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  1. Fiona

    I discussed the pronunciation of Praline with a German SP at the conference. Fun.

    Plus I’m going to a chocolate museum tomorrow in Cologne. I no longer eat chocolate. In theory. Oh dear.

  2. Kath Lockett

    Beautiful! I saw blocks of these in a Collingwood cafe the other day and walked right past….

    …but may now venture back there, with money in my wallet and a gleam of greed in my eyes…

    And bloody Joanne – sending lovely sweet Peter home – damn her to a lifetime of peeling onions and scrubbing pots with baked-on polenta!

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh I had a tasting with the people from Michel Cluizel and they are very dedicated to their craft! I was impressed with the single plantation chocolate too! 🙂

  4. eleni

    Ohhh and I am a chocolate lover… these must taste great -are far far better than the Guylian Seashells??? Lucky you!!!

  5. penny aka jeroxie

    If it is that good, I must try it.

  6. Simply Life

    oh that chocolate does look great!

    What is congee? I’m intrigued!…

  7. Hannah

    Fiona: If you don’t eat chocolate at that museum, you ought to be ashamed of yourself 😀 From your photos, you look to be having an amazing time. Can’t wait to hear about it when you’re back!

    Kath: I do like your idea of hell for Joanne 😀 If she’s in the final, I think I’ll throw my shoe at the TV. And eep! Do you mean you’ve seen this praline bar in Australia? Be still my beating heart!!

    Lorraine: Two words: Extreme envy. Sigh. (Okay, three words.)

    Eleni: This chocolate really is wonderful – I prefer it to Guylian, but if strong hazelnut flavour is your thing, then you might like the latter best!

    Penny aka jeroxie: If you find this in Australia, let me know!!

    Simply Life: In its simplest form, congee is rice porridge. You cook the rice until it’s broken up and add all kinds of Asian condiments, herbs, anything really! I made mine with smoked rainbow trout 🙂

  8. croquecamille

    Cluizel is a master. If you ever need any other flavors, let me know!

  9. Erica

    Love chocolate!That looks delicious.

  10. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    Oh hannah you can get it here. The distributor is australia on a plate and they should be able to point you in the direction of a stockist 🙂

  11. Hannah

    Camille: I’m still kicking myself for forgetting to go back to a particular store in Florence to get his 99% truffles before I left. Have you ever tried those? So intriguing…

    Erica: Hurrah for chocolate-love! It was indeed delicious 🙂

    Lorraine: How fantastic! DJs tends to stock Cluizel’s non-cru de plantation line (including the coffee and nibs ones), and I’ve very occasionally seen the Crus around, but never the praline. I’ll have to give that company a buzz 🙂

  12. Johanna

    I love the pulverised caramel nuts praline – it is what I have begun to expect though that way lies disappointment

    as for joanne, I want her to go because she annoys me but I think the producers are keeping her on a bit because she is such a drama queen – but I quite enjoy seeing some personalities unfold – especially enjoying Aaron’s attitude lately!

  13. Hannah

    Johanna: I’m seriously considering caramelising some nuts on the stuff, popping them in my food processor for a few minutes, then going to town with a spoon/on yoghurt/on porridge… 😀

    I think you’re right about the ‘creating drama’ aspect – you can see that the producers tried to do that with Jonathan at the beginning, but clearly he must be a nice guy as they haven’t been able to *catch* him saying anything bad lately! My mum’s a big fan of Aaron – I’ve been enjoying rooting for Adam lately.

  14. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight

    Those look delicious! I think I would love one of those with a big bowl of Chili! YUM!

  15. Hannah

    Nora: I’m going to take a wild guess and say you meant this comment to be on the cornbread post? 😀 Though if you like dipping chocolate in chili, I wouldn’t stop you 😛 So thanks!!

  16. hungryandfrozen

    It was definitely some years before I had one of those “so THAT’s what praline is” moments…this looks wonderful, and the sesame flavour you describe really sounds rather heavenly.

  17. Hannah

    HungryandFrozen: I really loved the sesame notes, and in fact this chocolate led me to rummage through my stash for the caramelised sesame chocolate by Cote d’Or that I blogged ages back. In my world, one chocolate always leads to another 😀