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Which chocolates are a Christmas must have?

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MummyPig24 Sun 15-Dec-13 08:45:50

We have already eaten a tin of roses blush and the kids have a selection box in their sack.

But which chocolates do you absolutely always have to have at Christmas time? I am hoping someone gets us a tub of heroes smile

mrscynical Sun 15-Dec-13 19:26:42

Lindt bears, Father Christmas, bells or reindeer.
Chocolate Oliver biscuits
Plain choc brazil nuts
Mon Cheri cherry liqueurs
After Eights
Rose and violet chocolate creams
Lindt milk and dark chocolate thins
Choc orange
and for the kids - Toblerone!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sun 15-Dec-13 19:31:47

After eights
Miniature heroes
Chocllate orange each for the dses stockings
Quality street

Yes, we have all of the abovefblush

TheDayOfMyDoctor Sun 15-Dec-13 19:49:01

DH likes to get a large white toblerine in his stocking, but I can't find one anywhere this year!!!

Queenofknickers Sun 15-Dec-13 19:50:11


Marcelinewhyareyousomean Sun 15-Dec-13 19:51:51

Where do you buy violet and rose creams from please?

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Sun 15-Dec-13 19:52:59

Tin of quality street.
after eights
fruit marzpians

and some really fab quality chocs reduced from waitrose after the big day.

loathe thorntons chocs....mushy

pootlebug Sun 15-Dec-13 19:54:35

After eights to play the game where you balance one on your forehead and then have to eat it without using your hands.

And a chocolate orange. Each.

MeAndMySpoon Sun 15-Dec-13 19:54:45

Mint matchmakers, as many as possible. But Eeeeevil Nestle. :-( Luckily Aldi make 'em. :-D Those are for DH really. I would like some Benedicts Bittermints.

I'd also like some Terry's Neopolitans but the buggers stopped making them decades ago. :-(

Artandco Sun 15-Dec-13 19:59:40

Ps for anyone boycotting nestle, the m and s after eights are far nicer than the actual after eights, usually cheaper, and comes in dark/ milk or white choc

mrscynical Sun 15-Dec-13 20:02:59

Rose and violet creams are sold in Hotel Chocolat and Waitrose.

wildstrawberryplace Sun 15-Dec-13 20:15:33

Bendicks Bittermints
Lindt Chocolate santa (in the stockings)
Divine chocolate coins (in the stockings)
Neuhaus Manon collection or maybe some Charbonnel et Walker marc de champagne truffles...
Probably a box of Thorntons Continental knocking about even though they are temple achingly sweet...

wildstrawberryplace Sun 15-Dec-13 20:17:08

Oh and the odd clandestine chocolate orange, secreted at the back of the fridge and eaten cold, when no one is looking. Except they changed the recipe and they are always so disappointing.

And if I can find them, I adore Cote D'Or Bouchees (praline filled elephant things)

tshirtsuntan Sun 15-Dec-13 20:17:59

Ferrero rocher- ambassador you are really spoiling us grin

Frigintinsella Sun 15-Dec-13 20:21:15

There are so many...
Ferrero rochers
After eights
I could go on

CuntyBunty Sun 15-Dec-13 20:22:44

Ha, had to comment tshirtsuntan: one of DH's mates is going for the position of Ambassador next year and if he is successful, I cannot wait to send him a huge box of Ferrero Rocher grin. I bet he'll end up with 20 boxes.

lizzypuffs Sun 15-Dec-13 20:26:19

After eights
Thorntons special toffee

Mmm....I feel peckish suddenly

NotMissMiranda Sun 15-Dec-13 20:31:50

Bendicks Bitter Mints and Lintdor (or however you spell it!)

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Sun 15-Dec-13 20:37:17

Mint matchmakers

buy one get TWO fere at the moment in tesco....( brought 6 packs, eaten four) blush

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Sun 15-Dec-13 21:10:46

thanks mrscynical. HdC it is. I will make sometimes Christmas.

Beastofburden Sun 15-Dec-13 21:17:03

Used to buy Charbonnel and Walker rose and violet creams. But hotel chocolat is better and fresher.

Much the cheapest way is to buy the little plastic taster boxes of six chocolates, if you get three or more they are cheaper. For some reason, exactly the same chocolates cost way more in the H-boxes. Weird.

As a child, quality street, but they have ruined them now, especially the purple Brazil nut ones. Cheap bastards. sad

Stockings must have jelly beans in them. Tis the law.

ChippyMinton Sun 15-Dec-13 21:18:25

Roses are good this year. Has anyone tried the Thorntons pudding / dessert box?

VivaLeBeaver Sun 15-Dec-13 21:18:54

Mingles. sad

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Sun 15-Dec-13 21:21:01

Rose & Violet cremes.

<channels Queen Mum>

not2nitedarling Sun 15-Dec-13 21:25:59

mmm yes
tin of quality street
tin of roses
choc orange
choc brazil nuts

Taffeta Sun 15-Dec-13 21:28:50

Quality St tin
Posh nougat (Aldi)
Dark orange creams (Harrods English are the best but the 99p shop ones are acceptable too fgrin )
Home made marzipan balls dipped in dark chocolate (from Christmas cake trimmings )

I also have a box of Butlers in the hamper work sent.

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