Chocolate? Meh!

29 Oct
English: An Australian Milky Bar that has been...

English: An Australian Milky Bar that has been split in half. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reading Elaine’s post today about chocolate sprinkles on bread (sorry, Elaine, but bleurgghh), it occurred to me that I am not really a fan of chocolate.  I like milk and white and would probably trade one of my children for a Malteser (only one of my kids – the other will be needed to bring me food when I’m too fat to leave my bed), but after that, I’m not bothered.  I mean, I can gulp down a Kit Kat, a Crunchie, a Bounty and a bag of Buttons in one sitting, but I can take or leave them.  Mostly take.

However, I never eat chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate puddings or drink chocolate milk shake.  I do love a good chocolate swiss roll but only if it has white fondant in the centre.

I prefer a good jelly bean or chewy sweet, angel cake or fairy cakes.  My favourite cake is the little butterfly cake that is really a fairy cake with cream or butter icing.

English: Butterfly Cake, photographed by me on...

English: Butterfly Cake, photographed by me on 1st August 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t be called a chocoholic – it’s not even a real word so if you do call me that, your slap in the face will be for the annoying neologism, not the insult – but I can be called a greedy pig.  

How about you?  Are you as annoying as my Mum, who would receive a box of chocolates at Christmas and still have half left in November?  

Or is chocolate like drugs and alcohol to you, and must be eaten immediately if you have it in the house?

 

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68 Responses to “Chocolate? Meh!”

  1. Elaine - I used to be indecisive October 29, 2012 at 12:40 #

    Chocolate sprinkles on bread – lovely….. Mind you, they are not just any chocolate sprinkles, they are quite chunky, but each to their own…;)

    I am a chocolate fan, but not so much that I would trade a member of my family for it! 🙂 I do enjoy chocolate cake (though can’t manage the really rich ones), chocolate muffins, Bounty bars, Dairy Milk bars, Maltesers (yum), hot chocolate drinks in winter etc but I am more like your mum in my approach to it. If it is left to me, I can keep a box of chocs going for weeks, but when hubby is around, I have to eat them more quickly if I want to have more than one, as he is cannot have it lying in the house uneaten!

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  2. idiosyncratic eye October 29, 2012 at 13:18 #

    I can resist chocolate and do eke it out. So does that make me annoying then?! 🙂

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  3. granny1947 October 29, 2012 at 13:22 #

    Let’s face it…you are a chocoholic *granny ducks*

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 29, 2012 at 13:25 #

      Granny…words fail me. Good thing I was eating chocolate then, or you’d have copped it 😉

      When are you going to blog regularly again? I miss you.

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  4. Katharine Trauger October 29, 2012 at 13:23 #

    Absolutely love Chocolate. It’s the stuff they add to it I can’t stand.

    Last night, folks were burning marshmallows over an open fire, slapping them onto generic graham crackers laden with MILK chocolate (a gag-reflexer, itself) and then eating them all stringy like melted mozzarella.

    Well, I just looked away and sipped coffee. Sighs.

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  5. mairedubhtx October 29, 2012 at 13:54 #

    I am a chocoholic. The darker the better. And it is good for you in small amounts. It has antioxidants, you know. I adore Lindts dark chocolate truffles. And chocolate with fruit, especially raspberries or oranges, is to die for. I was very pleased to learn that now KitKat is making a dark chocolate version (I bought 3 bars the other day) and Milky Way has a dark chocolate version. But nothing compares to unadulerated dark (70% +) chocolate

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  6. kiwidutch October 29, 2012 at 15:01 #

    Tilly you need to understand that there is ” Chocolate” and then there is ” CHOCOLATE” … the first is te cheap and nasty stuff… icky taste in your mouth and the texture is strange… then there is quality chocolate… and the two are worlds apart.

    If you are talking the second sort then nothing is safe if i’m in the house, but the first sort… well packets may be years past their sell by date, I left them untouched so long.

    I tried “kisses” in the USA once… sorry but ” yuck” I’m never kissing that stuff again if I can help it… OTOH you can walking into any chocolate shop in Belgium and be in chocolate heaven. (Dutch chocolatiers use Belgium chocolate too so they are also good)

    Hiding it from the kids… that’s a given isn’t it? 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 29, 2012 at 15:12 #

      The Hub used to buy Belgian chocolate Easter eggs for me when we were courting.

      Too rich for my blood; my Dad used to finish it 🙂

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    • Katharine Trauger October 30, 2012 at 04:26 #

      Hiding it from the kids is universal, even here where some folks actually buy Hersheys kisses on purpose. I do keep one very good brand of dark chocolate in my purse for my grandkids to split a piece. It is so rich,they do not need more than half a serving. They love it and beg for it every time they see me. The ritual is the same:
      They: “Grandmother, do you have candy in your purse?”
      Me: “No.”
      They look disappointed.
      Me: “What do I have in my purse?”
      They: “CHOCOLATE!”
      We never call real chocolate ‘candy”. Sacrilege! 😉

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  7. kateshrewsday October 29, 2012 at 15:10 #

    This from a woman who is addicted to malt balls dipped in chocolate…..?

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  8. gigihawaii October 29, 2012 at 15:20 #

    Some people pour chocolate into their coffee. Ugh! I would never do that. I prefer iced coffee with a little skim milk. Makes my day! But, otherwise, I do like chocolate candy.

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  9. laurieanichols October 29, 2012 at 15:25 #

    I like chocolate, my favorite ice cream has chocolate in it. However I don’t like chocolate all alone, it has to have something else such as hazelnuts, caramel or vanilla. Once I start I often don’t stop which is why I often do not start.

