Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Chocolate Factory!

When I found out that THIS is CHOCOLATE DAY, I was instantly happy! Who doesn't like chocolate? Right? Please tell me you do LOVE chocolate!
And what is your favorite kind of chocolate? Dark, Milk, White, or some wonderful combination of flavors covered in chocolate? How about chocolate covered peanuts; almonds; hazelnuts or malted milk balls? Do you prefer Fannie Mae? See's? Hershey's; Nestle; Ghirardelli? Belgian; American; German or another? Do you ever dream of choclate? What is the best chocolate treat you've ever enjoyed?

I could go on and on...and on.... about always makes me happy!

There is a chocolate factory in Chicago which fills the air with the most heavely aroma. I just love driving by that is as if I've entered a chocolate ozone!
As I pass through this area, inhaling deeply, I notice a strange phenomenon....I'm Calm! So incredibly calm. As I glance out my window...left, then right, I see the most pleasant expressions on the faces of my fellow citizens. It is as if they are in a state of limbo between here and heaven...floating on a chocolate cloud! I feel that way too! I drive as slow as possible so that I can linger and breathe in this heavenly aroma for as long as I can. Oddly enough, as I inch my way down the avenue, I realize that everyone else has slowed down along with me...not a single horn beeping at me to move out of the way...not a single gesture telling me which way I should go...not a frown to be found! This simple pleasure of chocolate...wafting through the air...has us spellbound...all of us!

As I turn the corner...the aroma what?! Accelerating to move out of the way of the impatient drivers who obviously did not come from the same direction, I decide I MUST circle around the long city block to re-live the out of body experience just once more before I return to reality! Ahhhh Chocolate! It's CHOCOLATE DAY every day on this side of town!

Perhaps this just a glance of what heaven will be? Oh please God, let there be chocolate in heaven!

(I'll be sure to recognize my favorite indulgence again! There are several days set aside to celebrate and indulge in chocolate: Chocolate Day on July 7th & National Chocolate Day on October 28th; and…World Chocolate Day on September 4th. There is always a reason to celebrate chocolate!)


Chef Dennis said...

oh chocolate how do I love thee....let me count the ways....sigh..
I'm with you on this one!!

Boona said...

Yes, and I LOVE dark chocolate. My fav is Lindt. I love anything chocolate, but my grandmother's recipe for "Hot Chocolate Cake" is probably my all time favorite chocolate recipe! :-)

mangiabella said...

sweeet sweeet of the finest things earthly pleasures indeed....oh i too hope there is chocolate in heaven!!!! lots and lots!!! xoxo

A multi-dimensional life said...

Boona! I love the sound of your grandma's Hot Chocoate Cake! Let's have some! You make it...I'll be there! :)

A multi-dimensional life said...

Jaime, my nickname way back "when" used to be "Godiva"...I am a reformed chocoholic...not that I don't still indulge frequently, but I used to indulge daily! :) As a result, several friends gave me that name!
Ahh, there is nothing like the aroma of chocolate in the air. I think it is the ultimate comfort food!

brendayoder said...

Lorraine - finally got a chance to visit your blog! What a talented woman you are! And just down the road in Chicago - I'm just off 80/90 in Indiana in Amishville, Shipshewana, to be more exact. I love your city - my parents came from Gary when Gary was still presentable. And I ended up married to a Mennonite farmer :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope to read more from you!

A multi-dimensional life said...

Thank you for your encouraging words Brenda!
I can't believe we have more in common than I thought! I grew up in IN too and we would take little field trips to Amish Acres often!
I'm looking forward to learning more...and staying in touch with you!

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