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David G03/12/2013 21:55:25
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My wife bought this at a Christmas market the other day, it took me a second or two to figure out what it was made of..... chocolate and decent 70% cocoa chocolate at that.

What will they think of next.


Andrew Johnston03/12/2013 22:04:00
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Well at least it's not a chocolate teapot - Andrew

Martin Cottrell03/12/2013 22:06:59
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Hi Dave,

I assume it came with a warning saying " May contain nuts"!!!

Regards, Martin.

mark mc03/12/2013 22:17:24
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Probably stronger than some I've come across.

David G03/12/2013 22:24:11
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the fit wasn't great, I half considered taking a file to it but thought that it wouldn't change the taste.

NJH03/12/2013 22:42:21
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You must be nuts to start a thread like this - you could have kept it all for yourself but now you've screwed it up and we all know. Just make sure that you don't bolt it all down before we join you!

( Sorry - I'll go to bed now!)


Stub Mandrel04/12/2013 09:10:44
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Metric or Imperial?

The Imperial ones are made with non-milk fat, but I find they taste better,

Don't mention the UNC/UNF ones turned from Hershey Bar.


(There was a move in Europe (not by the EU) to have British chocolate re-branded as 'vegelate' but sanity won, presumably as 'chocolate' is the word we have for what we eat in the UK, however it's made).

donkey04/12/2013 09:55:32
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I once bought a 6 inch adjustable spanner made of chocolate for my father in a chocalate shop in France. So that my mother was not left out I bought some chocolate coffee beans. Some days later she said will you have a look at my coffee grinder it is all blocked up and those coffee beans were all soft so I threw them away. We still laugh about it now. Also the spanner was just as expensive as a bahco spanner.


Springbok04/12/2013 14:49:09
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well it is comeing up to christmas


Speedy Builder504/12/2013 20:13:28
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Is it a BCT thread form? It looks about 1/2 inch dia, so should be 26 tpi British Chocolate Thread of course. (or should that be COARSE !!)

Apologies to the British Cycle Thread communities.

Bob H

Rik Shaw04/12/2013 20:24:05
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It might B A while before they make the smaller threads

With those luscious little flanks and their hexy little heads

But if you think that small is beautiful - and true

Just keep your eye on Thorntons for a perfect chocolate screw.


Edited By Rik Shaw on 04/12/2013 20:51:50

jason udall05/12/2013 09:38:37
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Printed or moulded?
jason udall05/12/2013 09:40:42
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..and what temper?

Do coconut or almonds or Hazel nuts count as inclusions or re enforcing?
dave greenham05/12/2013 11:05:06
100 forum posts

Now you have a pattern. You could make a few more, then build a chocolate engine. Now THAT would be a model to enter for a show


jason udall05/12/2013 11:09:45
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Maybe not chocolate. .how about cast know the clear stuff ?
The Merry Miller05/12/2013 12:00:38
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Hi Dave,

This clip below shows you one entered in a show in Belgium

Len. P.

Gray6205/12/2013 12:45:28
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chocolate tools.jpg

Got these in a 'goody bag' at a recent Axminster Tool show cheeky

Danny Mccarthy11/12/2013 12:13:11
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Hey Dave - Any idea which market it was that your wife found these? Great gag gift!

Thomas Gude24/06/2014 16:04:12
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Our chippy got these as his x-mas present. When he first showed them to me I thought they were real! lol

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