Sunday, 4 March 2012

So you like chocolate?


I'm quite well known for using childish phrases that adequately describe certain things.  You may not want to read this over your favourite snack or at lunch time.  You know those lovely thick, dimensional glue dots.  Yeah, Great aren't they.  I call 'em Snots.  'Coz they're so thick and gluey, that if you need to, the only way to get rid of them is to treat them like snot...get it on your finger and roll it around until it's not sticky and then flick it...somewhere.  So what's this to do with chocolate?  Well, Mrs Precision and Shopkeeper Gal were overcome by their curiosity and while I was there last Thursday, they tried the new chocolate flavoured Philadelphia.  Yep.  The famous Philly cream cheese is available in chocolate flavour.  It sparked some discussion, of course.  I think it's going to be another Marmite.  And whilst I love Marmite, I don't like chocolate Philadelphia.  I don't like chocolate cheesecake which is the nearest taste I can attribute to it.  It smells very rich.  It's texture is wonderfully thick..it really is dream-like molten chocolate. And the taste is of erm, chocolate. For a minute.  Then you experience that 'thing' that all the wine connoisseurs talk about. The 'hint of' - the 'after note', a 'top note'.  Of cheese.  It's not right for me.  Puts me very much in mind of another brand of chocolate that's famous in the USA - Hershey. You know that teeny moment when you burp silently in your mouth and you get a taste of well, sick?  That's what it was for me.  Sweet and cheese.  Not for me apparently.  Or Hershey...it reminds me of unsweetened chocolate sprinkled with dried Parmesan cheese.
Why on earth have I written this post? Because if we ever meet, I'll need you to know what I do and don't eat.  Seems entirely reasonable to me.  And I promise not to be too childish about chocolate, cheese or cake.  No guarantees about snot though.

54 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Eww that sounds yucky but I do like Godiva cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, so maybe.....

JoZart said...

Heeee Heee Hee He!Now you know i've got to try it out. I'm thinking I won't like it but who knows??? Now see what you've done! I'll be back with the result.........
JoZarty x

voodoo vixen said...

Julia, I have to give you Brownie points for trying it!! I'm afraid spreading chocolate flavoured Philadephia onto a cracker would be pushing the boundaries a bit... I was sort of under the impression that they had brought it out so people could make cheesecake with it... now I might try in the cheesecake format!! You don't like Marmite?? Oh dear... a life without Twiglets... its unthinkable!!
Glue dots... I call them boogers... for very much the same reason you call them snot!! ;)

Bellaidea said...

love it! :)

Quirky Boots said...

hmmmm i have purchased some of the wonder that is choc philly and im yet to taste it! i'm quite certain it will become a blog post too ;) x

Ohhh Snap said...

I don't think I'll try it. I like to make Buffalo Chicken Dip with my cream cheese :D.

Hershey is something you have to be raised with to like I think. They are the best for S'mores IMO. I had a friend in Scotland who was intrigued with WW2, but had never tried a Hershey bar. So I sent him some. Let's just say he didn't care for it lol.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, i loved your description of the glue dots, i mean snot. if we ever meet, i'll make sure to get out of the way of your flicking finger, LOL!

Angie said...

We have all been wondering what it is like and whether to try it...I was the only one who HAD decided to try it ..after your description ...maybe not...the last bit put me right off ...although I sort of like choc cheese cake ...not my fav by any means.
Have you tried the new Boursin with dried tomatoes ...yummy ...and works adding flavour to a cream sauce on pasta too. You may have worked out that I haven't started my diet yet..lol.

kelli said...

That does sound entirely yucky!! I do have to say though, that I am quite fond of Hershey's chocolate! Could be because it's readily available, considering i live about an hour and a half from the factory heh heh. Maybe I should just splurge on some choc covered coffee beans...yummm, now that's some good stuff!

Sande said...

Oh I do love Hershey chocolate but then again we were poor when I was a child and that was all my grandmother could afford, so it was a grand treat. My father asked one day why I would not eat three foods (I will eat almost anything) but okra, oysters and milk. Yuk!!!! I told him okra and oysters taste like snot and milk leaves a dry taste in my mouth. I never eaten any of these since the day I tasted them over 60 years ago. I'd rather eat liver.

Tracy said...

LOL.
I think Chocolate should be enjoyed as is ;)

Christy Beans said...

