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Blondehedgehog



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Chocolate week Reply with quote

It has been chocolate week this week....and I did not know. A lot of munching to do to catch up..... Laughing

Any other indulgences out there Question
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chocoholic. Laughing Havn't had enough this week either.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Chocolate week Reply with quote

Blondehedgehog wrote:
It has been chocolate week this week....and I did not know. A lot of munching to do to catch up..... Laughing

Any other indulgences out there Question


No - just chocolate! My wife found an old Easter Egg in the back of a kitchen cupboard today, and because she doesn't eat anything that's even one minute past its "use by" date, I took up the challenge of demolishing it.

It tasted fine. And it didn't take long!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that the eat by/use by dates are going to be phased out.
As food stuffs last longer and are edible long after the dates on the packets. Because of these dates a lot of food is being wasted yet still good to eat.... Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always ignore best before dates as they are just a way of producers and supermarkets trying to con us into wasting food and then buying more to replace it
However you should never ignore a use by date as going beyond this can be prejudicial to your health but do not confuse this with a sell by date now rarely seen which again is pointless
Getting back to chocolate week since we are a country where obesity is increasing at an alarming rate costing the NHS millions why can't they combine it with Easter so we get just the one hit on the chocolate pigging out thing
It really isn't good for you you know! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
It really isn't good for you you know! Wink


Oh it is. It most definitely is!!! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chocolate is GREAT......I dont need to have the high coco content stuff. Cadbury or Thorntons will do nicely...

I have recently returned from living in Egypt for 5 years. The Cadbury chocolate did not taste the same as the chocolate we get here. They have their own factory but the taste just was not the same as UK..

Making up for lost time..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every week is chocolate week Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
Every week is chocolate week Very Happy
I second that,Toggy... Smile

My next door neighbour gave my little granddaughter one of those apple on a stick confections.... covered in chocolate...after a couple of bites she gave it to me and asked me to take the chocolate off so she could eat the apple......strange child...... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't get half as many "trick or treaters" as we did last year, so regretfully I am now having to munch my way through a large basket of chockies. Crying or Very sad I will draw the line at the 'love-hearts' 'swizzels' and the chewy bars, however.

You have it to do, don't you? (sigh) Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two aero's lined up for this evening mmmm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not one for chocolate really but I do remember a phase where I just had to have a Mint Aero...
I think Cadburys Whole Nut is my favourite munch Razz but I always suggest to Mrs SF not to buy anymore....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa do you remember the old Beech Nut Machines in the 60s
I used to love them
I mention this because as you may remember we were talking about milk machines quite recently Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Ruddles.. I remember our corner shop had one mounted outside.. I seem to recall they were painted green but maybe I'm wrong...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right Santa they were green and white
The one in the picture I think may be from the 50s
The 60s ones were rather more streamlined
I was completely addicted to them and used to buy far more than I ever used to put in my mouth
I don't think kids would really get very exited about things like that today
Just shows what we have lost over the lst 40 years or so Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked Beechnut gum too... I was looking for a picture of the packet as I remember it but can't find one.
I remember the pack as about half the size of a matchbox, yellow with a green band top and bottom.. with three pieces of white gum... crispy on the outside!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was at Junior School, I used to buy flat pieces of bubble gum which came wrapped with a "Flag of the World" card inside.. all powdery too!
I think I collected the whole set.. with a few "twicies" of course.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do remember that product Santa but I don't think I ever got a full collection as I used to spend too much time putting my hard earned pocket money into Beech Nut machines
Sounds very sad today doesn't it Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always chocolate week in my house.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard this week of chocolate covered bacon ..ugh..I love chocolate and bacon, but together ..no thanks!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate-covered_bacon
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's those Americans, trying to get us back for Marmite flavoured chocolate.

Chocolate covered bacon is quite tame. Have you heard about their fried caviar, fried butter, fried beer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/8058873/Fried-beer-invented-in-Texas.html

and, if that's not heart-stoppingly crazy enough, try this woman's fried cheesecake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oUVwyFsZI
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
It's those Americans, trying to get us back for Marmite flavoured chocolate.

Chocolate covered bacon is quite tame. Have you heard about their fried caviar, fried butter, fried beer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/8058873/Fried-beer-invented-in-Texas.html

and, if that's not heart-stoppingly crazy enough, try this woman's fried cheesecake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oUVwyFsZI
That has got to be a joke.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about digging her grave with her teeth!!

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