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Saturday, October 07, 2006

An addiction to chocolate

Yes, I am one of those people who is addicted to chocolate. As it turns out, it's not a terrible addiction to have as long as I can control the quantity. I discovered over the years that I am quite satisfied by a small piece of chocolate each day provided that it is dark chocolate and that it is what my taste buds consider to be a good quality chocolate.

As my bike and I were wandering in Nova Scotia, I often opted to skip dessert (after dinner) in favor of a chocolate bar. My level of activity when I'm touring supports a normal sized bar, but when I'm home, a small piece of chocolate will do the trick. Nova Scotia means Canada, which means a different choice of chocolates than I find at home, and I quickly became addicted to Cadbury Premium Dark Burnt Almond bars. My task on returning home was to search for these treats; unfortunately I found that they are not available here in the United States. I started my search on the Cadbury UK web site, which stated that "Cadbury products in the USA are manufactured and distributed under a franchise agreement by Hershey Chocolate USA". Hmmm... that means that Hershey has the "skill" to create good dark chocolate, not their usual fare. I looked a little further, and discovered a relatively new Hershey product, HERSHEY'S EXTRA DARK. As an added bonus, this treat comes in miniature bars as well as the standard large bars; one of the miniatures is the perfect size for my daily chocolate fix. I tried HERSHEY'S EXTRA DARK Cranberries, Blueberries, & Almonds - and wow! That's good, and my new chocolate favorite for when I'm home. I'll continue to seek out Cadbury Premium Dark Burnt Almond when I'm in Canada.

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