I found these interesting looking chocolates sat on the shelf directly opposite the cash registers at John Lewis, and had to make them mine. Yeah, I fell for that old trick again.
In my defence, they are particularly interesting looking chocolates. I actually had to double check to make sure they were edible, and not some unusual Christmas decoration / squirrel food combo.
As it turns out, these are milk and white chocolates, coloured and decorated to look like pine cones, acorns and other autumnal tree fallage. Clever.
There’s only nine chocolates in the box, but they are very big, and all have a thick, nutty, praline filling.
Unfortunately, they are way, way too sweet, have a funny smell when you open the box (as though they really had been made from random things that had fallen off trees), and the label on the back says “Alergens: Milk, Gluten, Nuts, Soya” in unnecessarily large letters. Helpful maybe, but not particularly inspiring.
All of which is a little bit of a shame, because they look so good. Had they not been quite so sweet, I would have been tempted to buy a few boxes and use them as edible Christmas decorations.
Oh well… I guess I’ll have to go chocolate shopping again…