Chocolate News Flash!

Yes, I know. I was supposed to post about the great freezer cook up – and I will, really I will, but the notes I took were atrocious (though I thought at the time they were great) and I’ve been very distracted by work (of which more below).

But I had to get this in – the J.D. Gross range of speciality chocolates are back at Lidl. Oh happy, happy day for chocoholics everywhere! The range has been expanded too, with several new ones alongside old favorites, including some very interesting looking fruit flavoured ones, which I haven’t tried yet.

As a lover of really, really dark chocolate I went first for the three bars pictured here, each of which cost

Tags: , ,

13 Responses to “Chocolate News Flash!”

  • hockeysticks Says:

    Hi there

    any chance that there are sideboards from this monday’s specials left in anyone’s local lidl ?? i really want one .. have been waiting ages to get one and its sold out everywhere … disaster!
    anyone buy one and now wants to sell it ?? i’ll take it off your hands .. especially if you are in the dublin area … i’m near desperate !

  • D Says:

    Really dark chocolate is something I’ve come to appreciate more and more over the years. It’s great that Lidl and Aldi do such good value versions. I the 2 bars of Aldi Moser Roth chocolate in the press at the moment, 70% for when I want something a bit lighter and 85% when I want something with a bit of BITE. Though Cadbury’s milk chocolate will always have a special place in my heart. And my backside 🙁

  • Catherine Says:

    Hey Hockeysticks. Might be a bit far to travel, but I was in the Athlone branch yesterday (Tuesday) evening, and they seemed to have a good few left. Might be no harm to phone them to check before you make the journey though. The added petrol/diesel cost could make it a bit expensive.

  • europhile Says:

    Delighted to see you blogging again.

  • Sarah Says:

    I am delighted you are back! Have just finished my first week of induction & think I am being converted to the low carb way of eating!I finally found some atkins bars in Boots so they are nice treat, but so expensive! I will definitely be giving that dark chocolate a try once Im through induction. Cant wait to see some more low carb recipes. Any advice on eating low carb greatly appreciated-Im currently looking for a good low carb cookbook.

  • Laura Says:

    Thank God you are back! have to admit I really did miss my regular dose of tips 🙂 Just a quick one as people that log on here seem to enjoy food/cooking, can anyone tell me where is the Farmers Market in Kilkenny? I have been diagnoised with Cancer and started juicing everything I see but would rather buy my veg straight from the Farmers Markets. I am new to Kilkenny so information definitely needed. Loads of thanks in advance!

  • Rachel Says:

    Glad to see a new post, I’ve been checking back frequently, usually when looking for dinner ideas 🙂
    I’m a fan of the JD Gross range too – the bar I bought this week cost only 95 cent in Lidl in Germany. It’s already extremely good value at 1.59 in Ireland but the difference is still interesting. I am sure there are some valid reasons for the difference (operating costs would be different) but I thought people in Ireland might be interested, because there is much comment in the Irish media about lack of parity pricing between Ireland and the UK, but hardly any mention of other countries.

  • Susan Says:

    Glad to see you back. I had stopped checking online for a while.

    Would love low carb recipes also

  • Jakey07 Says:


    The Farmers market is at the end of Kieran St in Kilkenny, near Bollards Pub, sorry to hear you are sick, best of luck, I wish you lots of positive thoughts, and keep smiling 🙂


  • Sarah Says:

    Hi Laura,
    I am originally from KK & I think theres a market out in the new farmers mart (on the Dublin rd towards Gowran on the left hand side of the rd). I was there a few months ago and there was some fruit and veg stalls but on quite a small scale. Hopefully it has gotten bigger since then,
    I hope everything goes well for you & that you get better soon.

  • laura Says:

    Hi Guys,

    thanks for coming back to me will definitely check it out and at least now I am pointed in the right direction 🙂 I feel great Thank God! Heading to Eurodisney for Xmas with my little girl so doing my best to stay that way!

    Happy Xmas to all and this is probably the best site I have dedicated myself too in years. A huge congrats!

    Happy Xmas everyone and Happy cooking 🙂

  • Frank Says:

    Kept meaning to reply to this – wow thanks for the tip off on this chocolate, it lived up to all my expectations. I don’t go to lidl very often (i’m all for aldi though) so please, please post another post the next time they are stocking it (please?)


  • Lidl Regular Says:


    Just found this site and love it! I ran from Superquinn long before the “R” word was mentioned. I think when I started using their scanners and I was only half-way round the shop and it was at

Leave a Reply