Adrift in Chocolate

This isn't what I was going to write about today, at all.

No, I'm supposed to be dieting, remember?

Hmmm … I think I blew it already.

My daughter returned safely from her spring break trip and is now back at college.  

Did you know I gave birth to her when I was only a toddler?

It's true.

It might have been a miracle.

Anyway …

While she was gone she visited Finland, Russia, Belgium, and Estonia.

Some of you live in those very places.

She had a great time and returned with gifts.

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These Belgian chocolates are tiny, little, slivers of melting deliciousness!

She brought an entire box of them home.  They are pure, rich, sweet, goodness

I have readers in Belgium.  I'd just like each and every one of them to know I can be bribed with chocolate.

It's a terrible weakness.  

Especially when I have PMS.

She also brought home chocolate waffles.  I had never heard of chocolate waffles before.

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They are about three inches across … about the size of a large American cookie.  They're crisp like a cookie also.  They were made by Dumon Chocolatier and they're to die for.  Honestly, they are perhaps the best treat I've ever experienced.  Someone needs to hide them from me because I absolutely can't resist them.  I could eat a bazillion of them in one sitting – they are that good!

I think maybe they're just cookies in a waffle shape?

Also?

I really need to do some traveling.  I haven't been to Europe in years.  Her photos brought back all sorts of memories.  The hotel she stayed at in Belgium was right on a canal.

Belgium is nothing like Orange County.

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Of course, no place is like Orange County.

I live in a strange little bubble filled with sunshine, beautiful beaches, and plastic real-life Barbies.

Please send chocolate!

(I better go exercise now ….)

© Twenty Four At Heart

42 Responses to “Adrift in Chocolate”

  1. Maureen@IslandRoar

    OMG, all that sounds sooo good!
    Chocolate can make ANYthing better.
    (It’s very rare, but I actually gave birth as a toddler too; maybe we’re related?)

  2. Maureen@IslandRoar

    OMG, all that sounds sooo good!
    Chocolate can make ANYthing better.
    (It’s very rare, but I actually gave birth as a toddler too; maybe we’re related?)

  3. Maureen@IslandRoar

    OMG, all that sounds sooo good!
    Chocolate can make ANYthing better.
    (It’s very rare, but I actually gave birth as a toddler too; maybe we’re related?)

  4. Joanne

    how many minutes spinning does it take to earn a cookie??

  5. Joanne

    how many minutes spinning does it take to earn a cookie??

  6. Joanne

    how many minutes spinning does it take to earn a cookie??

  7. di

    HA! Just left another blog with a photo of a waffle. Wonder if all this waffle blogging is trying to tell me something. *waddles over to pantry to check for powdered sugar and syrup”.
    Di

  8. di

    HA! Just left another blog with a photo of a waffle. Wonder if all this waffle blogging is trying to tell me something. *waddles over to pantry to check for powdered sugar and syrup”.
    Di

  9. di

    HA! Just left another blog with a photo of a waffle. Wonder if all this waffle blogging is trying to tell me something. *waddles over to pantry to check for powdered sugar and syrup”.
    Di

  10. Laura

    Yummy, my uncle was stationed in Germany a long time ago and their chocolate is the same, TO DIE FOR! We just moved to CO from CA and my aunt and uncle have this German bakery they go to once a month, and oooh the chocolate is expensive, but so worth it.

  11. Laura

    Yummy, my uncle was stationed in Germany a long time ago and their chocolate is the same, TO DIE FOR! We just moved to CO from CA and my aunt and uncle have this German bakery they go to once a month, and oooh the chocolate is expensive, but so worth it.

  12. Laura

    Yummy, my uncle was stationed in Germany a long time ago and their chocolate is the same, TO DIE FOR! We just moved to CO from CA and my aunt and uncle have this German bakery they go to once a month, and oooh the chocolate is expensive, but so worth it.

  13. missy

    There used to be a Neuhaus retail store at South Coast Plaza. I don’t believe it’s there anymore..maybe that’s a good thing!

  14. missy

    There used to be a Neuhaus retail store at South Coast Plaza. I don’t believe it’s there anymore..maybe that’s a good thing!

  15. missy

    There used to be a Neuhaus retail store at South Coast Plaza. I don’t believe it’s there anymore..maybe that’s a good thing!

  16. Kelly

    Now I’m craving chocolate. I think I’ll blame you! : )

  17. Kelly

    Now I’m craving chocolate. I think I’ll blame you! : )

  18. Kelly

    Now I’m craving chocolate. I think I’ll blame you! : )

  19. Michelle Pixie

    Yummmmm! And when they are tired of sending of sending chocolates your way they can send them my way! Now I must find some chocolate for breakfast. 😛

  20. Michelle Pixie

    Yummmmm! And when they are tired of sending of sending chocolates your way they can send them my way! Now I must find some chocolate for breakfast. 😛

  21. Michelle Pixie

    Yummmmm! And when they are tired of sending of sending chocolates your way they can send them my way! Now I must find some chocolate for breakfast. 😛

  22. Hallie

    I LOVE lots of quality/more expensive things but I ONLY like cheap chocolate!! What’s wrong with me?? I guess I’m a life long M&M’s gal!!
    Hallie

  23. Hallie

    I LOVE lots of quality/more expensive things but I ONLY like cheap chocolate!! What’s wrong with me?? I guess I’m a life long M&M’s gal!!
    Hallie

  24. Hallie

    I LOVE lots of quality/more expensive things but I ONLY like cheap chocolate!! What’s wrong with me?? I guess I’m a life long M&M’s gal!!
    Hallie

  25. Jane

    I would like to live in a house built of those chocolate waffles. The only problem would be rebuilding it each week. Yum.

  26. Jane

    I would like to live in a house built of those chocolate waffles. The only problem would be rebuilding it each week. Yum.

  27. Jane

    I would like to live in a house built of those chocolate waffles. The only problem would be rebuilding it each week. Yum.

  28. Priscilla-She's Cookin'

    Yes, I would like to indulge in one of those chocolate waffle cookies, but I think your daughter’s photo of the canal in Belgium is to die for 🙂 Makes me excited for the bike/barge tour of the Netherlands that I’m trying to get in shape for!

  29. Priscilla-She's Cookin'

    Yes, I would like to indulge in one of those chocolate waffle cookies, but I think your daughter’s photo of the canal in Belgium is to die for 🙂 Makes me excited for the bike/barge tour of the Netherlands that I’m trying to get in shape for!

  30. Priscilla-She's Cookin'

    Yes, I would like to indulge in one of those chocolate waffle cookies, but I think your daughter’s photo of the canal in Belgium is to die for 🙂 Makes me excited for the bike/barge tour of the Netherlands that I’m trying to get in shape for!

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