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Post by Relaxez-Vous on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:10 pm

They are all at it, adding salt to chocolate, yuc, and when I'm on this subject salted caramel too, yuc.

On a tastier note we were recently given some free Mika aero-type chocolate when booking in at a Premier Inn (Kemerton XL, no habitation electrics, dead EC700 panel, visit SMC Newark).

Memories, SMC were helpful, we enjoyed the Milka chocolate, Palace Theatre and adjacent Civil War museum enjoyable and informative.

I'll be looking out to buy some Milka chocolate in future.
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Post by rgermain on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:34 pm

Lindt dark with a taste of sea salt. Yum Yum smile! 

Waitrose usually have it on offer.
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Post by Relaxez-Vous on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:41 pm

It takes all sorts...
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Post by rgermain on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:56 pm

But then I do like some Northern beer with added fizz hugegrins

Good old Spitfire made in Kent.
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Post by steamdrivenandy on Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:39 pm

Brakspears still available but hasn't been brewed by Brakspears in Henley for sale decade or more. Brewed at Hook Norton Brewery ever since Henley closed. The local pint of my youth with lots of hops, not quite the same taste these days.
As for putting salt in stuff, sweets are bad enough for you anyway, so why put more salt in when we're supposed to be cutting down on that too.
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Post by nuevoboy on Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:41 am

We've recently been introduced to Linda dark chocolate with salted caramel and it is absolutely delicious.
One small square with an afternoon coffee is the very occasional treat.

As an aside, a friend of mine some time back had a nasty bicycle accident.
He's recently attended hospital for physio sessions and one doctor has told him to eat dark chocolate.
Thinking his wife wouldn't believe him, he asked for (and was provided) it in writing!
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Post by Askit on Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:38 am

I quite enjoyed salted caramel when it first appeared but (like most food fads) it has been completely overdone.

As for beer, a decent pint of hand pulled IPA is always good but don't get me started on these craft beers with a "hint of this" or "aroma of that"  tap_fingers

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Post by steamdrivenandy on Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:54 am

Was the dark chocolate supposed to help heal the accident injuries, improve his mental ability to cope with getting back on a bike, improve his reaction times to avoid future accidents, improve his balance, to make him feel happier about his injuries or because the doctor had shares in chocolate manufacturers?
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Post by nuevoboy on Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:45 am

Yes. hugegrins
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Post by rgermain on Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:52 pm

Just had our daily 2 squares of dark lightly salted Lindt and very nice it was too. smile!
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Post by steamdrivenandy on Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:54 pm

There's a man with more self control than me.
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Post by Gromit on Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:13 pm

steamdrivenandy wrote:There's a man with more self control than me.
Not necessarily Andy.

It might be the same as in our house. Sian knows I have zero self control over chocolate (biscuits are worse!!) so if/when we have any she hides it, and hands out the meagre rations at infrequent intervals.  broomstick
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Post by Mike187 on Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:20 pm

I do the shopping so I make sure supplies of chocolate biscuits are kept in, including  the emergency rations at the back of the top shelf that Helen can’t see.

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Post by steamdrivenandy on Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:09 pm

I do the shopping too, but always feel guilty buying biscuits, chocolate, or indeed chocolate biscuits. Chris won't eat biscuits, so I get a free run at them.
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Post by Lancy on Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:41 pm

Mike187 wrote:I do the shopping so I make sure supplies of chocolate biscuits are kept in, including  the emergency rations at the back of the top shelf that Helen can’t see.

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I am now understanding why Mr Lancy likes to do some of the cooking as we have avoided divorce so far by the ‘who cooks, shops for that meal’ ....off to check our out of reach cupboards  rolleyes
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Post by Mike187 on Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 pm

I do most of the cooking and baking in our household as well, so those Hobnobs, Chocolate Digestive, Amaretti and Oreo biscuits on that top shelf are there just in case I want to bake a cheesecake and need them for the base! Whistle1

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Post by steamdrivenandy on Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:35 pm

I bought some Aldi Digestives last Friday. The biscuit jar has been empty since Tuesday morning. I blame the dogs.
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Post by Suppersready on Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:47 pm

Cadbury’s Bournville old Jamaica for me ... maybe something to do with the rum blush

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Post by nuevoboy on Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:15 pm

Gromit wrote:
steamdrivenandy wrote:There's a man with more self control than me.
Not necessarily Andy.

It might be the same as in our house. Sian knows I have zero self control over chocolate (biscuits are worse!!) so if/when we have any she hides it, and hands out the meagre rations at infrequent intervals.  broomstick

Meagre rations! 
That's twice as much as I'm allowed.  so_sad
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Post by Cymro on Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:32 pm

Ha! Things have been looking up ever since Dr Michael Mosley wrote, in one of his health books to which Mrs C is an adherent, that dark chocolate (greater than 60%) is good for you. Lidl do an excellent selection. A square or two with Newsnight is ideal.

Doesn't really go well with an Islay.

But no added salt. Dr Mosley disapproves, if I recall correctly.

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Post by Paulmold on Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:40 pm

I do like a dark chocolate but Aldi (or was it Lidl?) had a 95% bar so I couldn't resist - it was like chewing a cocoa bean! I think 70% is about right. Lidl from today have some Mackie's chocolate bars, milk, dark, honeycomb crunch and mint, all 99p. I'm resisting them at moment, don't know how long I'll let them stay unopened!

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Post by willy eckerslike on Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:48 pm

Paulmold wrote:I do like a dark chocolate but Aldi (or was it Lidl?) had a 95% bar so I couldn't resist - it was like chewing a cocoa bean! I think 70% is about right. Lidl from today have some Mackie's chocolate bars, milk, dark, honeycomb crunch and mint, all 99p. I'm resisting them at moment, don't know how long I'll let them stay unopened!
If you had really resisted Paul you wouldn’t have boight them !!! hugegrins

Salt with chocolate is just wrong.

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Post by Mike187 on Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:01 pm

Cart D’Or salted caramel ice cream, nothing better! agree3

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Post by Suppersready on Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:32 pm

Mike187 wrote:Cart D’Or salted caramel ice cream, nothing better! agree3

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Cart D’Or ice creams remind me of shaving foam ... not that I’ve ever eaten shaving foam think_smiley_46
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