Chocolate has never been something I was crazy about. There are a couple of candy bars that I will eat from time to time . . maybe 4 or 5 times a year. I like Almond Joy, Reese’s Cup, Kit Kat but on rare occasions. Things like Hershey’s Kisses, or chocolate ice cream or chocolate cake . . never!
And, along comes my friend who is definitely a fan of chocolate but she likes the good stuff. Probably a year ago, she gave me a baggie of chocolate chips and said “just try these”. I thought she meant make chocolate chip cookies or something but no, she eats them . . just snacks on the chocolate chips plain. I tried them when she gave them to me. They’re not the darkest of chocolate but definitely not milk chocolate either. I tried them and my first thought was “this tastes as bad as coffee!” I left them in my freezer for a good while and then my friend and I took a road trip. She had a little container of chocolate chips and every now and then, she’d pull them out and you know how when you’re in the car . . you’ll eat ANYTHING . . we ate chocolate chips . . over 4 hours in the car and we snacked on chocolate chips . . not constantly but enough that by the time we reached our destination, I was hooked. A few days later when we returned home, I was glad to see that she had replenished her little container and it was again full of chocolate chips.
When I got home, I began to snack on the ones she had given me earlier. I just grab a few several times a day . . probably more often than I’m thinking but they say dark chocolate is good for you, right?
A couple of weeks ago, my friend was going to order more chocolate so I ordered a bag too. After we placed an order, I think we were both a bit apprehensive about ordering chocolate to be shipped to Texas in September. We both paid for “warm weather shipping” but I think there might be a difference in “warm weather” and “HOT weather”.
I’m happy to report that both of our bags of chocolate has been delivered this morning and both bags, and their contents, are in perfect shape! 22 pounds is a lot of chocolate. I thought about trying to figure out how much weight you would gain if one ate all 22 pounds but then I figured that would take all the fun out of eating it.
After lunch, I will bag it all up in 1 pound bags and put it in the freezer. I plan to share some with Nicole so I won’t be eating all 22 pounds . . maybe! 🙂