Friday, February 02, 2007

confessions of a chocoholic

OK, I confess. I'm addicted to chocolate.
I went shopping to buy a pizza for my son, to take it to the firehouse where he's on duty today. While in the store I walked past the chocolate aisle.

(Important: Don't read any further if, like me, you love chocolate. Or at least put something over your keyboard so you don't ruin it with drool...)

I usually avoid the chocolate section in my store, but today, a woman was blocking the aisle and I had to use the next one over, and before I knew it, I was in front of a whole shelf of chocolate. My eyes immediately found the familiar red and gold package from Cote d'Or, my favorite brand. And, oh no; they had the one I love...Milk chocolate with toasted pecans caramalized with with sea-salted butter.
My hand reached of its own accord, and then I saw the white chocolate with the whole hazelnuts, and then a dark chocolate bar with wild cherry caught my eye. I hesitated. White chocolate with hazelnuts and nougatine? Milk chocolate with caramelized pecans and a touch of sea-salt? Dark chocolate with wild cherry bits? There was also the classic dark chocolate and marmelade orange peel, or the...no, no! It had to be the milk chocolate and pecan.
I snatched it off the shelf and, before I could swipe more bars into my shopping cart, I dashed to the check-out counter.

Then I went to the firehouse to deliver the pizza to my son.
He saw my shopping bag. "You have some chocolate," he said, his eyes shining.
What can I say? I love my son more than chocolate. I smiled bravely and took it out of the bag. "For you," I said.
He gave me a crooked grin and broke it in half. "We can share," he said.
Now that's a nice kid.
And guess what I'm eating right now?
Hmmmmm.
I love chocolate!

7 comments:

Holly Kennedy said...

Very sweet, Sam.

I'm not a chocoholic, but I have no backbone when it comes to Hawkins Cheezies and if my sons saw a bag in the shopping cart, I'd do EXACTLY the same thing!! :)

JR's Thumbprints said...

My weakness is popcorn. Can't seem to leave the stuff alone. If I smell it, then I've got to have some. Thank God chocolate can't be smelled from across the room.

Wynn Bexton said...

Yes chocolate is yummy, but I can't eat it at bedtime or I have nightmares. (So here I am drooling after I read your post! darn!)
I agree...popcorn is my thing. I am enticed by the smell of it and find it addictive. I can't stop at a small cupful. Oh no! I have to devour the entire huge bowl (with lots of butter and salt!)

Anonymous said...

I love popcorn too - with lots of butter and salt. But in France, they like sugared popcorn - yuck! It's awful.
I've never had a Hawkins Cheezie (perking up with interest) Will have to check them out!
Sam

Gabriele C. said...

It's sugared popcorn here, too.

Chocolate is evil. The Merci layered Coffee Cream/Milk is especially evil. And the Milka White with Lemon Grass and Green Tea, and the Lindt Dark with Orange, and ....

ORION said...

Repeat after me...White chocolate is the best...white chocolate is the best...

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

As far as I’m concerned, Sam, any confirmed chocoholic who's actually willing to share their rich, delectable, lip-licking treasure truly has a heart of gold!