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  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    Hey guess who DOES have a nearly endless supply of the Vosges toffee bars (including the gingerbread, which I think is even better)? MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  2. Hannah

    Sounds like a very sweet, but very good bar. Now I’m tempted to try recreating something similar! You described it in such great detail, I feel like I could make something pretty close.

  3. Three-Cookies

    2% nuts is not much but I guess its a toffee bar. However the nuts are listed ahead of chocolate. I thought the bigger ones should get mentioned first.

    1. Emma

      That is the wisdom only the great Bapchi can offer us.

  4. Emma

    I would have to build a shed out back were I to accumulate a nearly endless supply of Vosges toffee bars, I just don’t know how Victoria does it!

    I enjoyed this one too, definitely the more so because I was picturing a bouncy roundy Bapchi who also wore endless layers of shawls and may or may not have had a prominent face wart. Poor real Bapchi, she may have been a beauty.

    I find it so hard to take pictures of Vosges bars where those annoying circles and marks on the chocolate surface don’t show. Nice work with that third picture:)

  5. Silvia

    I think I’d like that bar! 🙂

  6. CheezyK

    Oh my, when I see fantasticamical looking chocolate like that I really wish I could justify buying it! I’m not much of a chocolate person myself (please don’t hate me) – my man however will happily go through a whole block in one sitting without even blinking (and still stay thin – no fair!) and is just as happy with ‘a glass and a half’ or ‘chest hay’ as he is with quality. At that pace and with that attitude it’s just easier to get the cheap stuff …

  7. theresa

    Both my grandmothers were just called ‘Grandma’, and whenever I heard kids at school with exciting names for their parents’ parents, I was always a little jealous. Then my sister, upon falling pregnant, decided that OUR parents would be known to her kids as “Papa and GiGi”. And Gigi, to me, sounds like a stripper name. So now I’m glad mine were just “Grandma”.

  8. Leah

    Now this sounds like my kinda chocolate *drools*

  9. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I guess if I lived in Europe my names for my grandparents wouldn’t have been unusual but here I always had to explain it.

    Mum’s parents were Oma and Opa the German equivellent of Nanna and Pop.

    Dad’s Mum was Maya which I always thought was spanish for Nanna, but apparently it isn’t and given that she spoke several languages and it also just could have been a word she liked, who knows. Dad’s Dad died before I was born but he was called Poppa Fred.

    That chocolate sounds really good. I would have been worried that it would be too sweet but it sounds like they got the right burnt caramel notes in there.

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I was loving your aroma horse 🙂 So much so that I may have giggled aloud. Feel free to speak from it any time you wish!

    I love the Bapchis name too. My grandparents haven’t had any cool nicknames, and now I think they (and we!) have missed out. Maybe I can give them some late in life…

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella


    OK now is time to open up an online shop. We can call it Spay Ladies’ Chocolates 😀

  12. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    um, do I ever? We call our grandpa “Roo” – David called him this and it stuck. My grandparents asked little David what he wanted to call Grandpa, and he said “Roo” 🙂 sweet. As is Micksticks 🙂
    Heidi xo
    p.s. Ben would go mad for this. Milk chocolate + caramel = his true love. I’m second. 😛

  13. Kath Lockett

    Love the name ‘Micksticks’ and have a person here I just might use it on

    “burnt-sugar-clotted-cream-nut-brittle-heaven hidden in crackling, dissolving, slight-salted toffee crispiness” – it’s morning tea time here as I read this and THAT is exactly what I feel like!

    Then again, I’ll just have to make do with some Lindor cinnamon and coriander limited edition balls 🙂

  14. Johanna GGG

    toffee and caramel in a bar sounds like a challenge – doesn’t do to think too much about it! they are close in flavour aren’t they? is toffee just more burnt caramel?

    nicknames for grandparents are all so sweet – the perfect way to seek names for a chocolate bar 🙂

  15. Errign

    I always want to try Vosges but I tend to back off when I see the price – are they worth it? 🙂

  16. Catherine

    When I had my first in Sydney my Mum decided she was too young to be called Nana so she asked to be called Nonna, as my boy’s Dad is Italian. So my folks (we call them ‘The Kids’) have always been Nonna and Nonno for my kids even though they are Brisbanites with not a drop of Italian blood!

  17. jb

    I just love vosges! Their flavors are always so unique and unexpected, but so so good! I think I need to do a chocolate tasting in the near future, all in the name of education, of course!

  18. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    I seriously (seriously) am in awe of your ability to describe chocolate for words on end. I just love it!!!

  19. Rach

    My grandparents are Momma Billie and Daddy Ken… have always loved that. 🙂

  20. Camille

    At a glance, it does sound like a lot of sweet. But the sort of a lot of sweet that I would casually eat all of and then wonder where it went. Sigh.

  21. Louise

    Argh, why oh why didn’t I find this Vosges? BTW have sadly made it to the end of my 4 bar stash of their curry one. And have never recovered from the cruelty and abomination that was the bacon one. My nephew still calls my mother Bummer. This, as with most awful grandparental names, comes from the awful toddler stage of unpronouncing. It was a contraction of bus (they usually picked her up from the bus) and grandma. I can’t believe she let it slide.

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