This Is Not Just Panettone...

 


As neither of us like fruit cake of any description (nor mince pies or Christmas pudding) we have indulged this year in a Marks and Spencer triple chocolate panettone for our Christmas treat.

We have just tried our first slice along with a mug of hot chocolate.

Do you think that may have been too much chocolate?



32 comments:

  1. Boris Johnson should win the 'Fruit Cake' of the year award for 2020. Wish we could afford to shop in Marks and Sparks. Lidl and Iceland are our favourite supermarkets.

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    1. It was the only thing we bought there Dave. Just a special treat for Christmas. Although we did see plenty of people with full trollies of food that must have cost quite a bit!

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    2. We went in M & S in Killarney and they wanted fourteen Euros for a πŸ• pizza. We quickly walked out again.

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  2. Darn, now I see a photo of that triple treat. I had another look in our supermarket today. Only the raisin one.
    Looks darn good. A girl can never have too much chocolate

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  3. I am of the school one can never have too much good chocolate. Mincemeat is not available here so this mincemeat addict has to make her own for the first time ever.

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    1. Good luck with your mincemeat. If all else fails, eat chocolate!

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  4. Marjorie is right. You can't have too much chocolate (unless it is that famous British brand that was taken over by a foreign company and now tries to pass off grease as the original product - any amount of that is too much chocolate).

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  5. The sort answer to your question is YES

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  6. Sorry - the second word should read short.

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    1. Yes, I did feel rather queasy after all that chocolate.

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    2. JayCee - you need to build up your capacity bit by bit (mug by mug, cake by cake).

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    3. Alka Seltzer by Alka Seltzer ...

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  7. That panettone looks splendid JayCee and the photograph of it seems so professional in spite of the crumbs that Lord Peregrine created as he wolfed down his huge slice.

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    1. Yes, the photograph is so uncannily like the one on the M&S website isn't it? Much neater than mine in real life after I had hacked off two big slices.

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  8. There's not such a thing as too much chocolate. πŸ˜‚

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  9. Can never have too much chocolate. We just had French toast made with fruit panettone, eggs and eggnog instead of milk. I cooked them in the waffle maker. It was so good. Merry Christmas from Alberta, Canada where we had 2 feet of snow yesterday. You can imagine how everybody spent their time today-shovelling!!!

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    1. You will need that delicious breakfast to give you energy for all that shovelling. Merry Christmas Janice.

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    1. And Happy Christmas to you too Yael. May it be peaceful and above all, safe x

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  11. I am totally the opposite. I don't like Panettone at all, but love Christmas cake, mince pies, and even Christmas pud'.

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    1. Well, all the more for the both of us πŸ˜‹

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  12. My masseuse had a Pannetone on my last visit a week ago. I never had one before and ended up having two slices. It wasn't chocolate though. It was still delicious. Happy Christmas Jaycee.

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    1. I have seen various versions of pannetone but this was the only one I could find without dried fruit, which i cannot abide.
      Happy Christmas to you Rachel x

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  13. We also have *that* panettone- and indulged by also buying the woodland yule log from the same shop. Neither has been opened yet - but I think the panettone may get tried after dinner tonight with a hot chocolate with Baileys in :)

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  14. Panettone? I’ve never heard of such but it only takes one look at the picture for me to know I’m
    in! (I’m learning so much reading your blog!)

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    1. I think I made a mistake with the spelling, so you may be learning lots of wrong things from my blog!

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  15. Needs must when fruit cake avoidance is required. Enjoy your day. Happy Christmas!

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  16. No, you can never have too much chocolate!
    xxx

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