Saturday, 7 April 2012

'Teser Day


Everyone has days that they love
that they plan for
and count down sleeps until it arrives
and for me it is Chocolate Sunday
not to be blasphemous or to offend people
but for those of us
who don't follow a formalised faith
it is a day all about the 'tesers baby...



Now I know some of you poor sods
don't have these perfect little orbs of malty chocolate covered goodness
known as  Maltesers
or they are called Whoppers or some such thing
and they just don't match up
but believe me they are perfection...
having eaten my fill of minty eggs a few weeks ago
and not being a fan of the bunny or egg
means for me there is only one thing
 I like to find at the end of the bed come Easter morning
And I expect quite the box
I particularly like that this little baby has my name on it
though I have no idea what makes them think that sharing will be happening
Sinus has so many rabbits coming
that I had to put them in his basket ears down and butt up
which is a somewhat unconventional,
though not unpleasant, Easter look
and the daughter is a coeliac so malt is a no go
which I call a mighty bonus!!!
Don't judge me as a bad example, non sharing parent 
until you taste these delicious suckers
then see if you don't start looking at your kids thinking 
maybe they could do with a little less gluten in their lives...
and it's not as though she is being left out of the Easter chocolate harvest
and she is one of those people who still has eggs and bunnies in August
she ekes them out in a painful fashion
nibbling bit by bit
and therefore just isn't worthy of Maltesery goodness
in my book


So I am lining this up over at the Artists Play Room
as the theme was things around you
and these had better be around me in the morning
or the spirit of Easter may take on a different meaning
and with Sophia over at Blue Chair Illustration for Sunday Sketches
which is being posted very early
but I am figuring I will be in a sugar and chocolate haze by 
lunch time tomorrow
so might be safer to get this posted nice and early
Happy Easter all...xx



31 comments:

Tracey Potter said...

Happy Easter Tracey! Great post, had me laughing - you always do that. Have a great 'teaser day xx

Serena Lewis said...

I'll be munching down some yummy Maltesers tonight while we watch a movie. LOVE 'em!!! Btw, great sketch! Enjoy your Maltesers tomorrow.

Happy Easter to you and your family ~ xo

craftattack said...

Great work, and a wonderful subject! Not available here either, sorry to say. No post yet, but our things mostly get caught up at customs for a couple of weeks....Have a nice weekend, and enjoy those little Malteser balls! Valerie

Tracy said...

As a kid I adored Whoppers... as an adult their "meh". Although... you put a Reeses peanut butter and chocolate egg in front of me and I'm happier than pig with a slop bucket. I quite imagine that's what it looks like too. Although I will admit that I am blamed for their rapid disappearance from the Easter baskets. There's no proof I tell you! No proof that it was I! The Hubs discovered a lady where he works you makes giant chocolate peanut butter filled eggs. Reeses has nothing. NOTHING I tell you on this sugar junkie rush goodness. I'm horribly allergic to too much chocolate and peanut butter so I have prepared myself with a boat load of hydrocortisone cream. Now how to nibble on the kid's eggs without them noticing....

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Whoppers are my Mom's favorite and I go nuts for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups....but really, anything chocolate will make me happy!
Have a wonderful holiday!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oooo Maltesers are my favourites. Do you get the bags of snack size packets over there - when you get just 10 or 11 in each gorgeous little packet. I have one of these every evening after dinner with my coffee. My daily treat. Love em!!!!!!! Enjoy yours tomorrow.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Tracey you write the most enchanting post, so it is now 7:30 in the morning here and I'm craving malted chocolate!!! Alas,We don't have Maltesers here only Whoppers, although at Easter they make some called "Robin's Eggs" that have chocolate and a candy coating that are quite delightful. You've definitely piqued my curiosity as I am a true malt ball lover since childhood. Hmmm maybe we'll have to do a candy exchange and I'll have to find something equally delicious that they don't make their to trade with you. Happy Easter Holiday! :)

Helen Campbell said...

Oh my goodness... I haven't had malted chocolate in a long time. I may have to shop today to make sure I have some in my Easter Basket too. Happy Easter!

