Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign 2

2 Nov

This is a long-overdue post.  Viveka, I apologise for my rudeness.

About six weeks ago, Viveka in Sweden, tired of my Malteser ravings, sent me a large bar of  Swedish chocolate to try.  I sent her some real chocolate in return. You can read what she thought of it here.

I was grateful for the chocolate (when am I not?) but also for the lovely compilation CD she included, which I have listened to and enjoyed.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Viveka.

I wanted to blog about the experience of eating Swedish chocolate so there was some delay in opening it.  My family has different tastes in sweets and I thought we should all try it, but I wanted us all together.  I wanted group photos and close-ups of our faces.  (Imagine me sharing chocolate – I must have been ill that day.)  

We waited for Tory Boy to come home for a visit but, by the time he did, it had been so long, I forgot about the chocolate until five minutes before he was leaving.  I shoved some in his mouth:

He thought it was…interesting, and a little peculiar.

Then life got in the way.  Spud was sick, I was sick, the Hub was sick.  The chocolate languished in the cupboard until the Hub spotted it on one of his brief visits downstairs.  I caught him shovelling it in.  He thought it was delicious but I don’t have the photos to prove it; he was too quick for me.  No mean feat in a man who takes ten minutes to get from the front door to the car.

This is a facsimile of his bliss:


Just over half of the large bar remained.  I grabbed Spud and threw some onto his tongue, and ate some myself.

Spud’s reaction was along these lines:

Sorry Viveka.

I tasted strawberry and did this:

Sorry again, Viveka.

What can I say?  Apart from the Hub, we are chocolate cowards, preferring our tried and trusted candy.  However, the Hub loves anything new and foreign and I would like to assure you that your generous gift did find one  welcome and loving home.

Thanks for trying!

28 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign 2”

  1. viveka November 2, 2012 at 11:08 #

    Thanks for the great post – will try to survive this – your Hub is a man total in my taste … but there will be Danish sandwich chocolate coming your way – bought some on the airport yesterday. Personal I love all chocolate – doesn’t matter what language it talks.


  2. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 2, 2012 at 12:37 #

    I bet Hub is pleased that he is the only one who likes it! 🙂


  3. laurieanichols November 2, 2012 at 12:58 #

    Tory Boy is the carbon copy of the Hub! I completely get the not liking foreign chocolate thing, especially if you are partial to milk chocolate.


  4. terry1954 November 2, 2012 at 13:52 #

    that was a good read. i have never tried different chocolates really, always sticking with the tried and true. if i am going to eat chocolate, i want to eat it!!!!


  5. vastlycurious.com November 2, 2012 at 14:16 #

    That made me LAUGH!


  6. Al November 2, 2012 at 14:32 #

    Please send Viveka my address.


  7. Grannymar November 2, 2012 at 16:00 #

    Milk chocolate? I’ll not steal any. Black is the only way for me.


  8. SchmidleysScribbling November 2, 2012 at 16:52 #

    My favorite chocolate in Europe was the ball of wedges shaped like an orange with an orange flavor added to the chocolate. Don’t know where I bought it (probably in the duty-free shop) but have not found it anywhere in the States. Should you know what I am describing and willint to send it on to me, I will be happy to send you my address. Hint Hint. Dianne


  9. Janie Jones November 2, 2012 at 17:31 #

    LOL! Recently a friend vacationed in Germany and brought home some German chocolate for me. It was the Ritter brand, which you can find here in the States, but I didn’t want to disappoint her. There were three bars, a mixed nut and milk chocolate, another was hazelnut and milk chocolate and one was with blueberries and milk chocolate. Leif and I have a standing dessert, tea and T.V. routine after the spud goes to bed, so I brought the candy out. We each sampled the different kinds then the bars were wrapped up and left on the coffee table for the next night. The next time we went to sit down to T.V. and dessert and I eagerly anticipated hazelnut and milk chocolate Ritter. But, low and behold all that was left was the blueberry Ritter. Sheepishly Leif admitted that during his late night insomnia T.V. viewing he “accidentally” at the other two remaining bars. Luckily he stopped himself in time to not finish the blueberry. In truth, he didn’t like the blueberry, but was trying to sound generous. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my favorite either.


  10. slpmartin November 2, 2012 at 18:28 #

    I see the Hub an a taste for the international nature of the world.


  11. benzeknees November 2, 2012 at 19:45 #

    I actually like some flavored chocolate – like the orange chocolate at Christmas. And I love peppermint chocolate – After Eight especially (love the hot chocolate mix even though it’s very hard to find). Now my mouth is watering for chocolate & I have none in the house & haven’t had for a month!


  12. gigihawaii November 2, 2012 at 22:14 #

    I would love to taste some Swedish and Danish chocolate. Yum.


  13. adinparadise November 3, 2012 at 02:40 #

    Hilarious post, Tilly. I won’t even bother to send you any Hersheys. I don’t take insults lightly, however appreciative your hubby may be. 😀


  14. Perfecting Motherhood November 3, 2012 at 07:16 #

    I love chocolate and I don’t like chocolate with fruit inside either.


  15. Three Well Beings November 3, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Oh to have been born with your discerning taste! I have eaten an entire bowl of Halloween chocolates…and most of them probably weren’t very good. When inhaled at a rapid speed, they barely hit the tongue! 🙂


  16. eof737 November 4, 2012 at 10:24 #

    So I take it you didn’t quite like the thing? 😉


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