Ah Chocolate! Something I don’t indulge in much anymore. Unfortunately I suffer from something which is often identified with women, migraines, and chocolate is something which is considered a trigger in many, and it is for me. This started 25+ years ago and led me to cut out two things I used to really enjoy, red wine and chocolate!
Two memories I have of chocolate faves I’ll share. I’m something of a baker, so I used to make these wonderful banana chocolate chip muffins with LOTS of chocolate chips, sweetened with brown sugar or sometimes honey instead of white sugar. Like a dessert, instead of a morning snack.
Then from a large indoor market in Toronto, called the St Lawrence, where there are many fabulous places to buy food and their ingredients, but this one particular bakery I would visit on lunch sometimes sold huge and intensely dark chocolate rum balls. Never had better!
Since retirement I don’t get the headaches like I used to, and have a bit of chocolate now and then, though the memories of how much pain it can inflict if they trigger a headache means I just can’t enjoy it like I used to.