Back in the blog challenge
Iiiiiii want to hear you blog about CHOCOLATE.
Chocolate's nice, isn't it? I like chocolate. Fortunately I have nothing like an actual addiction to chocolate, and sometimes can go weeks without having any. Unless you count chocolate cake and hot chocolate at work, in which case- yeah.
The sad thing is, I think, the the majority of people who read this journal are still American, and as such will never have had proper chocolate. I know this because if Americans had easy access to proper chocolate Hershey's would soon have to file for bankruptcy as people realise chocolate is not supposed to taste like sand; and people such as Die Schwester who like
their products can't possibly be numerous enough to keep them afloat in a market that includes, for instance, Cadbury's, Guylian and Montezuma's.
Words are probably inadequate to describe the various wonders that is good chocolate, so I'm going to make up for it with picspam.
Guylian belgian chocolate praline seashells. Melt-in-your-mouth marbled shapes that are just so luxurious and easy to eat. And people always buy me the version that comes with creamy praline liqueur, which I can't exactly argue with.
Montezuma's. Oh Bob
, Montezuma's do perhaps the greatest chocolate know to mankind. Even the milk chocolate is packed full of cocoa. It's rich and tasty and gorgeous, and then
they do things like add strawberries, paprika, cinnamon and chilli to it. I love this stuff.
Actually, Thorntons used to be something I'd consider the best ever, but Montezuma's have since overtaken them. Really, Thorntons are kind of overhyped.
Back in the day, even I
boycotted Nestle over the babymilk scandal. But then, they apologises, mended (kind of) their ways, and a boycott's not exactly effective if you continue to boycott after the reason you're protesting has gone away. Sticks are not effective without carrots.
But really, the reason was, I was going through a tough time, and I'd never had a Kit Kat Chunky
, so I broke the boycott for the sake of chocolate.
Green and Blacks is my everyday (except not every day) indulgence. It's fairtrade, affordable, and Maya Gold is just gorgeous
Yes, I do have a weak spot for chocolate-with-bits. I also like cheese-with-bits.
Lindt truffles are now associated in my mind with the day in Boston shopping when Bing and I found the Lindt shop and bought a whole pile of truffles and bars, including chilli and cherry, then went and acquired champagne, cheese and bread and had a chocolate cheese and bubbly evening in front of lesbian heists
Can my girlfriend show me a good time or not?
So there you have it: chocolate. The reason I could never be a vegan. (Well, that and cheese)