Friday, 30 November 2012

Hotel Chocolate Giant Christmas Cracker - Giveaway #18

Well, how fantastic is a giant Christmas cracker stuffed full of Christmas cheer from Hotel Chocolat? I'd say fantastic indeed and I am really looking forward to cracking it open on Christmas Day this year. I shall be ensconced at the ancestral pile with the extended family and this super sized 64 cm long cracker will certainly come in handy. Last year the mini crackers went down well, but I think this is likely to really wow the gathered clan.

The cracker has the cool mid-winter colours of silver and white but with icy blue highlights. It captures the season well and depicts a wintery scene with spare drawings of trees and deer. The sparsity of the outside belies the abundance within, it is packed to the gunwales with chocolates - 40 to be precise. The  chocolate in come 22 individual white and silver wrapped packages. Everyone should find something they like as there are various types and flavours, including dark, milk and white; the identity of each is thoughtfully provided on the wrappers. The flavours of Christmas are well represented, including: Christmas Mess, Gianduja & Clementine, Gingerbread Truffle, Mulled Wine Truffles, Champagne Truffles and even a Pink Champagne Truffle. I was pleased to discover my favourite Sea Salt & Caramel, but as there is only one I might have to:
  1. Hide it
  2. Eat it now
  3. Get first dibs on the day
  4. Engage in some wrapper swapping
  5. Relax, be generous, it's Christmas
The cracker, which retails at £38, also comes with 12 silver hats and a silver envelope containing jokes which apparently "may not contain humour". Some traditions will never die, no matter how much we wish them to. It comes in a sturdy box with a carry handle, useful should you need to accompany Good King Wenceslas through the snow; knowing our luck, it won't be deep and crisp and even.

Should you wish to see what other delights Hotel Chocolat has to offer for Christmas, click here.

Giveaway
Hotel Chocolat is kindly giving one of my readers a Rather Large Cracker too. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Rafflecopter below. You will need to leave a comment on this post which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, you will need to give some way of identifying you as the validity of entries will be verified. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Because of the Christmas rush, winners will need to respond within 2 days of being contacted. Failure to do this will result in another winner being picked.

Prizes are offered and provided by Hotel Chocolat and Chocolate Log Blog accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party.

Closing date is Tuesday 11 December 2012

a Rafflecopter giveaway

373 comments:

  1. I'd buy it for myself and then hide it!

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  2. I'd hide somewhere no one else would find it

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  3. I would hide it for a while. Then I would open it later in the year when I need a bit of cheering up !

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  4. I would buy it for myself and leave post it note hints

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  5. i'd leave lots of hints but get some myself to be on the safe side

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  6. I would sure have to hide it so no one would find it but I would probably share some of it

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  7. I'd pull it with my 1 year old granddaughter, then I would be sure to win........

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  8. Hide it in either the kitchen sink or washing machine as nobody other than me ever goes near there!!!

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  9. Secrete it in my secret hiding place.....feign a headache........go and enjoy in peace

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  10. I'd ask for it, hopefully my family would be kind enough to save it for me!

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  11. As I live alone, apart from the cat, tropical fish & newts, I don't think I have much of a problem there ......

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  12. I'd have to make sure I hid it well!

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  13. I'd write santa a letter and hope for the best.

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  14. Hide it away from the rest of the family!

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  15. buy it myswelf, then put it in a secret place

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  16. I would hide it away until it was just the two of us and then share it.

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  17. yum yum my kids would love this :)

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  18. I'd wrap it up for myself and hide it under the tree,when I opened it I would say "Oh the labels fallen off" so no one would know I had put it there for myself

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  19. Buy it myself & it wouldn't last until Xmas day either!

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  20. Buy it for everyone now, then put it away, be unable to find it until after xmas when everyones started their diets! Except me of course, as I eat healthily all year round!!

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  21. Hide it in my wardrobe....secret shoebox

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  22. I am so fond of chocolate that I do not really have a single favourite, quite useful at times.

