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    • Snakey
    • By Snakey 17th Oct 17, 7:11 PM
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    Cheap chocolate tree decorations that don't taste hideous?
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    • 17th Oct 17, 7:11 PM
    Cheap chocolate tree decorations that don't taste hideous? 17th Oct 17 at 7:11 PM
    Any ideas? All I ever seem to see are the Cadbury ones in the shape of parcels, and they are very expensive for what they are.

    A few years back I picked some up that were like baubles, but I can't for the life of me remember where from.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 18th Oct 17, 8:43 AM
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    I think cheap chocolate tree decorations are cheap for a reason - they taste hideous.
    • zx81
    • By zx81 18th Oct 17, 9:05 AM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 9:05 AM
    Just sellotape a few Maltesers to the tree.
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 18th Oct 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 9:26 AM
    tasty cheap chocolate is indeed an oxymoron, in fact either all chocolate tastes horrible now (US impact?) or my taste buds have changed.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 18th Oct 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 10:11 AM
    tasty cheap chocolate is indeed an oxymoron, in fact either all chocolate tastes horrible now (US impact?) or my taste buds have changed.
    Originally posted by maisie cat
    I rarely eat any chocolate apart from Green & Blacks.
    High cocoa content means you only want a small amount at any one time.
    A 100gm bar will last me a month.
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 18th Oct 17, 10:38 AM
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    I rarely eat any chocolate apart from Green & Blacks.
    High cocoa content means you only want a small amount at any one time.
    A 100gm bar will last me a month.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    I rarely each chocolate, I more of a cheese lover, but Green & Blacks was always my go to too (!)
    I had some almond a few weeks ago and it tasted different, so I googled and they have been taken over. I so hope that it's my taste buds, and they don't mess with butterscotch!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 18th Oct 17, 1:50 PM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 1:50 PM
    I rarely each chocolate, I more of a cheese lover, but Green & Blacks was always my go to too (!)
    I had some almond a few weeks ago and it tasted different, so I googled and they have been taken over. I so hope that it's my taste buds, and they don't mess with butterscotch!
    Originally posted by maisie cat
    Or ginger.
    Or burnt toffee.

    I have however gone off the dark chocolate with chilli.
    G&B have a new range called 'velvet edition'.

    Apologies to the OP as this discussion of good quality albeit expensive chocolate is not answering the question.
    • Snakey
    • By Snakey 18th Oct 17, 6:56 PM
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    Maybe not but it has made me want proper chocolate.

    And inspired me. I am going to... buy some G&B's miniatures, wrap them in festive (or maybe metallic) paper, attach them to the tree with lametta. Sound good? OK not bauble shaped, but more interesting than the Cadburys ones and maybe even less expensive per 100g given the mark-up on anything Christmas-branded. (And I'd never be able to wrap anything bauble-shaped in a sufficiently professional manner, before you shake the Malteasers at me again.)
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 18th Oct 17, 7:21 PM
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    And inspired me. I am going to... buy some G&B's miniatures, wrap them in festive (or maybe metallic) paper, attach them to the tree with lametta. Sound good?
    Originally posted by Snakey
    It does in fact I might pinch the idea, you could get some christmas stickers to put on as well it you go for plain metalic paper.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Oct 17, 8:15 AM
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    Maybe not but it has made me want proper chocolate.

    And inspired me. I am going to... buy some G&B's miniatures, wrap them in festive (or maybe metallic) paper, attach them to the tree with lametta. Sound good? OK not bauble shaped, but more interesting than the Cadburys ones and maybe even less expensive per 100g given the mark-up on anything Christmas-branded. (And I'd never be able to wrap anything bauble-shaped in a sufficiently professional manner, before you shake the Malteasers at me again.)
    Originally posted by Snakey
    Well, we have been of help then.

    Tesco do 12 G&B miniatures for £5.50.
    • brook_son
    • By brook_son 19th Oct 17, 2:42 PM
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    Not the cheapest option (although you do get offers on them) but I always buy the Lindor chocolate truffles. Its easy to tie on a piece of string and put them on the tree. Also they come in various colour so look nice too.

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    • zanuda
    • By zanuda 20th Oct 17, 7:20 PM
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    1. DIY - either get some nice chocolates and make it into Christmas decoration (like in previous answer), or .. you know, melt into forms - those "cooking with kids" activity...
    2. Lindor has nice chocolate decorations, unfortunately, made from milk chocolate rather then dark one. I was buying it from Waitrose for last couple of years. They might have it this year again
    3. M&S, it's sweeter then in N2 and a chocolate quality is not as good but still on OK side rather then hideous.
    • freyasmum
    • By freyasmum 15th Nov 17, 2:54 PM
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    I have glass decorations (oval) on the tree that open up like little gift boxes. I put a few heroes/celebrations/roses in there.

    The first year I did it, I didn't tell the others and it took them ages to realise that there were sweets on the tree (they'd already eaten the rest of the boxes!).
    • max99x
    • By max99x 15th Nov 17, 2:59 PM
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    I think i saw some in HotelChocolat last year that looked nice, not cheap but you know the choc will taste great, sure they'll have them again
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 15th Nov 17, 9:51 PM
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    Elizabeth Shaw mints in foil? U could add a black cotton loop to hang them with?
    Am nicking the g&b minis idea to insert into my hm crackers, ta!
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 20th Nov 17, 2:19 PM
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    Sad fact of life - cheap chocolates rarely taste as good as high end brands

    We usually have the Lindt chocolate bears, this year I have bought OH a Lindt Advent Calendar, he will love it.

    We have had Hotel Chocolat and Chococo, both divine and expensive. We eat very little chocolate the rest of the year.
    • Clumsy42
    • By Clumsy42 20th Nov 17, 3:02 PM
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    The Moser Roth range in Aldi tastes quite nice. Don't know if they do decorations though.
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    • wunferall
    • By wunferall 23rd Nov 17, 7:01 PM
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    I think i saw some in HotelChocolat last year that looked nice, not cheap but you know the choc will taste great, sure they'll have them again
    Originally posted by max99x
    They are.
    And for the person who suggested Lindor .............. they do a pack of tree decorations. A set of 6 for £3-49, two for £6 - plus P&P of course on their own website.
    And now I have the munchies.
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    • Silly Worms
    • By Silly Worms 25th Nov 17, 1:08 PM
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    FYI the Lindor Christmas tree decorations along with a few other nicer-looking ones were available in our local Tesco Extra yesterday.
    • zanuda
    • By zanuda 29th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
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    At the moment Aldi has milk chocolate Christmas tree decorations. I don't know the quality of the chocolate, but it's only £1. You could buy one try and buy more if you like it.

    One thing though, it's not on the website. And they sell it in special buy section rather then candy/chocolate one. It's a small package of 10 balls, chocolates wrapped in withe foil with red stars.
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