To eat the Christmas chocolates now?

(55 Posts)
CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Thu 10-Oct-13 20:27:15


Am I?

please say no

Belugagrad Thu 10-Oct-13 20:28:36

I had a lebkuchen star last week

Wandawingsthe2nd Thu 10-Oct-13 20:28:56

I wanna eat the Christmas nuts so YANBU.

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Thu 10-Oct-13 20:29:27

So I'm not BU Belugagrad?

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Thu 10-Oct-13 20:31:12

I vowed to start getting christmas food one thing a week.

Why on earth did I start with the chocolates?

they've only been here 2 hours

FriskyHenderson Thu 10-Oct-13 20:37:19

I'm eating them from now until Christmas. Extends the girth festive season, doesn't it grin

Belugagrad Thu 10-Oct-13 20:44:10

Yanbu smile

Cakecrumbsinmybra Thu 10-Oct-13 20:47:20

Ha ha, I had to read this thread as I am currently tucking into a chocolate orange!! They were on offer so got 3 for DH and DCs stockings, and oh dear, a spare one....yum!

WireCat Thu 10-Oct-13 20:49:31

4 tins. In the boot of my car for safe keeping, safe keeping. My fat arse.

sparkle101 Thu 10-Oct-13 20:51:21

Already started on the roses I bought for my staff. Best go back to the shops.

bearleftmonkeyright Thu 10-Oct-13 20:54:18

<spoken through loud hailer> put the chocolates down and move away from the area.

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Thu 10-Oct-13 20:55:17

Well apparently the cat is my new dietician and sensed my chocolate plan.

He has parked himself firmly on my lap.

I can't kick him off. I had him 'fixed' on Tuesday and he has only just forgiven me.

But there is a tin of Heros with my name on.... mini toblerone....yum!

MusicalEndorphins Thu 10-Oct-13 21:22:00

YANU! I am sure they will be stale by then, perhaps even poisonous! Better eat them immediately.

foslady Thu 10-Oct-13 22:18:28

Co op's £1 a box liqueurs are lovely - allegedly, not that I'd know, of course not, I haven't bought and eaten a box.......or two........

WorraLiberty Thu 10-Oct-13 22:22:22

Just save them for Christmas and that way they'll seem more like a christmassy treat.

Otherwise you'll be bored of eating Christmas food before December even starts.

Amy106 Thu 10-Oct-13 22:26:17

Life is short.
Why wait?
Munch away, I say and enjoy! smile

agendabender Thu 10-Oct-13 22:30:00

already done it
bangs gavel

CoconutRing Thu 10-Oct-13 22:30:24

I always eat a least one tin a week of Celebrations or Roses before the festive season.
I'm a firm believer in quality control.

OctopusWrangler Thu 10-Oct-13 22:40:41

I uave hallowe'en chocolates taunting me butni am remaining strong!

also has a cat sprawled on her knee

Mouserama Fri 11-Oct-13 10:40:00

This is the reason I don't buy christmas chocolates until December. Because I keep having to re-buy them again and again because I have no willpower. None.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Fri 11-Oct-13 10:50:49

I definitely didn't buy a tin of Roses yesterday and start eating them on the way home. blush

Oldraver Fri 11-Oct-13 12:44:24

No, you need to audition all things meant for Christmas just incase they turn out to be crap

girlywhirly Fri 11-Oct-13 13:11:30

Good point, Oldraver.

Also there is that old MN tradition of wrapping Christmas presents while listening to festive music, eating the Christmas chocs for energy to keep you going.

Totesamazeballs Fri 11-Oct-13 13:20:33

I do it every year. I buy chocolates for gifts, hide them under the bed and vow not to go within 2 metres of them and then scoff them all in a moment of weakness. Sigh. Every damn year.

Featherbag Fri 11-Oct-13 13:31:18

It all needs testing surely? You wouldn't want to risk giving your family chocolate that turns out to be crap at Christmas would you?

I moved house yesterday

The only thing in the house is a Christmas cake

I've eaten a third of it

(I'm fucking knackered, the cat shit on my foot in protest at moving, I haven't yet found a cup for coffee)

freddiefrog Fri 11-Oct-13 14:54:32


I haven't bought anything yet. It got a bit silly last year when I ended up replacing the christmas quality street about a million times, so I'm staying away from Christmas food until the beginning of December

somewheresomehow Fri 11-Oct-13 15:43:51

I nearly bought some chocs and stuff this morning but i resisted. knowing me i would forget where i have hidden them not that i have forgot where stuff was hid before

Schlobbob Fri 11-Oct-13 16:48:16

I've already made my way through a few bags of those mini chocolate orange segments in a bag. I blame tescos for making them the cheapest way of buying chocolate!

PistachioTruffle Fri 11-Oct-13 16:51:37

YANBU. DH and I have polished off a tin of roses already. They weren't as nice as I remembered, so I'll be buying something else for Christmas. Which I'll also have to test, obviously.

RalphGnu Fri 11-Oct-13 16:53:32

I've just opened the Quality Street. blush

CbeebiesIsMyLife Fri 11-Oct-13 17:16:34

Laurie you sound like you need more than Christmas cake! I think you'll need to break open the Christmas chocolate and Christmas alcohol after all that and if you don't have any yet a trip to the supermarket is in order!

