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Dec 1, 2012 11:18 PM

Chocolate assortments

I like to guess wich one's do not contain the fruit in the center. With out poking them can you tell wich ones do not contain fruit.? I like the fudge and caramel candies. Those boxes of chocolate during the holidays. Not that there is anything wrong with the fruit centers. I just don't like them.

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  1. Think many boxes of assorted chocolates have some kind of a "map" to tell ya what they are!?! Know Godiva does; so does Whitman Samplers.

    1. Also get onto Ethel M's get a map AND you can make your OWN assortment!

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      1. re: Michelly

        I love Ethel M's. Every time a friend or family member goes to Vegas, I get my desired souvenier. And I've had friends and family kind enough to ship me a box for a special occasion or when recovering from surgery (and yes, chocolate is therapeutic ;)

        I too am not a fan of fruit centers. So generally, I prefer to buy chocolates from local shops where I can dictate what's in the box.

        1. re: gaffk

          Mr S has a copy of the 'map' from a local chocolate shop with marks beside which ones I like. Keeps it in his wallet. So I get a custom box each Christmas with loads of runny caramels (not the chewy ones), fruit centres and my favourite boozes.

            1. re: gaffk

              Oh definitely. And he does the laundry!

            2. re: Sooeygun

              Sooey, if you like the runny kind of caramels, let me share this happy news: Milky Way has just come out with little tiny mini-bars with NOTHING in them but the runny caramel, covered with milk chocolate. I found them at CVS this week. Something I did not need to discover.

              1. re: Querencia

                Those are something else, best candy bar to come out in years!

          1. re: Michelly

            You can make your own assortment at See's too...LOVE those!

          2. There is meaning in the shape of the curlicue (the shape made by the confectioner as a finish to dipping the candy) on the top of the chocolate. It serves as an identifier of what is inside the chocolate. At least it used to. I can't come up with the right terms to get a good result for a "translation" in google.

            1. emglow and gaffk, I'd be happy to trade all the caramel center ones I get for the fruit ones you get. I

              BTW, if you want to try fruit chocolates that might sway you, try the Seasonal Assortment from Garrison Confections in RI. They change four times every year, so 48 new flavors every year! I even enjoy their caramels!


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              1. re: Bob W

                Curse you Bob W! How could you send me to a site like that? Everything on that site looks and sounds delicious. Now I have to order a box and find out for myself (as if there's not enough temptation in my own area).

                1. re: gaffk

                  here's our local ones from Southern Oregon....
                  really wonderful stuff, though I'm more partial to the cayenne caramels
                  and the smokey blue truffles.
                  They're next door neighbors to Rogue Creamery.

                  1. re: bbqboy

                    OK, now you guys are just ganging up on me to ensure I gain 10 lbs before the holidays even arrive.

                    They all look beautiful, except the smoky blue truffles. They remind me of truffles I once made for a Halloween party that were supposed to represent something scooped from the kitty litter pan ;)

                    1. re: bbqboy

                      Shucks, cuz just moved to Klamath Falls from Brooklyn and is experiencing some culture shock. Maybe these might cheer him up. I know he likes steak.

                      1. re: Cheese Boy

                        whoh! Have him come over this way(Ashland) for some fun and food.

                        1. re: bbqboy

                          Will do. He's a silent partner on 2 bars in Klamath Falls.

                          1. re: Cheese Boy

                            Hey CB, he needs to know about our cooperatives if he's in the food biz.
                            He's close enough to partake.


                            1. re: bbqboy

                              Nice !!! Food cooperatives is something our grandfather knew a lot about. Thanks.

                    2. re: gaffk

                      LOL sorry gaffk!

                      I like to support Garrison Confections because it's located in Central Falls, one of the most depressed/depressing cities in the US.

                      I recommend you order the 24-piece box so you get two of each flavor.

                      The dark chocolate tablets are awesome too!

                      1. re: Bob W

                        Bob, I just checked the link for Garrison's... it's not working and the local CitySearch says they are closed. Do you have any other info? your description made me want to check them out.

                        1. re: iluvcookies

                          Wow, that's weird. It worked fine for me 2 days ago (and the chocolates looked wonderful), now I too get a "not found."

                          1. re: gaffk

                            bob's original link above works for me. I'm in Chrome, BTW

                            1. re: bbqboy

                              It's working for me now in IE... maybe there was a glitch earlier today.
                              Sorry for the alarm!

                  2. If you're an adult (& I'm assuming you are), I can only hope that you're not one of those people who poke/smush &/or take bites & then put the chocolates you don't like back in the box - lol!!!

                    (Honestly - just kidding!!!)

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                    1. re: Bacardi1

                      Absolutely not.I'll eat the ones I pick up. Even though I can't stand them. I am not a fan of chocolate with fruit.