Women Are From Mars

18 May

While we’re on the subject of space, a kind lady from Mars came out of the blue, offering to fill a Malteser-sized hole in my tummy with the next best thing: new Galaxy Bites.  

I am under no obligation to tell you they are gorgeous.  But they are.  A chewy caramel centre covered in Galaxy chocolate.  Heavenly. 

We had three packets between four of us – Tory Boy was home for the weekend, to watch City’s triumph after a morning in Knutsford bungee jumping. 

I think he acquired a taste for bouncing on his head, as a baby: I was a little over-zealous with the baby oil on more than one occasion…picture him as an infant in Julia Robert’s escargot spoons, flying into the arms of a convenient waiter…’Slippery little suckers’ said the Pretty Woman, just like the nervous mother squooshing her baby out of the bath and onto the carpet, like a seal pup flopping onto the ice but with less padding and no moustache.

Just as with the biltong and the Niknaks, the Galaxy Bites were measured out into bowls so that no one, especially no one who happened to be doing the dividing in the kitchen by herself, could pop an extra one into her mouth when no one else was looking.

The unanimous verdict was Yum, with the corollary that they would be an acceptable substitute on Malteser-free days.

I’m having a few of those Malteser-free days at the moment:

  • no blog-reading visitors of late
  • Hub not needed to apologise for anything
  • not been in a bad-enough mood to need cheering up
  • and the pressing need to go on a bit of a diet

When ‘slapping thighs’ doesn’t mean Christmas pantomime, but can’t get into your pants any more, you know it’s time to give up the…well…erm…um…wine!  I’ll give up wine!  I’ve got half a bottle left over from Christmas in the fridge which needs chucking out; that should do it.

Now, how about some chocolate to celebrate my weight loss?


To celebrate the launch, Galaxy Bites is holding a Twitter hashtag campaign asking chocolate lovers to reveal their favourite moments of bite-size indulgence.  Pop on over and check it out.

Disclaimer: I have not been paid to write this review.  Opinions are my own.  As always.

21 Responses to “Women Are From Mars”

  1. vivinfrance May 18, 2011 at 09:44 #

    Where can I get some? Anything caramel-y is OK by me.

    Do you want to re-write this phrase: “can’t get into your pants any more,” sounds like a frustrated bloke with on-nookie-strike girlfriend.


    • Tilly Bud May 18, 2011 at 11:37 #

      😀 I already changed it from ‘trousers’ to ‘pants’ for the echo of ‘pantomime’.


  2. Cindy May 18, 2011 at 09:48 #

    Yum, I wonder when they’ll hit our shores? *nibbles on biltong instead*


  3. eof737 May 18, 2011 at 10:04 #

    Now I’m hungry…. I haven’t had Maltesers in ages. Enjoy! 🙂


  4. speccy May 18, 2011 at 11:22 #

    My diet started on Monday. So far I’ve had only 2 glasses of wine, an easter egg and shedloads of vegetables. Do you think that will work?


    • Tilly Bud May 19, 2011 at 09:20 #

      I think it will if you’re on an expander diet 🙂


  5. slpmartin May 18, 2011 at 15:36 #

    I given up most sweets…but given up wine would of course be out of the question…I mean I live in wine country (area of southern California known for wine production) . 😉


    • Tilly Bud May 19, 2011 at 09:21 #

      Of course! It’s your patriotic duty to support your local industry.

      Take me: I am single-handedly keeping the chocolate industry alive in this country.


  6. viewfromtheside May 18, 2011 at 16:06 #

    they sould a little heavy on the sugar for my taste, so you can have my share 😉


  7. flo May 18, 2011 at 20:07 #

    What happened to the chocolate testing for Mars?


  8. granny1947 May 18, 2011 at 20:20 #

    You and I are in the same boat…my tummy starting to rest on my lap.
    Give up wine?
    I’ll give up the chocolate first.
    And the biscuits.
    And the jelly babies.
    Oh shit…life is just too short!


  9. Pseu May 18, 2011 at 21:32 #

    Me, I’m a dark chocolate girl. Cyclo came home with tulips and choc last night… Divine, 70% chocolate. Yum.


    • Tilly Bud May 19, 2011 at 09:25 #

      Cyclo’s made of 70% chocolate? No wonder you love him 🙂


  10. nrhatch May 18, 2011 at 22:27 #

    Yum ~ Caramel and Chocolate are perfect together.


    • Tilly Bud May 19, 2011 at 09:26 #

      Not as perfect as malt centres and chocolate 🙂


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