It kind of tastes like rich chocolate pudding (the cooked kind not yucky instant) but with a cheesecake aftertaste. I think one trick is that you can't put too much on... it's not a slather it to death kind of thing. But a nice thin spread on a bagel was pretty good. Of course, I'm a believer that there IS such a thing as too much chocolate. Personally though, I still prefer strawberry Philly. If I want chocolate, I'll stick to Nutella, which I've been eating for more than a decade but has only recently become more available in rural areas like where I live.

Neesie said...

Why try and change something that's perfect...a chunk of chocolate from the fridge...Mmmm....nothing better.

Oops I've probably started a whole new argument now ~ chocolate in or out of the fridge?

Me...I'm for in the fridge...what do you say? ;D

Spencer said...

I am a real chocoholic so I can't wait to try chocolate Philadelphia!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I definitely live in the wrong country because chocolate to me IS Hershey. I've been told there is REAL chocolate in the world, but I have apparently never tasted it. So, burp away and I'll keep my Hershey's to myself (grin).

Squirrel x said...

Sorry ... I think I just wet myself! You are a crazy woman, but we love ya. Hugs Sxx

Helen said...

What a post to read first thing in the morning... I hate chocolate cheesecake so I will be steering clear of this product (I don't eat "straight" Philly either) so thank you for the road test. As to the glue dots....

Mummylade said...

glad we cleared the chocolate and cheese situation up properly =)

Annie said...

Hehehe Think I will be right there with you on this one Julia.....and just so you know.....I'm the same about peppermint icecream [please don't give me that].
Oh and don't talk to me about snot.....with 5 grandchildren the one thing we don't want is a cold to go round them all!
Hugs,
A x

misteejay said...

LOL - the best way to start a Monday morning - a giggle over at Julia's.

I'll have to think about tasting this new Philly...not too sure about it and even less so after this wonderful (???) description hehehe.

Toni xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I wonder if your flicking skills are on a par with the stone-spitting??

CraftygasheadZo said...

This post did make me giggle! I love the new chocolate Philly, for me it's like a creamy chocolate spread with a hint of tang. Yum! Ok so I know what not to offer you if you ever visit! Lol ZO xx

BetteK said...

I know what you mean!!! We have lots of odd words for things in our house too and can only agree with your "Snots"!!!!!
I LoVe chocolate but hate anything chocolate flavoured ... hate chocolate ice-cream/cheesecake etc., etc.,
Just give me the real stuff ... in a block. The largest you can find! Love Debbie xxXx

Artyjen said...

Ha, ha, ha....great post! Don't think I like the sound of that flavour combo either!
I'm partial to chocolate dipped pretzels if we ever meet ;)
xoxo sioux

Deena said...

we don't have chocolate philly here yet...might be good lightly spread on a tortilla and filled up with strawberries then rolled? I was sure that where your story was going the glue dot snot ball was going to end up in your philly making it taste...well you get my drift....we don't get lots of those products here in canada...it's like we wait it out to see what the rest of the world has to say about it first...and then it makes it's way here...much like scrapbooking supplies...thank goodness for the internet!

May said...

LOL!! great post,I love philly, but not to sure about chocolate flavour wont be trying that one, I now cant use me glue dots without thinking of snot "madam" Hugs May x x x x

Morti said...

Thank you for the heads-up - I'll add it to the list of things NOT to include on the buffet....

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ew! Triple ew! (skipping the double ew and rushing right into the triple ew-a breach of protocol in some places). I'm not a fan of flavored things to start with and definitely not a fan of chocolate but CHOCOLATE CHEESE?!?!?!!!! What on God's green earth were they thinking?!!!!!

What's your take on peanut butter and jelly IN THE SAME JAR???

Kirsty.a said...

Thatnks for the warning - I'm a self confessed chocoholics, but I'm not a Philly fan. I'll give a miss

Sarah said...

I shall forward this to Masterchef... cheese and chocolate...no thanks. Marmite and jam - yes please...that's me and not the baby talking and it sure as heck keeps hubby away. Give me choccy in pure basic form...that is massive bars from Cadbury's 2 for 1

Craftychris said...

You are so funny!! I will never look at glue dots in the same way again!! I nearly bought some chocolate philly yesterday but something stopped me - maybe it was a sixth senth of yukkyness! I tried to email for a WOYWW badge but couldn't make it work. Please would you email me your email address? smith.craftychris@gmail.com. Thank you xx

ElizabethR said...

I shall say with my banana, raspberry jam and crunchy peanut better on toast then. xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

You are too funny! Love the SNOT out of this post!!!! haaa.

Well, yes, I'm in the USA and do love my Hershey chocolate. Good for you for trying the chocolate cream cheese; that's something that I'll skip!

