Talk

Advanced search

Terry’s Chocolate orange.

(23 Posts)
Yorkshireswithallroasts Tue 27-Oct-20 16:56:15

Growing up I always had the traditional satsuma type thing in my stocking and then progressed to a Terry’s chocolate agent when I reached adulthood because, let’s be honest, I want chocolate and not fruit. Despite being very proper adults now, my husband and l still love to have stockings!

Said husband, however, doesn’t like chocolate oranges (sigh) And so I’m wondering if anyone can think of anything that is sort of in the same ilk and Christmassy in the way that a chocolate orange is to me. I could just give him a satsuma but I’d love to find an amazing alternative. Does anyone have any ideas?

OP’s posts: |
chergar Tue 27-Oct-20 16:59:19

Chocolate coins
Lindt reindeer
Box of after eights
Chocolate Santa

JuliaJohnston Tue 27-Oct-20 17:02:14

M and S had chocolate sprouts last year. I've also seen Christmas Coal somewhere, it's like cinder toffee.

wishing3 Tue 27-Oct-20 17:02:37

Chocolate coins, candy canes or a selection box (haven’t had a selection box for years!).

wishing3 Tue 27-Oct-20 17:03:09

Is it M&S that do chocolate ‘sprouts’?

LizzieMacQueen Tue 27-Oct-20 17:04:03

A toffee apple. They are selling these atm for Hallowe'en.

Hope he's got good teeth.

Yorkshireswithallroasts Tue 27-Oct-20 17:06:46

Oooh, some great ideas. He actually loves toffee apples and I find the sprouts highly amusing! Thanks!

OP’s posts: |
KatherineSiena Tue 27-Oct-20 17:10:33

I bought my husband some Christmas Coal from Fortnum's last year. He had been very naughty 🤣.

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Tue 27-Oct-20 17:12:32

M&S are selling Percy Pig Christmas mince pies thlsmile

Scout2016 Tue 27-Oct-20 17:13:46

Orange matchmakers? Chocolate oranges are horrible now they changed brand.

Yorkshireswithallroasts Tue 27-Oct-20 17:17:00

KatherineSiena

I bought my husband some Christmas Coal from Fortnum's last year. He had been very naughty 🤣.

Oh my god, I’ve just googled this, this is amazing!

OP’s posts: |
FredtheFerret Tue 27-Oct-20 17:17:52

I hate Chocolate Orange. My dad (and Mum) put one in our stockings every year as kids and I said I don't like chocolate orange and my dad said, Oh I do! I love them. I'll have it.

This is still going on now I'm nearly 60 and he's well into his 80s. I buy him a chocolate orange every year and he says, Ooh..chocolate orange! I love those!.

I'll be quite sad when the old bugger dies. He still tends to buy me one and I give it back to him (on top of his own!) I am genuinely unsure whether he honestly cannot remember that I don't like chocolate orange..

MercyBooth Tue 27-Oct-20 17:21:04

www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/a34448155/costa-christmas-drink-specials/?utm_campaign=sociaflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

SpookyGin Tue 27-Oct-20 17:23:39

We still do the traditional bits and bobs in the bottom of stockings, for adults and children:
Tangerine
Apple
Nuts in shells - walnut, hazelnut, almond nut, brazil nut - nutcracker on hand
New coins
Chocolate Santa

SpookyGin Tue 27-Oct-20 17:28:00

Chocolate tool kits, chocolate sprouts and chocolate coins usually make an appearance too, though these are much later traditions in our family.

JamMakingWannaBe Tue 27-Oct-20 17:28:59

Have you got an Aldi or Lidl nearby? They usually do loads of Christmas chocolatey goodness (and currently have Terry's chocolate orange bars, as well as cranberry chocolate bars. "It's not Terry's.... It's mine...!"

MsMiaWallace Tue 27-Oct-20 17:32:57

Aldi have the chocolate sprouts too!

Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 27-Oct-20 17:34:34

DH always buys me gingerbread.

I hate gingerbread grin

(Last year he surpassed himself with gingerbread, marzipan sweets and a tolberone... All of which I dislike)

canigooutyet Tue 27-Oct-20 17:53:25

Chocolate sprouts, avocado, beans on toast, cauliflower, asparagus, pizza?
Chocolate cigar, santa skull, robots?
Lindor, reindeer, coins, one of those massive quality street, truffle, big ferrero rocher.
Custard cream/bonbon shaped
Chocolate lolly
Cream eggs
Chocolate all day breakfast
toffee
fudge
Tin of sweets, jelly bean,
Lindt sample selection or similar
Retro sweets or whatever in the jars
Selection box - these are really easy to cobble together and package yourself so it doesn't look like you've raided the corner shop!!

Even better if you drink coffee, a lot of those jars once you take off the label, fill with stuff, chuck a bit of ribbon around and sorted, no-one realises.The jars with the big added plastic head, that comes off so your left with just the sealed screw lid. Lor and a few others. And of course for douwe egbert for the shape.

flapjackfairy Tue 27-Oct-20 17:58:51

M and S have got a chocolate snitch from Harry Potter which would be a great substitute .

SpookyGin Tue 27-Oct-20 18:03:56

Gingerbread man or similar, chocolate marzipan, After Eights, Toblerone, selection box, a few Quality Street dropped in.

Beautiful3 Tue 27-Oct-20 18:11:14

A bag of nuts in shells or a lindt chocolate teddy bear!

XiCi Tue 27-Oct-20 18:15:58

I shouldn't have read this, now I want Fortnums Christmas coal!!

I'd also be very happy with a box of cherry liqueurs in my stocking.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in