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  1. Kath Lockett

    Your Mum is clearly AWESOME.

    So’s mine, actually, seeing as it was her that used to buy family-blocks by TENS when they were on special during my childhood…..

  2. Chelsey

    haha you are so funny – i enjoyed reading this because it brought me back to my college days when i lived in an apartment and had neighbors just like you described!! 🙂

  3. Agnes

    Eek, all this writing about yourself in the third person has wigged me out! 😉 The chocolate sounds good though. I love a good sweat inducing roundhouse chilli kick!

  4. Simply Life

    ha, adorable post! 🙂

  5. Lauren

    You should ask Lincoln about his new neighbor. Specifically the one that called him “Senator Lincoln.” (Which I still don’t understand — if you’re going to mock him, surely you’d go with “President Lincoln”?)

  6. Baking Serendipity

    Love the story! And the chocolate bar 🙂

  7. croquecamille

    I’m willing to bet that that bar is made with Valrhona 55% – it absolutely has a coconutty aroma (and flavor, too, sometimes, although probably not when it’s covered by chili) and is smooth and sweet.

    Was Theo making their Ghost chili chocolate when you had access to it? Good stuff. Hot.

  8. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Coconut…toffee…chili…vanilla…honeycomb…oh my, I want one…

  9. L-izzle

    This sounds great. I don’t think i’ve ever had a chili chocolate with such distinct, ‘piecey’ flakes of chili, so it’s definitely got me interested! Your mum is clearly quite a legend. But that doesn’t really surprise me much 🙂

  10. goddessvaala

    What an awesome Fairy Godmother.

    But someone left a mean note on your windscreen?! What? That’s awful 🙁

  11. Vaala ◪

    (ARGH! I don’t want to be a goddess today…I must watch that).

    But seriously? A mean note? What kind of cruel, twisted person/troll does that?

  12. TanyasDailyProductReviews

    never tried that…looks good

  13. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Serioulsy – I want some of this choc now! Drak choc + chilli is one of my all time favourite flavour combinations!!!

  14. Hannah

    Kath: She is ridiculously awesome. As is your Mum! Maybe they should form a legendary-chocolate-mothers club?

    Chelsey: I’m so glad you did! And yep, apartment/college living can be… interesting… can’t it?

    Agnes: Wigged in the good way, right? As in wigged-out-by-my-BFF’s-extreme-writing-prowess-and-fantabulousness, right?

    Simply Life: Glad you enjoyed it!

    Lauren: Clearly the neighbour is double-mocking him by not even allowing him to reach the highest office in your land? What an idiot (the neighbour, that is). We all know Lincoln would make an awesome president (and then he’d be able to make me a US citizen. Let’s make this happen).

    Baking Serendipity: Thank you! It’s a good’un.

    Camille: If they are, my opinion of them will skyrocket 🙂 Perhaps I should email them and ask? Theo was making one chili bar when I was there, but I couldn’t buy it, because it had orange oil in it 🙁

    Amber: Shucks, I can’t send you one, because I don’t live anywhere near Adelaide myself!

  15. Hannah

    L-Izzle: You love my mum so much that you accost random strangers in supermarkets just in case they’re her 😉

    Vaala: Yep, it was pretty awful. I hid by parking in another bay for days… The note was really cowardly and childish thing, but at least now I can recognise that rather than be super upset!

    Tanya: It was!

    Lisa: Me too! Guess I’ll have to fall back on Lindt’s Chili Excellence bar again, and perhaps sprinkle some chili flakes on it to up the heat factor…

  16. rachelsmusicalkitchen

    Well, perhaps you could fly through Adelaide on your way to Kansas City, Missouri, USA… ;D

  17. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Oh my! My friend Rachel was the last to log in to my WordPress…that was me, incognito ;}

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  19. theresa

    You know, I never thought I would enjoy reading reviews of chocolate blocks I will probably never try. But, Hannah, your way of writing them makes me look forward to the experience!

  20. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Oh no! Oh but you do! You know me all too well! Don’t despair…again, just fly to KC and it’ll all be alright.

  21. Maria@TheGourmetChallenge

    I’m a massive chili freak, but too much heat in chili chocolate is not my idea of great. Although I would be instantly lured in by the look of this chocolate. Darn you good looking food object, you got me again!!

  22. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    hehe and the princess lived happily ever after! 😛

  23. Iron Chef Shellie

    ahhhh i think we all need a chocolate fairy god mother =)

  24. hungryandfrozen

    Aw, yay for Chocolate Godmothers and Actual Mothers. I’m glad for the chilli warning – you know I’m one of the ones who needs it 😀

  25. Hannah

    Theresa: I cannot express how much that means to me 🙂 You actually just made me feel like a writer. *hugs*

    Amber: I swear, if you hear of *any* conferences in or near your area that I might be able to justify as a PhD-related expense… tell me, because I can’t bear not knowing when I get to eat your cheezecake buffet and steal your Heels of Hotness.

    Maria: Teehee! Stupid pretty treats 😉 There definitely is heat here, but the chocolate is sweet enough to temper it… kinda…

    Lorraine: Oh gosh, how could I forget that part?! Maybe because I don’t want to end the story… hopefully the Princess will get more adventures?

    Shellie: I think you’re completely and utterly 100% right, but I’m not sharing mine with anyone! 😀

    HungryandFrozen: It’s all for you, Laura 😉 I’m also still on a high because you made and like my sesame slice!!

  26. whisperinggums

    And the Princess did as she promised (because she always keeps her promises) and saved a decent-sized bite for the Actual Mother who loved it too. Gotta love that heat with the sweet.

  27. Monique@She's Going The Distance

    you know, at a quick glance, the chili flakes look like gold specs. I think I could eat that. Or frame it, whatever.

  28. Hannah

    Whisperinggums: Princesses have to keep promises – it’s in our contract, otherwise we won’t get given our shoes made of emeralds at the end of our term. If only I could wear such shoes… Glad you liked the chocolate!

    Monique: Ooh, gold flake chocolate – that would be frame-worthy!

  29. penny aka jeroxie

    I am so ready for heat!

  30. Emma @CakeMistress

    Oh. My. God. CHILI CHOCOLATE!!!!!! Wish my Mum was this cool. Might have to find a block myself.

  31. Hannah

    Penny: Me too – both in terms of chilli and temperature! 😉

    Emma: If you’re anywhere near Adelaide, I suggest you do! This is chili chocolate for definite chili-lovers 🙂 And I’m sure your mum is *almost* as cool as mine 😉

  32. Johanna

    every princess needs a fairy chocolate godmother but I agree with you about chilli – in moderation please!

  33. Johanna

    every princess needs a fairy chocolate godmother but I agree with you about chilli – in moderation please!

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