As all of us grew up we all lived abroad for a while. One of my brothers spent 10 years in the States. Mum used to take visits out to see him on a regular basis.
My brother was like all of us, a chocolate fanatic (Mum did her best to encourage this in all her children.) On heading to the states instead of the empty cases to fill with clothes, as is the custom with many an Irish US bound traveller, Mum would instead have bags choc-a-block with a selection of Cadbury’s that any sweetshop would’ve been proud of! I remember Mum packing , her excitement levels rising at the thoughts of my brother opening up this teasure trove of a chocolate feast.