Sep
07
2008

Toblerones

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Toblerones are a fairly divisive issue, aren't they? You either love them or you hate them, I've found: much like black licorice and Marmite. (For the record, I love both black licorice and Marmite. And Toblerones, obviously.)

When we were traveling---which was, wow, two years ago---the Western snacks we came across most often, even in the teeniest tiniest villages in the backwaters of Burma, were Oreos, Pringles, and Toblerones. I have a soft spot for Toblerones because of this, I think, and Sean does too. And although we knew it couldn't possibly be anything but a really terrible idea, we bought a six-pack of them at Costco last weekend and have steadily been working our way through them while reveling in the mediocre glory of the new 90210. That is the kind of stilted and awful show you need chocolate for, believe you me. Or maybe just straight tequila, depending on your tolerance.

23 Comments

1
Missy
Sep 08, 2008

How can anyone hate Toblerones? That's just crazy talk.

2
eileen
Sep 08, 2008

I used to slowly melt pieces in my mouth and then eat the remaining nougat bits. Then one time I heard somebody describe that feeling as "crushed up baby teeth." And I haven't eaten a Toblerone since.

3
Jen
Sep 08, 2008

Would you believe me if I said I have NEVER had a Toblerone? I haven't. Wow what a sheltered life I've led!

4
Laura
Sep 08, 2008

Some people hate Toblerones? That's just wrong.

5
amber
Sep 08, 2008

ooo! crushed up baby teeth is so spot on, eileen! bleck.

6
Sarah
Sep 08, 2008

If there's anyone out there who doesn't like Toblerones, I'd be happy to take care of your share for you.
And a bit of trivia for you - this is the contraption they use to wrap Toblerone bars:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/doow/2836121874/
as seen at the chocolate museum in Cologne. That's a museum about chocolate, not of chocolate, by the way.

7
Georgia
Sep 08, 2008

I like both Tequila and Toblerone, the latter of which I have fond memories of eating with my mother. It's been a while since I've had it (a Toblerone, not tequila sadly).

8
amy
Sep 08, 2008

My brother and I found these one day when we were kids and have always loved the dark chocolate ones. Sounds dumb, but it's always been a special thing between us. Whenever I find a dark chocolate Toblerone in a store (not that common where we live) I mail him one.

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sizzle
Sep 08, 2008

I love Toblerones. They make me think of Cost Plus.

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Drew
Sep 08, 2008

Toblerone is fantastic as is black licorice - preferably the salty version, but not many people seem to get how great that is.

11
Elizabeth
Sep 08, 2008

I always get a Toblerone in my stocking, have since I was a little girl. So they make me think of Christmas.

12
Cami
Sep 08, 2008

I love Toblerones. Sad to say that I can't just eat one little triangle. I have to eat the entire bar. I have no self-control when it comes to them, and I proudly admit it!

13
hillary
Sep 08, 2008

Wait, what? There are people who don't like Toblerone? I don't believe you!

14
Sensiblysassy
Sep 08, 2008

oooh I should get toblerones before I watch the second episode of 90210...I haven't given up on it yet

15
Alana
Sep 08, 2008

A Toblerone sounds really good right now. Maybe it would make 90210 better. It's kinda like a train wreck, you know? You don't want to watch, but somehow you do. I guess I just have a lot of fond memories of curling up in my dorm room, watching the original show, and I had hopes that the new version would be just as good. Of course, it's been 16 years, one marriage, and two kids for me...

16
anna
Sep 08, 2008

Love! Very good if you eat at the same time as really good French bread . . . reminds me of being in Paris at 16. Ahh!

17
beyond
Sep 08, 2008

mmmh. i usually get mine at the duty free flying out of switzerland. and i have gotten toblerone in indonesia in moments of weakness. i like the dark chocolate kind too, but not as much as the original. mmmh.

18
wafelenbak
Sep 08, 2008

Love the Toblerones. Love the black licorice.
Have never had Marmite, but based on the description...eh, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

19
cartoongoddess
Sep 09, 2008

How could anyone hate them?

I the days before my unfortunate allergy to chocolate, I ate many. I miss them.

20
Chiada
Sep 12, 2008

I've never even heard of them. Now I am intrigued. Usually anything that has anything to do with chocolate is good in my book.

21
Jennifer
Sep 13, 2008

Man, I'm a lurker, but I just had to be the first to poo poo the toblerone. I just don't get it, the chocolate part is good, but the bits are gross. Maybe its because I LOVE heath and it just can't compare.

Hopefully my love of black licorice and teen angst can redeem me here :)

22
jana Miller
Sep 14, 2008

Toblerones make me think of my trip to Germany in the 80's and Cost Plus too.
Yumm!!

23
sommerorso
Sep 14, 2008

Okay, I have a good one:

I just started an MA programme in Berne, Switzerland, and recently discovered that one of the main college institutes resides in a former chocolate factory. The official name of the building now is: Uni Toblerone

Perfect, isn't it?