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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by islandhopper » Thu Jan 06, 2011 19:06

Ha! That's like saying Cliff Richard had a song called 'Celebrations'. What a nutter.

Official stats now available for the least popular chocolates in my family this christmas:

Celebrations - Mars
Heroes - Eclairs

Make of that what you will.

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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by moopind » Thu Jan 06, 2011 19:38

At 92, my Grandma's too blind to do wrapping up. Being first grandchild (of 6) to visit (before I escaped to another part of the country for the duration of Yuletide, so it doesn't count as being the nicest of the 6; au contraire) I was offered the choice of a drum of Roses or a drum of Quality Street. Which one has toffee pennies, toffee sticks and those amazing dark blue hard (paedophile?) ones? I picked the one with that lot in, anyway.

As for 'Congratulations', we had a box of those and Eclairs is definitely top of my list.
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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by Silver Girl » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:42

moopind wrote:At 92, my Grandma's too blind to do wrapping up. Being first grandchild (of 6) to visit (before I escaped to another part of the country for the duration of Yuletide, so it doesn't count as being the nicest of the 6; au contraire) I was offered the choice of a drum of Roses or a drum of Quality Street. Which one has toffee pennies, toffee sticks and those amazing dark blue hard (paedophile?) ones? I picked the one with that lot in, anyway.

As for 'Congratulations', we had a box of those and Eclairs is definitely top of my list.
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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by humblebee » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:47

I've just had a Hibbett-like BRANE WAVE which will solve the problem of unwanted Quality Street and Roses forever.

A website where users can log in, upload details of their unwanted toffees/coffee creams/whatever, and exchange them with users whose tastes differ. Everyone gets more of what they want, no chocolates are ever thrown away!

SwapMyChocs.com

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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by MJHibbett » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:56

humblebee wrote:I've just had a Hibbett-like BRANE WAVE which will solve the problem of unwanted Quality Street and Roses forever.

A website where users can log in, upload details of their unwanted toffees/coffee creams/whatever, and exchange them with users whose tastes differ. Everyone gets more of what they want, no chocolates are ever thrown away!

SwapMyChocs.com
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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by Silver Girl » Fri Jan 07, 2011 13:40

No no, you can use them up in chocolate brownies - make yr brownie cake mix, pour half into the tin, stud this layer with (unwrapped) unwanted confectionery and then pour the rest of the goo on top. Bake. It's a tasty teatime treat full of surprises.
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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by islandhopper » Fri Jan 07, 2011 15:03

I like it. I like it a lot. Creators of confectionery based baking are far too reliant on maltesers.

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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by Sylvie » Sat Jan 08, 2011 14:49

I'm an orange and strawberry cream fan and I also miss the coffee creams. My in-laws don't like any of the nutty ones, so Concrete and I are instructed to eat those over Christmas. I like Brazilian Darkness (red & gold wrapper) and the caramel hazelnut (purple wrapper).

My trouble with Roses these days is, a lot of them are too similar to each other. Plus there are so many boxes of chocolate out there, I'd never buy them as a gift or for myself. Not even at Christmas.

Didn't there used to be peanut cracknel? That was in the tooth-breaker category too and I seem to remember it didn't taste good either. The toffee ones were called a toffee penny, I think, and in Quality Street only. I liked them when I was younger, but I think I'd rip a tooth out if I tried one now.
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Re: Cadbury Roses

Post by graysonscolumn » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:33

I used to love the peanut cracknels and miss their passing. Don't hold out much hope of me launching a successful campaign for their resurrection, Wispa-stylee, though.

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