Hedgehog Surprise

Ah yes, the creme de la creme of the Whizzo Quality Assortment: When you pop it in your mouth, tiny quills plunge straight through both cheeks… and your tongue, your soft palate, your sinuses, etc…

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  1. Now that is one sweet treat !

  2. dubyah1 says:

    Spine surprise!

  3. fleurdamour says:

    Crunchy ‘hog!

  4. Saffron says:


    As long as that is not mock ‘hog.
    Now I am hungry for a nice choccie.

  5. Mock ‘hog? We use no artificial ingredients or additives of any kind!

  6. Rachael says:

    Look at his leetle feetsies!!

    And the truffle to Hedgie McHedgerson’s left and one row down is MINE!

  7. I ate one of those!

  8. dubyah1 says:

    The large red label on said chogolate assortment reads, ‘Crunchy raw unboned real live ‘hog.’

  9. Ah, it must be an update to the previous chocolate range! 😉

  10. Theresa says:


  11. 260Oakley says:

    I notice that no one has yet taken a little nibble out of the underside of this piece of chocolate to see what filling is inside before placing it back in the box. Not that I know anyone who EVER did such a thing. 😉

  12. Queen of Dork says:

    Yeah Oakley. I would NEVER do that. *whistles innocently while wiping chocolate off my halo*

  13. skippymom says:

    My great-grandmother, a formidable woman, had a rule about this: “No Spitbacks”. I would not be surprised if she felt no requirement to abide by her own rule.

  14. Okay here is the thing… I love hedge hogs now… I think they are adorable but i have to admit when I first started to stalk Cute overload. I could not understand the whole enchantment with a hedgie for a pet. there is no real snorggling. I mean, that… is a recipe for a huge ouch, but now, some how, I have become infected with the cuteness of them… their little turned in feet and their soft tummy’s and the beady eyes and their smiles and their dainty footsteps.

  15. Actually I was thinking of another John Cleese moment– in Fawlty Towers with the hotel inspector when Manuel’s “Siberian hamster” turns up in the biscuit tray….

  16. So there’s this greyhound in england who has a blog, David’s Best Mate – he’s delightfully funny – it’s written in a c*ckney-doggish-type language 🙂
    Yesterday, apparently, he caught a hedgehog! on face book he posted:
    “On walkies, I did corts a hej-hog on acsident! I woz doings me sniffings behind the bin and it did movings so I fort it woz a wabbit! So I corts it! It did stabbings meself all ova the hinside ofs me mouf! Then I did the screem of deff and did droppings it and see’s it woz a hej-hog! Then it did movings and I did fort it woz a wabbit agen! But Mummy did sez ‘no’ sooper loud! And I did lookings at her (wot woz a mistake becoz me wabbit did hescapings)! Mummy did makes me do carryings on wiv me walkies wivs red stuffs leekings out of me mouf. But I did just wants to go home and do curlings hup becoz me mouf be’s sore!”

  17. I wasn’t allowed to take a nibble of the chocolates and then put them back;
    (Haowsumebber, I was not averse to poking them a little, {or a lot}, to see if they were hard; that way you got around the rule on a technicality: you did nawt akshully bite them….. but you usually wound up with a goodly amount of squashed candies) 😉

  18. fleurdamour says:

    My mother instituted a house rule re: large chocolate assortments. She put a blunt table knife in the box, and you were allowed to slice a choccie in half (WITHOUT TOUCHING IT) to see what it contained, and if you hated the looks of it, you could leave it for the next person. She decided that was better than her children wasting half the box and walking around moaning all day about horrors like raspberry cream. But that was house rules only, not for ‘company chocolate.’ If non-nuclear family members were involved, you had to just suck it up.

  19. Poor sweetums dogeh! I hope his mummy took care of his sore mouf at home.

  20. rooanne says:

    “So there’s this greyhound in england who has a blog,”….OK so I didn’t think much of that since this IS CO. But what a creative blog and what a story!! 🙂

  21. dubyah1 says:

    Thanks, Tracylee, the blog is Brlliant!
    yanks might need some translation , f’r instance in his letter to the queen offering his services as Prime Mincer, ‘mince’ is ground meat/hamburger, and he”s a “tired (retired) greyhound.
    CO’ers, you will love it!

  22. Certainly not!

    (I dug a chunk out of the bottom with my fingernail, of course.)

  23. My grandmother relished her empty nest because she could finally eat a chocolate without a child-sized bite or thumb print in the middle of it.

  24. warrior rabbit says:

    Is it buttercream filled? Because I suspect it might taste offal.

  25. Queen of Dork says:

    Wow! That totally rocked!

  26. loribelle says:

    Instead of a truffle, that one might be the true hedgehog “surprise”…

  27. Oh, (some) hedgies are lovely to snorgle! My late hedgie girl would cuddle up on my shoulders, and let me nom her ears. When their quills are down, there’s no probs.

  28. Melissa says:

    But what about my sales?
    F*** YOUR SALES!!

  29. Birdcage says:

    Are raspberry creams considered a horror in your household!?! Blimey! In my house, those are prized possessions. Any reasonably-popular fruit word preceeding the word “cream” or even “creme” was highly sought after.

  30. fleurdamour says:

    When I was little, we once bought a gigantic cheap box of chocolates from Kmart at the after Christmas sale, and the raspberry creams had a filling like toxic pink fruity marshmallows. I’ll gladly take a decent R.C., but I don’t recommend the Kmart variety.

  31. fleurdamour says:

    PS – And I now recall, that box is what started the knife rule. Guess some of those fruity creams were so bad we had to shank ’em.

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    This is pretty bad but I have to confess it. One time for Easter, my mom bought me and my sister Lulu chocolate bunnies. Well, I had a friend of mine spend the night and we somehow got Lulu’s chocolate bunny. But we were just going to nibble on the tips of the ears. Really. But incredibly, we ended up devouring the whole thing. But really, it just started with the tips of the ears! I don’t know what happened. I think we went into some sort of sugar black out or something.

  33. Sasha's Mum says:

    “Oh, we use only the finest baby hedgehogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and sealed in a succulent, Swiss, quintuple-smooth, treble-milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose.”

    Baby hedgie AND Monty Python? My day is complete.

  34. Queen of Dork says:

    But is it gluton free? (just kidding. I just have people in my family that only eat gluton free stuff)

  35. Don’t you even take the bones out?

    If we took the bones out, it wouldn’t be crunchy, now would it?!

  36. I know what this reminds me of… coconut mushrooms http://www.sweetgreetingsshildon.co.uk/images/uploads/soft/coconut-mushrooms.JPG

  37. Amanda - Proud to be British says:

    Ok, now this looks like a box of Thornton’s Chcolates to me (is it too sad to know that?) and my question is – Why do I never get a hedgehog in my box?

  38. I remember the first time I watched Fawlty Towers. I laughed so hard that I quite literally rolled on the floor in pain. I love that series.

  39. bethanyb says:

    I was just about to say ‘oooh, a box of Thornton’s. I love a Viennese truffle’. I’ve never had a hedgie either.