What do you do with all yours?

Christmas Chocolates - chocs
@Humbug25 (12551)
January 4, 2009 1:00pm CST
Well we got an awful lot of chocolate this year, rather unexpectedly as I had bought 2 tins of chocolates in case nobody gave us any and because I was expecting some guests that didn't turn up! The kids got at least 3 selection boxes each along with small tins with sweets in them and also the small chocolates that were in their stockings so they will be kept going for quite some time! I have a child's birthday party to do on the Saturday so I dare say some will disappear during that time. I even saw someone offering theirs on freecyle as they had too many. I was hoping to get the year off to a healthier start this year but it looks as though it will be starting in February!! What do you do with your Christmas sweets and chocolates that you have an excess of? Do you eat them all gradually or give them to someone else?
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18 responses
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Hey there humbug25 well I would give some away and eat some gradually I love chocolate in fact I will take some off your hands for you lol.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hiya apples99 Don't get me wrong I am a self confessed chocoholic but I am fat enough and was hoping to have a healthier 2009!! Cheers apples
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 09
Well you could always open a Sweet shop my friend, I can imagine you as a female Willy Wonker LOL! Seriously though we have no problems with too many sweets in our house, we feed them to the hoover! The hoover can you guess who it is? My father LOL! Yep. I always give my sweets to him. This year I got toblerones, I hate them, so I gave to him, oh thank you son! I got a packet of toffees, yuk, my teeth, my father had them. I got a chocolate orange, ewwww far too sickly for me, yep my dad got it oh and a packet of Cadbury's chocolate caramels, and guess who got those! My dad is the human chocolate recycling machine! I gave all my sweets to him, perfect solution everyone is happy!
@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya wolfie34 I think alot of the problem was that I didn't open any tins of sweets until it was actually Christmas and we went down to Cornwall for a week in the new year so we weren't around to get some real good sweety eating done!! Cheers wolfie
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
4 Jan 09
We have a lot of candy kisses left. I put them in a dish and when the kids come over they have some to eat. Also, my hubby and I eat them - but we try to eat them a little at a time. Notice I said try LOL
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
H ya lilcee Yes I have several bowls dotted around the house in the hope that they will disappear but the kids have still got their own chocolates from Christmas but I think they have had enough now. I think there will still be bowls around the house until April at the rate we are going LOL Thanks lilcee
@ellie333 (21018)
4 Jan 09
Hi Humbug, I was lucky in that we didn't get any goodies as such and the tims of sweets we did get I had eaten the bulk of before Christmas, naughty me eh! I think my son has son chocolates from the tree in a secret stash somewhere but that about it really. All gone so no temptation. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Jan 09
Hi ya ellie333 I wouldn't let anyone touch the chocolates before Christmas! Big mistake I now realise! LOL Cheers ellie
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@celticeagle (123950)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan 09
Both! And they are saying that chocolate is healthier than what they had thought before. Just kidding. I don't think that sweets at a minimum is bad. It is like everything else- over indulgence is where the problem lies.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Jan 09
Hi there celticeagle True but I like to eat loads all in one go in the hope that the pile will go down quicker and they will make me feel ill so I won't want to eat them ever ever again but it never seems to work!! LOL Thanks for your response
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@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
4 Jan 09
God in our house there is never any left lol we trynotto buy too much as the kids tend to get given loads of it but whatever amount they have they manage to eat all of it.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Jan 09
Hi ya AbbeyB I dare say they will plough their way through it but as we have only just come back from our New years holiday in my hometown they have been more interested inbeing re-united with their toys they got for Christmas which wasn't a bad thing and I guess the chocs won't go off overnight!! Thanks for your response
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
4 Jan 09
You have children and you are asking this question Humbug?!@! LOL. My daughter and her friends (more the friends) make short work of any chocolates in our house. Any that they can't manage - well there's always me!!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Jan 09
Hi ya p1kef1sh Hahaha yeah that must seem funny but I was asking what other's do with theirs, I know that the pile will go down eventually but there is only so much I will allow the kids to eat as they would have it for breakfast if they thought I would let them!! Cheers p1key
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
31 Aug 09
i often get a lot of chocolate at christmas time (and buy some for myself when its on sale after christmas). i put them in the freezer to eat all throughout the year. i find that chocolate really freezes well and it tastes just as good as it would if it were fresh.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Hi cher913 Now there is a good idea. Remind me to do that this year will you? LOL Thanks for your response
• United States
5 Jan 09
Well sometimes I would just eat them myself. They would be gone sooner rather than later though. More often I will bring extra items to work. My co-workers are all vultres. Anything I bring in will be gone by the end of the day.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi there hummer002 I am a stay at home mum so I have to think of some other avenues to take to shift some of ours!! Thanks for your response
@mlap93 (5)
• Paraguay
5 Jan 09
