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Monday, 25 March 2013

Irony

Last week I wrote about noticing when someone goes quiet on social media then promptly lost all internet access and for some reason twitter no longer works on my phone. So I will be very careful today and try not to anger the Gods by throwing out statements to tempt them to punish me...
A quick story on the history of chocolate. Cadbury's marketing genius was the one to make chocolate part of Valentine's Day, and a symbol of romantic love. In 1875 they sold the first chocolate Easter egg, as a way to mark the end of the Lenten Sacrifice. Both Cadbury and Rowntree were Quakers.
(I am reading a book that tells of the terrible abuses in the chocolate world...quite an ugly side of human history)
Happy Easter to you all, to those going away, drive safely, and the first of the month fiction will be round again over the break, for those that want to try their hand.

Linking up with the lovely Jess at Essentially Jess for IBOT


16 comments:

  1. I visited the Cadbury factory a few weeks ago, one of the many perks of living in Hobart. Their 'real' hot choc is to die for! They have a shop there too, and I got an entire -box- of red tulip bagged eggs for $9.60! Score! #teamIBOT

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  2. I dont eat a lot of chocolate during the year....but there is something about Easter Eggs! (oh and hot cross buns too)

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    1. I have to say I'm with you on the Hot Cross Bins!!!

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  3. I've always wondered how chocolate and Easter became friends...we spent some time in a local chocolate factory over the weekend and it was lots of fun! Have a lovely Easter to you and your family too xx

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  4. And the answer, as with everything, is people telling us we need to buy more stuff!!

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  5. I don't mind people telling me to buy more stuff when it comes to chocolate! Your book sounds interesting though.

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    1. It is a good book but sort of horrifying at the same time...and the worst is yet to come.

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  6. How interesting!

    I always thought Cadbury was Australian, but didn't realise we had Quakers here? Am I wrong on both counts? Do I sound really stupid right now?

    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit.

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    1. London in the 1800s and even created the town of bournville (as a utopian work/life balance) - will let you know if some amazing news re Australia comes out ;)

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  7. I'm a bit strange.. I could take or leave the chocolate, but OMG the hot cross buns!!!! I could eat them all day every day. Until I became a bun.

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    1. So with you there! I look like s bun at the moment...

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  8. I enjoyed our visit to the Cadbury's factory in Dunedin - glad I don't work there although I have gone off chocolate unless it is the 70% chocolate.
    Have a great Easter break if I don't speak to you before then - take care !
    Love, hugs and positive energy !
    Me

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  9. Am I the only person that hasn't been to a chocolate factory???

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  10. I haven't been to a chocolate factory, and can actually take or leave chocolate fairly easilt.
    Hoping your internet and twitter fixes itself soon!

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