I’m one week into my “Rechox”.
It actually took me a while to have my first taste of chocolate on 1st of April. In fact, aside from some cereal that had a small amount of chocolate in, I didn’t actually enjoy a proper piece of chocolate until the following evening. I’ve changed.
I’ve more than made up for it since last weekend, however. There may have been one or two days during the first week of April where I gorged on the sweet stuff. I enjoyed it, of course I did. However, I am of the opinion chocolate just doesn’t taste like it used to. Or maybe it’s my taste buds that have changed.
Talking of changes, it saddens me there are countless varieties of chocolate you can no longer procure. Many chocolate bars I grew up enjoying have been discontinued; for reasons I’m not too sure of. One day they’re there, sitting pretty on a shelf, practically begging me to buy them and stick them in my gluttonous gob and then the next they’ve disappeared. Never to be seen or enjoyed again. And this saddens me. Greatly.
I’m not one to forget. And being honest, I’m not one to forgive either. I’ll never understand why I can no longer chow down on a proper Time Out (yep, you’ve read that right, Cadbury’s; in their infinite wisdom, have decided to deny us of a Time Out). I don’t want a “Time Out Wafer” (singular), I just want an actual Time Out damn it.
Listed below are 10 chocolate bars/items I would revel (see what I did there?) in seeing adorn our supermarket shelves once again.
10. Mars Delight
It was all about that wafer in the middle for me. And that creamy truffle that encased said wafer. In fact, it was the whole damn thing to be honest.
I would always turn to a Flyte if I was “trying to be good”. It still allowed me to enjoy a chocolatey hit whilst avoiding an abundance of calories. Problem is, I wouldn’t just have one.
OK, so it could be sickly sweet and leave you gasping for water because the sheer amount of chocolate it contained would stick to the roof of your mouth but that didn’t matter. It was still a decent bar of chocolate. That satisfied even the most intense of cravings.
7. Snow Flake
I’m not a huge white chocolate lover, but when it was drenched in milk chocolate and made oh so crumbly then I was a fan. Much like Anthea Turner and Grant Bovey on their wedding day.
Basically a chocolate Pringle. They came in some wonderful flavours; orange, Mint, Milk Chocolate and my personal favourite; Hazelnut. Much like a Pringle, once you popped you can’t stop. But sadly Cadburys and their selfish ways have made me stop popping. Bastards.
Little chocolatey biscuit balls. Astros were a firm favourite of mine back in 1997. I’d more than welcome a return of the little planet looking chocolates.
This was a stroke of genius. Fusing together cereal, chocolate, raisins and fudge led to a very enjoyable chocolate experience. With the addition of raisin I could also pretend to myself that I was getting 1 of my 5 a day on board too.
3. Wispa Bite
These were one of the highlights of 2001 for me. I’ll never forget the day my Mum presented me with a Wispa Bite. It was July 2001 and it was a day that will be remembered forever.
2. Nuts About Caramel
The only thing that comes marginally close to a Nuts About Caramel is the purple one in a box of Quality Street. I said marginally mind.
I’ve been rather public regarding my desire for Cadburys to resurrect the Spira. I actually think it would make my year if the chocolate giant bowed to pressure and provided me with an edible straw to slurp my cup of tea through. Yes I really did do that.
No, a Twirl is not the same.