Yes, I know--you're going to groan and say, "Oh no, not another piece on chocolate!" Well excuse me--just because you stopped enjoying the rich, dark, barely sweeten truffles and bars doesn't mean I can't indulge or chat about it. Besides, I have a sudden mad craving for some of my favourite dark Belgian chocolate kahlua truffles and can't get to the store 'til tomorrow.
I enjoy nibbling my dark chocolates even more since it's scientifically proven to be "good" for you by lowering the blood pressure, bringing forth a sense of well-being and putting a smile on your face. I tell myself that eating the 72% dark chocolate is much better for you than eating milk chocolate or that white chocolate that really isn't considered chocolate at all in my mind.
Since I went public and proudly proclaimed myself a "chocoholic," I've been inundated with support from family and friends. It's amazing the number of supporters, who also admit to being chocoholics, but choose to nibble their stash privately in their closets for a while longer.
I do confess to converting a few people with my super fudge brownies topped with melted dark Callebaut chocolate; my chunky dark chocolate/toasted walnut cookies and my fave, the melt-in-your-mouth-can't-stop-at-one chocolate pecan tarts.
There is something sexy and mysterious about dark chocolates that isn't quite the same with milk ones. Peeling the wrapper away from a dark chocolate bar--the really good quality dark chocolate bar--and inhaling that rich, robust chocolate scent that wafts seductively towards you--heck, what more can I say? You'll just have to find your own supply, but I will tell you this. Remember those dark chocolate Lindt bunnies that sold for $7 each before Easter. Well, I got a supply for $1.99 each after Easter. And leftover dark chocolate Lindt bunnies are just as tasty in May as they were in late February. Guess what? Those dark chocolate bunnies are popping out on the pre-Christmas shelves for $8 each. I'm going to be patient and load up after Christmas for my New Year's supply.
Dark chocolates anyone?