Do you know what is soothing to my soul?
The fact that no one (who commented, at least) figured out the riddle in my last post. This is soothing to my soul because I didn’t get it, either, and my previous sense of failure has now been replaced by camaraderie. (Three cheers to Kate, our family friend, who worked it out easy-peasy.)
In case you missed the last post, the riddle was:
Thin I am fast,
Thick I am slow,
I do not grow,
Wind is my foe.
What am I?
The answer? A candle.
Today’s chocolatepalooza offers no such riddles, unless you count the riddle of why-oh-why do I sometimes buy chocolate that I know will drown me in sugar?
Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish Delight
As a child, I abhorred Turkish Delight and all things rosewater. I vehemently believed that eating Turkish Delight was like chewing on old people mixed with soap. However, last year I plucked up the courage to give Turkish Delight another try, and fell in love.
It’s quite clear on this blog that I’m not tremendously keen on Cadbury. However, despite the throat-searing sweetness of this Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate with Turkish Delight jelly and its radioactively-pink innards, I found it astonishingly easy to eat.
The aroma was like raspberry Aeroplane jelly, fairy floss, and ice cream. I ate the block on a warm day, and the super-sweet fudgy vanilla-milky Cadbury melted into the rose-scented floral gooey jelly in a horribly terrific way.
Pascall Mallow Bits Chocs Honeycomb
I can’t blame this purchase on Fiona, however. I wish I could, but I can’t. I bought this when I was stumbling through the haze of working 119 hours in a fortnight, back when caffeine and sugar and emails from the other side of the world were all that were getting me through.
Look at these poor little scuffed and knocked-around “bite-size honeycomb flavoured marshmallows coated in smooth Cadbury chocolate”. Not very “smooth”, truth be told, but they did have a definite honeycomb aroma. Just like a Cadbury Crunchie.
This was a good sign, because everyone knows that Cadbury Crunchies are acceptable creations whereas Violet Crumbles are the devil.
To explain the flavour of these honeycomb mallow bites, I feel the best path is to simply copy-and-paste my tasting notes for you: “chocolate is melting quickly, slightly grainy SWEEEEET oh my oh my SUGAR BOMB I feel like the sugar is punching my mind hahahaha my tongue feels funny SO SWEET sugarsugarsugarsugarsugar.”
There’s not much else to say about these Pascall Mallow Bites Chocs Honeycomb.