Life Without Chocolate is a Beach Without Water

I never thought I would tire of eating chocolate. Ever. Chocolate has always been as crucial to me as the sun is to flowers, Chocolat is one of my favourite movies in the world (of course, it helps that Johnny Depp is one of the protagonists, and I adore Juliette Binoche), and as soon as I was old enough to handle hot ovens on my own I taught myself how to make and bake chocolate desserts. The words Margaret and Chocolate have always been synonymous…

A true and proud chocoholic. Until two days ago.

After two weeks or so on the chocolate/double cream/curcumin drink, twice a day, I am getting sick of chocolate. Sick of CHOCOLATE??? Moi??? Impossible! My own father didn’t believe me when I gave him the news this morning. He thought I was kidding, But Margaret, come on, it’s CHOCOLATE!

Sadly though, it is true. If you were to offer me a slice of chocolate cake now, I would say no, thanks. Nope, not even a slice of Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake or of that scrumptious heavenly flourless chocolate cake that I make and that nobody can resist.

From what I have read and been told, the exact same thing happens to those who work in chocolate factories. I always thought that would be a great job, because new employees are frequently given access to as much chocolate as they want. Now I know why: they get sick of it after a while!

Of course, this won’t stop me from preparing and drinking this chocolate mixture until I have my next set of tests. I can be quite stubborn. The moment I have my tests, though, no more chocolate for at least two months!

Writing this post reminded me that some time ago I came across a Chocoholic Page, which has some great quotes. Here are a few: “1. There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE; 2. I never met a chocolate I didn’t like; 3. A guy found a bottle in the ocean and opened it. Out popped a genie who said he would grant the guy three wishes. The guy wished for a million dollars, and poof! there were a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! there was a convertible [I would like to note that wishing for a convertible AFTER wishing for a million dollars was perhaps not a very smart move ]. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women… poof! he turned into a box of chocolates [hehe]; 4. A day without chocolate is a day without Sunshine; 5. Note of Advice: put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done; 6. Research tells us that fourteen of any ten individuals like chocolate.” Hehe, I like that last one.

3 Comments

  1. Ho! Margaret, Chocolat is one of my very favorite movies ever, too.
    And I loved the book, also.
    I hope you reconsider the decision to go without chocolate for 2 months.

  2. Margaret, you can’t. Now you are giving your body the curcumin it needs, in the best method of delivery–dissolved in fat, chocolate fat–so it would be positively unhealthy to give up chocolate. So if it is the taste that is bugging you, then swallow it without tasting it. Remember my experiment–dissolve 3 curcumin capsules (2700 mg) in one melted chocolate truffle, then pour the mixture in a saucer and put in the frig to harden. Then cut it up into four pieces each about the size of a very large capsule. Swallow a capsule whole with a little swig of milk or water. Then take three more and you have done your curcumin medication for that meal, without even tasting chocolate. But your MM cells are getting their just dessert–apoptosis.

  3. Wally- What a great idea- Iread somewhere that walnuts fight cancer so I’ve been roasting walnuts and dumping dark chocolate over them then putting them in the fridge to harden and break into treat bars- gonna try adding the circumin- How great is that!!! fighting cancer one chocolate bar at a time!!!

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