"Please note that we cannot be held responsible if you eat all the chocolates in one go," says the small print on London chocolatier The Grown-Up Chocolate Company's shopping page.
Speaking as someone who ate half a Terry's Chocolate Orange for dinner last night (Vitamin C! Carbs! Er...there's got to be an egg in there somewhere, protein!) this would be me unless I managed to summon the will to put them in the fridge.
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This is outrageously good chocolate: like Paul A Young with some ridiculous marketing. There are nine chocolate bars, with wonderful names like Glorious Coconut Hocus Pocus, and Crunchy Praline Wonder Bar - and Salted Peanut Caramel Cracker, which is less evocative but extremely knee-trembling if you're as keen on that flavour combination as me. They're £2.50 each.
You can buy all nine for £22, and what I really respect is the other option to buy 100 for £150. That is a significantly more devoted outlay than my periodic purchasing of a large bag of Maltesers with a Dime bar.
There are three tasting box options, from the full whammy Tasting Tray, which is £25.95 and comes with 31 chocolates and two bars, to the Mini Tasting Tray (£13.95) with 18 chocolates and one bar, and the Yummy Scrummy Chocolate Bites (£7.95) which have four flavours to try.
The Grown-Up Chocolate Company is stocked online, and in the flesh at all good luxury shops - unhelpfully, they don't have a comprehensive list of stockists so ask them on Twitter and Facebook - and they will be stocked by Ocado for Christmas (yes, this is another Christmas in July joy).