Op uanbu, I'm just wondering if Christmas chocolate will help my morning sickness! grin

AlyssB Fri 11-Oct-13 18:07:16

I have already had a small box of miniature Heros today to myself. It has been a long hard week. My family were not aware of their existence and so won't miss them smile

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 11-Oct-13 18:25:35

YADDDNBU! (Speaking as one who has broken into our Christmas stash and scoffed three boxes of orange Matchmakers in three days. Hope DH buys more this weekend as I'm still feeling peckish.)

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Oct-13 18:31:45

I don't understand this thread.

If you all want these chocolates so badly, why don't you just buy them for the purpose of eating now? confused

Why buy them for Christmas?

DrSeuss Fri 11-Oct-13 18:37:49

You are so altruistic! Willingly taking on all those calories which could otherwise bloat your loved ones and rot your children's teeth! What a woman?,

MichelleRouxJnr Fri 11-Oct-13 18:40:15

Since discovering that tubs of Heroes now include wee toblerones (and even starting a thread about it) I have been through a further tub or three and have even temporarily abandoned twirl bites and bitsa wispas.
I might just finish another tub tonight (when I say finish I mean finish the good ones - there's buckets of wee fudges, a few creme egg twisteds and the odd galaxy caramel left).

So no - YANBU. At all.

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 11-Oct-13 18:50:45

Worra - it's the age-old lure of forbidden choccies fruit. Bought for Christmas, consumed in October.

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Fri 11-Oct-13 18:57:00

I love you all.

Until some time in mid december when I can find no replacement tubs for the actual christmas chocolate needs. Then I shall start a thread telling you all it's your fault grin

Pinupgirl Fri 11-Oct-13 18:59:54

worra-are you usually so joyless?grin The whole point of xmas choc is you buy it for xmas and then scoff it as soon as you get home-repeat ad infinitum.

Dh always tries to hide them but eventually he cracks<mwah ha ha>

LackingEnergy Fri 11-Oct-13 19:02:47

DH buys them and then hides them shock he knows I'm weak in the face of forbidden choccies and refuses to do a last minute mad dash to fetch more...again

So I've bought my own tin (it's medicinal) smile

GoofyIsACow Fri 11-Oct-13 19:04:07

YANBU but only if you chuck me a coffee cream!

swollenflopsy Fri 11-Oct-13 21:01:11

Never mind xmas chocs. .. what about Halloween ones? I haven't bought those yet incase I eat them and have another year of giving out random penguins and cereal bars as treats. Shame blush

Donkeyok Fri 11-Oct-13 21:21:19

grin fairy you are funny. At least if the cat shit he wont run off like ours did when we moved. Have another slice cake.

Ive just finished the 3rd box of Belgium biscuits from Aldi. Too be honest they would have gone quicker if they hadn't got pushed under the sofa and rediscovered tonight.
<feeling fat fat fat>

Donkeyok Fri 11-Oct-13 21:27:15

a nice brew if you haven't found your cup yet.

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 11-Oct-13 21:30:09

We have a rather dark pathway leading to our house which unfortunately seems to deter little Halloweeners from coming to claim all the chocolate goodies I invariably buy. I am then, sadly, obliged to eat all the said treats myself to prevent them from being wasted. I really must get round to making our path more child-friendly.

Louise1956 Fri 11-Oct-13 22:12:17

I don't see why not. the food aspect of Christmas has largely lost it's meaning now, since abundant fresh food is available all year round, and we no longer have to hoard food to see us through the cold winter months. And few people I imagine fast during Advent now.

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Oct-13 22:22:36

worra-are you usually so joyless?grin The whole point of xmas choc is you buy it for xmas and then scoff it as soon as you get home-repeat ad infinitum.

I suppose I have come across as joyless blush

But I just don't get all this 'naughty' food and giggling.

It's just chocolate. Buy yourself/your family a tin for the purpose of eating now and just get on with it.

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 11-Oct-13 22:43:55

just chocolate! What sacrilege, Worra! It's not your fault - you have inadvertently strayed into thread inhabited by shameless chocaholics.

Wheresthecoffee Fri 11-Oct-13 22:54:53

You are not alone, why else would the shops be selling bargain delicious christmas chocolates at this time of year?!

BigBirthdayGloom Sat 12-Oct-13 18:02:15

Yanbu to eat the choc

BigBirthdayGloom Sat 12-Oct-13 18:04:13

Sorry, yanbu to eat the chocolate, obviously. It's there. However, yabu to buy the Christmas chocolate now and expect any of it to still be there by December. I have learnt over several years that early buying of Easter eggs is only a bargain if dh hides them ingeniously. Buy early, buy four times twice.

Donkeyok Sat 12-Oct-13 18:09:05

Ohh blush embarrassment spelling error discovered whilst recycling box meant Belgian chocolates not Belgium.
Obviously not eating enough to familiarise myself with the spelling
- none all year and then 3 come at once.

Bettercallsaul1 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:50:12

Big Birthday Gloom - but Easter egg hunts are such fun! You must enjoy munching your illicit goodies even more after your husband has gone to the trouble of hiding them for you!

raisah Sun 13-Oct-13 07:44:36

This is the season for festivities for all faiths so YNBU to want celebrate with the chocs. You might need to get a few more tins as Eid is on Tuesday, then Diwali at the end of the month and then Hannukah. As we live in a global society, it wouldn't be right to leave the tin of roses to just Christmas now woul it?

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