“I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils.” That’s right folks, spring has sprung and I for one am feeling quite chipper.
Not that I should be. Having just about survived Cheltenham, I was dumped by the Horse from the North, who claimed I was hard going. Mind you, he seemed to go from stallion to “also-ran” within minutes so as far as I am concerned the going was decidedly “soft”.
Still, the good news is that I am now on the market again. The even better news is that with Easter fast approaching you can do your bit to cheer me up by lavishing me with CHOCOLATE. But with such a vast array to choose from where, I hear you ask, should you go?
Of course, I know you are all busy people – most of you too busy to even read this nonsense – so just to help you out I have decided to give you a few pointers.
Sadly, my all-time favourite, the “Golden Boy” – 6½ inches of solid milk chocolate brushed with elegant edible gold powder, is no longer available. I think that maybe Busty has them stockpiled somewhere.
But just when you thought the chips were down, Hotel Chocolat comes to the rescue with The Signature Chocolate Cabinet. As the blurb states: “It’s time to throw caution to the wind: show someone how you truly feel with this glorious showcase of more than 100 of our best-loved chocolates; this spectacular collection never fails to make an impression.” A snip at just £160.00
For those of you not feeling quite so flush, there is always the Classic Ostrich Egg. As the site helpfuly points out, “Ostriches lay the largest eggs of any living bird – and we measured a real one to create the heftiest shell in our range”. Anyway it is made with half 40% milk chocolate packed with crunchy cookies and puffed rice, and half 50% milk chocolate with crispy feuilletine. Served with a tray of 27 chocolates – pralines, truffles, caramels, patisserie and more – plus six golden eggs hidden inside the box for you to hunt, all in all this comes to more than a kilo of chocolate. Weighing in at an impressive 1.1 kilos, it is “just” £80.00.
I might even just have to settle for Chocolate Easter Lolly at £2.00 but a girl can dream can’t she?