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#1 Jeni

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:59 AM

For the past few years, these have been my favorite...

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It's an incredible combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy. I don't even particularly care for white chocolate, but O.M.G.

They are a little pricey (did someone say Neiman Marcus?) but are currently 20% off! and shipping for free.

Pro tip: If history holds, they will go to half price after Christmas. :)

What are your favorite indulgences this time of year?
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:48 AM

Sees chocolate, preferably the dark kind,  I usually go through 4 or 5 boxes each season.   :grin:


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:16 AM

Candy canes for me, preferably the cherry flavor :)
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:43 PM

Sees chocolate, preferably the dark kind,  I usually go through 4 or 5 boxes each season.   :grin:

See's is the best!!


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:47 PM

I like, these, too...

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:49 PM

I agree with the See's. Milk chocolate for me though. Mocha and hazelnut are a couple of my favorites.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

Sees chocolate, preferably the dark kind,  I usually go through 4 or 5 boxes each season.   :grin:

Sees is far and above the BEST, beats out Godiva, Ghirardelli, Dove, you name it... gimme Sees or gimme.... well, if its chocolate (none of that white-chocolate non-chocolate nonsense please!) I'll eat it, but Please Sees!!

 

Jeni... they just need to cover those pretzels with real chocolate that's all!  :D  :D :)


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

Sees is far and above the BEST, beats out Godiva, Ghirardelli, Dove, you name it... gimme Sees or gimme.... well, if its chocolate (none of that white-chocolate non-chocolate nonsense please!) I'll eat it, but Please Sees!!

 

Jeni... they just need to cover those pretzels with real chocolate that's all!  :D  :D :)

Have you had the milk california brittle?  Yum!


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:40 PM

Have you had the milk california brittle?  Yum!

Not yet, Nancy ... now its on my list :)  .

 

Costco sells discount See's gift cards.... gotta love'em!!  :)

 

Jeni... tell Neimans to cover those snowflakes with chocolate-choclate (preferably imported from See's), and call it "urban snow"  :D :D :D  

 

edit:  Oh yeah, Nancy... I looked it up,  it's usually in one of my several gift boxes and I do love it!!


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:53 PM

Last 2 days have been a heartburn nightmare for me.. No digesting chocolate too well lately.   I get Chocogurgitations   :blink:  

 

Just looked up 

"Chocolate is moderately acidic, not extremely or slightly acidic. If you eat too much chocolate you will loose the pH balance causing your body to go into a never ending acidic cycle "

 

I guess I am just having too much...   :o


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

I like, these, too...
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Nancy that is my favourite chocolate 😀
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:33 PM


Last 2 days have been a heartburn nightmare for me.. No digesting chocolate too well lately. I get Chocogurgitations :blink:


Just looked up

"Chocolate is moderately acidic, not extremely or slightly acidic. If you eat too much chocolate you will loose the pH balance causing your body to go into a never ending acidic cycle "


I guess I am just having too much... :o


Frank this has really caught my eye. Most people are disgusted at the amount of chocolate I eat every day. I get heartburn a lot and have never linked it to my chocolate intake.
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

Anything and everything lemon.

 

Our Meyer lemon tree produces the most amazing lemons this time of year and Dre goes into crazy baker mode, so for the next month, there will be lemon cookies, lemon pies, lemon cakes, lemon bars and pretty much anything else you can think of in our house.

 

I'll probably gain a good 5 lbs, but I don't care. I love lemon desserts. :)


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

Anything and everything lemon.

 

Our Meyer lemon tree produces the most amazing lemons this time of year and Dre goes into crazy baker mode, so for the next month, there will be lemon cookies, lemon pies, lemon cakes, lemon bars and pretty much anything else you can think of in our house.

 

I'll probably gain a good 5 lbs, but I don't care. I love lemon desserts. :)

hmmmph... 

 

here I was expecting something like this from you, Jim!!  I'm soooooo disappointed :D :D

 

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:36 PM

My favourite thing is the green triangle chocolates from the tub of Quality Street. I always rummage around and pinch them all 😀

Also Mont Blanc dessert. Meringue with cream and sweet chestnut purée through it mmmmm
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:30 PM

Another one from Nieman Marcus...

 

Mrs Prindable'sTriple Chocolate Jumbo Caramel Apple
 
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

hmmmph... 

 

here I was expecting something like this from you, Jim!!  I'm soooooo disappointed :D :D

 

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Those were 50% off the other day on the Crocs website (don't ask me how I know).

 

If I didn't already have a pair of Christmas Crocs I'd have bought them. :)

 

My Christmas Crocs.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

Those were 50% off the other day on the Crocs website (don't ask me how I know).

 

If I didn't already have a pair of Christmas Crocs I'd have bought them. :)

 

My Christmas Crocs.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:09 AM

This thread is about holiday indulgences!!  At 50% off... indulge, indulge :) :D .

 

Oh, I bought myself a new set or Crocs, just not Christmas Crocs. :)


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:22 AM

Special Xmas After Dinner Mints that are only on the shelves at Xmas. I've had about 6 packets so far and 3 in the fridge. I like my chocolate cold. It's a hot summer thing.

 

Dark chocolate with a white perfectly minty centre individually wrapped in gold crinkly paper. *yummy*

 

 

PS I also love lemon desserts! I make a beautiful Belgium Lemon Cake.


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