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Chocolate

Posted By: granny

Chocolate - 6th Aug 2017 11:47pm


Who likes chocolate ?

Do you have a favourite brand , because I can't find the pleasure in any chocolate I have tried any longer ?

Since the takeover of Cadbury's their chocolate is not nice now, far too sickly. All the original British chocolate companies have been sold off to foreigners and it's just not 'chocolate ' anymore.

Thornton's chocolate ( never a fan) is another one which was always over rated in my opinion and even more rubbish now since the takeover.

Who do we have locally making their own chocolate because I for one would prefer to support them, rather than the foreign companies that have scooped up all the crème de la British.

Interesting article which has prompted this post.

http://gwallter.com/politics/cadbury-capitalism.html

Also falls in nicely with DD's anti-capitalism wink
Posted By: Dilly

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 6:32am

Mines always been Cadbury's but the taste has changed over the years. Easter egg chocolate being my very favourite smile . I find all sweets have lost their original flavours, midget gems being a big offender in the flavour theft. I was a big fan of the black ones but now they have little or no flavour. Give us back all the e numbers and put the flavour back in our sweets. Maybe you could start a petition Granny. smile
Posted By: snowhite

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 11:21am

Caramac is my favorite chocolate, cannot beat the taste its lovely smile.
Posted By: Excoriator

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 11:36am

British chocolate has never been very nice in my opinion. Far too much sugar and you can't taste the chocolate much if at all. It's worth while taking a look at how much chocolate there is in the stuff. You would probably be horrified. I like dark French or Belgian stuff much more. Dark and bitter, it goes down a treat when accompanied by a glass of Malbec. If you haven't tried this do so immediately!

I seem to remember a dispute when the EU set lower limits for how much chocolate a bar of the stuff was supposed to contain to be called chocolate. The UK products all well below this limit and there was a suggestion that it should be called 'vegelate'. Outrage in the dimmer tabloids and their readers of course, with headlines like "EU BANS BRITISH CHOCOLATE" etc.

In the event, the Brits secured a concession and we remained with many folk never enjoying the delight of real chocolate. I don't know whether Cadbury's et al. sell any of their stuff into the rest of the EU or not. I expect they would have to raise the chocolate level to meet their regulations or label it something other than chocolate. "Merde" springs to mind.
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 12:47pm

Got to be smooth for me, Galaxy wins by far.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 2:50pm

withthat
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 5:47pm

A Freddo does me..solid or caramel. Occasional Toblerone chunk.
Posted By: cools

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 6:16pm

Me, i like chocolate too too much unfortunately! Don't like The Belgium or Continental chocolate like you do Ex, far too sickley and Rich for me. My faves our Walnut Whips and Fry's Turkish delight, yum yum. Don't really know whether taste has changed Granny , never lasts that long with me, but size certainly has, every year smaller and smaller. Remember when Wagon Wheels were huge now like jammie dodgers, ha.
Posted By: Excoriator

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 8:32pm

Have you tried continental chocolate with a good full bodied red Cools? If not, for heaven's sake do it NOW. You could be run over by a bus tomorrow, and would arrive at the pearly gates admitting that you had already rejected paradise.

You don't want St Peter giving you a long hard look over the top of his glasses do you.
Posted By: cools

Re: Chocolate - 7th Aug 2017 9:08pm

Unfortunately Ex I don't like Wine either, so it looks like I'm doomed as regards your taste of paradise. You do make it sound nice though..
Posted By: Excoriator

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 7:05am

If the grim bus comes for me first, I'll put in a good word for you, Cools.
Posted By: cools

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 8:37am

Well let's hope it's St Peter we meet and not old Nick eh, ha...
Posted By: granny

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 12:18pm


The 'continental' chocs are nowhere near as nice as the ones my husband used to bring home from Belgium. About 6 boxes at a time, and nothing compares, not even Marks and Spencers Belgium chocs. Totally different.

Galaxy for me too. Wondering if St Peter likes it.

A glass of full bodied red with these is recipe for a migraine



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Posted By: snowhite

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 12:44pm

Originally Posted by cools
Me, i like chocolate too too much unfortunately! Don't like The Belgium or Continental chocolate like you do Ex, far too sickley and Rich for me. My faves our Walnut Whips and Fry's Turkish delight, yum yum. Don't really know whether taste has changed Granny , never lasts that long with me, but size certainly has, every year smaller and smaller. Remember when Wagon Wheels were huge now like jammie dodgers, ha.
Do you like milk tray Cools? laugh

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Posted By: cools

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 12:57pm

Oh ye Snowy, find them at the side of my bed regularly wondered who was delivering them,ha ha...I should be so lucky!!!
Posted By: Snodvan

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 8:31pm

In our house we do not eat chocolate - we drink it. We bring raw chocolate/ sugar blocks back from Colombia. A nice chunk of that 3 cloves and some proper cinnamon (thin flake stuff not the thick type), bring to the boil and add some hot milk. ALWAYS at Sunday breakfast

Snod
Posted By: granny

Re: Chocolate - 8th Aug 2017 10:06pm

Originally Posted by Snodvan
In our house we do not eat chocolate - we drink it. We bring raw chocolate/ sugar blocks back from Colombia. A nice chunk of that 3 cloves and some proper cinnamon (thin flake stuff not the thick type), bring to the boil and add some hot milk. ALWAYS at Sunday breakfast

Snod


Snod, that sounds absolutely divine, particularly on a Sunday morning. Already there's a craving brewing. Yummy.
Posted By: Longnails

Re: Chocolate - 16th Aug 2017 5:18pm

Do you think that the change in the taste of some chocolate is due to the change in our taste buds as we age?

Snowhite, I always used to buy a Caramac as you appeared to get more for your money. Now I can't eat it as it makes me cough haha.

We all love Galaxy in our family, especially Galaxy counters.
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