The Twelve Days of Chocmas (Day Ten)

Well we’re really getting to the business end of this little Chocolate festival now – just two more days to go and we’ll be done. That’s probably a good thing given the heat and humidity I’ve been ‘enjoying’ the last few days – it hasn’t exactly been good chocolate eating weather … more like chocolate melting weather.

On the tenth day of Chocmas,

my true love sent to me

Ten dinner mints,

Nine choc maltesers,

Eight choc mint balls,

Seven m & m’s,

Six chocolate peanuts,

Five giant buttons,

Four choc rochers,

Three lindt balls,

Two golden roughs,

And a tasty minted pattie.

After dinner mints are a perennial favourite – with their crisp chocolate shells and smooth gooey mint insides … I remember sneakily eating a whole lot of these as a child … what a sensible youth I must have been, because honestly it’s far too hard to stop at just one.

PS. Are you still enjoying a festive holiday? Sadly I’ll be returning to work tomorrow … I’m consoling myself with thoughts of air-conditioning and the promise of a proper holiday in the not-too-distant future. Have you got something on your near horizon to look forward to?


  1. jan

    I am so glad chocolate has medicinal benefits…not to mention the psychological lift.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – I just can’t imagine what I’d do without chocolate in my life … it’s certainly one of the finest and best ways to indulge.

  2. Gabrielle Bryden

    After dinner mints remind me of when I was a kid and my parents would go out to dinner and Mum would always bring home the after dinner mints for us πŸ™‚ We had to cancel our holiday because of the flooding, but will reschedule very soon – so we are looking forward to that πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – That’s such a lovely memory you have of after dinner mints … how nice of your mum to bring them home for you all (I’m so selfish with my chocolate, I tend to keep as much as I can for myself … hahaha).

      It’s such a shame you had to cancel your planned holiday … but I’m very happy to hear that you’ll be rescheduling. There’s nothing quite like a holiday on the horizon to keep us moving positively forward! πŸ™‚

  3. Megan

    Mmm yum, I’ve almost worked my way through my box of After Dinner Mints I got for Christmas as well and the Mint Pattie was the first thing I ate out of my stocking! Love mint chocolate.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Megan – Thank goodness I’m not alone in my love of After Dinner Mints … I love indulging in them over Christmas! πŸ™‚

      Oh and I see you’re also a fan of Mint Patties … excellent! I can’t believe I’d underrated them all these years … I’ve been missing out on mint chocolate goodness! πŸ™‚

  4. Franca

    Man, now I really want some chocolate, and it’s before 10am!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Franca – Oh no … sorry for causing any unwanted chocolate cravings!! Though perhaps you could indulge with something sweet for morning tea? πŸ˜‰

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