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As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, people are hunkering down in the lead up to Christmas and making their own hot chocolate charcuterie boards. Yes, really.
With little else to do right now, confectionery fans have been getting creative in the kitchen.
And rather than the standard selection of cured meats, cheeses and crackers that traditionally make up a charcuterie, they are loading them with cakes, chocolate sprinkles, cookies, candy canes and chocolate sauce.
Have a look at some of the efforts below:
And if you're thinking of giving it a go yourself, how about adding one of Aldi's new Hot Chocolate Melting Snowman, which people are saying makes the 'perfect hot chocolate'?
The product was released as part of Aldi's new Christmas range earlier this year, and comes in milk or white hot chocolate - each shaped into a friendly little snowman who can be combined with hot milk for an indulgent treat.
What's even more magical is that each one also contains hidden marshmallows and chocolate drops inside, slowly revealed as the chocolate shell melts into the milk.
The melting snowman costs £1.99 for one and can be found in Aldi stores now.
A post on New Foods UK's Instagram said: "New Hot Chocolate Melting Snowman now at @aldiuk. Choose from milk or white chocolate - watch them melt to discover their hidden filling! They make the perfect hot choc!"
In the video, the user has enlisted the help of a machine to make the milk hot, pouring it out over the snowman, which is sat in a cup.
But while it may make a tip-top hot chocolate, many people commented on the post to joke that the process wasn't exactly, ahem, dignified for the poor ol' snowman.
One said: "I feel this should have had an explicit content warning on it. Slow death of a chocolate snowman depicted."
Another joked: "I'd do this while doing an evil laugh..."
A third said: "That snowman got annihilated!"
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