Chocolate or crisps? That’s the debate today. In my snack experience, one usually has a tendency towards sweet or savoury.
Personally, I prefer chocolate. And I must own up to my chocolate addiction a few years back. I was on three bars a day at one sugary point. Morning fix, afternoon fix and evening fix. I simply had to have it! Otherwise I was capable of anything.
You’ll be pleased to know that the chocolate addiction is all under control now. These days it’s a special occasion rather than a compulsory part of my diet. I can even walk past the confectionery counter without palpitations and a little voice inside my head saying, “Chocolate, chocolate!”
As for crisps, I’ve always been able to take them or leave them. Cheese and onion are my favourite flavour, but they’ve never got my heart racing or my hands trembling!
However, this week I have found myself eating more crisps than normal. But I do have a very good excuse for this – I am collecting the Walkers Brit trip points. And guess what delights these points allow me? Well, where shall I start?! These points allow me access to such places as BirdWorld, cactus gardens, zoo’s, amusement parks, stately homes, participating hotels and restaurants, etc, etc. The list seems endless! What fulfilling fun I am planning on having.
Which reminds me, it’s lunchtime in the office so I’m going to nip to the supermarket to purchase another bag of cheese and onion, courtesy of Mr Walker. I must remember to work harder at the gym this weekend, to burn off these extra calories.
But hey, what’s a few added calories compared to 26 acres of aviaries and beautiful landscaped gardens? BirdWorld here I come!
Chocolate update: I have just been left in charge of a knife and two huge, gooey, chocolate cakes. I could feel the familiar feelings returning, and the glint in my eye for all to see.
One of the sales guys is celebrating his birthday today and he generously bought cakes for everyone. With an error of judgement on his part, he asked me to cut the cakes in several pieces so they could be distributed in the office. (If only he knew I'd not long ago confessed to once having a chocolate addiction!)
“You’re doing a smashing job,” he said to me, as he returned to the kitchen while I was still carefully cutting, and wiping crumbs from my mouth.
Okay, our little secret on FPE – there was more than enough cake to go round, so I didn't think anyone would object to the two hefty slices that I gobbled in mid-cutting?!
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How much do you love chocolate?