“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”

Today I’m actually going out to do a couple of errands. It has been a while, but Henry needs treats as do the cats. I could do with a treat myself. I’m thinking chocolate, the most uplifting of treats.

When I was a kid, chocolate bars were a nickel. I had favorites. A Sky Bar is one of them, probably my all time favorite. I loved the four different tastes. Caramel was the best part. I remember buying a bar of Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate which I probably wouldn’t eat now, not near sweet enough. For a while I bought Zero bars. They had white chocolate fudge for a topping. Their insides included caramel and nougat. I bought a Chunky every now and then, but I decided it was too small to pay a nickel. Marathon Bars were strange. They were like a braid of caramel covered in chocolate. I figure you’ve seen the trend. I was and am a caramel fan. A Milkshake bar was akin to a Milky Way. Saturday matinees meant long lasting candy like Sugar Daddies. JuJu Beads were once sold at the movie concession stand, but they were removed because they were more for throwing than eating.

I’m not a fan of miniature bars. They are a travesty. My father used to like them so my mother usually bought a package for him when she shopped. He hid them under the couch, but we all knew. My favorite miniature is the Krackel Bar, a twin to Nestle’s Crunch. I’d pick those out of the dish. The Milky Ways were next to disappear. In a while, only regular Hershey Bars were left in the candy dish. I find them boring. To me, their only purpose in life is in s’mores.

When I was in Ghana, we sometimes treated ourselves and bought Cadbury chocolate bars as nighttime treats. The DPW had a small store sort of around the corner from the school. We’d each buy a chocolate bar and a cold coke, both major treats. My favorite bar was the Fruit and Nut Bar.

Today I have to buy chocolate. I’m salivating just a bit for a bar or two. I deserve a treat.

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6 Comments on ““Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    The only chocolate bar I recognized was the Milky way and it isn’t a favorite of mine. I can’t say why I’m not especially fond of it though 🙂

    For the longest time here a chocolat bar was milk chocolate, perhaps with nuts and berries in them but that was it. Nowdays I’m not sure if one can call them chocolat bars any more because there’s very little chjcolate in them 🙂 🙂 They are usually delicious though 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      Most of the chocolate bars I like are only covered in chocolate and it is not a thick covering. Hershey Bars are all chocolate, and I do like Hershey’s with almonds, just not the regular Hershey’s.

      Once in a while, I go to the candy store and treat myself with chocolate truffles.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    You have hit the jackpot when it comes to chocolate. I realize that the dark variety are better for me, but I love the sweet milk chocolate varieties and will probably die with a smile on my face as I scarf down that last chocolate candy bar. I’m a chocoholic first class. I love every kind of chocolate bar I can think of. Milky Way is my favorite followed by Snickers, Hershey bars, (All varieties) and the chocolate covered cherries and chocolate covered blueberries sold around Valentines Day. I love Cadbury, Neslie’s and any kind of boxed chocolates. A package of Oreo’s is staring at me from across the room. 🙂

    Scientists tell us that eating chocolate releases the same brain chemical that is released during sex. I think I substituted many chocolate bars for steady girl friends before I got married. 🙂

    When I was a kid I remember the sugar daddies sold in the movies and I bought them to make it last through the first feature film. I then supplemented it will some other kind of chocolate and a box of popcorn.

    Today was again sunny with a high in the upper 60° range. Spring is right around the corner and I can’t wait for its arrival.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Out of all the chocolate you name, I like most of them except the cherries in chocolate. They are far too gooey for me. I like the blueberries though. I do buy chocolate truffles at the candy store not far from me. I hate to go inside the storer as I never leave empty handed.

      Sugar Daddies lasted almost the whole movie. I used to like pulling it with my teeth and having long strands of the candy. Sugar Babies didn’t last as long at all. I never bought popcorn as a kid, but that and a drink are all I buy at the movies now as an adult.

      Chocolate always sweetens my mood.

  3. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Once I worked in a fudge shop when I was a teen. For some reason, they didn’t keep track of orders that were mailed, so I mailed my friends plenty of chocolate. I think I like white chocolate the best.
    It is rainy out today, so I’m not even going to check the mail. I doubt the mail will miss me.
    Cookie and I have been sleeping all day. Rainy weather often has that effect on me. Since she is a cat she needs no excuse.
    Take care,
    Lori and the gang.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      I think that all that fudge would have been too much temptation for me. Technically white chocolate is not chocolate as it is made from cocoa butter and has no chocolate solids.

      My mail sits until the morning. I get it when I go get my papers. Lately there have been mostly catalogues.

      No rain in our future. That is too bad as I am a lover of rain.

      Stay well!!
      Kat and the rest


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