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March 22, 2016

Chocolate #SOL16 22/31

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Ask anyone about my favorite sweet (family, students, strangers) and they will tell you it's chocolate.

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!

Image from Amazon.com
All this writing about chocolate is making me crave a bit of dark chocolate.  You, too?

14 comments:

  1. Funny thing about me, Chris.... I don't like chocolate! No one understands. I have tried it as I've gotten older, but it's not my thing. However, I will down a Pixie Stick or eat bagillions of Sour Patch Kids. Carbs are also a favorite of mine. We need to have cake sometime! :)

    Thanks for sharing this book! I'm thinking a *few* of my coworkers need it! :)

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    1. YUM - I {heart} sour patch kids. I inhaled them when I worked in a candy store (big mistake). I will eat all the chocolate for you, Maria!

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  2. I also love dark chocolate and guess what, it helps to lower blood sugars, so as a diabetic, I can justify a piece here and there.

    That books sounds cute.

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  3. I also love dark chocolate and guess what, it helps to lower blood sugars, so as a diabetic, I can justify a piece here and there.

    That books sounds cute.

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  4. Yes, please! You know me and Dove too ... always have a bag on hand! Now I'm liking the sea salted caramel and mocha something or another ... it's Dove with a promise! Can't wait to checkout the book too!

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    1. My Dove Promise today said, "Actually visit a bookstore." I told Jeff, "See, Dove says I need a book!" :)
      I will share my book with you.

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  6. I am usually a milk chocolate girl - Hershey's original. I have experiment with salted caramel with both milk and dark chocolate.You make me want to check out that book.

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  7. My favorite is Hershey's milk chocolate bars. Heavenly! I have wandered over to sea salt and chocolate - which can be dark.

    You made me wnat to check out the book!

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    1. MMMMMM You had me at Hershey's! I've tried some sea salt and chocolate... interesting!

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  8. My favorite is Hershey's milk chocolate bars. Heavenly! I have wandered over to sea salt and chocolate - which can be dark.

    You made me wnat to check out the book!

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  9. Love chocolate (that's probably where Michelle gets it from). That book however will probably add 5 pounds to the hips!

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  10. I too am known far and wide for my chocolate passion. (And it's making me fat and wide, but that's another issue.) Boynton's work is so charming. I totally associate it with the 1980s, but the humor is timeless. My sisters and I still say to each other "tank suit very much" (imagine one of her hippos in a one-piece).

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