Confessions of an Organikal

by Julie Gibbons on January 21, 2011

cadbury roses tinSee that picture there? That’s a wee bit of a confession, that is. Actually, it’s a rather big confession… Sometimes here at Organikal Towers, things aren’t always as organic, natural or healthy as they would appear.

Guilty holiday secret

During the month of December and for some of January, our family (there’s only three of us, mind) consumed five whole tins of Cadbury Roses chocolates.

That’s right – not one, but five! I’m probably accountable for fifty percent of that consumption alone.

Of course, I’m not proud of this revelation. I can’t quite believe it’s true! What I am, is aware that we don’t always make Organikal choices, even with the best will in the world.

Sometimes we fall off the track. But we manage to (in my case, anyway) haul ourselves back on. So here’s to a mindful year ahead without any jewel like chocolates pleading “eat me”, “eat me”!

Green & Black’s : a deal turned sour

Talking of Cadbury’s, I was heartened to read the news this week that the founder of Green & Black’s, who sold their organic chocolate brand to Cadbury, who later sold to American giant Kraft Foods is keen to buy back the company. Here’s hoping Kraft decide to allow a sale soon.

Quick Quiz

To finish up for the weekend, how many of these retro Cadbury’s brands do you remember?

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Mrs Green @ my zero waste January 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

Ahahahahahaa – great confession. Well I hope you enjoyed them at the time and can look forward to a less Roses-infused 2011. What’s life without a few vices and at least you’ve got some nice free cakes tins out of your crime ;)


Julie Gibbons January 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

Cake tins – now, there you go again ;) I can hear the cakes calling “bake me” “eat me” “bake me” …..


Jackie Walker January 22, 2011 at 11:21 am

Five …. five .. I know I’m not meant to judge, and truly I’m not, I’m just amazed …. that’s about a year or more’s worth for me!!

How about planting some roses so that you can have sweet smelling flowers instead of chocolatey ones!


Julie Gibbons January 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm

That is such a super suggestion – I love roses in the garden and suffered from some black spot last year so would love to replenish anyway. Thank you, Jackie!


Ali Davies January 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

I so appreciate you sharing your Confession. had made m e feel very self righteous as only demolished one!

On a positive note, you now have useful, matching storage containers!!!!!!


Julie Gibbons January 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

“demolished” is a very apt description, Ali :)

Stopping at one would have been very sensible…


Heather Bestel January 22, 2011 at 11:39 am

Julie, fab confession! As your penance you could find a really good way to recycle those tins. As well as the good old cake tin, you could decorate them and use them for your sewing bits and bobs. I re-use tins and boxes in my craft room for all sorts of things. They will look very smart all stacked together. Maybe a home-schooling project?


Julie Gibbons January 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Oh, Heather – I hadn’t thought of decorating them… I’m sure Ruaridh would like to create a heavy metal version of one of them for his room … Thanks!


Susi March 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Jings! We got through 1 tin of sweets but several tins of biscuits.

Tins are very re-useable though, especially as here the teenagers school never returns them :-(

Good news about Green and Blacks, was disappointed when they were absorbed into big company oblivion. Here’s hoping!


Julie Gibbons March 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I had a scheduled “Wellness” check today and discovered an extra 4kgs when I was weighed. The contents of those tins = on my waistline! Yikes!


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