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It’s the Bunny Countdown (do-do doo)

YES YES, it’s almost bunny-meister visit time!

The crowds have been fought,

the eggs have been bought.

The buns have been eaten,

‘We’re waitin’ for a bunny greetin’

(alrighty, not a great rhyme….but that’s what you get on Easter Saturday!)

I am sitting here hearing The Final Countdown music playing in my head – do, do-do, doooooo, do-do-do-do-do…….. It’s the Bunny Countdown………

The day will start with an egg hunt – that sneaky bunny, hiding our eggs!

Then we are going out for some fun, more chocky, then family bbq. Strewn generously with easter chocky of course.  Lindt bunnies and balls are my fave…..husband is under very strict instruction on his easter offering for me!

And then, after the chocky has been found and scoffed, and the family have left, we’ll collapse in a heap for 24 hours.

So what’s your easter like?  How big will your chocky overdose be?

Now where was that crushed bunny I can’t give away, I’ll have to eat it to make room in the fridge…….. and find something to make paw prints with.

I, Toldyah

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Show Me Your Buns

Oh yeah, come on, do it – show ’em to me.  You’re proud of ’em.  You’ve been secretly dreaming about them all week.  You spent last night lovingly touching them, feeling that firm springiness, your hands tracing that luscious curve………

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And they come in so many varieties these days!  chocolate, raspberry chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon, orange chocolate, cranberry, strawberry, and that is not naming the slightly stranger exotic ones!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm – hot cross buns – of course, back in my day we had just the one standard variety – buns with sultanas, and that was all we needed.  If you didn’t like dried fruit, No Buns For YOU, you were forced to slap down the same old boring dried toast for your easter Friday brekkie!  I remember the day they introduced hot cross buns without sultanas……horrified silence………what was the world coming to?  Why were they messing with all that was true and good in the world? (Lordy – managed to channel my nan there for a moment, apologies readers!).

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Variety really does abound these days, catering for everyone’s wants (rather than needs).  Want a licorice bun with durian swirl, sure!  How about a mango bun with hotdog pieces….yum, sure to be on every craving pregnant woman’s list!

The first time I heard of chocolate with chilli – I thought the chocolatier had moved to insanity land.  It isnt my fave thing, but it makes an interesting difference to have now and then.

Sometimes I think the amount of variety in life can cloud judgement, I mean, how many types of rubbish bags do you really need in life? Coloured, Scented, with or without handles, no seams, seams, reinforced, with a automatic dispenser to send deliver puffs of your fave designer perfume wafting around the room when you open the bin (joking, but dont bother rushing to the patents office, I just patented it myself) .  These bags are hidden away, they just collect the trash – do we really need designer options?

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Then again, if consumers dont have choice very bad things can happen, the Coca Cola Company can tell you all about that with new coke…….wasnt that a debacle.  Coke’s biggest ever marketing failure, based on telling consumers what they wanted rather than letting them choose.  Lessoned learnt by Coke – let the people choose (but not for Presidents – that truly is the role of big biz and their money to decide).

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Back to variety – Sunday is Happy Easter Egg Day according to Ms Bethie Boo.  She is very excited, this is her big discovery of the easter bunny.  And what a treasure trove he is hauling!  Chocky eggs, bunnies, bilbies, chicks, dinosaur eggs, cars, cartoon characters, and then we start looking at all the value add sets – egg with barbie, egg with Dora, egg with Ben Ten, and I have not started on the adult eggs (Lindt, Ferrero….yummmm)….. Hope the bunny meister has been working out at the gym!

Speaking of eggs – check this out:

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German Volker Kraft decorates a tree with 10,000 Easter eggs in his garden. They began decorating their tree for Easter in 1965 when they started with 18 individual eggs. 

Pretty cool, although I am imagining a bit of interest from local rodents and insects that might be less cool!

Well – I am off to eat come more rare peruvian mustard infused hot cross buns, and to decorate a tree.

Talk again on Chocky Sunday!

I, Toldyah

She’s swimming with the Fishes

Had a family day out today and since the little one is rather shark, penguin, turtle and whale mad, we thought Sydney Aquarium would be a good choice.

Every 5 seconds on the 30 minute journey, the question wafted from the backseat “going to see sharkies? ”   Excitement could be a gross understatement to describe her anticipation!  And then, after parking, we had to run all the way around Darling Harbour, just so we wouldn’t miss the sharkies.

We got inside, and wow – how cool, so many things to look at – mangrove and river sets, antarctica, dugong pools, reef habitats and of course – fanfare……shark pool!

