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  1. Lou

    Ha, you make me laugh 🙂

    Turkish Delight is the candy of the Devil. Evil evil weird jelly perfume ick.

  2. Leah

    “Cadbury Crunchies are acceptable creations whereas Violet Crumbles are the devil.”
    This is why I love you Hannah xo

    I too had a strong dislike of turkish delight when I was a child. But since then it is the only ‘jelly’ I will eat.

  3. Whispering Gums

    And what’s so wrong with Violet Crumble Bar? The original and the best? Though now, I must say, neither appeal a lot.

  4. Ellie@Fit for the Soul

    oh man I would have NEVER EVER gotten the riddle right! haha, that’s a good one though. And just because of the words “turkish delight” inside the chocolate name, I really wanna try it! And now I wanna watch Narnia.

  5. Gary

    Great riddle 🙂

  6. Iron Chef Shellie

    woah lots of chocolate porn in this post!

    clever riddle, I suck at riddles!!

  7. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I’m just like you with turkish delight. I think it was because my first experiences were with those horrible turkish delight chocolate bars (not the Cadbury blocks, they whole bar). Real turkish delight is a whole other, extremely delightful, story. I may just have to try the cadbury version now though!

  8. CheezyK

    So, do we get the second riddle at some stage? I’m curious to know how my powers of deduction would go on an unheard one 🙂

    I looooove the Cadbury turkish delight, despite the fact that it tastes nothing at all like real turkish delight and a lot like sugar … actually that’s probably a good thing, I still think the real stuff tastes like old people soap! Bonus for me is that basically no one I know likes it so when a mix box or Snack comes along IT’S ALL MINE hehehe …

  9. Hotly Spiced

    Well, of course it’s so obvious now, isn’t it! Your friend is much smarter than me. I’ve always loved turkish delight but I just love your description of what you thought of it when you were little. I’m not a fan of Cadburys either but I do occasionally (when on special) buy the turkish delight! xx

  10. JohannaGGG

    Turkish delight chocolate is quite favoured in our household – more by E than me! But I was surprised you liked it, given your attitude to cadbury’s chocolates – just shows how useful an open mind is! And the marshamllow bits just sound wrong – esp if they taste like crunchie which is so sweet it burns compared to the far far nicer violet crumble which is proper honeycomb and has a nicer coloured packet!

  11. Choc Chip Uru

    I have both of these sitting in my study stash right now – although I love both Turkish delight just wins 😀
    Gorgeous Cadbury!

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. hungryandfrozen

    Eep, so many of your blog posts to catch up on! On the plus side: So many of your blog posts to catch up on! I’m not a big Cadbury fan (it just doesn’t taste that nice!) but sometimes anything, anything at all will do.

  13. Kath Lockett

    “….eating Turkish Delight was like chewing on old people mixed with soap” – I have now snorted coffee up my nose, thanks to you! 🙂

    Despite this, I agree utterly that Crunchies are indeed brilliant and Violet Crumbles are Satan’s chalk sticks.

    1. Lexi

      “Satan’s chalk sticks” = brilliant.

  14. Vien

    HAHAHA oh Hannah! You’re hilarious!! 😀 I never liked Turkish Delight but went on a craze after Edmund from Narnia wanted some from the Ice Queen!!!! 😛

  15. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I almost spat out my drink, hot chocolate if you’re curious, when I read how you described eating Turkish Delight!! 😛

  16. Lexi

    Funny, but i like both real Turkish delight (first fed to me as a child by a nun in Greece!) and the Cadbury (and FRY’S!) chocolate-covered stuff. Different foods entirely, though. I guess I kind of like the taste of chewy old people and soap. The only flavour I really can’t come around to is musk; I never liked it, but now that I know where it originally came from, I can’t cleanse my mind of the thought. So I’ll never be able to like it.

  17. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    HAHHAHA I love your description of the pascalls mallow bites thing I’m gonna have to go get some to test out my sweet tooth 😛

  18. Emma

    I’m picturing the mountains of chocolate you’re slogging your way through, and then wondering why you choose the Mallow Bites to write about. There have to be so many better chocolates? I hope?

    I’ve had Turkish Delight maybe twice. I’ve chewed on old people probably never. I’ve got some sort of flu bug right now, and reading the bit about the old people almost did me in for a vomit session. Lawsuit, here we come 😛

  19. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    Crack up Sugar Twin! I love how you initially described it ‘soap’ LOL
    For some reason I like Turkish delight with chocolate but not on it’s own. Is that odd? It’s like I love how artificial it is

  20. Catherine

    Oh how I laughed! Old people and soap. You are truly naughty. I’ve never liked Cadbury either, nor Violet Crumble, or Rocky Road. But somehow you’ve made me all homesick!
    (and yes the Italian bed offer is serious but it gets cold!) xx

  21. Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

    this post made me so happy, great writing!

  22. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    A candle, of course! It’s always as clear as day once you hear the answer.

    Just looking at those honeycomb candies makes me shiver from how I imagine it must feel to crunch into one. Like snow compacting under heavy winter boots. That’s my “nails on a chalkboard” noise.

  23. Louise

    I am so pleased that you can still surprise me- who would have thought you would like the very very sweet Cadbury’s Turkish Delight? Too sweet and artificial even for me. I much prefer my turkish delight unchocolate coated. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that turkish delight is Edmund’s undoing in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I can’t imagine that I’d like the second one at all, firstly I’m not a great fan of marshmallows in packets (marshmallows in France though, that is a whole ‘nother thing), and am quite certain that you have the Violet Crumble/Crunchie thing round the wrong way. Yes ok a little bit styrofoam I grant you that, but fun to eat, and squeaky. BTW I didn’t get the riddle either, and it took all my strength not to google it.

  24. Rach

    Aaaah… a candle! Makes sense!

  25. Margaret

    I imagine you need to be eating chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner to make it through your stash before you leave!
    My stash is pretty big right now so I couldn’t do it. I’d have to admit defeat.
    Maybe I’ve missed a post about your camera, but your photos are looking really amazing lately. Or maybe I’m craving chocolate right now and the photos are jumping off the screen at me…:)

  26. Nic@diningwithastud

    I want those mallow bites now!!!!

  27. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    A candle!! I get it now! 😛 I’m so terrible at these guessing games…

    I totally laughed out loud when I saw the ‘chewing on old people mixed with soap’…that is SO true! I really hated Turkish delights as well, but you’ve given me courage to give them another try….I’m not too hopeful that it would turn out the same way though. 😛

  28. Caitlin @ livelovenyc

    oh man, i HATE turkish delight! you are so brave to try this funky looking cadbury bar.

    those crunchy balls (hehe) look pretty good though ! Have a great weekend

  29. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    Ahaha your description of the Turkish Delight Cadbury had me chortling. It does sound horribly terrific! Reminds me of an imaginary candy creation I dreamed up as a hungry child on a camping trip. I know it had seven layers, and involved raspberry filling, marshmallow, toasted coconut, and chocolate, of course!

    DARNIT, I am usually good at riddles but I wasn’t even close with that one. Please post another one sometime 🙂