Toblerone – A Sneaky Gag Gift

Every year, I spend a day during the holidays to catch up with my cousins. Even though we don’t live very far from each other, with all the craziness of work, school, kids, etc., there’s rarely ever any time to get together. It’s a good way to catch up and we play games, eat food and do a White Elephant/Reindeer Ripoff gift exchange. One year, I decided to be sneaky and make my gift look like a Toblerone bar.

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Toblerone is a triangular chocolate bar with chewy almond nougats scattered around. It is made in Switzerland and since it has honey in it, it has a pleasantly sweet flavour with some chewy nougat bits and smooth melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. Growing up, I loved eating these as a treat during the holidays. It was addicting to break off triangle after triangle (while eating the chocolate in between, of course).

Being influenced by the packaging of this chocolate bar, I made a gag gift Toblerone bar by using gold wrapping paper and meticulously cutting out red foam letters to replicate the bar (it helped that the gift was triangular). Needless to say, my cousins were all intrigued when they saw this mysterious replica of the chocolate bar. Clearly, they all couldn’t resist the need to fulfil their curiosity – it was the first one picked! Funny enough, once my cousin unwrapped the packaging his eyes almost bulged out of his sockets when he saw what it revealed:

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Clearly, he’s not a fan of Pilates. 🙂

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