Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Festive Fairies

Back in the UK, I found the Hotel Chocolat Christmas catalogue waiting for me. I'm still not ready for Christmas, but at least it's not August any more, and what's more, the weather's so gloomy at the moment, it feels almost like Christmas time anyway.

So I'm leafing through the catalogue, dreaming of all the chocolate I'll enjoy come December, when I come across The Festive Foursome: four boxes of chocolates in festive shapes. There are Chilli Penguins, Minty Mistletoe, Baublicious Baubles and ...Festive Fairies; fairies, I might note, that look remarkably like angels. Praying angels to be exact.

The product description reads: Two layers of heavenly caramel and creamy white [sic] chocolate nymphs for a fairytale Christmas.

Nymphs? Nymphs? So OK, perhaps we can't eat angels, so we have to call them fairies on the box, but since when is there a connection between nymphs and Christmas? Whatever next? Christmas Mermaids? Christmas Centaurs? Or maybe Christmas Sirens?

Santa, baubles, penguins, snowmen, reindeer... it's all getting a bit repetitive. We could use some new characters. Can you imagine?


I wonder how many business meetings they had over at Hotel Chocolat when they realised that someone had approved the wrong design and they now had a load of perfectly formed chocolate angels to market. I bet it took them a while to agree to call them "fairies" and describe them as "nymphs". Bless.

They don't appear to be made from white chocolate either. Oops.


Marg, the Sal. said...

I am not a discriminatory eater - I'll eat supernatural entities of any belief.

The funniest thing is that cannibalism with human figures (see: Santa) is ok, but when we're starting messing with the spirits, we have a problem!

ShadowFalcon said...

I have an addiction to Hotel Chocolat. Nymphs - well full marks for creativity

Anonymous said...

OMG - we know what Tinsie wants to see in her Chrimbo stocking this year ;) they look delicious and angels or not - very good idea and look fab!

Hope you enjoy your break, see you soon (please!)

Sandi :-P

Karen said...

In America you could complain, pretend to be offended, and end up with a settlement. Maybe you could be paid off in chocolate nymphs..

Tinsie said...

@ Marg: Don't mess with the supernatural, that's what they say.

@ Shadowfalcon: They're scoring high on creativity, low on Greek mythology. Irrespective, I adore HC chocolate. It's yummylicious.

@ Sandi: I've emailed you my dates, waiting to hear from you!

@ Karen: What a shame I'm in the UK. I'd love a few boxes of chocolate nymphs :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh la la chocolat!!! YUM!!!