This morning for breakfast I enjoyed a bowl of chocolate mini wheats, full of chocolate chips and cocoa, soaked in chocolate soy milk. Sigh. Life is beautiful.
I’m certain you’ve read about the outrageous cost of a bag of Hershey’s chocolate chips in Shanghai. (Translation: you’ve heard my whining.) I never realized how prevalent chocolate is in my diet, until I opened my refrigerator and pantry doors.As a purist, I’ve tended to snub American made Hershey’s chocolate, until it became a luxury item in my life. I never knew I loved Hershey’s Chocolate Twizzlers until I could no longer have them.
“Real” chocolate in China is considered a luxury item, with bags of Hershey kisses often locked behind glass doors. And Chinese chocolate is just… wrong. The taste, the texture…honestly, I don’t even know if there’s real cocoa in there. Something to research, when I return.
In the meanwhile, I’m taking full advantage of chocolate everything… including chocolate balsamic vinegar. Mmmmm…
As Americans, I don’t think we realize how much chocolate we consume in our diets. High quality or not. Speaking of exceptional quality, thank you to my friends Richard and Lina, for sending me a lovely gift of Amano dark chocolate.
For the next six weeks I will be indulging in chocolate. Thank heavens for elastic waistbands. The Hubs will have to roll me onto the plane… chocolate in hand.