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  10. Al October 29, 2012 at 15:45 #

    Neologism? Using a fancy word like that is displiferous.

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    • misswhiplashm October 29, 2012 at 15:53 #

      it depends on the quality of the choc. Maltesers in my house disappear like water down the plug hole..once I start I cannot stop but like you the rest of choc..cakes, ice cream or drinks..NO!
      Talking of cakes merigues are my fav. with lots of cream that I can get my lips around, yummy! Swiss roll like you , choc as long as it house white thick creamy filling….anything creamy goes down well..trouble is that it stay on my hips, waist and tum but hey! you only have one life ,,enjoy it

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    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 29, 2012 at 16:59 #

      Okay, I’ll bite: what’s the source?

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      • Al October 29, 2012 at 17:15 #

        Big Al’s thesaurus. You don’t ever want to get me on started on neologisms. My whole world is pretty much made up.

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  11. misswhiplashm October 29, 2012 at 15:55 #

    oh my gawd…go on like this and we shall need a dictionary to read TillyB’s post

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  12. mmp October 29, 2012 at 16:32 #

    cheap ‘tat’ hot chocolate….+ instant coffee = 🙂

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  13. judithatwood October 29, 2012 at 16:46 #

    Actually, backward — drugs are like chocolate to me — I need them to stay alive, to live a worthwhile life. I have to watch out for side effects, though, just like with drugs! Seriously, I love chocolate, and I’m thrilled that sugar free chocolate candy gets better by the day!

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  14. benzeknees October 29, 2012 at 17:44 #

    I am a chocoholic – if there is chocolate anywhere in the house, it must be consumed! Fairy cake = cupcake? I’ve always wondered what a fairy cake was.

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  15. adinparadise October 29, 2012 at 18:11 #

    And I suppose that Maltesers aren’t covered in lovely chocolate. 🙂

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  16. rebecca2000 October 29, 2012 at 18:21 #

    I don’t love chocolate. It seems to drive others crazy.

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  17. Viveka October 29, 2012 at 19:39 #

    In Denmark do they have thin chocolate slices for sandwiches. The Danish eat on their sandwiches for breakfast. If I see anything on the airport next week I will buy for you. I love chocolate too – just like you can I just fill myself with one bar after the other. So I can’t have chocolate at home – and I have been good lately, haven’t bought any bars neither.
    Somebody has said .. I don’t want to fall in love – I want to fall into chocolate, that’s me.

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  18. Patti October 29, 2012 at 21:25 #

    I love chocolate in many forms (though not really chocolate ice cream – though I really like vanilla ice cream with a fudge swirl) but I have learned to not gorge myself when it is around – but I try not to have it around just in case I weaken. Of course, the same could be said for many other varieties of sweet things. Or bread. Or salty snacks.

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  19. terry1954 October 29, 2012 at 22:10 #

    that cup cake sort of reminds me of an eclaire, with the topping on the top. i have never heard of this type but i bet i would love it,,,,,,,,i do love chocolate, but not white chocolate, milk chocolate for me!!!!

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  20. slpmartin October 29, 2012 at 22:53 #

    I, like you, prefer a good jelly bean…ah but my favorite sweet which I do not keep around the house…since I could/would eat a bag in one sitting is peanut brittle…the type which taste homemade.

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  21. bluebee October 30, 2012 at 00:34 #

    Chocolate – my drug of choice.

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  22. Three Well Beings October 30, 2012 at 05:18 #

    I always say that I can pass on chocolate…and I tease friends that I have wonderful self-control. But then I ‘fess up and say that my self-control is directly tied to the fact that I try not to bring chocolate into the house. If I don’t have any within arms’ reach then I have self-control. Good plan? I would hate to tell you how much chocolate I’ve eaten this week just because I bought Halloween candy early! Good grief. I’m hopeless!

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  23. Piglet in Portugal October 30, 2012 at 09:05 #

    Not a fan of chocolate…you must be sickening for something 🙂 But even I a self-comfessed choloholic could not eat chocolate sprinkles on bread 😦

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    • Elaine - I used to be indecisive October 30, 2012 at 11:34 #

      Have you tried them Piglet? I too, was a doubter at first, but nothing ventured nothing gained. 😉

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      • Piglet in Portugal October 30, 2012 at 12:04 #

        HiElaine, only on Brigadieros 🙂 No, could def not eat them on bread…or for that matter chocolate spread on bread. Strange, I know!

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  24. Elaine - I used to be indecisive October 30, 2012 at 11:36 #

    Can I just throw the delicious French pain chocolat into the ring? Does that count as bread with chocolate?

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  25. Amiable Amiable October 30, 2012 at 15:38 #

    Chocolate is my favorite food group. It is at the base for the food pyramid, isn’t it? Dark is best, for it’s antioxidants, and I would gladly trade AA Hubby for a big, ole’ box of it.

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  26. Grannymar October 31, 2012 at 16:03 #

    Thank you very much, you can keep all the white and creamy stuff as I can only eat a little dark chocolate, Sometimes with orange or ginger and I discovered the two small squares of chilli chocolate totally satisfies my need for a day. Now to tear the house down for a little dark crumb!

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  27. Pseu November 1, 2012 at 16:47 #

    Current faves: Coffee beans covered in dark chocolate – yum. But only two or three at a time, or Green and Blacks 34% milk chocolate. (Cadbury’s is too sweet really)

    I have just made (still cooling) Mary Berry’s chocolate brownies: yum 🙂 – using a family secret adaptation of the recipe. If I told you how, I’d have to kill you.

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  28. Perfecting Motherhood November 3, 2012 at 07:22 #

    I love chocolate, but only good quality chocolate, which rules out 95% of American brands. 😉

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