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Annual advent calendar

Something to look forward to.
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This wonderful new BorgCo product consists of a 13 wide by 29 high array of shelves fabricated from heavy grade pre-cut cardboard.

The front of the shelves is covered by a garishly-printed cardboard sheet with 364 pre-cut flaps. Behind each "door" is a 500g bar of chocolate, double wrapped in foil. Each door has a month and day on it. A special version is available for leap years. Some special dates are "double", i.e 25 June, half-way to Christmas.

The purchaser can choose from a range of contents, from "all milk" or "alternate milk and plain" to a random selection including fruit and nut, white, crispy rice, mint, or anything else.

The first door is labelled "26 December". The user gets to open one door a day up to 24 December. On the 25th, lift the now-empty pack to reveal the extra chocolate behind the panel in the base.

Ask your doctor if tooth decay, obesity and Type II diabetes are right for you.

8th of 7, Nov 06 2017

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Prior Art acknowledged [8th of 7, Nov 06 2017]

Full year advent calendar Full_20year_20advent_20calendar
[hippo, Nov 06 2017]

I was hoping for something more like this https://metrouk2.fi...8-80462_636x300.jpg
[MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2017]

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       Why is each bar only 500g?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2017
  

       Because even at 500g per bar, the assembly is 200 kg and has to be moved on a pallet truck.   

       Larger daily portions are available if you are prepared to assemble the modules yourself; the "500g" size is the largest* available as a self-contained pre-packed unit.   

       Please note that the calendars are year-specific, having the day of the week as well as the date; there is no "Best Before" date as the intention is that the entire contents will be consumed within the shelf-life of the chocolate, or (much more like y) the owner will die in the attempt (but probably with a smile on their face)   

       *note that no smaller sizes are available.
8th of 7, Nov 06 2017
  

       Re: <link> ... Yes, [hip], it's certainly prior art, but crippled by the fundamental absence of chocolate.
8th of 7, Nov 06 2017
  

       //even at 500g per bar, the assembly is 200 kg and has to be moved on a pallet truck.//   

       I still don't understand this at all. Why is each bar only 500g?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2017
  

       Because we haven’t invented neutron-star chocolate yet, although black-hole dark sounds good...
RayfordSteele, Nov 06 2017
  

       // Why is each bar only 500g? //   

       That's the smallest size ... much, much larger bars are available. Our "Kardassian" model contains 364 bars each of 10 kg, and has proved modestly popular, whereas the "Hello Magazine " version, loaded with 25 kg bars of a special sickly -sweet cloying treacly formulation has been a remarkable and unexpected success.
8th of 7, Nov 06 2017
  

       A budget version could exponentially increase the amount of chocolate each day. It could include nicotine to make boxing day a complete downer.   

       The size of the windows would also get larger each day.   

       From a personal perspective, what I have trouble understanding is that during childhood, a human child is sucking in so much information about the world and yet the anticipation of opening a small cardboard door to reveal a little bit of the unknown was so compelling.   

       "Oh my god ... it's full of a star!"
bigsleep, Nov 06 2017
  

       It would be good to have every door contain twice the quantity of chocolate of the previous door. So, if the 364th door has a 500g bar of chocolate, the 1st door would have just a morsel - 1.3*10^-107g - of chocolate.
hippo, Nov 07 2017
  
      
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