10 September 2012

What's YOUR Chocolate?


I've been sorry to have missed so many great blog hops over the summer, but I'm happy enough to be participating in this one, even though I don't actually like chocolate.

That's right, I don't like chocolate.

It's strange that I would participate in this blog hop, I know, but I'd like to put out there that I crave breaded chicken burgers like other people crave chocolate. So it's not that I dislike chocolate, but given the choice between the cocoa flavoured food items and something else, I'd rather take the something else. And if there is no alternative I go without any sort of treat.

However, there are still a few chocolatey treats I don't mind indulging in: Kinder Surprise. I'm going to give you a "back in my day" spiel, because, really, back in my childhood days Kinder Surprise and related chocolate products were a novelty. They weren't imported or marketed on a large scale and I only got them because my grandmother would send a big yellow box with Deutsche Post four times a year.

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We were also privvy to a number of other goodies that are now being sold quite regularly in North America. Normally I would have been happy about this, but the products have never tasted the same: Haribo Gummi Bears taste somehow more artificial in Norther America and the Kinder chocolate tastes as stale as all sorts of other chocolate. Living in England now, it's been a challenge to walk by all the treats in the grocery store and find the repeated will power to say "No".


I'm curious to ask if anybody else can relate?

I'll be waiting for answers sitting in the corner eating my chicken burger...

36 comments:

  1. You don't like chocolate? Sorry, no. I can't relate to that at all. ;-)

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    1. Ah well, we'll have to be friends about something else then.

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    2. Breaded chicken burger friends it is then!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I've always loved a good breaded chicken burger. I always got this as a kid over regular hamburgers. So thaaaat I can relate to! And now I want one!

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    1. Funny how if you think about a food item you instantly want it...

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  3. Great chocolate post. I bought out half of Switzerland when I was there. The funny thing was, the vending machine chocolate at the train station was to die for. Yep, a vending machine. It tasted fresh compared to chocolate in the US. I think that is why I don't care for chocolate bars. I will say, I enjoy dark chocolate truffles from Godiva.
    Thanks for participating.
    Cheers,
    Ciara

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    1. Haha, you can buy anything from vending machines in Europe. Beer, coffee, candy, ice cream... so much to choose from.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Nice to meet you! I just moved back to the USA from England. We were there for 4 years and I totally agree about the difference in taste.

    On the no chocolate front, I could relate while I was pregnant. Normally, I adore anything chocolate, but when I was pregnant I couldn't stand it. Even the thought of a chocolate anything turned my stomach. I grew an appreciation for so many other things.

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    1. I hope you had a good move back!

      It's a good thing England had a lot of things to offer instead of chocolate.

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  5. I suppose that's why I prefer the hand made chocolates. They just taste better. Thanks for joining in the chocolate fest.

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    1. I can't say if I've ever had hand made chocolates. Then again, I'm not brave enough to venture out and find any either, lol.

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  6. You're a brave soul to admit in a choco hop that you're actually not a huge fan! As for me, I like chocolate, but I also prefer salty treats like salted nuts or chips!
    Catherine Stine’s Idea City

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  7. Chicken burgers... :) I think that foods in Europe taste much different than in the US. We seem to have so many additives here.
    Thanks for joining the blogfest!

    Laura Eno

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  8. Anything Lindt goes! Dark chocolate with cayenne. I bet the movie "Chocolat" was an eye opener and inspiration. :-)

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    1. Haha, yes, a lot of people in the blog hop said they loved that movie. I think I have to watch it again.

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  9. You're not alone. I have visited several bloggers who say they don't like chocolate.

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    1. That's true, we're just in a severe minority.

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  10. You must be a very happy person! :-)
    They say (whoever They are) that people who love chocolate are, in part, trying to raise the "feel good" brain chemicals by eating it.
    Makes me wonder what's in the chicken burger?? ;-)

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    1. Ahaha, nothing healthy in a chicken burger, I assure you!

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  11. I'm a once a year indulger, but when I do dive into the chocolate I'm very serious about it. As to chicken burgers, I can take 'em or leave 'em.

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  12. Chicken burger? Hmm...I'll trade you one chicken burger for some chocolate. I love seeing posts from someone outside the US (where I am) because you have all this fascinating chcolate to talk about.

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    1. There's also a big difference in variety that's fun to see when you go from one country to another.

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  13. A chicken burger is pretty good if I can have chocolate cake afterward! My husband really likes the Kinder Eggs too, but they're illegal to bring into the US. We've known some people that had them taken away as they crossed the border. I have no idea why they're illegal, but it's one of those weird things.

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    1. It goes back to the 1930's something where the gov't brought in a law stating that any food that had non-food stuff in it was dangerous and therefore made illegal. It was a move made by Hershey to protect it's corner of the market from foreign competitors. It's never been challenged so it still stands.

      Or so I've read.

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  14. red robin, yummm! they have a good chicken burger. wait werent we talking about chocolate? my oldest son doesnt care for it either. i think it's because i kept it from him as a small child, fearful of allergies w/ the first kid and all...scarred for life. or it could just be his taste buds!

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    1. I've never been to Red Robin before. I might have to try it out now. :3

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  15. In Mexico they have chicken and chocolate sauce. How would that work for you? :)

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    1. Hmm... I might have to give that a miss.

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  16. As a non-choccie-person, I'm definitely joining you in that corner with the chicken burger! *smacks lips*
    We can speak "chicken-burger-language" while others drool over their chocolate! LOL.

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  17. Chicken burger with pickles is kind of incredible.

    I agree, it's hard to enjoy a lesser imitation of chocolate once you've had something that's really high quality. Cheesecake and ice cream are the same for me - I'll take a pass if it isn't top quality.

    Funny your other posts are exercise-related. Must exercise today....

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  18. I like the packaging of Kinder Surprise. I'm guessing it tastes even better than it looks.

    Keep salivating over chicken burger. You're a stronger, healthier person than I'll ever be.

    Thanks for visiting, so I could "meet" you through the chocolate blogfest.

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  19. I'm hitting this post just before I held out for lunch. I think I know what I'm getting now...if I can only find it.

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