White chocolate is NOT chocolate, you know that, right?

I have, in the past, been a devoted customer of  See’s Candy. Not in the warm weather months you understand – shipping costs for chocolate goodies in warm months exceeds the cost of the goodies themselves.

Actually I’m still a devoted customer of See’s but only in the Winter. The great thing about See’s is, besides the fact that it is oh so tasty, you can choose ONLY the ones you like. That’s right kiddies, if all you want is a box of raspberry truffles, that’s what you can order. Me, I like a variety of fruit flavored truffles – raspberry, orange, lemon. And then there is rum nougat, oh heaven. Maple walnut is good too, oh, hell almost everything they offer is supah!

Even better? You can order only DARK CHOCOLATE. There is no excuse for white chocolate to exist and milk chocolate is not far behind in undesirability. Milk chocolate just makes me gag; makes me nauseous. Plus it tastes terrible, it really does. If you are a fan of milk chocolate, you need to get your taste buds checked.

Don’t know why I am on a chocolate rant other than I just got an email from See’s about their latest offerings.

I normally don’t publicly crap all over someone’s personal preferences in food but I have a real blind spot when it comes to chocolate. DARK CHOCOLATE only, seriously.

You want to hear something totally off the wall? There are actually people in the world who don’t like chocolate! Can you imagine? Flabbergasts me too. Maybe the first chocolate they were given was milk chocolate and that just put them off all chocolate, I don’t know. It is sad tho, dontcha’ think?

Here’s a kicker in my case. I am lactose intolerant and I can consume chocolate only in very small portions. Very small. *Sigh* One small piece of solid dark chocolate, and I do mean small, is all I can tolerate. A piece of solid milk chocolate? Instant barf. There is no chocolate bingeing in my life. That’s why I like to treat myself to a custom box of See’s chocolate – my favorites, in dark chocolate, in small enough pieces to be enjoyable without making me sick. There are about 16 pieces of chocolate goodies in a one pound box of See’s – so that box lasts me 16 days – one piece a day. Unless of course I decide to share with my husband, then all bets are off as to how long that box will last.

And then there are cordial cherries – the ones filled with liquor not that gooey white stuff. The best I ever had were from Teuscher’s.  A real cherry, unpitted it turned out, floating in Italian grappa, all encased in the most superb dark chocolate you have ever laid your lips around. Sadly, these are not available via their online stores.  I was lucky enough to have had these just that once when I wandered into a Teuscher’s store in search of champagne truffles and discovered them. Ah, sweet memory.  Cherries, booze, chocolate – damned near died and went to heaven.

I’ve had fun writing this and it has cheered me up – I was feeling a little down and antsy and edgy. But here I am writing about chocolate and not caring what you Dear Reader think about it.  You have different likes and preferences? More power to ya, I don’t care.

(And yes, Snickers comes in dark chocolate. Which is better than nothing but not by much.) 

 

13 thoughts on “White chocolate is NOT chocolate, you know that, right?

  1. I agree that white chocolate is not chocolate and am generally not a fan, except in cookies that also have macadamia nuts. That said, that same product with dark chocolate is vastly superior. If I’ve got a sweet tooth I have been known to eat milk chocolate, but only in combination with peanuts, or caramel or something else, because milk chocolate alone is totally gross.

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    1. I’m so lactose intolerant that I really can’t eat solid dark chocolate. Which is why I like See’s fruit truffles – it”s fruit flavored yummy covered in chocolate. A chocolate truffle? Oy, nausea. Milk chocolate anything – never go in my mouth.

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        1. Or you can order online – my local medical center gift shop carries See’s but the choices are limited and I can’t get all dark chocolate. During the ‘cold’ weather months shipping is only $6.95.

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  2. “If you are a fan of milk chocolate, you need to get your taste buds checked.” 😆😅🤣. Grace, don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel. I am glad that writing about chocolate cheered you up 💜

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    1. Yeah it did for some strange reason, also not caring about others feelings helped. It’s a small thing, chocolatte preferences, and if someone got their ‘feelings’ hurt, well, chocolate is rather inconsequential.

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  3. Well, okay, now I want chocolate after my pizza! Lol! I don’t like white chocolate and prefer dark chocolate but good milk chocolate like See’s will do too.

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    1. I don’t know who thought up the abomination that is white chocolate, besides the fact that it is an oxymoron! No worries for you about milk vs dark chocolate – the peanut patties come in both versions! Viva La Dark Chocolate.

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