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chocolate vs. the whole rest of the world.

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is it any surprise at all that this fruity treat

was completely ignored and left standing all alone

after the chocolate egg hunt surrounding it?

“when it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.”

-regina brett

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no point.

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 bakers are complaining that something is amiss with hershey’s kisses.the chocolate candy’s trademark tips have been mysteriously missing from batches around the country. they have taken to social media to complain that the lopped-off tops are ruining the look of their holiday treats. without their points, the chocolate candies are left with flat tops.

the hershey company responded to the disgruntled bakers after hearing of a facebook post by the wedding cookie table community group that detailed the problem. company spokesman jeff beckman says they’re reviewing the issue. beckman says hershey has donated baking items to the group as a thank you for pointing out the issue. the candy company has yet to explain what’s causing the missing tips.

“there’s no point in getting too worried about things,

because life is too short.”

-dolores o’riordan – the cranberries (rip)

credits: ap photo/matt rourke, hershey chocolate company, huffington post

spring holiday salad.

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 *my easter/passover/april fool’s day/full moon kit-kat salad and its recipe

upwrap 7-12 kit-kat bars

break into delicious individual pieces

if chocolate melts onto your fingers

lick them clean

drop what’s left into a lovely bowl

toss gently

enjoy.

*(serving size may vary depending on how willing you are to share)

happy holidays to all

“food for the body is not enough. there must be food for the soul.”

-dorothy day

what’s on the desk in your writing hut?

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chocwrapper2275wide_1_a57c8444a65ba339_733_413on the desk in roald dahl’s writing hut, right next to the chair where he sat to write many of his famous stories – including charlie and the chocolate factory – there is a collection of strange and wonderful items, some of which are particularly curious. 

one of these is what appears to be a cannonball. it’s grey and fits into the palm of one hand. it looks like it would be quite heavy. it’s not a cannonball, though. it’s actually chocolate wrappers. hundreds and hundreds of silver foil wrappers that were originally used to keep a chocolate bar nice and fresh.

when roald was working for shell oil in london, before he set off on his adventures in africa and then on to the second world war, he often used to have a chocolate bar with his lunch. every time he had a chocolate bar he would add the wrapper to his growing collection. the first one he wrapped up into a little ball, and then every time he had another he would wrap it around the one from the day before, and so eventually the little ball of silver foil wrappers grew larger and heavier and took on the cannonball-like appearance it has today.

roald kept this collection of chocolate wrappers on the desk in his writing hut along with other things that inspired him, or reminded him of his earlier days. if you’re ever in the roald dahl museum and story centre in great missenden you can see it for yourself.

credits: roalddahl.com