When I was pregnant with my last child, I was, as usual, sick, sick, sick. I was worshiping at the porcelain throne often. When I wasn't, I felt like I wished I could. I have a condition called hyperemesis gravidarium. I won't go into it, but believe me, unless there is something new in the past two years I have tried every natural cure and every drug available in my six pregnancies.
I don't remember why, but my mom had chocolate on her coffee table. It was nice chocolate from Trader Joe's I think. Dark. Each one was individually wrapped with a country name on it. I snagged a piece. And another. And another. I SWEAR to you, it healed me. Mom said to just keep eating it. I did.
Several times during that pregnancy I ate chocolate and, I tell you, it helped.
For several years, when my husband would go to the U.K., he'd bring home a bunch of these babies.
He'd bring home little teeny ones, regular sized ones and big huge ones. HUGE. They were a real hit with all of our friends. And I appreciated them. I really did. But, for me, they were too sweet.
I love it when you know where you stand with someone, don't you?
Nowadays hubby has to go to Germany for work sometimes. His first trip he brought home a bunch of different kinds of chocolate. But this -- THIS, is my favorite. It could be my all time favorite chocolate. Well, next to Peanut Butter Mountain Bars -- because they remind me of the time I owed myself a poo load of money in Jr. High. I just kept eating my fund raiser PB Mountain Bars. I must have raised alot of money for my school.
Why don't kids sell those for fundraisers anymore? They always sell wrapping paper, magazines, candles and cookie dough. Where, I ask, are the Peanut Butter Mountain Bars? In addition to kids not selling them for fund raisers, I can rarely find them in grocery stores. (Wellll, lookie here. On Google, I found a place to buy them. Hmm, maybe I will do my own fundraiser for a missions trip....)
I just googled and I see they are made by Brown and Haley. Aren't they the same guys who make those three colored neopolitan chocolate coconut candies I remember loving as a child but hate now? Google again. Oh they are made by Brachs.
I used to wait in line between buses at See's Candies to get one of these in chocolate.
I'd make them last all the way home.
Me and Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Not milk chocolate. We go waaay back.
I could go on all night. But it is late and I still have hot chocolate to drink.
Happy Chocolate Day. Kisses.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
1 Can Cococut Cream, heated in pan with
1/2 can very hot water (use can from coconut cream)
Cream, Milk or Half and Half to taste
6 Tablespoons each Powdered Cocoa and Rapadura (or Sugar)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Optional: 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter, Cinnamon to taste
Mix all together. Bring to boil.
I took a picture but it is late so I'll have to post it later.