Can I Tempt You?

I’ve had this photo up my sleeve for a long time. Waiting for the right moment to publish it; now seemed to be a perfect time.

#food #chocolate

So, how many of you can I tempt to one of these? Go on, would you be tempted? Afterall, Brussel Sprouts are full of goodness, including vitamins C and K, plus they are an excellent source of numerous nutrients including folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fibre, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids. Mmm, even better when they are covered in milk chocolate, but probably not served with Sunday lunch.

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78 comments

  1. I love Brussels sprouts! But, it hasn’t always been that way. As a Belgian kid, I grew up with them boiled. Yikes! We would eat it once a week and my mom’s mind about that could not be changed. My brother and I used both approaches, yikes and yum… The answers: “Oh, you guys don’t like Brussels sprouts? I’ll make them until you do!” or “Ah, you like Brussels sprouts now? Great, I’ll keep cooking them every week!” 🙂

    Many years, I met my current American husband. He bakes them in the oven, until nice and crispy. The wonderful world of Brussels sprouts opened up for me. But, it does not include chocolate. That’s a different Belgian delicacy.

    1. Here in the Uk, we tend to eat them with Christmas dinner, or a turkey roast. However, I don’t mind them with a roast chicken dinner which we tend to have at least once a week. I’ve never tried them roasted, although have eaten them with bacon and onions, and when put together with other leftover vegetables to make Bubble & Squeak. Until I wrote this post, I had no idea about all the goodness they contained. Could I eat them every day? No, but I would miss them if they were not served at Christmas time. 😀

      As for covering them in chocolate, take a closer look at that label. 😈

  2. So were these really chocolate-coated Brussel sprouts, Hugh? I had some chocolates that were wrapped to look like Brussel sprouts once. The chocolate was quite nice but the wrappers didn’t appeal much to me. I’m not a sprouts aficionado, so I don’t think I’d be a fan of them, even chocolate-coated. 🙂

    1. You’re the first one to have got me on this photo, Norah. Did you spot how I had altered some of the text on the label? No, they are not real. They are just small milk chocolate balls wrapped in foil that makes them look like sprouts. I don’t think I’d even try one if they were really sprouts wrapped in milk chocolate. However, they were delicious. 😀

      1. I probably wouldn’t have caught you out if I hadn’t already had some myself. They were delicious, though they didn’t look it. I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want chocolate that looks like Brussel Sprouts. Hub loves B sprouts and they were given to him as a joke. 🙂

        1. I think they were given to me as a joke as well, Norah. In fact, they were in my Christmas stocking and were one of the last bits of Christmas chocolate I ate (just before Easter).

        2. You saved them well, just as many children do with the real sprouts – moving them to the side of their plates and leaving them until last, hoping to be full before they get to them. 🙂

      1. Curiouser and curiouser!
        Well, what I had written was that if it was covered in chocolate, I’d be game to have a try!
        I’d eat almost anything in chocolate… And since it would be spherical, I could imagine it was a large Malteser!

  3. I would try them! I love brussel sprouts (although I don’t think I have ever had them raw). And I do love chocolate! (Although dark chocolate is my favorite.) So, yeah, bring ’em on! I’m game!

  4. Well, Hugh, I love sprouts… I don’t love the thought of eating insects…But I have … Chocolate Brussels Sprouts it is then 🙂

  5. Love sprouts steamed and sauteed. Love chocolate. But chocolate covered sprouts, I’m taking a pass. Some things are left sacred in their original form LOL ❤

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