Monday, February 02, 2009

I Love Chocolate

In an effort to lose a few pounds in the next few weeks, I vowed that I would not buy any more chocolate until February 13th. When I made the vow a few weeks ago, I thought it would mostly just slow down my rate of eating chocolate, since my cupboards were full of the stuff after a good Christmas haul. However, I underestimated my ability to keep it out of my mouth (that's what she said), and now my recycling bin contains the empty boxes of 3 or 4 Toblerones, a box of Turtles, a few Lindts, a couple chocolate bars, etc.

Then it was on to these:

My sister brought them home from Korea. The chili ones were good but I've had plenty of spicy chocolate before. The sweet potato ones were delicious too, but tasted more like generic sweet creamy stuff than potato. The cactus ones were the best, quite unlike any flavour you can get around these parts.

So anyway, those are gone. Once I ran out of the Christmas chocolate, I realized there was a backup. I still had plenty of chocolate chips, and there was no vow against buying eggs and butter. So I whipped up three batches of cookies, sure to last me well into February. Five days later, gone.

Now I've got 11 days to go without chocolate. This is unimaginable to me. I literally have at least one or two squares of chocolate after every meal. I've searched every cupboard, and the only thing I could find was unsweetened cocoa powder. I'm thinking there must be a way to fashion it into some sort of solid bar form that will last 11 days. If not, I may soon be found at local ice cream shops, desperately licking the crusted chocolate from their fudge pumps (that's what she said?), and because I ain't paying for it I'm cleverly getting around my resolution to not buy any more.


madamerouge said...

After Easter or Christmas, my trick to weaning myself off chocolate is to pick up chocolate milk (1 % m.f.) at the grocery store.

1 cup = 150 calories; 2.5 g fat

Phronk said...

I've tried the chocolate milk / hot chocolate thing, but it just isn't the same. I'd rather have just a bit of nice solid chocolate than a whole cup of chocolate milk.

Although, there's this new hazelnut chocolate milk now which is really good.

S said...

I'm still going through my Hallowe'en candy, so what does that say about me?

Either I'm a slow eater, or I bought a fuckload of candy last year.

Jennifer said...

You can turn that cocoa powder into a brownie. I gave up Coke, like hell I'm giving up chocolate.

Phronk said...

I tried making chocolate peanut butter fudge. It didn't really turn out great but I'm going to eat it anyway.

tornwordo said...

You have seen the microwave chocolate mug brownie recipe havent' you? 4tbs flour, ditto sugar, 2 tbs cocoa, 2tbs vegetable oil, 2 tsps water 1/4tsp vanilla, dash o salt. Mix dry stuff, add wet stuff, mix. Microwave 1 - 1 1/2 minutes and let cool a cool a couple minutes.

Phronk said...

Holy crap that sounds good! Thanks Torn. You are making me into a fat, fat man.

Dale said...

Wait until Feb 15 and then buy twice as much at half the price. Makes sense to me!