Whether it’s a trashy TV show, extra-pulpy fiction, or nutrient-free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure (thanks for the prompt suggestion, Sarah!)


Dear Chocolate,

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways:

1. I love your creamy, mouth-pleasing smoothness.

2.  I love the anticipation of unwrapping you and enjoying your come-hither perfume.

3.  I love looking at your rich color, knowing I’m about to take a bite out of you that will linger on my tongue. 

4.  I love your many forms.  Truffles, bars, turtles, bonbons, kisses, cocoa powder, syrup. You are infinite in your variety.  You are never boring.

5.  I love your offering of degrees of sweetness.  From bitter to  milky sweet, there is an option for every mood.

6.  I love your willingness to be used in so many different ways.  Baked into cookies, cakes, sweet breads, pies, cheesecakes, tarts, tortes, flans, puddings, brownies–the list is endless.

7.  I love it that I can drink you, hot or cold.

8. I love it that you complement a bowl of ice cream with such class.

9.  I love it that you wait patiently for me when I’m going through periods of giving you up. You always welcome me back, and you never hold a grudge.  I do think I heard you laughing once, though.

10.  I even love the sound of your name. Chocolate. Rich, full-bodied, satisfying.  Chocolate.

Thank you, dear Chocolate.  You have added so much to my life!

Forever yours,


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