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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Wattleseed?! I’ve never heard of that one!

    I wish I was there… I’d give you a big hug like home. xoxo

  2. Johanna GGG

    so those little footprints going through the chocolate are the ghost of your childhood playing in the chocolate 🙂

    I think I would love both chocolates but esp the first – and I know your feelings of home sickness (why do you think I came home from the UK – sometimes I miss being an expat and I know you will hate to hear it but I miss cold Scotland when the weather is getting hot and it isn’t even summer). The best thing about your home sickness is that you can return home. I sometimes think of our ancestors who left home and never saw their family again! but you probably don’t want my pollyanna thoughts because sometimes you just want to miss someone because they are important!

  3. Jess

    Well, I didn’t hide in the bathroom at work but sitting at my desk I did put a big set of headphones on (which I’ve gotten people to realise indicate “I’m busy, don’t disturb me!”) and pretended to work, whereas I was actually just staring out the window at the horribly grey and dark day and feeling intensely homesick. So I feel ya, lady. These Yarra Valley chocolates also make me desperately want to cook with a whole bunch of Australian spices and assorted ingredients. I’ll have to do some research to find out where nearby could possibly sell wattleseeds and the like (which reminds me, I miss the smell of wattle blossoms, SIGH).

  4. Hotly Spiced

    This chocolate is definitely releasing some wonderful heartfelt and precious memories. Your school camps sound very interesting! I love the dose of honey in these chocolate bars and with all those other flavours, they really would remind you of home xx

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I know what you mean. I’m celebrating Thanksgiving and if I didn’t have a table of ten for dinner I’d be in tears thinking of my kids and grandchildren celebrating without me. When I get really homesick I cook something ridiculously American. It helps. Eat more of this chocolate!

  6. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    Nawww homesickness is always hard 🙁 I bet everyone is missing you too except they’re not having most excellent adventures abroad like you are. Now what I was supposed to get from the shops? Milk? Bread? Oh yes and eggs. Ho hum.

  7. chillcat

    Oh my lord why doesn’t my brother send me chocolate like that??

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    You are so lucky to have a brother like you do, I can understand why you are feeling homesick my friend!
    Hopefully these chocolates with their bush tucker style would remind you of home though!


  9. Shenandoah Vegan

    Who says you have to stay in Toronto? Losing one’s Wattleseed might be a sign.

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I went on a childhood nostalgia walk last weekend that incorporated my primary school and childhood suburb / streets. It was most odd, and I can only imagine the nostalgia to arise from chocolate-induced childhood memories when on the other side of the world to your family. I hope the tears have dried or are at least offset by all the wonderful reasons you have chosen Toronto as home for now xo

  11. Libby

    I love Yarra Valley chocolates – just as much as I loved the Spice Girls back in the day!

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh you poor thing! The packaging on this chocolate is cute and I love the abundance of wattleseed in it!

  13. Sarah

    I’m so sorry you’ve been feeling homesick 🙁 But I think that your gum leaf and wild honey milk chocolate sounds like the perfect way to have a little sweet taste of home 🙂

  14. Gmasydney

    I know and am glad you are having such a wonderfully interesting and happy time but am also a teeny bit glad you are missing us though I wish it wasn’t so much that it brought you to tears. (My goodness! what a long convoluted sentence.)
    Wattle seed – yummy. I was at an afternoon tea yesterday and the hostess served gluten/dairy free wattle seed muffins – they were delicious and came from a packet mix made by Aussie Tucker. I’m going to be looking for those.
    Next time you are homesick get someone to give you hugs from Grandpa and me.

  15. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Oh, sweetness. Sending love and hugs from afar. How lovely you have such a gorgeous family to miss & such a sweet brother. & yay for 90s scrap books! The 90s were the best. Like you xo

  16. Whispering Gums

    That milk chocolate is very pretty … Wrapper and chocolate …

    Sylvia-you-know-who made pavlova flavoured with wattle seed last week and it was yummy, and Prue-you-know-who made spinach dip flavoured with wattle seed last week. It was yummy too.

  17. Emma

    Slam it to the left, if you’re having a good time
    Shake it to the right, if you know that you feel fine
    Chicas to the front, UH! UH! go rouunnnnnnnnnnd.