It came to my attention again recently that I am not the only woman on the planet who keeps a secret stash of chocolate. For me, it's Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips - mmmmmm! When I'm craving chocolate, I pop a few of these in my mouth and suck on them until they slowly melt into chocolatey goodness. Result? Chocolate craving: Satisfied. I figure nursing half-a-dozen dark chocolate chips beats eating everything in the fridge in a vain attempt to disarm an overwhelming craving.
I have a friend who keeps a bag of chocolate chips in the freezer, for those moments when the chocolate madness hits. Another friend keeps hard chocolate candies in her purse. Another stirs cocoa powder into her coffee. When I discovered Riesen chocolates, I thought the chocolate chips were history. Then I discovered that I could eat an entire bag of Riesen candies at one go. Nope, back to the chocolate chips.
I asked Steve once if he ever had overwhelming cravings for a particular food. He thought a second, then answered, "No, not really." Is this just a female thing? (Come to think of it, these chocolate cravings are pretty, um, predictable.)
Today, Dear Reader, I want to hear from you. Do you ever crave chocolate? Do you keep an emergency chocolate stash somewhere in your house? What is your chocolate fix? Take the survey at the top right of the blog (the survey will run for a week, and then I'll post results) - and send me your comments!
(Results of survey: 73% of respondents have a secret stash of chocolate somewhere in their houses. I have no way of confirming this, but I have a hunch that most of those who responded were women!)
5 days ago