in my house we split the chistmas sweets between me and my sister, we each put them in our rooms, and she's over with her share in no time, and keeps snicking into my room to steal mine, which makes me crazy, the thing is i cant tell on her because i have suspicions that she is not the only culprit, the cleaning lady, and my mom are also on the list, so i will have to keep investigating.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya mlap93 and welcome to myLot You might have to find a good hiding place for all your chocolates and sweets then!! Thanks for your response and happy mylotting
@amanda333 (739)
• France
5 Jan 09
There's never nothing left here i'm afraid, the kids love chocolate. If there is more than usual then we just keep it in the the cupboard...chocolate doesn't go off, its not around long enough haha
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi amanda333 I have checked all the dates of the chocolates and they say April this year. They used to have over a year left on their dates and then I could have got away with putting them by for next year!! Got loads of birthdays coming up in March so I am not panicing just yet and they might well have all gone by then too! Thanks amanda
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
5 Jan 09
Hi humbug, There are 5 adults living in this house.. and there is one huge honking pile of sweets let me tell you. I want to loose the last 10 lbs of my baby weight, but i dont think i'll be able to do that till after we move outta here.. lol. My parents loveeeeeeee to eat the sweets. not only did they buy a ton, but they got a ton from various other places. . even some home made. . My cousin lives here and he has a very healthy appitite. lol i dont know if he even stops eating in his sleep.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi Sissygrl I bet you will turn aroung one day it there will be no more sweets left in the pile and everyone will turn to each other and say 'Hey, who ate all the sweets?' LOL Thanks for your response
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
5 Jan 09
It's very difficult to have anything sweet around this house because my hubby seems to go through it like there's no tomorrow. This year we didn't get that much chocolate as for gifts but I did buy my son quite a bit. My son eats it at an exceptional portions at a time and i don't let him over do it. If I have guests over I'll share with them over a cup of coffee or tea. Have a nice day
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya nixxi76 The trouble is too that is was my eldest son's 8th birthday last Tuesday and he had a party on Saturday and as quick as I was getting rid of some of the chocolate he was recieving it as gifts ughh, almost back to square one LOL Thanks for your response
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Sometimes we'll freeze a little bit. We always take a bunch to my grandmother's nursing home too and put it out in their kitchen.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi there Shar19 I don't have any family that live near me so I can't even share them with them!! I might do as you and someone else has suggested and freeze some as I didn't think to do that! Cheers Shar
@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
5 Jan 09
We have tons as well. I try to make sure that no one opens a box until the current open one is finished, that way I'll have a full unopened box of chocolate in case an occasion to give it away should arise. Other than that we either slowly make our way through the boxes or our guests get stuffed with candy until it's all gone!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya jesssp Yeah that is what we are doing but they are going down very slowly. Even some of my son's friends have been around to the house and I have stuffed their pockets before they have left. I bet their parents love me!! LOL Thanks jesssp
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Hi Humbug, I can't resist chocolates - so I would most probably keep all for myself; though I would give away the other sweets and candies to friends or colleagues.
@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi lazeebee I can't resist chocolates either but I am trying to get rid of my middle tyre so it looks like it will be April before I can start on my healthy eating regime!! LOL Thanks for your response
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Well chocolate and cookies both freeze pretty well. So you could freeze some for later in the year. Or, you can chop up the chocolates and add them to a basic cookie recipe for some really special cookies too. Or, make brownies and add them to it. There are all kinds of things you can do with chocolates. Even dropping milk chocolate in hot cocoa makes it especially rich.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya TessWhite Wow it didn't cross my mind to freeze them, that's a good idea! I wouldn't like to add them to cookies because some of them are soft and even runny centred and wouldn't taste to good like that but definately putting them in hot chocolate is a good one. Thanks for your response
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Hi there, Humbug!! Oh, this is so hard to admit.......Yes, I end up eating more than I should. We didn't get quite the same amount of candy that you did, I dare say. We didn't have so much candy but we had lots of other goodies. It's surprising how many of them we ate. Time to get back to our "non-Christmas" food! Did your Uncle accept your invitation and join you for the holidays?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya rocketj1 I even took a huge tin of chocolates to my son's 8th birthday party where there were 20 7/8 year olds and I still came back with the tin 3/4 full!! I was going to start a discussion about what happened with my uncle but I haven't got around to it yet but it might well be a bit too late now!! Yes he did accept my invitation and kindly invited his son too and then on Christmas Eve around 7pm they sent me a text message to tell me they weren't coming because my uncle had got flu. I reckon they had a better offer where they didn't have to travel 2 hours to get to. I had them a gift too!! In a way I didn't mind because there was no pressure and it didn't mean that I was in the kitchen preparing food whilst they played with my kids which is what I love to do!! Cheers rocketj1