Some might recommend antibiotics for pneumonia (those would be the doctors) but us food bloggers like something that is more indulgent. Like caramels. If you’re craving caramels, no matter how sick, you know you’re generally OK. And is it not a bucolic ideal to be eating bons bons while lounging in bed? Realistically, no one has time for that –except when taken ill with only enough strength to strip the crinkly, bright wrappers off the naked chocolates .
I recently had the opportunity to curl up with a box of the above. Fortune smiled upon me and said, “hey, get yourself some pneumonia and some bons bons”. The pneumonia arrived courtesy of the devil (I can’t be sure of that, just a guess) and the chocolates came courtesy of President’s Choice.
It’s actually a chocolate and toffee “collection” (I’m giving up stamps immediatly -what was I thinking?) and the first thing I noticed is that all the 11 flavours on the chocolate map (see below for some blurry details) were tempting. Not a chocolate brandy cherry in site. I think I would eat the orange fondant last but my dad would head straight for it.
The chocolates are imported from England and you do feel like you just nipped into Marks and Spencers for a fix.
You can go ahead and buy them for as a hostess gift, but they’ll never make it, particularly if you’re too weak to get out of bed.
See, there’s an upside to congested lungs. No, actually there’s not. But eating these caramels will make you forget your woes for a bit. (Take note Daytime TV).