The little one was in delight from her first glance at a watery enclosure, and walking underwater – WELL – THAT was beyond her amazement.  Seeing sharks millimetres away, had her in raptures (and was pretty cool for us older kids too).I got to play a bit more with the new tz20 camera – great pics and video considering how low the light was – included one here to check out. 


 

We then went for lunch at Nicks Seafood – very nice, great service and good prices (which can be very scary at Darling Harbour).

Our final stop – Lindt Cafe – I had been dreaming of this for ages.  The products were gorgeous – the customer service was not!   The assistants were sour, unhelpful and looked like they should have been at a funeral – how disappointing.  Wont be going back there – took the shine right off the macaroons and chockies!

 

How to have your chocky bunny & eat it too

Ahhhhhhh – the king of bunnies, the bunny-meister. He came, he hid eggs, he had his way with the dog, and he left.

We have hunted high and low, we found eggs and bunnies and little toys – apparently the Easter Bunny is trying to take on Santa with toy deliveries!

And now we bask in that first chocky-feasting afterglow………there will be a couple more today, and then for the rest of the week. Then finally the chocky hoard will dwindle and disappear to nothing.

THAT”S when the trouble starts. The little one will be used to her caffeine and sugar rush.  She will be expecting her daily hit. So will mummy LOL.  And so Mssrs Cadbury’s, Lindt and Nestle win the battle – we go buy more!  The PR strategy works!

No flaming please – I am a chocky nut, I am not complaining!  Just reflecting on how the world works.  Important navel gazing for Toldyah and it’s place in the world!

Well – time for round 2 of the chocky feast….. enjoy your day!

I, Toldyah

It’s the Bunny Countdown (do-do doo)

YES YES, it’s almost bunny-meister visit time!

The crowds have been fought,

the eggs have been bought.

The buns have been eaten,

‘We’re waitin’ for a bunny greetin’

(alrighty, not a great rhyme….but that’s what you get on Easter Saturday!)

I am sitting here hearing The Final Countdown music playing in my head – do, do-do, doooooo, do-do-do-do-do…….. It’s the Bunny Countdown………

The day will start with an egg hunt – from eggs the easter bunny will be leaving – probably at 5.55am at the first cry from the lil one to indicate she is awake.

Then we are going out for some fun, then evening family bbq. All strewn generously with easter chocky of course.  Lindt bunnies and balls are my fave…..husband is under very strict instruction on his easter offering for me!

And then, after the chocky has been found and scoffed, and the family have left, we’ll collapse in a heap for 24 hours. Then back into a week of business planning, MEGA meetings and getting Toldyah on track for launch.

So what’s your easter like?  How big will your chocky overdose be?

Now where was that crushed bunny I cant give away, I’ll have to eat it to make room in the fridge……..

I, Toldyah

Blog Wot (or how NOT to avoid chocolate over easter)

In a bit of a rut today – flat out getting ready for Easter visitors and a visit from the bunny-meister.  So wot to blog??????

I asked my FB friends…..

Religion

Work life balance

How to cut down on chocolate

WHAT THE….. are you kidding me?

How to avoid chocolate just 4 days before the super bunny visits????????  What are you thinking, I am coming round to shake you back to reality missy!

I believe avoiding chocolate is a sin in itself (hehe – see that, I sneakily included religion in that comment – tick that topic off).  But cutting down the week of easter, well, why not just join Opus Dei, grab a switch and start swinging? (Another religious comment – woo hoo, tick tick).

Dont avoid the sweet sweet nectar this week, give in, treat yourself…..   Take some time out for you, immerse yourself in that velvety rich warm hug that is chocolate (oooooh looky here – a life balance comment – tick).  Allow yourself that pleasure in a time out at your work desk (tick tick – work balance comment), let the aroma  envelope you as you shred the packaging to get at the contents. Ahhhhhhhhh, yes, gobble it all down. Mmmmm.

Now rush back to the vending machine (more work time out, excellent balancing tick tick tick) for a second bar ‘cos the first went too fast. Repeat the experience, but slower……..mmmmm, wonderful.  That Kitkat just balanced you perfectly!

Counting down to chocky heaven (hehe – religion, tick, tick, tick)

I love a challenge!

To clear up insidious cash for comment accusations (you know who u r LOL), I wish to make it very clear that Nestle has not paid me for my KitKat reference. If they want to pay me, I take cheques, cash, and truckloads of chocky delivered straight to my door….. I’m waiting……

I, Toldyah.