While some may balk at the impending onslaught of winter – especially considering the fact 'Winter Is Coming' memes are now sadly redundant – I am feeling surprisingly optimistic about it. In fact, after declaring the last couple of festive seasons to be “the summer of me” (simply put: a philosophical approach to being unapologetic about living my best life), I have decided this year to partake in “the winter of me”. Instead of heading into the dark, cursing my chilblains and fantasising about cocktails on the beach, I am going to embrace winter for all that it is. For me, winter is big coats, binge-watching television series and not worrying (so much) about whether or not I should have another piece of chocolate – all the best things when you think about it.
In the most delicious form of serendipity, and to support me in my new enthusiastic endeavour, Cadbury has just announced a new line up of chocolate flavours. And, because it is a truth universally acknowledged, that anyone in possession of good choccy, must be in want of a watch, I’ve hand-selected the best new shows to enjoy while simultaneously devouring these new treats. Enjoy!
Popcorn + Big Little Lies (Season 2)
Is there anything as addictive as a salty-sweet treat? Yes, Big Little Lies. If you're a fan of the first season - starring homegrown Nicole Kidman, forever sweetheart Reese Witherspoon and up and comer Shailene Woodley - then no doubt you've got the premiere date (June 9th) for season two blocked out in your diary.
Coconut Rough Fruit & Nut + Black Mirror (Season 5)
What to munch on when trying to navigate the complexities of a Black Mirror episode? A chocolate that is described as having a "textural twist" seems apt. Packed full of toasted coconut, sultanas and hazelnut pieces, this is one block to have handy when the new season airs on June 5.
Hedgehog + The Cry
A take on the iconic Australian hedgehog slice, this block of chocolate's perfect-match is Aussie series, The Cry. Premiering earlier this year, this series stars Asher Keddie in the television adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's book of the same name.
Creamy Hazelnut Crunch + The Society
The Society has amassed a cult following since its debut on Netflix on May 10th - the ideal pairing for the new Creamy Hazelnut Crunch. Loyalists of hazelnut infused sweets will be fans of this gritty new series.
Crispy Mint Creme + Younger (Season 6)
If you're into classic flavours with a millennial upgrade, then Mint Creme is for you! Similarly, Younger, which chronicles the adventures of 40-year-old Liza as she tries to pass for a 26-year-old would be your cup of tea. Season 6 begins airing on Stan June 13 - just in time for your planned winter binge!
This article originally appeared on marie claire.