Best Christmas chocolates?
Prettypennies · 07/12/2021 19:35
Which chocolates are you buying this year?
Quality street, Roses or celebrations? Or something else?
If you have already tucked in, do you find they’re better/worse than last years?
MrsWooster · 07/12/2021 19:37
Seem to recall that Sainsbury’s own brand Quality Street/Roses weren’t bad: not as good as old-style-Roses etc but ok.
I’m going to be trying other own brand stuff this year because real QS and Roses just make me sad with their waxy taste.
aConcernedPrude · 07/12/2021 19:40
Agree with @MrsWooster - I'd bought both Sainsbury's and M&S 'dupes' for the last few years and they actually seemed to taste nicer than the real thing, maybe less palm oil?
Anyway, can't find them in either shop this year, gutted, so will be watching with interest
minipie · 07/12/2021 19:42
I am only allowed them at Christmas as I hoover them
I have some hazelnut Lindor too, they are similar but not quite as good
Mistlewoeandwhine · 07/12/2021 19:42
I have a big tub and I fill it up with sweets we like. I used to love Roses but they are rank now. Anyway, my son is lactose intolerant.
RavingAnnie · 07/12/2021 19:48
We've bought roses and quality street 😬
Fivemoreminutes1 · 08/12/2021 04:32
I’m making up a tub this year using:
CloudyStorms · 08/12/2021 04:49
Lindt but not those ball things.
MrsTimRiggins · 08/12/2021 04:57
Heroes, it is always heroes 😋
I would also accept roses.
AtlasPine · 08/12/2021 04:58
The Highland Chocolatier. His chocolates are absolutely amazing.
Trytowin20 · 08/12/2021 05:10
I've bought heroes as they are gf apart from the dinky deckers. Got a massive metal tub for £6.
Roses and quality Street have gone downhill and though I love the green triangle and the purple one the 4 you get in a tub is ridiculous and I refuse to pay it!
The least said about the coconut ones the better 🤢
'baci' are my favourite as they're gf and kinda like ferrero rocher minus the wafer.
MintyCedric · 08/12/2021 07:52
I'm not a massive chocolate eater but love Bendicks Bittermints and usually get a few selectors from Hotel Chocolat - the dark chocolate liquid caramels are amazing.
DD17 has some Lindor bars and a white chocolate orange for her stocking.
Lovemusic33 · 08/12/2021 07:57
I would rather have a small box of expensive chocolates rather than a tub of quality street or similar. Dd has bought some quality street as she wanted a tub to take to 6 form and they were 2 for £6 but I would rather have a box of hotel chocolate or similar and just eat one or two a day. I also have mini Daim’s from IKEA .
Prettypennies · 08/12/2021 08:18
Thanks all for the suggestions! I think I’ll make my own tub up with different chocolates (as pp does).
Although I may have to buy the Sainsbury’s chocolates and hotel chocolate to ‘test’
MsMiaWallace · 08/12/2021 08:25
Always Hotel Chocolat.
& after eights of course!
mandoforever · 08/12/2021 08:25
Lindt balls and some hotel chocolat bits.
APurpleSquirrel · 08/12/2021 08:54
I've got Quality Street, Roses & Heroes for DH & the children, though I will eat the Green Triangles & Purple Ones.
Also got Lindt Lindor Balls in Salted Caramel for me, & hoping DH has taken the hint about the Monty Bojangles Truffles (in particular the Berry Bubbly) for me.
Other general ones are After Eights, & Elizabeth Shaw round mints.
WrappedInRed · 08/12/2021 09:29
If you have an Aldi near me their Moser Roth range of chocolate is good and they do some festive flavours I think!
Beautiful3 · 09/12/2021 12:55
This year for Christmas, I've bought quality street, after eight mints and terrys chocolate oranges. Celebrations and roses are disgusting. Heroes are just okay. Lindt balls are so rich, they make us all feel ill! I've bought some boxes as gifts, but not to eat! Used to be a fan of Ferrero rochers but didn't think much of the last box we had. Have they changed in anyway?
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