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January 18, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Packaging for chocolate Advent calendar

CandypillsHendrik Zobel writes in:

My wife showed me a package of chocolate she got as a gift for buying some rail tickets. The package is meant to be an advent calendar, each piece of chocolate is supposed to be consumed each day. It is a funny idea to put chocolate into something that quite remarkably resembles the standard packaging for pills. Imagine if you saw your kids eating from that package without you not knowing it was actually chocolate!


That's quite a bit of packaging for 24 chocolates. Better candy that looks like pills than pills that look like candy.

Posted by: gmangw at January 18, 2007 12:11 AM

That's pretty common packaging for cheap candy actually - I saw it all the time growing up in Malaysia.

Posted by: Tiara at January 18, 2007 02:35 AM

Besides, for people who are into rationing one piece of chocolate for themselves daily, it's a small leap from endorphin-releasing candy to once-a-day medicinal pills, anyway. Chocolate contains alkaloids and other stimulant compounds such as theobromine (a methylxanthine), anandamide (an endogenous cannabinoid), tryptophan (a precursor to serotonin), phenylethylamine (an endogenous amphetamine), and caffeine.

Posted by: tandy1000tl2 at January 18, 2007 12:28 PM

Man, your wife has some time-management issues. Look how she's eating:

.. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

.. . 9,10,11,12

.. . . . . . 17,18

. . . . . . . . . 24

Posted by: DavesBrain at January 18, 2007 01:43 PM

To me, that looks like the standard packaging for chewing gum.

Posted by: rich at January 18, 2007 03:50 PM

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