Wow I didn't even know!! Thanks Caite It's a good thing "untreated natural ingredients" are sought after, it's better in the long run. So maybe....with the sales going up, G&B may consider expanding to the US, too.....
"Well something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day."
As I had promised to do and had mentioned in my Chichester review, I talked to Hayley about our practice of turning up with gifts of chocolate after a concert.
It had been rumoured that Hayley said "I'm trying to give up chocolate" but it would appear that that is not the case. Hayley said to me that she HAD given up chocolate until we started giving her chocolate after concerts. I don't know whether that referred to Mark and I at the Telford pre-Christmas show or Roger's and mine Easter eggs at Cadogan Hall, though I guess it matters not!
I even suggested that if she did not want the Green & Blacks, we were doing her a dis-service by bringing it, to which she replied that she thought it was "really sweet" that we came 'bearing gifts' after a concert.
She was happy to accept the bar that I brought to Chichester but, like all things, moderation is the key. We have first hand knowledge that it is shared out on the drive home and personally, I think that is brilliant. We show our appreciation and that bar of chocolate is a reminder to Hayley and whoever is in car on the way home, that we have shown our appreciation in our unique way.
Reading between the lines, I feel that what we mustn't do is go OTT and I Mean by that, if HWI is going en masse to a concert, then there should only be ONE (or maybe two! ) bars of chocolate, and not one from everybody.
This is going to require communication and understanding from everybody who may want to be part of the 'chocolate thing' in that we must be certain who will be doing the honours at a particular event. In that way we will not overpower Hayley to the extent that she says "enough is enough!"
I hope, after our chat about it, she will understand that we only want to show our appreciation and will happily find some other way of doing so, should the need arise!
I gave her two pounds of dark chocolate in Easton, saying it was "nothing dangerous, except maybe to your waistline!" She laughed and said a mock "uh oh." I'm sure she shared it with Ian and Fiona and Steve A on the drive back to NYC, but in retrospect that probably was going overboard.
Remember Belinda, there are 10 varieties in the 100g range and 6 in the 150g range. That is 1900 grams in total!
Tell ya what. I'll race ya!
Well, I have tried 3 varieties so far...have to eat them myself since I can't get to Hayley ...haha The dark chocolate I consume with black coffee... the milk chocolate with black tea... the dark chocolate with orange and spices also with black coffee !!! Now I have to find the other 13 (?) varieties, right ?? Love, your new organic chocolate fan, Marianne
Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul. Source unknown.
Well done Grant for speaking to Hayley and for the "plan" to communicate before a concert on who will take the chocky !! Obviously, I took a bar with me to Porthcawl, because I knew I would be the only one to offer her any that night - and I felt I had better keep up the tradition
OK! Guess I've started something by mentioning them, so here's "The Sticker Story"!
You may remember the story from Telford, where Hayley's bar of G&B almost didn't get to Telford, never mind to London afterwards! This led to Hayley posing for a group of pictures which you will have seen on the appropriate thread.
Well, forum member Comet converted the images into stickers 'for a bit of fun'. When I get a moment, I'll post a scan but as this was a personal project, we only made a few sets and I gave one to Hayley at Chichester, the others have found their way onto various places where I can see them. One is in the middle of my fridge door, another is on the inside of the sun visor in my car and a couple look out at you when you open the boot of the car.
Anyway, thats the "sticker story" Sorry it's not more exciting!
This is what's left from my G&B chocolate. I found this small bar at the Birmingham Airport. I've never been a friend of dark chocolate but this one is great. It tastes really sweet and it tastes best when it's chilled. I have to try the other varieties as well.
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry