The Best Chocolate Ever

Chocolate

If you ever ask me what the best chocolate is, I won’t be able to tell you. How can I? I love chocolate. Full stop. In nearly all shapes, forms, flavours, and colours.

Before I went to Belgium, I would’ve told you that I’d never eat dark chocolate. Offer it to me and I’d say pass.

But, while I was in a cafe in Brugge a few years ago (sipping hot cocoa in the middle of winter, with log fires and a picturesque view) – I ended up tasting the most wonderfully delicious dark chocolate ever. How can I then say that I didn’t like them?

So, now, even though I still prefer milk chocolate (followed by white chocolate), I don’t just pass up dark chocolate given the chance. But yeah, I must say that if there’s one type of chocolate that I’m still not too fond of – it’s the type with fruit in them. I mean, I love fresh fruit with melted chocolate (chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone?). But, I’m not a big fan of something like, say, Cadbury Fruit and Nut. And, no mint chocolates either.

In our weekly grocery shopping, chocolates are definitely part of the staple buy. Some of the usual brands that go in to the trolley (not all of them in one go, of course; they get alternated): Boost, KitKat, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Hazelnut, Snickers, Mars, Twix, and M&Ms. My latest chocolate find: Heaven. Seriously. Yum. An apt name, I tell ‘ya.

And, of course, there’s Adelaide’s very own: Haigh’s chocolates. They’re expensive though. So, they’re just ‘treats’.

Other chocolatey loves: Timtams, Chocolate ice cream (oh, how I miss Rocky Road ice cream! – we don’t seem to get them here), brownies, mousse, chocolate chip cookies, YanYan, Hello Panda, hot chocolate, chocolate doughnuts… And yep – I ‘bake’ chocolate cake every now and then (Cadbury is the fave; but also work with Betty Crocker or Sara Lee). From Manila, I miss: Chocnut, Flat Tops, Curly Tops, Jack n’ Jill chocolate pretzels…

Even my childhood is filled with chocolate memories. My Christmas stocking, for example, was never complete without Baby Ruth or Violet Crumble or Three Musketeers.

OK. What did I say? I love my chocolates.

How about you? Are you a chocoholic too? If you were to vote which chocolate is the best one, which one will you choose? Do you have any favourites? Are you a milk, white or dark chocolate kinda’ person?

C’mon, ‘fess up.

Oh, and, writing of chocolate, do check out b5′s Chocolate Bytes. Yummilicious alert! And, I just love Debbie Ohi’s Will Write for Chocolate comic series. Not really about chocolate per se, but it’s about a writer who loves chocolate.

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Comments

  1. says

    The best chocolate is for me until now: Swiss Chocolate. So much chocolate you can find in the supermarket, that’s just unbelievable.

  2. says

    Yan Yan! That’s a blast from the past.

    You’ve set me off reminiscing about those happy times in the 90s when I’d regularly buy junk from the milkbar!

    I think I’ll need a chocolate fix before I can concentrate on work again :)

  3. says

    Lol, I do love chocolate, but for me I prefer dark chocolate. I always have and I always will. The bitterer the betterer. ;-)

    My favourite thing is to eat dark chocolate with strong black coffee. Oh yum. I’m getting a craving right now. ;-)

    Other chocolate is great, of course, but I find most of it too sweet. I am a bit partial to Twirl bars, Cadbury, I think, and chocolate covered vanilla icecream. A very wicked entry today. ;-)

  4. says

    I’m not a chocoholic but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to appreciate chocolate! I love Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut Bar, green M&M’s, Baby Ruth! And those truffles from Trader Joe’s. Heavenly!

    That “Will Write for Chocolate” link is hilarious! Thanks for the lead.

  5. says

    kaj: The Swiss definitely how to make their chocolates. ;-)

    Robin: Ooohhh… you sound like someone I can definitely learn a lot from when it comes to Chocolate Appreciation.

    Andy: Amazing how chocolates can trigger such memories, eh? Sorry for distracting you from you work. Hope you had a good chocky break. :-D

    Heather: I’m now intrigued at how popular dark chocolates seem to be. Most people I know our milk chocolate types. I’m obviously surrounded by people with sweet teeth. :-) So, did you give in to that craving? ;-)

    dexie: LOL. Oh dear!

    Toni: What’s with the green M&Ms that set them apart? Glad you liked the link too. :-)

  6. says

    Lol, no actually I didn’t give in. My family are doing a junk food challenge this year. I’ve got a stock pile of dark choccie to eat on the days we’re permitted to eat junk food. I blogged about it on my b5media blog. It’s the one titled Creating Personal Journal Contracts. ;-)

  7. says

    Shai, hehe I know. I really appreciate the way you always take time to answer most of the comments. I guess some people have it easy to connect with others, and your one of those people.
    Take care Mrs. Coggins!

  8. Kharen says

    My name is Kharen and I am a chocaholic :)

    Wow, it feels good to say that. Hehe. Thanks for making me feel “normal”. I can relate to your “addiction”.

    Chocolates are great! They contain “serotonin”, a mood booster and makes one feel really good. Well, that’s what it does to me anyway. And they are really yummmmmy! Oh, I want one now …

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