Hugs,
Kay

kay said...

will remember that then julia in case we meet,though the thought of chocolate cheese is already making me feel sick! but you did make me laugh about your snot :)

Sheilagh said...

I love the chocolate Philly, it is great on Jacobs crackers. My husband bought THREE tubs after a guy at work gave him a taste.

As for Hershey chocolate...YUCK!

Cadbury's is the best and if Kraft mess about with the chocolate, there will be an uprising!!

Thanks for the giggles.

Sheilagh.

PS I hate Marmite:)

Sue said...

Lol great post hun, made me laugh, no i wouldnt eat chocolate philly yuk, sue,x

fairy thoughts said...

very funny! I know what you mean, I like my chocolate just chocolatey, but having said that Montezumas (in winchester near the buttercross) have some weird.. but fab flavours....seasalt and lime, strawberry and paprika to name but two or even spotted dick. i dont think they do a snot flavour though. But you should try them next time you are in town.
janet

fairy thoughts said...

ps
doh! I forgot i cannot think about chocolate .... it's lent and I am very self righteous about giving up for 40 days
janet

fairy thoughts said...

ps
doh! I forgot i cannot think about chocolate .... it's lent and I am very self righteous about giving up for 40 days
janet

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for the smile Ms J.
and the booger tutorial LOL
I on the other hand could probably eat way too much chocolate cheese cake...well your slice for sure if you really don't want it? LOL

Purple Rocks! said...

Euuurghh...I don't think I will ever be able to see this tv ad about chocolate philly without now thinking about snot! My waistline is forever in your debt! lol...x

Caro said...

I am a hater of marmite and Hersheys chocolate so I will probably not like chocolate Philidelphia. That said, I have a fantastic double chocolate cheesecake recipe which is yummy, so I may like it! You have aroused my curiosity...I will have to try some next time I go shopping!

Ann B said...

Chocolate and Cheese? No thanks fro me but thanks for the info Julia and brave you testing it for us. Never been that keen on cheesecake either (but I love Marmite), can remember the first time I tasted cheesecake - it made that much of an impact on me. Just like Peter Kay said about 'Garlic? Bread?

ScrappnBee said...

I had the chocolate mousse flavored yoplait yougurt and had the same eeewwww reaction. :( Have not seen the chocolate cream cheese though. Might have to try it with the kids though, just for novelty's sake! LOL! -Amanda

Bridget Larsen said...

oh gawd I picked the wrong time to read this post, even with the prewarning I continued on after I had just put my breakfast in my mouth to chew, I will never look at my peanut butter with berlina on toast ever the same again, it will always taste like snot to me hahahaha or the image of what snot tastes like mixed in with chocolate and cheesecake. I am game to try anything

Lisa-Jane said...

I love Cadburys and I love Philly but together? No, it just doesn't work. I expected it to taste like chocolate spread but it doesn't. Its vile. Its the work of the devil I tell you.

Doone said...

try chilli chocolate ( mexican dishes)

also salted chocolate ( heart attack city but, Oh my!, salt and chocolate works, it really does)


so do you eat your snot? do you munch on your scabs?

i feel this is much more sociable way to dispose of ones personal bodily detritus than flicking it upon some poor unsuspecting partner who happens to be sitting close by...

I can't abide the toe nail clippings though - you know the ones that get parachuted to my side of the bed?... Why can't he do it in the bathroom? If I can eat my snot for him can't he keep his unwanted toe nail parts away from me?

why am I telling you this?

dx

Spyder said...

I put Nuttella in my porridge, that didn't taste right either, and what a wast of Nuttella...

jude said...

Yuck ...sounds orrible don't like choco spread or cake so just give it a miss me thinks...love your description of it !
judex

laurie said...

well you made me laugh today!

Bridget Larsen said...

p.s I'll send you something from Australia in return for the badge, anything in particular you would like?
Bridget #57

Elizabeth said...

Chocolate Philly does not appeal to me either so no danger of me serving it up to you should you ever come to tea :) But I do love Hershey's Kisses, just because they do taste like the cocoa, our suppertime drink when we were little. Elizabeth x

Darnell J Knauss said...

That was a knee-slapping funny post! I didn't know there was such a thing as chocolate cream cheese, but I have tried chocolate cheesecake. Maybe it's only supposed to be eaten on graham crackers, like a cheesecake crust, without the fuss of baking a cheesecake? Anyway, you cracked me up, so thanks for the laugh! I'll be putting my 7-year-old grandsons to work making homemade glue dots for me!

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