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to think this is the most useless, unnecessary, superfluous, and exteded set of instructions ever?

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ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 23-Apr-13 22:33:00

How to tell what is inside chocolates?


Look at the box, as it may give you an idea of what types of chocolates are included. For example, a sampler of "nuts and chews" likely will have a lot of nut flavors and very few fruit flavors. Closely examine the packaging for a guide to chocolates in each section of the box. This may be printed on the back of the box, on a paper insert on top of the chocolates or under the tray of chocolates.

Contact the manufacturer through its 800 number or go to its website to inquire about what markings on the exteriors of the chocolates signify. For example, a certain color of chocolate drizzle may indicate a truffle filling, while a single nut on the top of the chocolate may indicate a peanut butter filling. These markings are not universal, vary by manufacturer and may vary seasonally. For example, a manufacturer may add hearts or colored chocolates as decorative elements to the outsides of chocolates sold around Valentine's Day.

The 800 number for the manufacturer will be listed on the package of chocolates you have purchased, or may also be found by doing an internet search for the company and clicking on their "Contact Us" page. The manufacturer's website often, but not always, will include close-ups of each type of chocolate, allowing you to visually identify the markings on your chocolate and match it with the flavor listed on the website. One example of a site with this type of usability is See's Candies, linked below in the Resources Section.


Break a corner of the chocolate to expose the filling. If you are the only person who will eat the chocolates, you don't have to worry about them looking pretty. If you are sharing the chocolates or will give them to a loved one, breaking or squashing is out of the question, as the fillings may ooze out and lose their original flavors and textures. It also may make the candy more prone to spoilage.

Give the chocolates a sniff test. You won't always be able to smell the filling from the outside without breaking the chocolate layer, but strong scents like mint, peanut butter or toasted coconut can be easy to determine by people with good noses.

Examine the chocolate's profile. The textures of certain fillings can show through the chocolate coating, allowing you to make an educated guess about the flavor within. For example, coconut may have a jagged appearance under the chocolate and chunks of nuts can create a bumpy texture.

Read more: How to Tell What Is Inside Chocolates |

I am laughing a lot.


GlitterySkulls Tue 23-Apr-13 22:40:38

grin that is so ott!

TheVermiciousKnid Tue 23-Apr-13 22:53:57

Sounds fine to me. By the time the owner of the chocolates has read and followed the instructions, I'll have scoffed the lot. grin

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 23-Apr-13 22:57:36


FacebookWanker Tue 23-Apr-13 22:58:23

I couldn't be bothered to read to the end of no. 1. Someone must have been bored...

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 23-Apr-13 22:59:45

How to tell what is inside chocolates, by IneedAyoniNickname.

1. Open box.
2. Eat chocolate.

ChaosTrulyReigns Tue 23-Apr-13 23:02:44

Oooh, we'll break MN.

Well? AIBU?


GlitterySkulls Wed 24-Apr-13 00:02:55

yanbu at all smile

JonHammsTrouserSnake Wed 24-Apr-13 00:11:31

I hope you copied and pasted those instructions rather than typing the whole load out Chaos.

JonHammsTrouserSnake Wed 24-Apr-13 00:12:29

In fact I know you must have copied and pasted...

ZillionChocolate Wed 24-Apr-13 07:44:15

I might have emailed Thorntons last week to complain that "Diplomat" etc wasn't very helpful guidance for the chocolates that came with my Easter egg. blush

Thumbwitch Wed 24-Apr-13 08:48:44

It bothers me that some poor fool felt it necessary to write that lot up on ehow!
Had they perhaps lost the bit of paper that tells you which is which? (you know, in case you loathe coffee creams or peanuts and can't bear accidentally eating/biting one)

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 24-Apr-13 08:53:22

Has anyone in the history of the world ever phoned an 800 number to find out what is inside a chocolate? Ever?

I can't help but imagine a call centre full of people desperately waiting for the phone to ring and someone to ask them "I have a chocolate. It is round. It doesn't smell of anything. It has 2 stripes on it. What is it?"

Just bite it if you want to know FFS.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 24-Apr-13 09:41:13

People who require instructions like that are too stupid to be allowed access to chocolate.

I'll have theirs.

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 24-Apr-13 22:24:51

Too late.

<<wipes chin>>

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