Jennifer McLean said...

wow, Tracey, I didn't know your daughter was celiac, I'm NCGS (non celiac, gluten sensitive) which makes me lucky as I don't have the autoimmune disease, just all the terrible symptoms. I make mistakes occasionally and, even a table spoon of rice with vermicelli made me sick the other day. So sorry your daughter is saddled with the disease, and no malt??? Well damn, my favorite thing after bunny chocolate are those malted chocolate and candy covered eggs! I'm new (6 months) to NCGS, so still learning.

I think your post was hillarious! I especially loved the mental picture of a bunch of butt up bunnies in a basket! So funny, girl. Love and hugs, have a spectacular Easter and totally indulge in those maltesers for me!
Love Jenn

Sarah Anderson said...

have you tried the malteser bunnies? They have a kind of paste inside and are just to die for! Enjoy your maltesers tomorrow :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Too funny ~ I love the Cadbury creme eggs ~ but gave them to my niece and nephew and indulged tonight in 1 1/2 glasses of Malbec wine and a decadent piece of turtle chocolate cake with ice cream that I shared with my friend after dinner ~ Now home and have taken 2 tylenol as I have somewhat of an allergy to wine and chocolate ~ so will drink lots of water and relax ~ Lovely illustrations of your chocolate goodies ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Christine said...

oh I LOVE maltesers! Lovely likeness!

Joni Nickrent said...

Great post and LOVE the illustration! Fun Stuff!

Catherine... said...

I WANT A MALTESER...and if you don't share I won't be your friend anymore... so there! :p

Happy Easter Tracey... :)

earthenmagic said...

...a m-'teser giggle to thee! ~ blessed sunday sketches to thee!...
...xXx...

linda said...

Ooh Maltesers! Love them and also your drawings. Am going to have to go out and buy some now.

WrightStuff said...

I've still got half a box left.... mainly due to a sneaky little trick from the box designer. Make a hole big enough for only one to pop out at a time. No grabbing sneaky handfuls. Oh no.... You have to shake until the whole house knows what you are up to, then you might get lucky.

Of course, I could just rip the box open... but where would be the fun in that?

WrightStuff said...

Oh yes, and I can also vouch for the maltester bunnies....

My mouth is seriously salivating....

And by the way... that's a very good painting of the delicious treats!

Eva Ason said...

Happy Easter to you!
Love the Malteser sketches!!

Eva

Tammie Lee said...

i have never even heard of these candies, they do sound good.
wonderful art of them!

Nordljus said...

Oh I love Maltesers! Especially the white ones. They're definitely too good to share :). But I'm quite jealous of your king size box - I actually ended up with having no chocolate at all on an Easter Sunday. I'll have to make up for it tomorrow!! Beautiful sketches, and happy Easter to you.

Alicia C said...

Boy those sure look good enough to eat!!!!! Happy Easter, I think what's the pt of Sundays and Easters without a bit of sweetness anyway? Happy Sunday!

(at Epic Painting Project today..)

Sabina said...

Those look delicious--great illustration. And happy Chocolate Sunday!

'Sophia' said...

Oh gosh, big sis - hope you didn't mind me finishing off these delicious chocolates. :)

loving your sketches....wish oh wish... hee

Hugs

Denise Gilgannon said...

I LOVE your work, you rhumor and your spirit! You have inspired me big time!

Heather said...

hee! Love the post - I don't know about these....closest thing I can think of here are Malted Milk balls from the Chocolate store...
your work is gorgeous!!!!!
have a great week!

Nora MacPhail said...

Yummy. I was going to go out and buy Easter chocolate on sale but now I'm in the mood for these!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy belated Easter Tracey. The only thing better than a favourite treat is one you don't have to share! Enjoy!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! Tracey!!!! this is amazing work!!! I love it!!!! you make me want to go and get a bag!!!

Fran T said...

I love your candy art!! I have never heard of Malteasers but they look like they are just like MaltyBalls:) They are so good!! Hope you had a terrific Easter!

Carmen said...

I'm totally with you. My very favourite chocolate treat in the World. Have you tried malteser cake? Om nom nom nom!