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Label the Chocolates

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We've all had a box of chocolates, Some come with a little chocolate map, but damn it, that's still kind of annoying. I propose that they be labeled on the bottom, so as to not ruin the asthetic look of a freshly opened box o' chocky, but to avoid the "Is this coconut? Ah shit, strawberry..." situation.
notmarkflynn, Feb 17 2006

(?) these are a worry! http://www.neuhausc....com/images/box.gif
[po, Feb 19 2006]

Chocolooks Chocolooks
[half]'s take on the chocolate's true identity problem. [bristolz, Feb 20 2006]

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       sp: Chocolates
It would be handy - all that the chocolate makers need to do is tweak their chocolate moulds a little to embed the name directly into the chocolate.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 17 2006
  

       Good eyes. Chocolate is a funny word.
notmarkflynn, Feb 17 2006
  

       This is seriously baked. Every major company that produces fine chocolates puts a slightly different swirl or top on each piece as a unique identifier. In other words, what you're calling for here is already being done -- just not in words.
zigness, Feb 17 2006
  

       Well it should be in words, and those words should be in Swahili.   

       Hmmm. Since I use the little label sheet, I won't do anything but *COUGH* use the map *COUGH*
DesertFox, Feb 17 2006
  

       ha
theircompetitor, Feb 17 2006
  

       Likewise //*COUGH*//ing all over them, [DF]
spidermother, Feb 17 2006
  

       [zigness], I get your point, but a simple text description would be a boon.
neilp, Feb 17 2006
  

       Revealing the meaning of each distinct swirl would break the chocolatiers' code, and they'd have to kill you. Now, I do like chocolate, but not enough to die for. Once I bought a box of chocolate-covered cherries. There were no surprises, I didn't need a "map", and they all had the same swirl, too!
Canuck, Feb 17 2006
  

       "Revealing the meaning of each distinct swirl would break the chocolatiers' code"   

       Plot for next Dan Brown book on the mysteries of Easter?
Jinbish, Feb 17 2006
  

       Of course, to prevent having the choccee mauling the choccies to find out what it says on the bottom, you could make the vacuum-moulded trays out of transparent plastic. Or you could simply put the chocs upside-down - maybe this could be in the transitional phase, between opaque and transparent trays.
coprocephalous, Feb 17 2006
  

       They should resemble whatever it is the chocolate is trying to give the impression of imitating. Or is that too inabstract?
Ian Tindale, Feb 17 2006
  

       "trying to give the impression of imitating."
Imagining chameleonic chocolates hiding in the corner of the box, disguised as crumpled, discarded bits of foil wrapping, in an effort not to be eaten.
st3f, Feb 17 2006
  

       Survival of the fear test.
Ian Tindale, Feb 17 2006
  

       //They should resemble whatever it is the chocolate is trying to give the impression of imitating// What the hell would "nougat" look like?
zigness, Feb 17 2006
  

       Like old gut but fresher.   

       Life is like a box of chocolates : the nougat centres are the ones with the toothmarks in.
Loris, Feb 18 2006
  

       // all that the chocolate makers need to do is tweak their chocolate moulds a little to embed the name directly into the chocolate.// Many chocolates are made on a rubber conveyor belt that has little grip/treads on the surface--look at the bottom of a cheap chocolate. A custom belt with raised letters for each flavor of chocolate would be very easy to make and use. The belt surface could label the bottom of the chocolates with "crunchy frog" or whatever (nchy fro).   

       A box that could be opened from the top or bottom shouldn't be that hard to make. People that want art can open the box with the swirlies upward, people who want flavor can open the box with the words on the bottoms showing.   

       I think chocolate makers have the delusion that all people like all flavors of chocolates. I only buy dark chocolate-covered cherries.
baconbrain, Feb 19 2006
  

       I swear I remember a strawberry choc with a choccy etching of a strawberry on the top...
po, Feb 19 2006
  

       //I only buy dark chocolate-covered cherries.//
[baconbrain], that's a seriously restricted diet, maybe you should consider buying vegetables and other fruit too.
neilp, Feb 20 2006
  

       ...and clothes and stuff, too.
Ian Tindale, Feb 20 2006
  

       Well, apparently, he at least eats bacon, too.
notmarkflynn, Feb 20 2006
  

       //A box that could be opened from the top or bottom shouldn't be that hard to make. People that want art can open the box with the swirlies upward, people who want flavor can open the box with the words on the bottoms showing.//   

       And I can chuck 'em all over the floor. Brilliant.
Loris, Feb 20 2006
  

       I think you have to flip the box upside down before you open it from the bottom. Tricky thing about gravity.
notmarkflynn, Feb 20 2006
  

       When I was a kid, my mom used to get Russell Stovers candies in a gigantic box that had a clear plastic overlay with identifying names on it so you could pick accurately. I always got the coconut ones - YUMMY! They were actually the 5lb. box of R.S. miniatures - I can't find anything online on the clear overlay. Anyone remember this?
trekbody, Feb 21 2006
  

       Great idea - I was going to post something on having names of chocolates embossed into their surface (or at least an embossed QR code) but it looks like [notmarkflynn] got there first.
hippo, Jul 24 2012
  
      
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