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No more Whittakers on the high street Huddsballetmum. They still make the chocolates but the new Clare Whittakers has nothing to do with the original shop.

That's so sad.  My great aunt used to take me as a special treat on a Saturday when I was little.  Am gutted that the shop has gone!

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I am perfectly happy with my score of 6/15, given that at least 3 of those answers were pure guesses.  Half of those chocolate bars I'd never even heard of, let alone eaten! 

 

The best chocolate in the world resides within a box of Bendicks Bittermints. And even better, they are on special offer at the moment.

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Pleased to say I only scored 8/15 with a final admonishment to eat more chocolate. No one seeing my figure would have predicted that.  What a clever marketing tool!

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8/15 and I have to report that I bought a Twirl last night. It was somewhat shrunk in size which is good as it actually wasn't very nice and if it wasn't for the fact that I haven't had chocolate in a while it would have been chucked out the car window!! Actually I only ever chuck apple cores out the car window and that's only down country lanes where I have this misguided belief that some lovely little dormouse is going to come along and be very grateful because I've save him from starvation .....

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12/15 for me too and it would have been 13 if I hadn't accidentally clicked the wrong answer on one. I don't think it's a result I should be really proud of though!!

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Actually I only ever chuck apple cores out the car window and that's only down country lanes where I have this misguided belief that some lovely little dormouse is going to come along and be very grateful because I've save him from starvation .....

And when I throw my apple cores I imagine they will become the fruit laden trees that are in our hedgerows. Seem to have a good harvest this year. The dormice can eat the windfalls.

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Oh my goodness. I scored 13/15. Have obviously had a misspent youth (and middle age...)

I got 12/15 but have to admit I guessed as I couldn't tell the difference between a Mars Bar, a Snickers or a Toffee Crisp.  Don't think I've eaten any of those in years.  The only one's I was completely sure about was Bounty (because there's two), Twix & Curly Wurly.

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I would be seriously worried about someone who could not identify a Curly Wurly!

 

I used to love Terry's Chocolate Orange, and am very sad that it has been deemed necessary to "improve" the recipe. :(

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I used to love Terry's Chocolate Orange, and am very sad that it has been deemed necessary to "improve" the recipe. :(

The only thing they have improved is their profit margin (although that may backfire on them when people start boycotting them). I've added them to my 'boycott' list, along with Dairy Milk and Creme Eggs.

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oops!  i got 11/14 ... AND i pressed the wrong answer on one of them!!! bizarrely, although i like chocolate, not many of the the chocolate bars i actually do eat were listed!

 

mmmmm star bars ;0)

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Ooh, I love Daim bars! My ex dd is a very bad influence on me.

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The size of chocolate oranges has been reduced by 10% but the price hasn't!

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3828270/Terryble-news-Fans-outrage-foreign-firm-shrinks-Terry-s-Chocolate-Orange-10-percent-price-remains-same.html

 

 

It is a national disgrace of epic proportions that our chocolate companies now all seem to be owned by Americans!

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My current favourite chocolate bar is a salted dark chocolate bar from Pret a Manger.  Small and thin costs 99p  I like the size you can eat it all without guilt.

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My Dad recently visited me and brought me some Cadbury's Dairy Milk bars. I noticed that they're now just 95g! I think they were 200g before, or at least 100g.
When my Mum visited me a couple of months ago she brought me a box of Cadbury's Roses (do you see the common theme here? ;) ) and I see that not only the wrappers have changed but the chocolates too!

Sad to hear that chocolate oranges have also changed!

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Aldi chocolate is the nicest, particularly the Moscher Roth 70% cocoa Solids.  It nicely comes in small bars so you don't over eat as well.  Mr Cadbury no longer get's my custom, neither do Mars or Nestle.

 

I do lament the sad demise of proper British Chocolate though.  :(

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It is sad that British chocolate companies have been sold abroad, I agree.

 

But the worst thing is that they change the recipe.  I like(d) British chocolate just the way it was.  I know the Continentals are very critical about it, but I find chocolate from Switzerland or Belgium far too rich for my palate.  On the other hand, American chocolate manages to be way too sweet and also a bit tasteless.  I don't know how they do it!

 

The Brits are huge buyers of confectionery, I do not know why the new owners are so determined to change a winning formula.

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It

 

 

 

The Brits are huge buyers of confectionery, I do not know why the new owners are so determined to change a winning formula.

 

Profit?

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Well, if the Brits stop buying "their" chocolate, then surely the profits would drop, wouldn't they?  Or is it a case that we have to buy it, even if it changes?   

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Obama has just promised to put a man on Mars.  He'd better get cracking as like Galaxies and Milky Ways, Mars is getting 10% smaller every year...

 

 

Ba-doom tish.

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