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  1. Simply Life

    oh I love the packaging in that AND the letters – it wins me over simply by being esthetically pleasing 🙂

  2. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Haha, I vote for doing your PhD on Askinosie. And re the mail-order bride debacle, perhaps you should consider Ecuador, to be closer to the motherland and make our own chocolate? I will definitely look for this. Is it fairly available? Or do you need to order it from the US?
    Heidi xo

  3. Johanna GGG

    With our customs being so strict about food coming into this country, I am amazed they didn’t confiscate this – esp as I have a theory that they confiscate food and have magnificent feasts in customs – am sure they would have loved this!

  4. Kath Lockett

    Is it entirely too shallow of me just to see THE WRAPPER and say, “ooh pretty pretty Indiana Jones pretty pretty” and want it just for that reason alone?

  5. Louise

    I will never get over my disappointment at not getting to try Askinosie in Singapore. I raced across the city in a taxi in the pouring rain to go to the mall where their shop was. Only to find that it had closed a few months before. Ah, the heartache. This just brings back the pain. I think the mail-order to Ecuador seems the most logical idea. Although I don’t imagine Ecuadorian PhD students get all that much to keep them in chocolate either.

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Yes I think the tastebuds might protest if you give them more Cadbury! And I always find blooming takes off some of the flavour but if this tastes good after some blooming then that’s great!

  7. msihua

    Blooming shouldn’t really be a major turn off.. it’s only cos the chocolate has settled at the bottom, hence why it looks a bit off…. but oh wow…wish I could try some!

  8. L-Izzle

    I loved this chocolate! I managed to nab a bar (Oh lord. I originally wrote ‘rab a nar’…nap time for Lizzi I think) when As Nature Intended was still stocking their stuff. Oh how I wish I’d stocked up a little more, but 4 bars seemed excessive enough, given the price tag. Sigh -_-

    Oh, and I agree totally about the slight sherry flavour… which very easily could’ve been a turn-off, but worked well and was thoroughly pleasant 🙂

  9. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Why isn’t there a specialty chocolate-friendly postage service that still somehow costs the same as normal postage? A non-bloomy postal service. A non melty one too. With really attractive posties.

  10. GirlonRaw

    Chocolate is one thing, but ethical chocolate, EVEN better. I think this would be right up my alley!

  11. Camille

    When I find that I have horribly bloomed chocolates in my cupboard, I just use them to bake something, usually brownies. That way no one will know! 🙂

  12. penny aka jeroxie

    Love the packaging! How unique. Will not mind some please.

  13. Anna Johnston

    Good to know this chocolate still stands up after the blooming, glad we’ve moved on from the bottom shelf of chokky land too.

  14. Agnes

    Good luck finding a country that would like an Australian mail order bride. 😉 Can’t imagine why there’s no market for them.

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