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    • Laurie Stone

      Bryce, I can’t imagine giving up sugar at all. You’re a brave woman. I wouldn’t be pleasant to be around either.

  1. I am laughing (not at you, but with you) not only because of your story which is hilarious but also because last night my husband had a meltdown because the grandkids had eaten his last stash of chocolate. He eats a Hershey bar (or ten) every single night before he goes to bed. I think I might have actually witnessed a tear, but he’d never admit it hahaha! I hope we can still be friends….but I hate chocolate! Bring on the salty chips though!

    • Laurie Stone

      Rena, Wow, interesting, your husband likes chocolate. Usually this fetish is female-based. My son also hates chocolate! I always say they switched babies at the hospital. I never got that.

  2. My first thought when I read the title was “NOOOOO!” You are far braver than me, I would have driven out during the storm. I used to do it when I had to go to work during the blizzard. It’s far more important to have the chocolate.

  3. I don’t eat chocolate everyday, but I find comfort in my little stashes that I keep hidden from the rest of the family. They don’t have as much self control as I do and would eat my chocolate in one sitting. When I crave the comfort of this delightful sweet treat, I need it as soon as I can find a moment to sneak away and savor it’s goodness, safely away from the other chocoholics of the household.

    • Laurie Stone

      Suzanne, I’m definitely seeing a theme among the true chocoholics. Everyone has stashes hidden from the family. I have my own. So glad I’m not the only one!

  4. Food is great, isn’t it? Dark chocolate is greater. Your stages of dealing with the outage are funny! Exactly how I’d feel if I ever, ever allowed myself to run out of coffee. 🙂

    • Laurie Stone

      Patti, Wow, you make chocolate? And then freeze it? You’re a woman after my own heart. So funny about hiding it from your husband.

  5. Chocolate (especially dark chocolate) is not my first choice for candy, but I understand the need for something sweet after a meal. If I can’t find anything else, I’ll have a few raisins, but it’s not quite the same. And yes, I hide all my candy from my husband.

    • Laurie Stone

      Janis, I’m discovering this secret, underground movement of women who hide candy from their husbands. Very interesting phenomenon!

  6. You’re stronger than me. I would have dragged my family out into the blizzard! But then I live in the UK – probably don’t know what a blizzard is! For me it is Lindt dark chocolate truffles. I used to be a 70% person but then discovered the comfort of something sweeter and smoother and never looked back 😉

  7. So cute, so cute! SO TRUE!! That was me on Tuesday, and I’ve given up 70%+ chocolate… all chocolate… except for Zico Chocolate Coconut water, can’t tell it’s not chocolate milk. I’ve been doing really well until Tuesday. SNOWED IN! Perhaps it was knowing I couldn’t go to the store, even if I wanted to. I raided the cabinet and the only thing I had was cocoa powder, which would have taken a cup of sugar to make it drinkable, so I passed… A tablespoon of almond butter just wasn’t the same. I feel your pain, Brenda

    • Laurie Stone

      Brenda, What is with us women? I swear, there’s something chemical in our chocolate addiction. I’m glad I’m not the only one who went through this with last week’s blizzard! Turns out there are many kindred spirits.

  8. Lois

    As soon as I read the lead-in, I could feel your pain…

    I think that urge for sweetness after a meal was ingrained in me from childhood when we weren’t all so afraid of sugar.

    Great article (as usual)!

  9. I love chocolate! I love to munch on chocolate in bed. But I can go without. However, I like mint imperials. I like a packet in my car. A packet in my handbag. I put some in my work folder & some in the pockets of all my coats & pockets. They give me an energy boost. Especially at work when I’m on the shop floor over lunchtime. They are a sort of edible “comfort blanket”. Take away my mints and I’m beside myself. 😳

  10. Laurie, my heart goes out to you! Your post had me laughing and weeping at the same time! You obviously need a double secret stash of chocolate that you can only get to under extreme measures (blizzards certainly qualify!) A “break glass during emergencies” stash, if you will. I really enjoy chocolate, too, especially Godiva. Yum. Rare treat but worth every penny. And now I’m going to have to buy myself a Godiva candy bar today! However, my addiction is drinking Coke. I pity whoever runs into me before I’ve had my morning Coke!

    BTW, is it okay if I mention and link your site and specifically this post on my blog?

    • Laurie Stone

      Mona, I’d be delighted if you mentioned this link on your blog. Thank you so much! Sounds like we all have our addictions. My husband is addicted to Coke too. I can see how, but I try and steer clear. Chocolate is bad enough.

  11. So we’re on the train towards Easter and naturally I will be figuring out what all goes in the kids’ baskets and NATURALLY a lot of what goes in will be stuff that my wife and I like so when the kids go to bed, they can unwittingly tithe to us.

    Chocolate drives a strange force within people, is what I’m saying. I feel your pain.

    • Laurie Stone

      Right? Chocolate is strange in its life-force giving properties. I tell myself that it makes my life better. BTW, very smart with you and your wife about the Easter candy. I did the same thing with my kids.

  12. Ah. A woman I totally understand. I was totally panicked reading your post. I feel for you. No one should ever have to go without chocolate. Especially during a blizzard. I would have totally ordered 2.

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