Friday, November 22, 2013

I dream of chocolate

Second Blooming
This week on the Spin Cycle, brought to you by Gretchen at Second Blooming and Ginny Marie and Lemon Drop Pie is on temptation.  Oh, sweet temptation, how I hate you.  And by sweet temptation I mean sweets.  Candy, chocolate, you name it.  They are my vices.  Seriously, I have a hardcore chocolate addiction.  Just right now, as I am working on attorney thank you gifts which are chocolates, I have eaten like 7 Hershey's Hugs.  Dammit.  (The gifts are super cheesy by the way...they are thank you gifts that say "Just a few HUGS and MOUNDS of thanks for supporting our agency!" and include Hershey Hugs and Mounds candy bars.  Cheesy, right?)  Maybe I'm assuming everyone else likes chocolate as much as I do.  But I probably shouldn't be eating the attorneys' candy.  

Oh chocolate, why are you so delicious?  

I keep telling myself that I need to scale back on the sweets, but I can't help it.  And I'm a strong believer in one principal.  I am anti-low fat chocolates or candy.  If you look, the caloric intake really isn't as different normal stuff, and I am a firm believer of if you are going to break your diet, you make it count.  If you are going to have chocolate and take in those calories, don't half-ass it.  Skip the Skinny Cow candy and get yourself a piece of Godiva.  It's so much more worth it and tastes ten times better!  

What are your vices?  I guess you should add red wine into that.  Because you can't enjoy a truly good piece of chocolate without a glass of Cabernet or Merlot.  That doesn't make me an alcoholic.  It just makes me a smart woman.  Anyway, so I'm covering two posts with one here.  My temptation is chocolate, and dammit, I am thankful for that sweet goodness.  My dream vacation would be to go back to Ireland and go back to the Guinness Storehouse but somehow also have the Hershey's factory right next door.  Or connected to it.  Ah, I can dream....


  1. I have discovered chocolate beer. I am addicted. Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout. So good. I also have a weakness for good dark chocolate turtles and truffles. I'm really looking forward to Christmas because I get some then.

  2. If it makes you feel any better, my sweet Daddy, who was also a lawyer, always kept chocolate in his bottom desk drawer. Sometimes he'd get one of those gigantic Hershey bars, and break off little pieces periodically through the day, and sometimes he'd get bags of those little mini chocolate bars. It was his little indulgence. I have a friend who swears by Chocovine, that chocolate/wine stuff. I think it sounds nasty, but she claims it's the perfect food.

    Thanks for linking with the Spin Cycle!!

  3. Perfect quote, "That doesn't make me an alcoholic. It just makes me a smart woman." I love it!

    We get peppermint patties every years as school volunteers, and they say "Thanks a lot for your commit-mint!" Yes, a little cheezy, but who am I to turn away chocolate?

  4. One time I gave up chocolate for Lent and dreamed of Oreos. That ended that, I assure you.

  5. A bit of chocolate and a glass of wine is how I plan on doing dessert this evening! Guess that makes me a smart woman. ;)

  6. Hmm....motivation to maybe start doing some volunteer work. Bedtime truffles and tea are the best!

  7. Love your Smart Woman comment. My goal this morning was to stay away from all forms of chocolate. If I fail (which I will) at this huge attempt, at least I am a smart woman! I won't beat myself up about it.


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