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  23. Hide it behind all the other food.

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  24. all of the chocolates would be my favourites so i would share with everyone and enjoy whichever chocolates came my way :)

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  25. I'd buy it for myself and hide it, but I'd make sure everyone else had their favourites too :)

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  26. I would make sure I had 1st pick!

    stacey.tripconey@yahoo.com

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  27. I would hide it behind the bookcase no one ever goes there

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  28. You really do have to buy and hide.

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  29. it buy it for everyone to share looks fab

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  30. I would buy it for myself as a Christmas present.

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  31. I would buy it for myself....Hide it and eat it when the kids are in bed!

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  32. Wow I can just imagine pulling this round the Christmas table and everyone scrambling for the chocolates as it burst open. Their chocolate are always divine too!

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  33. I would buy it myself!

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  34. I'd put it somewhere up high so the dogs didn't eat it!

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  35. Wow love that cracker it's massive! I'd ferret it away from everyone and hide it in my sock drawer :)

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  36. They all know not to be so stupid as to come between me and chocolate!

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  37. Threats of bodily harm usually do the trick....

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  38. I think I would sit underneath my slanket and hide it, so no-one could come and steal any!

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  39. I would buy so much that my hubby and kids could not possibly eat it all

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  40. If need be, turn to bribery, deception and trickery!

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  41. I'd pull the cracker with my lactose intolerant friend!

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  42. I'd hide it with the washing-up stuff. That way I know nobody else but me will find it!

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  43. Is there a wrong type of chocolate?! I love it all! white, cark, normal, caramel, mint....

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  44. I'd eat it so nobody else could! My tummy is the best hiding place!

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  45. Ask very nicely if I could have the one I wanted!

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  46. I'd drop hints, then buy one myself and secret it away.

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  47. I would promise to share it with my kids once I have "tested" them

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  48. I'd hide it in the middle of the fruit - no one ever goes near them!

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  49. Keep it in the cleaning cupboard - none of my family would look there

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  50. I would wrap it up with someone else's name on it! hahahaha @xxfluffywhitexx on twitter

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  51. I would tell my husband that is what I wanted

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  52. Pout and hope they take pity and give in..

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  53. Eat them all - that way at least one was guaranteed to be my favourite.

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  54. I'd hide it until everyone else is in bed!

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  55. Hide it in various locations round the house that no-one else goes into

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  56. Buy one myself, wrap it up, put it under the tree and say santa left it! :)

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  57. I would have it as a table decoration on Christmas day but I would have to hide it first

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  58. I would definately hide it, feel guilty so end up sharing it!!

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  59. Order online, have it delivered to work and not bring it home until I finish work for Christmas!

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  60. Buy it for myself and hide it on top of the wardrobe!

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  61. Sheila O'Donoghue1 December 2012 at 21:36

    I would relax and share

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  62. I'd get well stocked up because any additional chocolate gobbling before the day could then be accounted for. Any extras thereafter..... well the snack draw will be happy:)

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  63. I'd buy several to make sure I had one left on Christmas Day

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  64. Put it where the kids couldn't find it!

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  65. Just tell everyone to buy it for me! and hope I got loads!

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  66. Hope nobody else would want it.

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  67. Study the picture you took, and make sure I knew what the prominent words were for my favourite - I think it is the one saying "Caramel" hopefully that's the sea salt & caramel one ;))

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  68. I'd take my soul-mate to the shop and point to the one I wanted, so there was no room for any misunderstanding!

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  69. I'd share it, but secretly monitor how much was left and snaffle bits away when no-one was watching!

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  70. I would hide it in my super secret chocolate hiding place (Every parent should have one!) :)

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  71. Just remove it from my chocolate cupboard.

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  72. Hard to think of chocolate I don't like and there is lots to share in the cracker I think we will all be happy

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  73. I'd leave o/h a note describing what I want but would still buy some myself...just in case he forgot!

