Girls Write Out
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Okay, I've had about all the lettuce I can stand. What is there about dieting that makes you crave chocolate? I'd been so good all last week. Salad with grilled chicken for lunch. Fruit, grilled meats and steamed veggies. Yum. Well unless you spell yum B-O-R-I-N-G. By Friday I was desperate. I looked at Dave and said, "I'm bad. I want candy." He said, "You're not bad unless you GET candy. Come on, let's go get some." LOL He was just as bored with what we've been eating as I was.

So we go to CVS down the street. I have in mind a big bag of my favorite Brach's chocolate covered almonds. Nada. They don't have any. Then I start thinking I'll just get a small candy bar. As I'm browsing the candy aisle I spy this small bar of some kind of dark chocolate I've never seen. It's called Lindt's I think. 70% cocoa it says. Hey, that's suppposed to be GOOD for you. Antioxidants and all that. By now I'm feeling virutous. I'm going to be good. This thing has only 11 grams of carbs. Dave, on the other hand, gets a whole pack of small Almond Joy bars.

We go home with our treasure. I eagerly unwrap my chocolate and take a bite. Not bad I tell myself. Who am I kidding? It's a little like eating cocoa right from the cupboard. Not enough sugar. By the end of the bar, I tell Dave it's not that great. He offers me one of his little Almond Joy bars and I scarf it down. Ah, now THAT'S chocolate.

Not to diss Lindt's bar but if I'm going to be bad, I want to enjoy it!
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:31 AM  
  Comments (8)
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At 9:06 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I LOVE regular dark chocolate, but it only has 45% cocoa! 70% would be fairly gross. I guess you know that already.

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Julie Dearyan said...

70% is a lot! But Dove dark chocolate--now that is pretty incredible. And recently I had Almond Joy in dark chocolate--wow, was that ever great. I'm a recent dark chocolate person. I still love milk chocolate the most.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Chocolate--in any color--RULES!!! Whooohooooo!!!!!

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't eat chocolate. i don't like the taste

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Suzanne said...

I recently invented a new motto for my life...
"life is too short to waste on bad food"
So, when you want chocolate, honey, have CHOCOLATE and make it the good stuff (Dove works wonders for me!)

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I LOVE Dove dark chocolate. Dark is my favorite so that's why I thought I'd like this 70% cocoa stuff.

At 1:58 AM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

I ADORE those 70% cocoa things! Yum!

But let me tell ya, you haven't lived until you've eaten my homemade chocolate truffles made with 60% cocoa chocolate from Trader Joe's and brandy. Mmmmmmm...


At 7:00 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Hey, I'd be willing to try yours, Camy. LOL What brand do you eat of that 70% stuff?


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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