Britishism: Chocolate Buttons

Chocolate Buttons

Though this stems more from a misunderstanding, chocolate buttons still makes me smile. The first I heard of them, Evan and I were having crepes at Crepe Affaire with his coworkers, and they said something about chocolate buttons in their dessert crepes. I gave them a quizzical look and said, “You call chocolate chips chocolate buttons?” It just sounded so charming.

Turns out chocolate buttons are different from chocolate chips. They’re essentially what we’d call molding chocolate — those flat pieces you melt to make other chocolates — and Cadbury sells them as a snack.

Still, I had pictures of little buttons in my head instead of the more familiar little chips, and thought they’d be especially cute in a cookie.

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