Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas Sweet Friends

I hope all my Candy Blog readers are experiencing a happy holiday season. Candy Holidays, of course, are among the best so I hope you’re getting your fill of the best the season has to offer and the opportunity to share it with those you care about.

Choceur Belgian Chocolate Santa

What sort of wonderful sweets did you get for Christmas this year? (Or did you make or give something particularly wonderful?)

Pictured above is a Choceur Chocolate Santa, which I’d rate about a 7 out of 10. It’s quite milky in the European style but also has a nice malty note. He’s a full 8 inches tall and 7.05 ounces. The dark and white chocolate accents and the molding design was wonderfully detailed.

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  1. Beautiful Santa. Is it solid? I could really go for a thick, solid, creamy milk chocolate Santa right now to cheer me up.
    No sweets for me this year. Could have really gone for a bag of jelly beans, let me tell ya.

    However, I made ‘hot chocolate on a stick’ (a chocolate fudge block topped by a peppermint marshmallow), and also gave tropical Hi-Chews, and Hickory Farms melty mints. Oh, and Ferrero Rochers.

    Comment by Melissa on 12/25/09 at 7:13 am #
  2. Karwei's avatar

    I got some of those T-Jo’s chocolate ornaments, and they are totally adorable. The chocolate is rather nice, but they’re so cute that I want to keep them hanging up, at least for today.

    Comment by Karwei on 12/25/09 at 8:20 am #
  3. OMG, where did you find this divine monstrosity???  I’m salivating.  The only chocolate in my house (emmereffing grocery stores are closed today) is Godiva hot chocolate from my former boss from last Christmas.  Oh, and the half-box of brownie mix I plan to take full advantage of if the Gzus juice doesn’t get the best of me first…  Merry Christmas!  smile

    Comment by stephanie on 12/25/09 at 1:39 pm #
  4. My dad always makes all sorts of candy for Christmas.  I’ll probably go home from my parents’ house with a pretty good amount of sweets.

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 12/25/09 at 2:33 pm #
  5. I got a pretty disappointing selection in my stocking, cheap chocolates made with hydrogenated oils. Can’t blame them for trying though.

    Comment by Rodzilla on 12/26/09 at 7:09 am #
  6. Synesthesia's avatar

    lol me too rodzilla…i always get those nasty palmer foil wrapped pieces of reindeer turd in mine.

    but every year i make awesome homemade toffee with chocolate and pecans and candied orange peels (some dipped in bittersweet chocolate, some rolled in sugar).  i give them as gifts though and never keep any for myself :(

    Comment by Synesthesia on 12/26/09 at 9:43 am #
  7. I wasn’t given anything particularly spectacular, but a West Coast cousin brought a 2 lb box of See’s to a holiday dinner.  So I was briefly reunited with the taste of home in the form of a tofee-ette and a dark caramel.  I so miss California.

    Comment by JJR on 12/27/09 at 3:49 am #
  8. Actually, I was also given a Crisp Cringle and a couple of Melster chocolate-coated marshmallow blobs.  I haven’t had these in years.  It turns out the mere smell of them catapults me back to age 6 or so, unpacking our stockings on the foot of mom and dad’s bed…

    Comment by JJR on 12/27/09 at 2:16 pm #
  9. gracecarriveau's avatar

    I got a chocolate Santa and a small handful of chocolates from Aldi’s. I was pleased to get them as I still think their chocolate from Germany is #1, and I never did get the chance to go to Aldi’s to get any for myself.

    I also got a handful of Cadbury Crunchie Bars!!! These are extremely rare to find here in the USA and a local candy store owner is from England and imports them occasionally. They are my absolute favorite! I’m so lucky…I should hide them though or they’ll be gone before New Years!

    Comment by gracecarriveau on 12/28/09 at 8:57 pm #
  10. gracecarriveau's avatar

    Oh, I forgot, I don’t know if this counts as candy, as I rarely eat them, but I got almost 100 different Pez dispensers for Christmas as well. I don’t eat the Pez very often, but a friend from Austria sent me tube of fruit flavored and a tube of peppermint pez that are amazing! The second I opened the tubes, I was transported back to Europe. You can really tell the difference between the Pez candy from Europe and the Pez candy from here. The peppermint smells a lot like the original peppermint lifesavors, but doesn’t have a too strong bite to it. They also have a softer crunch to them, so they don’t hurt my teeth when I bite down.

    Comment by gracecarriveau on 12/28/09 at 9:03 pm #
  11. I chipped my tooth a couple days before Christmas eating Herr’s Sour Cream & Onion Chips but fortunately my mom bought my stocking candy before she banned me from candy! My stocking was filled with Japanese goods, all of which I’ve had before but in different flavors! I’m not sure what the names are, they were all in characters, but I got blueberry bubblegum, grape “whistle-candies”, milkies, strawberry chocolate/chocolate lollipops (found in those little sample boxes as teeny pieces; these were huge), a pack of those sample boxes (you reviewed them, with the Poiful raspberry), cheese crackers (which were completely interesting!), and a few other things along with general American candy. My mom knows not to buy me Palmer! I got one more candy present, it was a big box filled with retro candies from one of my favorite candy stores. I’m still eating! raspberry

    Comment by Asia on 12/29/09 at 5:06 pm #
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