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.