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  74. A Christmas Wish

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  75. Hmm buy it for me :-) And gobble it up all myself!! f.harris great prize!!
    bluemonkeyuk@yahoo.co.uk

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  76. Hide it in the cupboard where the dusters and cleaning stuff live. No one but me ever goes near that stuff.

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  77. Lucy Taylor chedtaylor @ hotmail dotcom2 December 2012 at 20:32

    mmm! they're all my favourites so i could quite safely share a few and still get a favourite.

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  78. Hmmmm in the cupboard from little hands

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  79. Make sure there is only me and my hubby that knows about it and tell him "I won it so I have what I like"

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  80. Hidden in a saucepan in the cupboard. No-one but me ever cooks so it's safe there

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  81. I'd certainly have to hide it! In a cupboard or somewhere random!

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  82. I'd have to buy my own, but I'd put 'hands off' notes on it so nobody would touch it.

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  83. tell my husband & he'd get it for me

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  84. by not letting anybody else know I have it until I have got the one I want

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  85. Drop hints..know hubby wouldn't get the hint so would probably buy it myself and hopefully get double as one of the sons got the hint!
    (Rafflecopter = Su Tyler)

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  86. I have a special hiding place for my treats!!! @kikicomp

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  87. I've got all the Christmas choccies stashed in a cool box. Not only is it mouse-proof (very important in our house) no one's moved it since last summer so it's a great place to hide things!

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  88. I love pretty much all flavours of chocolate so I couldn't go wrong.

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  89. Sneak the page into my favourites and let my husband find it when he "sneaks" on my laptop to look at what I have looked at :D xxx

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  90. I'd try and take my favourite out then do the cracker back up before it got pullede :)

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  91. I'd eat any, It doesn't matter. I'd like them all :)

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  92. I'd pick my favourite first - then grudgingly offer them round to everyone else! Hopefully one or two will be too full up ftom Christmas Dinner to accept!!

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  93. I'd open it carefully the day before, remove the ones I want and close it all up again ready to be opened after dinner and shared around :-D

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  94. I would offer all the other chocolates around first and then open that and hope that everyone would have stuffed themselves with the other chocolates

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  95. I'd make a recording of me saying it over and over again and then play it at night. It's bound to sink in.

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  96. I'd buy enough of it to make sure that when shared round there was enough for everyone including me!

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  97. I'd buy the chocolates, show everyone I'd got them, unwrap the box, nab the one (or ones) that I wanted and THEN share them round :-)

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  98. Give my partner strict instuctions!

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  99. It would be hidden! ;0) in my underwear draw!!!

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  100. Hide it somewhere!

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  101. hide it lol

    greig spencer

    greigspencer@.live.co.uk

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  102. I'd ask for it as a present. Only if it is a present is it safe and my family would then feel too guilty to take it from me.

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  103. I just buy what I want and hide it! :)

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  104. I'd hide it in the laundry basket, guaranteed the husband and kids won't look there!

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  105. Supply the children with some chocolate of their own!

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  106. I'd have to buy my own.

    @jaizduck

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  107. I wouldn't tell anyone that I had it!

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  108. I would buy it myself and wrap it up from father christmas with my name on it!

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  109. I always buy it for myself and hide it somewhere....doesn't mean it'll still be there by Christmas though! My mum got caught out one year when we noticed the tin of chocolates was half empty before being wrapped!

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  110. This rather large cracker would be at the centre of a free for all by our rather large family. Like a pride of Lions, each will come away with their bit of the kill. Lol.

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  111. Leave about a thousand hints!

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  112. Just ask my husband and he will supply :)

    @1967Shelly

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  113. Buy it myself and hide it!

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  114. Just buy a BIG box for the family

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  115. I'd perform James Bond like feats of derring do across land, sea and air by personally procuring the chocolates and bringing them home safe and sound, ready for the festive period :)

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  116. I'd buy it myself

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  117. I'd hide it somewhere out of sight, - so I could take a secret bite!

