Chocolate Witches

Chocolate Witches

I have been thinking of chocolate witches…

Alala put them in mind, for she’s set off in search of them. A worthy quest, if ever there was one.

In fact, if you will remember my ambitions to be a wicked witch, I combined those with my sister Mary Kay’s complaints that I talk too much about chocolate and torture dieters, and I thought…

THAT is my calling.

To torture dieters. To write about chocolate all the time, and post pictures, and finish off with an evil cackle.

[Photo wittingly stolen from La Charlotte de l’Isle website. Yum, yum.]

Heh heh heh…

  • I commend you on finally realizing your true calling. Some people go their entire lives and never understand just what they are really supposed to be doing.
    Frankly, all of us could use a little more chocolate in our lives. Me, I could use a solid chocolate Easter bunny today, but all Iv’e found are the hollow kind. I think that’s fate’s way of telling me not to buy, since the choco-bunnies are generally made of not-so-great chocolate anyhow. (Wait. Is there such a thing as not-so-great chocolate? I’ll have to think on this one longer. hmmm…)
    You know, though, that you can’t just write about and post pics of chocolate, right? In order to truly fulfill your torturous plans, you must also describe the taste of the chocolate. In detail. That means eating it. A LOT of it. Are you up for that?

    March 19, 2007 at 1:14 pm
  • I am up for it, dee. I am very brave. The real trick is finding the words to describe the taste. THAT is a challenge.

    There is definitely not-so-great chocolate. There is even chocolate that I have thrown out, it’s so bad. A solid chocolate Easter bunny…you DO need one. I’m so sorry about your friend.

    March 19, 2007 at 1:55 pm
  • I went to Alala’s site in search of the orginal post about hunting for chocolate witches – alas, it was hiding. Do you have specific post date I could look for? Regardless, thanks for leading me to her site, I’ve bookmarked it. As you know, my ambition is not to be the wicked witch but only to fine tune my wickedness. Mwahahahaha!

    I hope you and the wee one are feeling better finally. Hmmm, that wasn’t very wicked of me, was it. I’ll have to work on it.

    March 19, 2007 at 4:48 pm
  • Hah! I do occasionally refer to myself as the Wicked Witch of the West, because, well, I have a big nose and I come from farther west than almost everybody I know. For the wickedness, well, you’ll have to bounce over to my blog and see the Paris post, which I am in the process of writing right now. I apologize in the post, but I should do it again here, because I did a very, very bad thing: I failed in my quest for chocolate witches. And I am terribly sorry.

    March 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm
  • Chocolate anything sounds wonderful–I’m OUT. And yes, not-so-great chocolate definitely exists. I’ve thrown out bad chocolate too, Laura. Better no chocolate than bad chocolate. It’s like bad coffee. It’s just…WRONG.

    Alala, I’m looking forward to that post. πŸ™‚

    March 19, 2007 at 6:23 pm
  • If I ignore you will you go away…at least until I used enough mind power to not be tempted

    March 19, 2007 at 10:03 pm
  • Sigh. I had a feeling you might fail, Alala. Even if you had found them, I had a fear you might fail, because no matter how often I find chocolate for other people, it frequently happens that I fail to get it delivered and accidentally eat it instead. However, you had a beautiful weekend in Paris, and that is what counts!! It sounds like so much fun!

    March 20, 2007 at 6:29 am
  • I am so glad you understand. I was afraid I might lose my bff status, but if you’ve been in similar situations, you’ll already know the difficulty of transatlantic chocolate transport. I’ll keep trying, valiantly buying chocolate at every opportunity in the hopes that some of it will find its way to you. It’ll be a sacrifice, but I think I can handle it.

    March 20, 2007 at 8:46 am
  • Thank you for the L’Isle site
    How delicious..can’t wait
    I did a Paris Halloween but the witch is not chocolate…

    March 20, 2007 at 10:21 am
  • Alala, you are clearly a very brave person. Also, I can see that more than one person can play at the torture-with-chocolate game. πŸ™‚

    I love A la mΓ¨re de famille, Carol! I don’t think I’ve ever been there around Halloween, though. I’m still of mixed feelings about the way the American Halloween is taking over Carnival in France, but oh, well…I guess it’s too fun a holiday to resist.

    March 20, 2007 at 6:50 pm
  • A friend told me that the French are latching onto any holiday they can get their chocolate boxes around..Go figure?
    But Easter is the biggest I hear and I shall be there taking copious notes πŸ™‚

    March 21, 2007 at 5:30 pm
  • Laura, I am going to Boston next month (big trip, I know…). I hope to get to LA Burdick on your recommendation. Shall I send you anything?

    March 21, 2007 at 6:21 pm
  • Well, I am dieting and I am not tortured. Hehehe.

    Just a little envioius…

    March 21, 2007 at 8:49 pm
  • Oh, oh! I LIKE this trend of offering to send me chocolate. Although I feel deeply guilty, because if I say, why, YES, the whole store, it does seem as if I might be taking advantage of a generous offer.

    Carol, you will go crazy over the chocolate eggs. Some of them are the most beautiful and elaborate things you have ever seen. Giant eggs made of chocolate lace, stuffed with just-as-gorgeous friandises….I cannot WAIT to see what you photograph and paint.

    March 21, 2007 at 8:51 pm

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