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    • u03ekw
    • By u03ekw 13th Oct 18, 11:42 AM
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    Best chocolates (not truffles)
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    Best chocolates (not truffles) 13th Oct 18 at 11:42 AM
    Looking for hi grade chocolate but cant find anything but truffles online... anyone know where to get just chocs, or thin chocolate strips like the ones you get in europe?
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    • RainbowDrops
    • By RainbowDrops 13th Oct 18, 1:57 PM
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    Have you tried cocoa runners? Lots of fancy bars there.
    Or do you mean boxed chocolate?
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    • By need an answer 13th Oct 18, 2:36 PM
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    I always find a good selection in aldi or lidl if you just want high quality chocolate never buy anything else there just choc and maybe the odd bottle of wine!
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 13th Oct 18, 4:49 PM
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    Charbonnel et Walker or Fortnum and Mason? They both sell nice chocolates and the small wafter-type pieces of chocolate. Neither are particularly cheap though!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 13th Oct 18, 5:18 PM
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    Aldi or Lidl for the packs of 5 mini-bars. Not topetty-toppest quality, but most acceptable for chomping.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 13th Oct 18, 6:50 PM
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    The Aldi chocolate crisps are very nice (too moreish, though).

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    • By C_Mababejive 13th Oct 18, 10:09 PM
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    Lily O briens ..?

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    • Zero Sum
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    Hotel Chocolat
    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 16th Oct 18, 3:08 PM
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    My mother buys Leonidas from Chocolate Express. Not remotely cheap but some of the best chocolate money can buy ie hand-made with high-quality ingredients.
    • Tammykitty
    • By Tammykitty 16th Oct 18, 3:13 PM
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    Hotel Chocolat is yummy!
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 16th Oct 18, 4:32 PM
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    I love Godiva chocolates, Montezuma are good too.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 16th Oct 18, 7:15 PM
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    I'd also recommend Hotel Chocolat - they do a variety of batons and slabs


    https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/shop/
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 26th Oct 18, 12:05 PM
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    I wonder why american chocolate has such an odd taste, none of my grandchildren like it and I'm not overkeen yet my DD will bring some back this weekend from her trip to me its tastes really awful,I wonder if it will improve if I use it in cooking
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 26th Oct 18, 1:22 PM
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    I think that’s because it’s not chocolate it’s candy.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 27th Oct 18, 12:00 AM
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    Not a fan of US chocolate either. I was given some of those Hershey's Kisses and they tasted rank.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 27th Oct 18, 12:40 AM
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    I wonder why american chocolate has such an odd taste, none of my grandchildren like it and I'm not overkeen yet my DD will bring some back this weekend from her trip to me its tastes really awful,I wonder if it will improve if I use it in cooking
    Originally posted by JackieO
    No, it will just waste the other ingredients.
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    • RainbowDrops
    • By RainbowDrops 27th Oct 18, 8:29 AM
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    I wonder why american chocolate has such an odd taste, none of my grandchildren like it and I'm not overkeen yet my DD will bring some back this weekend from her trip to me its tastes really awful,I wonder if it will improve if I use it in cooking
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 29th Oct 18, 2:37 PM
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    As others have said, Hotel Chocolat is the cat's pyjamas

    I bought OH an advent calendar from Chococo, it was divine (or so he said)
    • Nile
    • By Nile 29th Oct 18, 4:15 PM
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    I wonder why american chocolate has such an odd taste, none of my grandchildren like it and I'm not overkeen yet my DD will bring some back this weekend from her trip to me its tastes really awful,I wonder if it will improve if I use it in cooking
    Originally posted by JackieO
    I have to agree. When I was in the USA years ago, I bought a Hershey bar to try. The taste was disgusting. To me, it's similar to the taste you have in your mouth after you've vomited.

    I'm a fan of Hotel Chocolat too. I'm not usually a fan of signing up for emails but I did for Hotel Chocolat and they send me vouchers for 15% off.

    The 315g Marks & Spencer box of Belgian Collection chocolates (wrapped in bronze paper with a black bow) are also very good.
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    • MikeMichael
    • By MikeMichael 6th Nov 18, 7:05 AM
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    I'd recommended Brontie And Co. Hot Chocolate.
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