Posted by sean on February 25, 2020 at 11:18 am in Chocolate, Internet with No Comments

By the time you read this blog, the tweet I am going to mention will almost certainly have become viral.

The tweeter will go on to have appear on that Jonathan Ross chat show, release a charity Easter single, as well as opening an online shop, selling t-shirts, mugs, mousemats and the like.

So, well done to @hargi_. I am sure Cadbury’s love you more than your own mother, right now. You have probably increased Creme Egg sales by 100,000%, as chocoholics try to recreate your masterpiece.

Posted by sean on January 20, 2019 at 9:31 pm in Chocolate with No Comments

Freddo Frogs for just 10p each?

Am I in 1996?

Posted by sean on January 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm in Chocolate with No Comments

Channel Five ran a TV show recently – Britain’s Favourite Chocolate. I know, I know – the term ‘scraping the bottom of the barrel’, comes to mind! Still, I’ll let the television station off. After all, they do show the excellent Yorkshire Vet, as well as Leeds games, when they were in the UEFA Cup – almost 20 years ago!

Unfortunately, Claire and I didn’t stay up long enough to find out which piece of confectionery won, so I regrettably won’t be able to tell you who was crowned victorious.

Instead, I have comprised my own Top 5 chocolate bars/products…

  1. Crunchie
  2. Creme Egg
  3. Mint Aero
  4. Double Decker
  5. Maltesers

Next week on Channel Five, Britain’s Favourite Flavour Toothpaste.

I’m rather partial to Aquafresh. It’s stripey!

Posted by sean on September 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm in Chocolate, Spiders, Video Games with No Comments

Ben has reminded me that the Mario Builder package for the Wii U is out this weekend. This is a game I am too excited about than I should be, considering I am a fully grown man. The game basically allows you to create your own Mario levels; playing them in traditional NES 8-bit style, with SNES ‘Super Mario World’ graphics, or in modern high resolution. My order has been placed with Amazon, and I’ll be hoping to see the game dropping no my doorstep on Saturday – or better still, Friday – morning.

I like chocolate and probably eat too much of it. Although let’s be fair, who doesn’t? I was offered some chocolate at work. Normally, I would gratefully receive and devour such an offering. However, in this case, I took a more cautious approach to consuming the ‘gift’. It was a Peppa Pig advent calendar. I seem to remember Julie bringing these into the office last Christmas, after buying them from Sainsbury’s for 15p. I left mine back then, as it didn’t taste very nice. For me to reject chocolate, it must have been bad! So not only was today’s chocolate offering of poor quality almost a year ago, it is now no doubt out of date. Despite having mid-afternoon munchies, I declined the offer. The advent calendar is now in the bin. I felt a little sad to do this to chocolate, but I didn’t really want to risk catching the bubonic plague.

With Autumn fast approaching, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures dropping. The spiders are also coming into our houses. To prevent this at home, I tend to leave our doors and windows closed, wherever possible. Ideally they would be sealed and air-tight, but I realised in doing this, that I would probably die. Ben is very prone to feel the heat, and would probably wear shorts and a t-shirt on a visit to the North Pole. As a result, he constantly has the office windows open. I raised my concerns this morning that this will attract all kinds of spiders into our office, with some huge beasts no doubt under our desks already. I was laughed at. This afternoon, we have noticed a new member of the team. Not a spider (luckily), but a cricket. He has been named Orelo – I have absolutely no idea why. I prefer to call him Batty. Batty… Bat… Cricket… Cricket bat? I give up…

Posted by sean on May 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm in Chocolate with No Comments



































You were warned. I found this gruesome discovery this morning, after opening my desk drawer. This poor chocolate bar met an awful fate after being left in the office over the hot weekend.

I find it sickening how so much publicity goes into reminding people not to leave dogs in hot cars, yet there are hardly any public service announcements, warning of the dangers of unattended chocolate bars in warm weather.

The government or somebody should really set up a group to look after chocolate. “The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chocolate”, or NSPCC for short. Unfortunately, it is a poor reflection on this country, as this will never happen, and more chocolate bars will be lost (and melted) this summer.

I will do my best to save this unfortunate bar of Galaxy, by placing it in the fridge for a few hours. Sadly, it’ll never recover to its original state.

Luckily, the Double Decker, which was also left in my desk drawer managed to survive the hot weekend and did not melt. I have eaten it.

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