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  118. Buy it and hide it in my sock drawer!

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  119. I would buy it for myself and then post it to myself special delivery.....

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  120. Its Christmas, I wouldn't mind which I get (but I'd definitely try and get in there first!!)

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  121. I would wrap it up, and put a label on it - To Mummy Love from Santa x
    Then it would be for me :D I would get the first pick.

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  122. Hide them before the day - or sneakily open the box, take out my favourites and reseal! If the kids notice gaps in the box I'd say 'Ooooh I will have to write to the manufacturer!'

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  123. Buy it myself and then hide it in my wardrobe 'cos noone else goes in there

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  124. My hubby knows what I like... and I toally believe that he will producemy favourite choccy treat

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  125. Ingrain it into my 6 yr olds brain everytime we go to Sainsburys - 'Mmmm, mummy loves the lindt reindeer' :o)

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  126. I get up early, and hide my favorites

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  127. buy it myself, wrap it, label it, hide it from everyone else

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  128. Pull it when half the family are asleep from too much food and wine/beer to make the odds better

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  129. I must admit, that I would hide
    These chocolates, safely set aside,
    For when the house is free of kids,
    of hubby too, (there is no dibs)
    It is no sin, I'll be guilt free,
    to eat these chocolates, only me.

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  130. I'd hint, hint and hint again.....!

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  131. I would have to buy it for myself,wrap it myself and open it myself.

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  132. I would buy it in advance and hide it under my bed!

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  133. Sneakily open the box take out my favourite chocolates, hide them then reseal the box as if its new!

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  134. Lots of heavy hints ;)

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  135. I would hide it

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  136. I like all chocolate so what ever I ended up with I'd be happy

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  137. I will make sure I buy it with my christmas food shop.

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  138. I would hide them in the fridge in the middle of the vegetable drawer.

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  139. But it myself, wrap it and leave it under the tree late of Christmas eve

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  140. i always have a stash of chocolate hidden all over house in different places no chance of running out

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  141. No-one would stand a chance before me my family know to stay away when chocolate is concerned haha

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  142. When it's cracked, I'd dive for my chocolate and wrestle anyone out of the way :)

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  143. I'd buy it for myself then stash it somewhere haha

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  144. I'd hide it away until everyone was in bed then take out my favourites and of course I'd share the rest :)

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  145. i would get in there early...after all the early bird gets the worm

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  146. Let people choose chocolates in alphabetical order then I will always go first as mine is the only name that starts with an "A"!

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  147. I would hide it in the laudry basket as nobody else in the family ever goes near it ! melanie_spare@hotmail.co.uk

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  148. I would make sure it had a large note on it saying MINE

    Richard Gallagher
    @gallyqpr

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  149. put a 'mums' sticker on it and threaten that santa wont visit if anyone eats my choccies

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  150. Charlotte Ingham9 December 2012 at 18:45

    Grab it immediately and eat straight away!

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  151. Do I really have to share should I win...?

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  152. I'd make the dog guard it until I'd cherry picked my favourites!

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  153. I'd get some rugby pads on & be prepared to fight for it!

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  154. I'd eat it before i handed them out!

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  155. I would send them to myself!

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  156. I'd have to buy it myself, and then hide it.

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  157. I'd share it but then I'm just a pushover!

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  158. Hide it before anyone else gets to it!

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  159. I'd hide it in the laundry basket, none of my family will find it there :)

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  160. I would hide it by covering the box partially and say it was the same as one of the others

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  161. I would share it with my bf and kids....its what Christmas is all about after all!!!
    NANETH@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

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  162. I would wrestle to get my favourite - the only way in our house!!

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  163. I'd do what I always do and buy it myself.

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  164. I'd secretly eat my favourites, re-seal it then share with everyone. It is Christmas after all!

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