Chocolate is a food group, I don’t care what any nutritionist tells you. I know this because I’m one of those people that EATS, and this is something my body tells me it needs.
I usually have a stash of Chocolove Dark Chocolate in the house. My favorite is the Raspberries in Dark Chocolate. This is a high quality but mildly affordable chocolate, and it’s really cool that it’s made locally, right here in Boulder, CO. I’ll buy a chocolate bar from Vitamin Cottage and make it last for three or four days by eating a square or two every so often.
The horrible, rotten, tragic news is that I haven’t been to the store in a week and I ate up the last of my chocolate a few days ago. I complained about this to Bill; he turned right around and walked away, telling me to come with him into the garage. I figured he was getting me out of the house to lock me outside so he wouldn’t hear me whining about chocolate. But NO. He was getting a gift bag off the top shelf in the garage. Check out what he gave me!!! All gifts from the Peppercorn in Boulder, one of his clients.
In case you can’t see the picture very well, here’s what there is: Chocolove‘s Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate (not listed on their website), Seth Ellis Chocolatier (a Boulder company) Dark Chocolate Truffles, Fran’s Chocolates Gray Salt Caramels, and a bar of Vosges.
Note the Vosges bar of chocolate. It’s called “Mo’s Bacon Bar”. Uhhh, seriously? I’m not sure about this one. I saw this brand of chocolate yesterday on a specialty end-cap at the Boulder Book Store, and prices were in the $7 range. Yup, you read that right. $7.50 for a bar of CHOCOLATE??? How long do you think it’s going to last? And BACON FLAVOR?? Okay, that’s just weird. I’ll try it and give a review on it. For now, I’m going to try the Frans Gray Salt Caramels.
Thank you, Bill!! You truly, truly know how to make this girl happy.
Chocolate, I adore you. And you too, Bill. You both hold a special place in my heart. Just not the SAME place.