I'm going to talk about sugar this time. I had a few different chocolates and things as Christmas presents, and now I intend to bore you, distract you or whatever by waffling on about them. Confectionery as a form of revenge...
...no, wait, I don't think that's going to serve it cold, is it. Never mind, I'll just write the stuff anyway.
First arrival: jelly babies.
These turned up at the foot of my bed on the morning of the 25th. I've always liked jelly babies. More often than not, I will eat a single one in up to half a dozen very small bites, usually starting with the head and/or the feet. This habit tends to annoy the relatives. But as I see it, half a dozen smaller bits of jelly baby lasts up to half a dozen times as long as one full-sized jelly baby, so I get more for my money.
Second arrival: chocolate orange segments.
I can't remember who gave me the first box, but I've ended up with two. Good job I like chocolate orange.
The second box also has a WHSmiths voucher inside, because I decided the chocolate box was probably the safest place for it at the time as the box is big enough for me not to lose it easily.
Third arrival: dolly mixtures.
If you thought it was bad that I can eat a jelly baby in multiple bits, you've got another think coming: I can and will even do the same thing to a dolly mixture. In fact, to prove a point, I recently halved one, eating one of the two pieces at each stage, until I ended up with 1/1024th of a dolly mixture. I should point out that I don't normally take it to that extreme; as I said, I was proving a point.
I've been keen on dolly mixtures for even longer than jelly babies, I think, and so much so that I've got a CGI short film in development about a robot that works in a dolly-mixture factory. I'll keep you posted on that one.
Fourth arrival: little anonymous chocolate pencil thing.
Can't comment on it as I haven't eaten it yet.
Fifth arrival: Whittards cinnamon hot chocolate.
Like ordinary hot chocolate powder, but with added cinnamon. Had 3 mugs so far. Very nice.
Sixth arrival: miniature Snickers and Bounty bites out of somebody else's Celebrations packs.
Siblings wanted to trade for some of my chocolate orange bits, and I got the Snickers and the Bounties because the siblings aren't so keen on those ones.
Seventh arrival: a Double Decker bar.
I'm quite partial to these things, but hardly ever get one ('hardly ever' as in one or two a year at best), so it was a very pleasant surprise when Cat left one on my desk for me this afternoon.
I think that covers all the edible stuff I've currently got on my desk (no, wait - there's also a tiny, very random packet of salt. Don't ask; I don't know any more). And hopefully means I'm losing horribly by one less post.
Which of those seven do you like best?
You Can Put Numbers on Failure:
- First 12 for '12 status: 3 down, 9 to go - now trailing the field by two posts
- Latest book read: still A Brit Different
- Latest film/TV watched: still Sherlock
- Latest music listened to: still the Karl Jenkins stuff
- Latest edible item eaten: another hot chocolate (mint one this time)
- Predominant colour of clothes: same stuff as earlier today
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