One of the teachers said this the other day. And of course my ears perked up. Anything to do with chocolate, I’m in. If I have to do yoga to get chocolate, I’m in.
Chocolate and I have a love / hate relationship. A sweet tooth is mandatory for being part of my family – we all have it. Chocolate was almost a religion growing up. Almost everything was celebrated with chocolate. And it did creep a bit into daily living. One of my favourite treats was vanilla ice cream topped with “Quick” powder chocolate milk mix…I liked it better than chocolate ice cream. Really. Sometimes we had chocolate bars (how does that caramel get inside the chocolate????). But mostly we had chocolate for special holidays…Halloween, Christmas and of course Easter!
I loved the easter hunt at my house. My mom was specially good at treasure hunts with clues. Along the way, those small, football-shaped, foil eggs were hidden in obscure places – in planters, under my stuffed animals, in the cupboard with the cereal… Always at the end would be the largest chocolate bunny you could imagine. Usually in a colourful decorated basket, with perhaps a pompom yellow chick, or white bunny and lots pink or purple shredded bedding that gets everywhere.
Fast forward into adult hood. Still have the chocolate addiction, but my system no longer tolerates dairy…and dairy of course is in all “milk” chocolate. Not to mention high doses of sugar and more sugar. While my previous “MO” would be to reach for the milk chocolate, I have now learned to appreciate and savour dark chocolate.
Especially Artisan chocolates. My favourite right now are organicfair. They have luscious, interesting flavours combined in the dark chocolate bars named “silk road”, “kashmir” and “westcoaster” – a world of taste. I don’t need much to satisfy the choco-craving. Yummm. They also do three different Christmas special flavours, but no bunnies.
A previous favourite, Denman Island Chocolate, still gets a taste now and then, when I need only one flavour, like mint or hazelnut. Bonus – they do Bunnies! I have been on my own hunt for a Denman Island Bunny this Easter, but they seem to be extremely well hidden.
Now – Go do your yoga, so you can get that chocolate.