The Twelve Days of Chocmas (Day Five)

We’re almost half-way through this little celebration of chocolate. It’s incredible how quickly time flies when you’re having chocolatey-fun. It’s still unseasonably cool in my part of the world (not that I’m complaining) … but I do hope you’re keeping safe wherever you are.

On the fifth day of Chocmas,

my true love sent to me

Five giant buttons,

Four choc rochers,

Three lindt balls,

Two golden roughs,

And a tasty minted pattie.

Buttons in any form very much appeal to me, so being able to indulge in a chocolate version is really just an extension of that love. These are giant buttons too, so that means they really maximise their chocolate goodness. The only way these would be improved is if they were dark chocolate buttons … after all, dark coloured accessories match everything.

PS. I’ve been spending some time sorting through my little pile of Christmas goodies and reorganising my office. That means that amongst other things, I’ve been working out what book I’ll be reading next and redeeming some iTunes gift cards. Have you introduced your new gifts to your old possessions yet? (I hope they get along).


  1. Gabrielle Bryden

    The thing I love about chocolate buttons is the texture – so I actually prefer the smaller ones which have the right bite 🙂 but I won’t say no to the bigger ones. My husband bought me a very large owl on a branch for Christmas!!!!! and it is now looking perched above my computer desk – haha. It is made by a guy who used to make all the fibro and ceramic models for the Queensland museum (including those huge dinosaurs that used to sit outside of the museum when it was in Spring Hill ) – so it is very owlike.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Ah yes, the importance of texture … that’s so true! It’s incredible that there is so much variation in the land of chocolate buttons … in the interests of scientific experimentation I think it’s only right that I sample them all! 😉

      The gift your husband bought you sounds wonderful – I do very much like owls, especially one that roosts at your computer desk … that’s fantastic!! 🙂
      Those models for the Qld museum were always so impressive, that makes your owl even more special (those dinosaurs were always a favourite of mine … I also like the whales that ‘swim’ and ‘sing’ above the current museum entrance).

  2. Debby

    I definitely believe that less is more…..unless it’s chocolate!

    Have fun choosing what to read, we’re off book shopping this morning too.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Debby – It’s funny how many exceptions can be made to long standing rules, all for the sake of chocolate! 😉

      I’m going with reading ‘The Book Thief’, which is something I’ve been meaning to read for ages … I hope you had fun with your book shopping, that’s one of my favourite things to do! 😀

  3. sandrine

    Chocolat and sorting things out …that sound very much like my day 🙂
    When I get depressed about the sorting out thing I just seems to get more chocolate….hmmm better keep the momentum! 🙂
    Have a good day without rain!!Houra!!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Sandrine – Great minds think alike when it comes to eating chocolate and trying to create order in our houses! 🙂

      Haha … I agree that the two activities support eachother well. If you’re feeling a bit ‘over’ the sorting thing, it’s definitely time for chocolate. Then once you’ve enjoyed some chocolate, you’ll be all motivated to sort some things once more. By applying such a technique, I’m likely to eat a lot of chocolate too! 😉

      It was lovely to see the sun out again for a few days … though today the rain is back again … the cooler temperatures are wonderful, but I worry for people caught in floodwaters.

      Take care.

  4. Narnie

    Okay, so I fully agree with loving chocolate buttons but if I had to choose, I would choose Jazzles… I am almost certain that the crunch and then the suck make them divine. Please tell me you have jazzles over there?

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kiersty – Thank goodness I have you on side with the chocolate buttons … but I must tell you that we sadly do not have ‘jazzles’ in Australia.

      The closest we have to such a lovely creation (at least in appearance) would be ‘chocolate freckles’ … though they are made from milk chocolate. I see I now have yet another reason to visit your country! 😉

  5. Andrew


    Like so many chocolate delights, chocolate buttons hold a strong childhood memory or two, three, or four, possibly more. Cadbury’s chocolate buttons especially. I think they were aimed at the younger eater and I remember being brought them as a child, but they are enjoyed by all ages. I only wish I had a packet right this moment to indulge myself and enjoy those chocolate delights.

    All the best


    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrew – It’s amazing how closely connected such chocolate treats can be with our childhood … I’m am such a lover of nostalgic connections that I’m happy to indulge so that I can re-visit a memory.
      Chocolate buttons are lovely, and you’re right – they’re a very ‘child’ like treat. I hope that craving for some chocolate buttons has passed you by … there’s nothing worse than wanting chocolate and having none available.


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