The Twelve Days of Chocmas (Day Four)

So how are you, dear reader? I hope wherever you are in the world you’re keeping healthy and safe. There seems to be a lot of wild, wet and windy weather happening around Australia at the moment, that’s for sure. It’s all been rather un-December like.

On the fourth day of Chocmas,

my true love sent to me

Four choc rochers,

Three lindt balls,

Two golden roughs,

And a tasty minted pattie.

These multi-layered treats are always a Christmas indulgence for me – all that chocolate, roasted nut, wafer shell, and hazelnut cream … what’s there not to love? Well, perhaps that individual packaging is more than a little excessive … I wonder if there’s a dark chocolate version of these?

PS. Today I’m feeling rather full of energy and dare I say it, quite chipper. Perhaps this is what happens when I start to relax and get enough sleep? With my newly found energy I’ll be sorting through my bookcase and wardrobe – a process which is strangely fun for me … Are you working on something fun today too?

14 Comments

  1. Erika Lee Sears

    Today was the first day me and the MR has a day with just cheeseburgers and going to the book store and it was divine.. it’s funny when you let your brain rest and relax you can go and work with Gusto!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – There’s something so wonderful about those lazy kinds of days spent just as a couple … they’re the best! 🙂

      I agree that just relaxing for a while can work wonders for our energy levels and our creative inspirations.

  2. Virginia

    I’m making treats! A recipe from my mother-in-law. Peanut butter between two Ritz crackers and then dipped in melted chocolate bark. YUM! You get salty and sweet. And who can resist peanut butter and chocolate!?!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Virginia – Oh making treats sounds like a perfect end of year activity (I made a really yummy butter cake from scratch the other day).

      Though that recipe you describe sounds amazing – peanut butter between crackers and covered in melted chocolate … YUM!! I must give that a go – I think I would be powerless to resist such goodness! 😀

  3. Mel

    Ah, now these I’ve heard of – unfortunately I’m allergic to nuts though!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – Being allergic to nuts would certainly mean you’d have to keep your distance from these … thank goodness there are so many chocolates that give the nuts a miss!

  4. Narnie

    We have a dark version here – and a coconut one… but dear Tracey, for the first time I must *vehemently* disagree with you. (sniggers) I loathe these chocolates. For me, there is such a waste of chocolate space with all that wafer and they are too, well, easy. And the advertising just spoils it, ‘Ambassador’ indeed and ohhh… I am very much a lone voice on this. My kids love them and begged for them for Christmas and my sister has a huge box at her house with all three varieties. But no. I cannot like them. I think maybe they did something to me in the past which caused a phobia or something.
    I had a friend visit me from Australia this year and he found it hilarious how many varieties we have of things. We have about seven different varieties of kit-kats and the lindt chocs you did yesterday – well the dark ones of those are sublime! and the praline ones more so.
    As you can probably tell… I kinda like talking about chocolate. 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kiersty – Oh my, you have the dark AND the coconut version … now I feel like I’m REALLY missing out! *pout*

      Haha … I love that you’ve disagreed with my love of Ferroro Rochers with such passion ! I’ve never thought about them from the perspective of being filled with ‘wasted’ chocolate space … you most certainly make a most valid and excellent point there! They appear in bucketloads around the stores at Christmas time, perhaps they’re tied in with a lot of people’s festive celebrations … perhaps you do have some deep, dark traumatic experience with these chocolates that have taken away any potential future enjoyment of them for you … thank goodness you can turn to other chocolate varieties for comfort!! 🙂

      I’m sure that a visit to your home country would dazzle me with the variety of things you have available … sometimes Australia can seem a very small, and very far away place. Seven kinds of kit-kats you say? I really should book a flight just based on my chocolate addiction and my need to try it all! 😉

      I’m fully supportive of your like of talking about chocolate … I will happily join you in any such conversations you wish to have!! 😀

      1. Narnie

        As a service to you, I forced myself to try one of my sisters dark ferrero roche today. I have to report that it was even more disappointing to me than the milk chocolate ones, haha… I’m so sorry. I shall continue to be your taste tester whenever you want though 🙂

        1. tracey (Post author)

          Hi Kiersty – Thank you so much for volunteering to be my dark chocolate ‘ferroro rocher’ taster … though I am so disappointed by the results of said taste test … obviously they are not worth me seeking them out!

          I shall gladly ask you to assist with chocolate testing activities whenever possible … after all, quality control is very important to me! 😉

  5. Jasmine

    Yum… the dark chocolate ones are pretty good (but unfortunately don’t have the nuts so not quite the same!)

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jasmine – Oh really? How disappointing that the dark chocolate version doesn’t have nuts … that just seems like a missed opportunity! 😉

  6. Shine Little Light*

    Ohhh I love your twelve days of chocmus! Thanks for visiting my blog! Annnnd many congrats on 10 years and on your business! *s*

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shine Little Light – Haha … I’ve been having lots of fun talking (and eating) all things chocolate … 🙂

      Thanks so much for your kind return visit and for your lovely words! 🙂

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