Advent chocolate dutifully choked down

YET another unpleasant chocolate from a £2 advent calendar has been ritually chewed and swallowed.

The chocolate, the fifth so far, was small, of poor quality and shaped like either a snowman or a Christmas cracker, though a positive identification would be impossible.

Tom Booker, from Swindon, said: “I thought it would be fun, counting down the days to Christmas, but instead the procession through December has been a grim, joyless march.

“I don’t have particularly high standards when it comes to chocolate, just a sealed packet you can remove it from without digging into it with your fingernails, but on both counts this calendar’s some distance worse than a Freddo.

“They don’t even have pictures behind the doors anymore.

“It has worked, in that I can’t wait for Christmas to come, if only so I can throw this fucking thing away.”

Booker’s girlfriend Mary said: “He’s like a big kid with that advent calendar I bought him, gobbling it down every day as fast as he can.

“Oh no, I don’t have one. I prefer nice chocolates.”