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My favorite holiday is the day AFTER Valentine's Day when the chocolate is on sale. (No, not really. I will pay full price chocolate any time).
I've become a bit of a chocolate snob over the years, but I've always preferred dark chocolate. Semi sweet chocolate chips do fine in a pinch, but hand me some Dove Promises, and I'm your BFF!
My students think it's especially funny that I admit to loving chocolate so much. They expect grownups to tout the benefits of vegetables and fruit. "Chocolate grows on trees," I tell them. Then I explain the cacao bean and tell them I dream of planting a cacao tree in my yard.
Sandra Boynton is one of my favorite illustrators and authors. I have loved her work since I discovered a button in college with a hippo trying to hug a cake ("I never met a carbohydrate I didn't like!) I was SO excited to order her new book, Chocolate: The Consuming Passion. My husband laughed when he saw it in our online bookstore cart. "The kids will love that one!"
Well... this book will not be going to school. It's for grown ups, and it's all about chocolate, so I will be keeping it for myself. Unless you want to read it, but then I need it back! It really is a sweet read!
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All this writing about chocolate is making me crave a bit of dark chocolate. You, too?