I promised myself I would *NOT* post a message to any thread on this list that was not BCT-related, but I gotta break my own rule when it comes to giving any praise whatsoever to American chocolate, with the possible exception of Giradelli, made in San Francisco. My first encounter with Cadbury was in the 70's when a friend of mine and I, on the prowl for something to eat late-night, found an entire shelf of the sutff, virtually untouched, in a local supermarket. Both of us being confirmed chocoholics, we picked up a good sampling of the stuff, some with nuts for my friend, without for me. I can't say about my friend, but I've never gone back to American chocolate after that first experience.\ Unfortunately, like everything else, when Cadbury was purchased by Schwepps, they changed something about their formula and their chocolate base product was never quite as good. On top of that,they dropped one of my favorite varieties, the one with mint cream inside that broke apart into these nice oblong single-bite-sized pieces. Not quite exactly the same, but still about the best commercial chocolate around. Now, you wanna talk fancy imported chocolate? It's Belgian, or bust. They make the best beer, too, made by monks I seem to remember--can't remember the name though. Oh yes, Simay or Shimay or something like that.