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Friday, February 12, 2010

Being A Chocolate Snob And Loving It

There are certain things in life I don’t apologize for.  One of them is being a chocolate snob.   There, I said it.  I love chocolate, but not just any chocolate.  It has to be real, and it has to be dark.

I have been accused of being high maintenance.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  I have few vices.  I don’t indulge in expensive hobbies, I don’t demand pricey jewelry, and I require minimal hygiene and little sleep.   It doesn’t take much to make me happy.  Just give me my skim latte, dry red wine, and last but not least, real dark chocolate. 

This is where my brownie recipe comes in.   No, I don’t use a box.  If you ate my brownies, you wouldn’t either.  I use real cocoa, real chocolate, and real butter.   They’re so rich that even I need a glass of milk or, better yet, some vanilla ice cream.

My other favorite treat?  Mocha lattes.  The coffee shop in my office building just started putting real dark chocolate (not that powdery junk) in their espresso drinks.  Yep, when I need that pick-me-up after lunch, it hits the spot.

So, this Valentine’s Day, I’m going to treat myself to a mocha latte, and I might even make a pan of brownies.  It’s a vice, but not one I’m going to apologize for.

Any other chocolate snobs out there?  (The first step is always admission!  Don't worry, you’re in good company.)


Alison said...

I'm a Godiva snob, and the darker the better. My true favorite is the dark chocolate caramel. It's good to know what you like, as long as one is not particular about everything.

I thought of you when NBC4 tested the perfect brownie pan. It works beautifully! May have to get yourself one of those if you haven't already. A plastic knife works really well for cutting brownies, too, even when they're still warm. I hope you enjoy your chocolate treats for Valentine's Day!

Graceful said...

Oh yes, bigtime chocolate snob here -- the darker the better. No cheap chocolate for me...unless I'm totally desperate of course (which happens more often than I'd like to admit!)