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101 Things in 1001 Days: Sunday Scribbings: CHOCOLATE!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Sunday Scribbings: CHOCOLATE!

...when I saw the PROMPT for this week I thought OH NO...

When I saw the prompt for this week I must admit I cringed and thought ‘Oh no, not chocolate’.

I don’t eat chocolate.
Whhhhhhaaattttttt???? * I hear the screams of disbelief*
I don’t like chocolate *lots of gasps and incredulous looks!!*

I know, I know I must be the only person in the world who doesn’t particularly like chocolate. It has nothing to do with watching my weight or anything; it’s just that I’ve never acquired a taste for the stuff. However, however … I may be able to redeem myself here ... I love hot chocolate. One of my favourite drinks to have before I go to bed or on a cold, wet afternoon. I especially love the way it’s served in Starbucks with whipped cream and marshmallows (have I convinced you now that not eating chocolate has nothing to do with watching my weight?)

I have always loved hot chocolate but my passion for it quadrupled right after I watched the movie Chocolat. I mean, who could resist the way Juliette Binoche’s character made up a mug of the lovely, creamy stuff. Just watching the way it was served up was a work of art and the thought of drinking it a piece of heaven.

So, I may turn my nose up at a bar of chocolate, but a mug of the steaming, liquid stuff? Anytime.


Blogger megg said...

hi there! I just wrote about that movie too - it was amazing! You're not alone, apparently Drew Barrymore can't stand chocolate - so there! I WISH I didn't like it. I truly do. There would be a whole lot less misplaced guilt in my life! :)

Saturday, April 22, 2006  
Blogger Caroline said...

Hot chocolate is my favourite too!

Saturday, April 22, 2006  
Anonymous Shannon (Sentimental) said...

Yum hot chocolate done right can be sinfully good.

Saturday, April 22, 2006  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

whoo hoo, to hot chocolate!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006  
Blogger Kara said...

Gasp.....oh, okay you like hot chocolate - you are redeemed! Actually you aren't the only person I've encountered who doesn't like chocolate so it doesn't really surprise me.

Saturday, April 22, 2006  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I feel the same as you and it's not at all about my weight :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

Oh lucky you...amazing how different tastes are...
Mmmm...Starbucks, now that is something incredible:)

Sunday, April 23, 2006  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

I love that you love hot chocolate. Going for coffee and hot chocolate with my invalid mom is a special pleasure. Clearly there is chocolate and then there is HOT CHOCOLATE - something totally different. One of these days I'll manage to snap a picture of mom and her hot chocolate.

Sunday, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Living Part Deux said...

I say hold your head high even if you don't fancy chocolate in all its forms. Now if you didn't like Mexican food, I might think you are truly strange, but I'd try to be kind about it. Yes. Yes. Yes. Chocolat is one of my favorite movies of all time. I'm sure she would instantaneously ascertain that you are simply a hot chocolate kind of individual.

Sunday, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Laini said...

A lot of people have written about hot chocolate. Funny, I like it, but it's not the first thing... or second or third... that comes to mind when I think of chocolate. But reading about it reminds me of some of the times as a child, traveling in Italy and France, when we were served hot chocolate for breakfast that was like melted chocolate in a bowl, so rich, so like the beverage in Chocolat, and it was marvelous!

Sunday, April 23, 2006  
Blogger Cate said...

I'm not a huge fan of chocolate, either. I mean, if I get a box of dark chocolate covered peanuts or almonds, I will inhale them, but I seldom crave sweet things (I tend to crave entire meals!).

I loved reading this post--such a fun and different perspective!

Monday, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

I enjoyed your post because although I love chocolate madly I can't eat it anymore! The movie and the drink? Yes and yes...I couldn't agree more.

Monday, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Kim G. said...

It's so funny, but I'm exactly the opposite. There isn't a form of chocolate I wouldn't call "friend" except for hot chocolate. I got sick after drinking some once, and I think it spoiled me. Even now, when my kids want hot chocolate, it makes me a bit queasy to make it. Thanks for sharing with us anyway - hope next week will be a prompt that will be something you'll love writing about!

Monday, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT post...I'll even forgive you for not loving chocolate ;) Love this blog too...I'll be back.

Monday, April 24, 2006  

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