Thursday, January 16, 2014

Off Topic

Does advent calendar chocolate ever go bad?

26 comments:

LottaColada said...

Well, you're not doing it right if you wait more than a month to eat it.

auntliddy said...

To answer your question, it was never good. Its stale when you get it.
My off topic today is how I dont watch ANYTHING on network tv anymore. nothing. And I realized why. After Breaking Bad, Sopranos, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, no episode of HIMYM or New Girls or what ever it is can do the trick. Iam completely spoiled for good writing. so I watch history shows, nature shows, some procedural police shows, like that. Does anyone else feel same way? Dont the networks see how good a show could be and try to make their own good show? Obviously no.

Meanie Rhysie said...

*blinks rapidly* Who the hell lets chocolate go for so long?! That ain't right!!

TalksTooMuch said...

Well, theoretically, say you picked up a couple of dozen for super cheap after Christmas, then I could see this being a valid query

TalksTooMuch said...

But I'm not Catholic, so I'm sure I don't know

Merlin D. Bear said...

First, what's an "advent calendar" and secondly, I agree with Meanie - who the hell lets chocolate sit around that long?

Merlin D. Bear said...

Oh, and why is chocolate associated with one?

Violet said...

@auntliddy I hardly watch tv at all these days. Mostly listen to the radio. We're a bit behind this dude of the Atlantic but Hostages and The Tomorrow People started this week and they seemed ok. Not brilliant but ok to while away an hour.

Violet said...

*dude?? Side obviously.

Queenie said...

I want to go off topic too.

We have E's Fashion Police on in the background at work today and I can't help but notice how many times Ghouliana says she didn't like someone's look, when she specifically told them on the carpet how spectacular they looked. Two faced much? I'd love someone in her sights to challenge her on the next red carpet :-/

... And WTF does Kelly Osborne know about fashion anyway? Who would take that tattoooed, purple haired, idiot's advice?

Interesting to note that George didn't 'dress' anyone (that I've heard of yet) - he can't be that good.

Dena said...

OT: I'm going to have lots of cocktails whilst watching Flowers in the Attic on Lifetime this weekend!

Lurker Girl said...

@Merlin--I think it's mainly a catholic thing. You get a part of the Story of Christ's birth each day of Advent--and behind that little board for the day is a piece of chocolate. Remember in Bad Santa--BBT tore up the poor little kid's calendar and put like Tic tacks and asprin in the slots when he glued it back together...lololol.

Queenie said...

Haha love that they all sucked up to Cate Blanchett - probably scared of her. Not that Cate would give a flying fuck what these nobodies think anyway.

Sugar said...

Flowers in the Attic is this weekend? I heard about it so long ago I figured I missed it! Hazzah! I'm totally going to watch the shit out of that. I bet our very own 'anonymous' will be watching too, if you catch my drift.

selenakyle said...

No, I doubt fake-flavored brown wax ever goes bad...

Meanie Rhysie said...

Shazbot! I caught that, @Sugar! :D

discoflux said...

I don't know. We always get the lego advent calendars.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Auntliddy - I agree with you. (Except I like "How I Met Your Mother.") Every time I watch stuff on PBS like NOVA or some documentary, when it ends I'm like "why isn't EVERYBODY watching this? That's the greatest thing I've ever seen!" And afterwards when I change the channel, if I find Bachelors or Kardashians, I die a little inside.

I also really like the old rerun stations, with shows like Jack Benny, The Fugitive, Maude, etc.

auntliddy said...

An Advent claendar is simply a calendar on a larger picture with 25 windows you open. can have candy, small toys or nothing.. Just a way to count down to chriatmas is all

califblondy said...

Chocolate never goes bad.

Amartel said...

Ew. It arrives bad. It gets worse. It's for kids who don't know the difference.

Anothergrayhare said...

It can't go off. I just stocked up on them at Walmart for 75% off after Christmas. And I'm not Catholic, just someone with chocolate freaks for kids who also enjoy Christmas.

Bessie Smith said...

This was news to me. I am Catholic, a convert, but I don't think that me not being a cradle Catholic has anything to do with the fact that I've never seen an Advent calendar with chocolate behind the window, or anything but a scene from the life of Christ. I would think Enty's mother did it for him. But apparently others of you have heard of it, too.

kelli_girl said...

@ Queenie - I'd actually watch a red carpet pre-show if the hosts told the stars what they REALLY thought of their outfits!

ninotchka said...

Old chocolate "blooms" when the milk solids rise. It turns white-ish but it doesn't really go bad. It does get stale. I have chocolate "Six Wives of Henry VIII" that I've had for years. I'd be afraid to eat them but it wouldn't kill me.

There's not a lot of great network tv these days. I watch The Good Wife, Elementary and something else I'm not remembering at the moment.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Advent calendars are boxes of candy with 25 little slots/doors, and you get one each day from 1 December to 25th. There are nicer versions, ones you reuse each year, but most of what you see in USA is the cheap boxes.

They're more popular in Europe; England and Germany being countries I most associate with their popularity. Most of the ones I find in America are made in Germany.