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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 10:30:57 am »
I am amazed at the varuety of chocolate and candy available in the USA. Is most of it available in all states or does it vary ? Does anyone know?

What I get really frustrated with here is the mediocraty (have I spelt that correctly??). For example, take Metlis Chewy Sweets. Over here, we get fruit and mint varieties. That's it. In France I was able to get wonderful licorice ones and better still - cinnamon ones. Why can't we get those here? It's the same with chewing gum. Mint- or endless fruit varieties. Everywhere else does loads of other flavours - including hot cinnamon.

The UK confectionary trade is safe and boring and, I think, foolish. Whenever I visit a new city or town, I also look for a 'traditional' sweet shop - the type that sells old fashioned sweets in jars. These shops are always crammed with people wanting something different - something from years ago - and i am told endlessly that what people buy most of is herby flavoured stuff, cinnamon flavoured stuff, licorice flavoured stuff and so on. Now, good luck to these shops - they are making a good living but availability is so limited. There's no such shop where I live and the multiples only want to stock horrible serve yourself sour jelly type sweets.

I am rambling and not sure I am making any sense so I'll sign off now as we are going to London later today for a few days' break.

Happy new year to you all.
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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 01:14:08 pm »
Work in progress  :)


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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 01:53:25 am »
chocadmin - lovin your flow chart!!!

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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 11:42:06 pm »
Here's version 0.2, still need to get some updated scans for images near the top. Please let me know thoughts, comments etc.
Is there enough choc on it now, or should there be more questions/answers?

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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 12:02:00 am »
Version 0.9 now linked on the Fun section http://www.chocolatereview.co.uk/fun/
Suggestions?
(other than font/size tweaking which I know needs doing :) ).

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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 10:08:25 pm »
It's excellent!
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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 08:10:50 am »
Yes, it is. It's great fun and just what is needed in this freeeeeeeeezing weather!
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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 09:09:06 pm »
v1.0 hopefully online later tonight :)
Will tweet and post when it's done.

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Re: Finally a candy flow chart - perhaps we ought to do a UK edition?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 10:23:38 pm »
Version 1.0 now online in the FUN section :P