Monday, September 10, 2012

Whats Your Chocolate Blogfest?

My chocolate is Dark Chocolate Opera Creams.

Since I was 13 or so, my parents would by me some at Christmas as a present.  As much as I love eating them, I will make them last for days and days, eating them almost on a secret schedule in my own skull.  I even hid them, like a treasure trove.

I was probably 27 before I realized I could buy them year round, but I still try to only to eat them during the holidays.  I just doesn't feel right, otherwise.

Even now, after I'm married and out of the house, my parents still buy them for me.  My wonderful wife even told her parents to join in.

I think their association with family and Christmas are nearly as strong as the delicious delights I get from feasting on them.

7 comments:

M Pax said...

What a great chocolate story, Mark. I don't think I ever had one a dark chocolate opera. I'll have to remedy that.

Isis Rushdan said...

Isn't it great when we can associate a wonderful treat with those we love!

Mark Craddock said...

@M Pax, I know dark chocolate isn't for everyone, but I love it.

@Isis, Yeah, it really is. I'm a huge fan of Top Chef and it's spin-offs and it's remarkable how many of the chef's relate their pasts to their passion for cooking.

Laura Eno said...

I think associative memories like that make the chocolate even more special! Thanks for joining the blogfest. :)

Laura Eno

Tim VanSant Writes said...

It's great to have holiday traditions like that.

cleemckenzie said...

You're right about the association of chocolate with good times, family and holidays probably heightens the enjoyment of this confection.

Anonymous said...

Treats linked to holidays are the best. It somehow amplifies the holiday feeling. Like Mulled Wine or hot apple cider.

Just stopping in from the Chocolate Blog Hop and saying hi.

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