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Day 384 – Oh those OJs

I love these Jaffas! The sweet crunchy red shell with a dark orange chocolate interior… it’s a great treat at any time of the day!


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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in chocolate, dark, orange


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Day 383 – Milky corn

It’s almost expected that when someone in the office goes away has to bring back snacks… This is one that came back recently – Hokkaido Hori Corn Chocolate. Intriguing!

They are wrapped individually and the popped corn stick is covered in milky white chocolate. It’s sweet, a little salty from the corn and creamy. Not altogether bad, but not something I could eat copious amounts of! I think I’ll leave the rest to my colleagues.


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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in chocolate, white


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Day 382 – Dark knight

I’m off to see Dark Knight Rises tonight in IMAX! Very excited and I’m rather proud that I’ve kept sheltered from all trailers, reviews and commentaries about this.

Unlike other caramel bars made with milk chocolate, Whittaker’s dark caramel doesn’t melt into a gooey mess (albeit a delicious one) making it the perfect movie companion. I’ve just opened it for a little nibble to get the day going.


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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in caramel, chocolate, dark


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Day 381 – Nutty cup

Always looking to try a new brand I came across these Justin’s peanut chocolate cups in a new organic shop in Tsim Sha Tsui. They were quite sweet and a lot drier than I’d imagine. Apparently this is not how they are suppose to be as a friend has had them before, so perhaps they were fairing close to, or beyond their due date!

Nonetheless they seemed to do the trick for my chocolate fix. Though I definitely prefer Reese’s Pieces, maybe because they are more familiar.

If you come across them, they’re worth a try!


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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in chocolate, dark, gluten free, nuts


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Day 380 – Minty fresh


Needing a pick me up this morning I reach for this dark mint bar that looks promising! And indeed I was not disappointed. The natural peppermint flavour was strong and its a great way to freshen up!


Posted by on June 26, 2012 in chocolate, dark, mint


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Day 379 – Dark passion

There was a full spinning rack at the corner of a supermarket aisle dedicated to Lindt chocolate. I excitedly spun it around and around catching glimpses of my favourite ones. I stopped when I saw this new one I hadn’t come across before – Passionfruit Intense dark. I love the tartness of passionfruit and started to imagine and salivate how well it would go with the bitter darkness. And so it was quickly added to the basket.

Finally home I decided to break into it and the signature Lindt large squares were a perfect portion. The Passionfruit flavour was strong and slivers of almond added texture to the smooth chocolate. What a great combination! This bar has moved up high on my list. Lindt you’ve done it again.


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Posted by on June 24, 2012 in chocolate, dark


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Day 378 – Mousse please

Invited to lunch by the big boss, it’s always hard to say no, so I trooped along.

As with all set lunches you need to be a bit strategic and check out the deal and options available: 2-courses vs 3-courses, dessert, whether it includes coffee/tea and plan accordingly. The starter and mains were easy choices. But the dessert was an extra $30 which I must have vocalised as my big boss said, “you can get that too”! Sweet.

The choice between panna cotta and chocolate mousse was never really a difficult one for me, despite a colleague vouching for the panna cotta.

I eagerly finish my starter salad and crumbed sole filet and wait in anticipation for dessert. Unfortunately for my colleague they had sold out of the panna cotta. Any pity I had for him disappeared as mine was placed on front of me… Oh my mousse! Creamy and rich, the caramelised slice of lemon on top was the perfect mix if sweet and sour. It was a very happy lunch day.


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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in chocolate, gluten free, mousse


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