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  1. Helen (grabyourfork)

    I like your chocolate symbolism theory but oh no to mango chocolate that doesn’t taste like mango much at all. The tagline “sort of like the best raisinettes” written on the pack is perhaps an ominous clue to what lays within.

    Anyway, I reckon chocolate in general symbolises prosperity and happiness. And alcamahol too.

  2. Tammy

    Ewww. I can’t say that mango covered chocolate has any appeal. I’ll just have to stick with this dark chocolate infused with lavender and grey sea salt for the moment.

  3. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Interesting flavor combination… I like chocolate, and I like mango, but I’m not sure how I feel about them together!

  4. Louise

    Oh how disappointing! Mango flavoured anything should be divine. Although I do think milk chocolate goes a bit better with mango- shhhh, heresy I know. I don’t have a problem with chocolate conceptually frolicking on the tongue. I do however find it intriguing that the scatologic properties of this chocolate would compel you to believe that it would bring good luck for the coming year. Not much luck to be gained from chowing down on droppings in my book!

  5. Simply Life

    hmmm…I love mango and chocolate so I bet I’d like this combo!

  6. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    I love the flavor of mango, but dried mango is kind of like leather. Mango-infused ganache is one thing. Chocolate covered scattered bits of mango, not so much. Sad, because I generally like TCHO.

  7. chanel11

    It is slightly worrying when something that looks like dried mango, strangely does not taste like mango despite all adverts claiming otherwise…

  8. Anna Johnston

    I get the frolicking around ones tongue…., some very nice taste sensations do just that, so here, here to the tongue frolicking I say – although writing like this kinda sound, well not so right & just a little bit dirty huh. OK., moving on.
    Being a serious fan of the mango such as moi or is that mwaahh would be taking to the streets in demonstration if I were so jipped, that’s just not cool offering up mango morsels without the mango. That’s seriously just not cricket!
    I’ve noticed all the prosperously lucky NYE’s foodie recipes out there….. is this just another case of we Ozzie’s being somewhat lacking in tradition – methinks so.

  9. Priyanka

    I have been so upset today that I did not eat the “good luck” foods, I hope I am not struck by bad luck.

    Mango and chocolate very interesting combination.

  10. Agnes

    Oh! That gives me an idea. Perhaps you should try dipping the dried mango you got from Costco into chocolate… YES. (I am a genius, and if you try to market it, remember that 50% of profits should go to me. Thx.)

  11. What's for dinner

    They do look very unappealing. I did however get some very good dried mango dipped in dark chocolate in Olympia Washington last year that was to die for.

  12. Sarah

    A decision based on something resembling dung is always a sage decision : ) I am sure your 2011 will be a good one.

  13. Johanna GGG

    the beauty about living in Australia and not having long traditions to follow is that we can create our own! surely we eat chocolate for happiness so that would be a perfect new years food – mango or not!

  14. hungryandfrozen

    Mango’s a bit of an elusive flavour, but it’s particularly annoying when something that announces itself as having mango in it, only to lack proper flavour.

    Happy new year! 🙂

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe actually it’s funny that you mentioned it because only a few years ago did my parents tell me that it was good luck to eat noodles on New Years Eve. I was like “Why didn’t you tell me this before and does this mean we’ve had bad luck up until now?” 😛 So it’s never too late! 😉

  16. Akika

    I totally laughed out loud reading the dung analogy, and then I saw the picture! I can see the stark resemblance 😀

    This actually reminds me, one new year in China, I had a chinchilla dropping poop on my shoulder while I was playing with it in a pet shop. Maybe that gave me good luck!!

    I’m not too fond of dried mango, I think maybe fresh mangoes will go better dipped in warm dark chocolate…I’m drooling just thinking about it…mmm….

  17. Ashley@TheHungryScholar

    Girl, I love mango. SO: thanks for sharing this. Beautiful writing as usual 🙂

  18. Anh

    I don’t know how it would taste, but the flavour combo is interesting regardless! 🙂

  19. Honey @ honeyandsoy

    Hahaha, as always, you never fail to make me crack up, Hannah! Regardless of the symbolism of the mango-choc drops, I think they sound fantastic! Soy and I are mango monsters 😉 Happy New Year!!

  20. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Love the idea of dropping all negative self-talk! These chocolate mango morsels sound delectable, I wish I had some right here in Boston!

  21. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    haha lol, loved this post. Love the description of your mum’s face when eating this chocolate too 🙂
    Heidi xo

  22. Iron Chef Shellie

    I’d love to try that, LOVE mango, and of course, love chocolate!

  23. Fiona

    Shame. I love mango. I’ll stick with the fresh stuff 🙂

  24. Emma @CakeMistress

    I have a hard time trusting chocolate covered things that look suspiciously like droppings. Perhaps too many of Mum’s stories about the mischievous pranks they pulled on her brother while growing up on a farm. Yeah, they went THERE.

    I wish these tasted better. Chocolate and mango should be happily married. We will find a way, someday…