dark Chocolate is heaven!

  10. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Now you’ve got me craving spicy chocolate! I don’t know where I can get the others but I can at least get the Gewurzhaus one.

  11. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Hmm eating ones way through a chocolate stash sounds like a fun errand to me 🙂

    I used to rather like running errands – although it is a lot harder now that I have a 4 month old sidekick by my side!

  12. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I’m much better at making lists of things to do than I am at doing the things on said lists. I’ll even write something on my to-do list that I just did so that I can strike it off and feel accomplished. I don’t know why I can’t feel accomplished without checking an item off a list. There’s just such a completeness in it, like a little “task orgasm.” What a very weird thought that was to have.

  13. CheezyK

    A Black Books reference?! My dear, you are so many types of awesome 😀

    I am definitely the type who thinks that wiping the kitchen bench is worthy of celebration, much to my husband’s chagrin … he keeps waiting for my mother’s ‘cleaning genes’ to kick in (both she and he are at the other extreme, almost OCD when it comes to cleaning), I keep telling him it ain’t gonna happen!

  14. sophia

    I am convinced there’s a special place in hell for errands. That said, I do not mind food-related errands one bit. 🙂

  15. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    This is reminding me how much I love spicy chocolate.
    Spicy chocolate and salty chocolate. Those are my two winners 🙂

  16. Tammy

    Okay. Only since it is coming from you – I might try the pink peppercorn bar. I had such trauma for me and one of my kids from the Amalfi bar that I’d sort of sworn it off forever.

  17. theresa

    That picture of the chocolove looks a bit like bosoms. I am imagining them all frocked up in some fancy-beautiful corseted gown. Ohhh, it’s only Monday. Why is my brain already acting like this?

  18. Libby

    Ooh, I’ve been meaning to go to Gewűrzhaus but haven’t found the time to.

    I actually like doing errands. The actual process of running errands itself isn’t fun but the post-errand reward (i.e. treating myself to a nice meal somewhere or going shopping) is what makes it all the more fun for me 🙂

  19. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I am good at errands only if I have a car. Otherwise they pile up on me and weigh down on me. Arrrgh just thinking about them stresses me out!

    And then I think about this chocolate and I’m happy 🙂

  20. Emma

    I like Dolfin, I like pink peppercorn in chocolate, I’m glad Dolfin has brought you pink peppercorn in chocolate joy.

    I also like errands. I like spreadsheets. I like mathematics and statistics and managing monies and all those things that strike fear into your heart. Errands are something to do, at least…

    I love the z in the Gewűrzhaus font. Such pretty packaging! Fear is struck into my own heart to hear that you threw the wrapper away:(

  21. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    I totally despise having to do errands as well…just doesn’t seem motivating! After each errand, there just seems to be more and more…it’s never ending. 🙁

    Eating chocolate on the other hand is sooo relaxing. I always keep a stash handy, but they’re no where near as good as what your chocolates look like! I especially like the sounds of the cherry one. 🙂

  22. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)

    Ok, so I check-out of the internets for ONE WEEK and suddenly you’re moving to my homeland?? Well, this is new and hugely exciting! Will you continue this blog as you travel? I’m very very pleased for you… my husband and I took a similar leap a year ago (quit our jobs, booked plane tickets and just threw caution to the wind) and it was the best decision we ever made. There’s no better feeling than being out in the world. Wishing you lots and lots of luck and laughter!

  23. Iron Chef Shellie

    This reminds me I need to make a trip to Gewűrzhaus. Perhaps once I’ve paid off the new couch I can treat myself to gourmet food 😛

  24. Alexia

    Dolfin chocolate is amazing! The sea salt one is one of my favourites! I really would like to try the peppercorn after reading your review here! love your blog bc i am in loooove with chocolate 🙂

  25. Louise

    Great big gallivant- that does sound exciting, I suspect I’m getting closer. I’m really not sure on the pink peppercorn with chocolate thing- and indeed I had some yesterday. I bought some chocolates from a chocolatier in Haberfield this week, and one was an intriguingly titled spiced tahini. It was robed in white chocolate and had three pink peppercorns on top- which is way too high in the peppercorn/other stuff ratio. Still the tahini centre was quite delicious- much to my surprise.

  26. April

    A friend keeps telling me I need to go to Gewurzhaus for the spices, I didn’t know they did chocolate too!

  27. Camille

    Oh, I am definitely of the latter camp. I love all these spicy chocolates, and want them now.