Monday when I checked the mail it included a package for me from a far away land.
Packages from far away lands are the only decent things the mail ever delivers and they are very few and far between, so I was elated!
The far away land was the UK and the sender was my long time bloggy friend Mel, of I Speak Melsh.
It was a container of mixed chocolates!
Which is a wonderful thing to receive unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day
FOREIGN CHOCOLATES at that!
+2 points for the exotic nature of the candies.
These were the varieties
The boys were instantly fascinated with them. Though because Snickers is common here it was immediately ignored. They were also somewhat disappointed the different color Milky Way wrapper did not hide a different flavored Milky Way but instead had a 3 Musketeers Bar in it. The Mars bar was the Milky Way.
Two countries, separated by a common language.
But it did taste a bit different. Why?
No high fructose corn syrup. These candies were made with sugar & glucose syrup (which could be every bit as evil as HFCS is supposed to be but is not on US food radar so I have no clue). They were not as sweet, which is good because milk chocolate can get really cloying with HFCS. They tasted like milk chocolate. Not milk chocolate and sweetner.
I snuck all the Truffles out of the bag and am hording them.
The boys’ favorite is the Teasers followed by the Caramel.
I have to show you this photo of the back of the bag. I was tired & my mind was on dinner when I opened the package so I wasn’t giving it the attention I should have.
What I read was “Best Before 18:04 on Tuesday” and I said to DH “Wow, that is really specific. Do they mean 6:04 GMT do you think or will they still be ok at 6:04 EST?" And which Tuesday? What’s the date on the postage?”
While he was looking at me like I was insane I looked closer at the box.
Right. Not TUE but 11UE
But there is no 22nd month. Wait…how do European dates work again? Is this good until 2022? May 11 2022? November 5 2022? May 22 2011? 6:04pm May 22 2011? GMT?
And DH continued to just stare at me in amazement while scarfing down Snickers.
If there was still candy on Tuesday at 6am GMT it would be a near miracle.
There was still candy. But it will be gone long before the first Tuesday in May.
Thank you for the candy Mel. It’s a big hit!