Friday, February 13, 2009

For the Love of Chocolate

Hello ladies: I'm talking to you today. Sure, the boys can listen in if they want, but they may not like what they're about to hear. We all know that Valentine's Day (tomorrow for those of you in a cave) is supposed to be about celebrating love and partnership and romance. But what us ladies know is that we can have that any old day if we play our cards right. What we want on Valentine's Day is chocolate. Lots of it. Preferably in a heart-shaped box, like so:


Don't get us wrong, boys, we love you, we do. But us girls get down-right giddy at the thought of having an excuse to indulge in our favorite food. Myself, I prefer the darkest, richest, chocolate I can find. Considering how much I like this "food of the gods", I really don't eat it that much (I've got genetics to battle my friends) so VDay is a chance to go nuts. Speaking of which, nuts are a welcome addition to my chocolate party, as are fruity centers and caramel. All vegan of course. Used to be that such things were hard to come by, but now quite a few of vegan chocolate companies exist. A few of my recommendations include Allison's Gourmet, Sjaak's, Rose City, and Chocolate Decadence. The latter is a personal favorite, and I'm hoping their heart-shaped chocolate box (yes, the BOX ITSELF is even made of chocolate!) appears in my hands tomorrow.

By the way, the heart-shaped box thing is key. There is something about eating chocolate from said shape that just makes it taste better. One year the hubby (bless his soul) thought he was being super awesome and got me a ton (well, a shoebox full anyway) of different vegan bars from around the world. I knew it took effort, and showed lots of love, but this is Valentine's Day dammit. The heart box matters. I'm just sayin'.

So, ladies, I wish you the happiest and tastiest of Valentine's Days. And, even though it may be too late for this year, you might consider nudging your sweetie to go vegan for VDay chocolate. I swear to you there is no difference in taste, but a huge difference in the amount of suffering your love produces. Now indulge!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being sugar-free at Valentines Day has definitely tested me. Eat some chocolate for me! Emilee

Sky said...

Surely there is sugar-free chocolate out there. No woman should be left out to do dietary restraints! :)

That being said, fear not - I will consume enough chocolate for the both of us....

Andrew Bellware said...

Can I tell you how NOT helpful it is to read about the heart-shaped-box requirement until the late hours of February 13th?

Sheesh...

:-)

Sky said...

Sorry Andrew - I'll try to dole out the advice sooner next time. I hope you didn't get in trouble!

Andrew Bellware said...

I'll think of your advice as being 366 days early. Sheesh... ;-)

Joan said...

I don't know- the fruit thing was awesome and so much healthier- Dad would have wanted the heart shaped box in this house- but I didn't get it. Just an aside - all the years I have been married I have refused to ever call Gary my hubby-for some reason I hate the word-though I certainly called him worse things-

Sky said...

Mom - Glad the fruit was enjoyed and I hope Dad can forgive you for denying him chocolate. And yeah, hubby is pretty cheesy, but it works for keeping his anonymity on my blog. I don't call him that to his face or anything. :)