Stuff on Thesis

Although I have spilled a lot of coffee, rubbed in heaps of chocolate and had too much spilled tea, I had not plopped gulab jamun on my beloved/hated drafts before.


Haigh does the North Pole

Brandy Christmas Pudding & Gingerbread Nougat
Origin: Adelaide, Australia
Type: novelty; truffles

Haigh's Christmas truffles

Yum yum! I really don’t understand why I was so surprised that the gingerbread nougat had the consistency of nougat. The brandy pud was a bit like mousse, but not too airy. And I am obviously unable discern the difference between brandy and whiskey.

I bought these two truffles at Haigh’s Swanston St store in town for just under $6.¬†The freckles were a freebie.

Brandy Christmas Pudding 
Aroma: 3/5 I can’t smell the brandy, but what would I know?
Presentation: 4/5 Gotta love Xmas kitsch.
Taste: 3/5 Nice, but a little sweet for an alcoholic truffle.
Overall: 7/10 I wouldn’t say no.

Gingerbread Nougat
Aroma: 5/5 It really does smell like gingerbread!
Presentation: 4/5 Yeah! ‘tsoright!
Taste: 4/5 Yummo!
Overall: 8/10 Worth the trip back into town.

Hot chocolate

Tabasco Chocolate
Origin: U.S.A
Type: novelty

hot chocolate

Folks, we know this is novelty chocolate, so I wasn’t expecting much. It looks like novelty chocolate, smells like novelty chocolate and its tastes, well, like compound chocolate with pepper. I love the tin!

The bald man bought this for me from North Melbourne IGA for a little under $6.

Aroma: 1/5 just like easter eggs from someone who doesn’t know you’re a chocky connoiseur with a waft of synthetic esters
Packaging: 5/5 how cools is that tin! The appearance of the choc isn’t crash hot
Taste: 1/5 it gets 1 for the slight pepperiness, otherwise this is your run of the mill compound stuff
Overall: 4/10 Would only do a repeat purchase just for the tin