Speaking of Chocolate and Amsterdam. My son called Friday evening. He had just returned from a week's business trip to The Netherlands and he said he had some chocolate for us from Amsterdam. Not good when you are on a diet but can't disappoint my son. I'll sacrifice myself.
Speaking of chocolates, I used to have a boss who lived in Amsterdam. When he would come to the head office, he would always bring us handmade chocolates that he bought from a little shop there. They were absolutely the best thing I've ever tasted in my entire life!!!
Ali, even though - looking at my very ample proportions - I shouldn't, I admit that I love anything that has peanut butter in it.
As you know, I grew up in Germany, and taste in chocolates is somewhat varied across Europe. Here in the UK, milky chocolate seems to be the favourite. But I come from an area where the very dark, almost bitter, chocolate is much loved.
I used to have an Auntie in Brazil. She brought some locally made chocolate for me on one of her rare visits. It was just a large slap and must have weighed about two pounds. There was no manufacturers name on it. It was the most delicious stuff I had ever eating. I can still taste it now, and that was about 45 years ago.
Tante Mathilde also gave me a chunk of locally made and printed cotton fabric. The intention was for my mother to make it into a blouse for me, but she never got around to it. I have treasured that piece of fabric all these years, and I think that one of these days I should add a few fabrics to it and turn it into a quilt.
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The Yanks and Brits quip made me laugh out loud too. Life is tough Lorchen, you're quite right . I wonder if the US ladies will like English chocolate, I think it depends what you've grown up eating, I have to take chocolate with me when I visit the US, but I do like Reese's peanut butter cups, they're yummy .
Kettering and Corby? You went to some exciting places in the UK, Justin :shock: . Just make sure you come to Birmingham next time Ricky does, we missed you. If you want to know know how Maltesers are made and you want a laugh, try this website, the further down you read, the more bizarre and hilarious the suggestions: http://www.guardian.co.uk/notesandqueries/query/0,,-6315,00.html - and darn it Lorchen, I'm now going to have to go and buy some tomorrow .