Who hangs chocolate on their Christmas tree?

Discussion in 'The CookingBites Cafe' started by Lullabelle, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Location:
    Leicester UK
    For a couple of years we hung chocolates on our Christmas tree because my very young nephew came here on Christmas day and it seemed like the right thing to do. He hasn't been here for a couple of years so we no longer bother.

    Does anyone on here hang chocolates on their tree?
     
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    No, I'm afraid they would melt here probably before I'd eaten them all in one sitting. I'm not very good at pacing my chocolate eating sessions, not to mention the difficultly in getting dairy free chocolate to hang on a tree in the first place .
     
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to do that too when my kids were younger. Chocolate in foil in the shapes of all manner of Christmas things.
     
  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    We used to when my brother and sister were younger as well . I still remember those nets with gold coins in them !

    But I realised that hubby came close ,he has bought me a cracker full of chocolate balls (suitable for a dairy free diet ).

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    Edit: it was in my stocking!
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2018
  5. oddduck

    oddduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Usa
    Only candy that we hung on the tree were candy canes...peppermint and cherry ones.

    Chocolate went in your stocking.
     
  6. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

  7. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    We used to do in the UK particularly when the kids were younger. Too hot here - the chocolate stays in the fridge.
     
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Yep, used to live off them in the UK including their ice-cream but what costs £6 in the UK costs AUD$20 here if you can get hold of them at all and sadly they are for UK climates only, not Australian. Chocolate here is manufactured for hotter temps but nothing survives aussie summers and don't even consider putting them in the car to get them home! My hubby's car glove locker actually has an air vent in it to put the air con air into to keep contents cool! My car however doesn't have this feature sadly ...
     
  9. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    We had one of those in an enormous Nissan Patrol in the 80s in the desert. Bloody good idea. Never seen the like again.
     
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  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    My vehicle is a Toyota landcruiser 80 series. There is a possibility it has a vent in one of the glove lockers but I don't remember any and with the fuel economy as poor add it is, using the aircon is not an option until at least it had been serviced. But yes it is a very useful idea .
     
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  11. Toffeeapple

    Toffeeapple Active Member

    Location:
    North Bucks
    What tree?
     
  12. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member

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    We tried last year to hang chocolate on Xmas tree..I found Sam (the dog) turn around it like a little shark.
    Few hours later..............
    "where is the chocol..?!"
     
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  13. epicuric

    epicuric Über Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    Incredibly cool car!

    Isn't there an old Aussie saying - "If you want to drive out into the bush, take a Land Rover. If you want to come back again, take a Toyota"?
     
  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Thanks.
    It's fitted with jacked up suspension and off road tyres! It make driving in the capital centre somewhat interesting but on the bright side if anyone tries bullying me (and they do amazingly ) I just ignore them. It will usually cost they considerably more in damage than to my vehicle. But I do have to be careful with indoor carparks. Anything with a height restriction can be challenging !
     
  15. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    Interesting. I was clearing out my garage once and I borrowed a Landcruiser from the depot for the weekend. We did some shopping in town and I was apprehensive about using the multistory car park. There was a swinging height board at the entrance which it cleared by a few inches so that was OK. When I arrived at the "gate", the gate would not lift high enough for the truck to enter and I hit it. A few guys came out and informed me that I couldn't take the truck in there as it would break all the ceiling lights. I did ask why the swinging height board was higher that the lights but it was apparent that the attendants did not have engineering degrees. Anyway, I had to turn around and exit through the adjoining gate, a very difficult maneuver given the turning circle of the Landcruiser and the restriction on driving anywhere near the ceiling lights. In the end, a twelve point turn achieved the ability to exit and we left.

    I parked in the street and ended up with a parking ticket!
     

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