Thursday, 17 May 2007

Chocolate Fancies


I am a chocoholic - there, now you know. It's no secret to anyone who knows me, I have loved chocolate since I was a little girl. Sherbet pips and pear drops may come and go, but chocolate has never left me. Of course chocolate is always better eaten in secret and if you stick to the adage of eating it standing up it never counts either! On a health level I have also spared my children's teeth serious amounts of decay by eating their chocolate for them. The amount of Easter Eggs I have consumed on their behalf ....
These days chocolate has become so sophisticated; packaging, brand names and flavours are all out to seduce me. On rainy days like today how can you not be comforted by strawberry and paprika flavour chocolate, peppermint and vanilla or geranium. My daughter's favourite is also another winner - Lime and Vanilla Dainty Dollops (she always buys these for me hoping they'll get shared round). Thank you Montezumas!
If I ever ventured into the chocolate making world (although I think I would never get past the product tasting stage) I'm afraid I would have to have hopelessly ridiculous and romantic combinations, floral, spicy or a combination of the two.
Chocolate cheers me up, when it's raining, when it's Friday evening with a bottle of wine, when I'm watching a good movie, whenever I walk past a box of it, or know there's a bar of it in the fridge somewhere, I can't resist ...


PS No chocolates were eaten during the writing of this post (apart from the little heart on the left).

29 comments:

Raindrops said...

Hi
Have not said hello yet but I do read you blog. Not a very big chocolate eater but I do love that box. Tricia

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

LOL! SO funny! I definatly share that love of chocolate you have...I cannot be alone with a box of chocolates either..lol.

Those lime and vanilla dallops sound so yummy...I don't believe we have those here in the US!

Have a great day! Heather

Liz said...

Well done for coming clean. Its good to get these addictions out into the open!!!

Alison said...

I have a passion for coffee chocolates of ALL descriptions!
A ridiculously excited...and sugar wouldn't make it any better!!
Alison x

Charlotte said...

Wow ~ I've never thought of it like that! Saving your childrens teeth. How thoughtful! I too am an addict. Would love to not be ~ not doing my figure any good! Mmmm ~ now where did I put those Maltesers! ( they're my fav! ~ after all they are the lighter way to enjoy chocolate! ) ~ nothing fancy for me I'm afraid.
Charlotte

Sew Recycled! said...

Who hates chocolate? not me! When I was really young I was unfortunately allergic to choc, oh it was hard! I have now grown out of it (thankfully)and still discovering many chocolates yet to have passed my lips! JP gave me a HUGE jar of Montz choc buttons for Valentines! He knew how to get to my heart!!!

julia said...

Can't get enough of the stuff and i love the sound of strawberry and paprika! My chocolate has got to be kept in the freezer, and I wait all day until I'm plonked on the sofa without any distractions so I can truly enjoy and relish the moment!

Julia x

Donna said...

I adore chocolate too and just LOVE that vintage box of yours :-) I like the chilli/chocolate combination myself.

Heidi said...

I too am a chocoholic Kim! I eat a piece of chocolate each day. My excuse is that I eat dark chocolate. Very dark chocolate with a pure cocao content is supposed to be very healthy as it is full of anti-oxidants. So I feel like I am only increasing my health by eating the chocolate, right? :-)

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

I adore chocolate too, has to be Cadbury's for me. Caramel is mine and daughter's fave, we could eat a family size bar between us and often do :) I don't like it cold, has to be room temperature. On a Friday night after a hard week there's nothing better once you've had a couple of glasses of wine and lost your self-control!!
Gill x

Amanda said...

MMMMM I think I need to try out some of those flavours you mentioned - where do you get such chocolates from?

Lynda said...

My husband is the chocoholic in our family. Not that I don't love it myself, mind you, but I've never seen ANYONE eat as much chocolate as he does. Maybe I should eat more to save his teeth ... think that will fly? ♥

meggie said...

That is an interesting thought.. saving the children's teeth.
I am not a chocoholic, but GOM is, & Son in law panics if he hasnt got chocolate in the house. He is very slim too...not fair.
Dark is my fav, with peppermint.

Marie said...

Hi Kim

I'm a chocoholic too! I love it and find it hard to resist if there is any in the house, even if it's not mine!

Marie x

Mirre said...

Well hello... another chocoholic here :))

Ele said...

You are a girl after my own heart! I can hardly get through the day without a little chocolate!
Love your blog. I'll be back!
Ele

Suzie Sews said...

Yummy, hey its good for the soul to eat chocolate
Suzie Sews

the flour loft said...

I admit to being a chocoholic too. Also have spawned an 8 year old who would sell her parents for chocolate.. no really!
Enjoy a chocolate filled weekend.
ginny x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh I just LOVE chocolate! My favorite is dark chocolate. Milk chocolate is too sweet for my taste. Then again I love a good German chocolate, especially with a marzipan filling. Then there are cherry cordials! And those yummy chocolates with the jellied centers. And did I ever mention I LOVE Turkish Delight??? Now if I could find chocolate covered Turkish Delight I would certainly be in heaven!

Karen said...

Our indulgence is the monthly tasting box from Hotel Chocolat. We ration ourselves to a modest number each evening. Last night we ate them with wine while watching House MD - pretty good, eh?

Amy said...

Just found your blog and all the delightful treats you have been making. Love those pom poms, super cute and fun!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

a piece of chocolate (or several pieces - lol!) can cure just about any bad day... debbie =)

andsewtosleep said...

Well it's 4 ish the morning and I'm awake (nothing new there)? I've just enjoyed a mug of hot choc with a couple of choccie bics. So I guess Kim that gives us something in common. Mary

andsewtosleep said...

LOL just read that back. Talk about stating the obvious? I had to be awake to be writing this comment (my brain is drenched in chocolate).

She'sSewPretty said...

ohhh chocolate...I want some too! and it is too late to go to the store...big sighhhh

Rowan said...

What a fabulous chocolate box!I'm a chocoholic too I' afraid and, like you, I feel the temptations of chocolate even more on grey,miserable days like we've been having. Well done for carrying on regardless during a rainy weekend - true British spirit there:)

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

I love those boxes! MMmmmmmmm! Chocolate. I must have a little everyday :-) I love fruits dipped in chocolate! Mmmmmm, chocolate dipped strawberries. My sweet tooth is going now!

carolyn said...

Hello from one chocoholic to another!

Lallee said...

Hello kindred spirit ;-) I've never tried paprika chocolate, but I think I would like it.