Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 10th, 2022 Chocolate

It’s been a while since I took part in Linda’s JusJoJan month-long prompts, but, since I vowed to be creative, here goes!

It’s January 10th, so this is the 10th prompt for Just Jot it January 2022, and it’s brought to us by Ritu. (That’s ME!) Thanks, Ritu! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 10th, 2022, is “chocolate.” Use the word “chocolate” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Chocolate fills me with joy.

It also definitely decides to linger on my hips for far too long, nowadays.

I try to be healthy, buy more dark stuff, but there are times when only decent milk chocolate will do.

I love Cadbury’s Dairy Milk or Galaxy bars… The way they melt in the mouth, yum!

But my favourite of all has to be Maltesers. Yes, I know they are not pure chocolate, but that little piece of heaven; honeycomb wrapped lovingly in chocolate; my absolute favourite!

Don’t put a box of them anywhere near me, because;

  1. I don’t share Maltesers well
  2. They will not last long at all!

What is your favourite chocolate?

At one with a Malteser… #ThrowbackThursday

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I’m back after my teacher training day. It was lovely, a school with no crazy kids! Peace around the corridors and time to sort displays and classrooms out.

In the last half an hour or so, I had a short course on mindfulness. It was interesting, all about clearing your mind, slowing down, and thinking of negative thoughts at buses, or clouds, that pass by, not them being all encompassing.

I chose to do this course because, I kid you not, there was a picture of a Malteser in the handout!

And, to my joy, there was Malteasers present too!! And we got to eat…one…after becoming one with that Malteser…

I had to pick one, hold it, really look at it, think about its appearance (round), smell it (chocolate), listen to it (heck, it’ll only crunch when you let me eat it!), feel it (melting, melting, it needs my mouth!) And taste it…mmmmmmmm!

Oh, it dissolved so beautifully! Melted in the mouth theoretically. In reality, it melted in my hand!

Then we had to meditate for 5 minutes… Now, I do know the benefits, after all, my Pops teaches yoga! But in a room full of people, susceptible to giggling fits that I am, and with an open bag of Malteasers in front of me, do you REALLY think I can concentrate my mind on my breathing??!!

The Perfect Chocolate Tea Straw!

I know, the majority of you are probably wondering what I am going on about!

Well, actually, if you are following me on Instagram (and if you’re not… why not? Here I am! @phantom_giggler!) you will have seen my food… healthy and otherwise, and my recent experiment, for scientific purposes of course!

It may be the cause of my slight weight gain, rather than loss, but I’m sorry, you only live once and I won’t be without chocolate!

Anyway… back to the topic in hand.

Way back when I was at university… over 20 years ago (Eeeek! Oldie me!) I discovered a great way to ‘Have a Break, Have a KitKat’!

Basically, you nibble the ends of a KitKat finger, dip it into your tea, and suck!

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Yes, really!

The tea slowly seep up through the wafer, softening it, and melting the chocolate, and then you eat the slightly soft finger…Yum!

Ok, so that may either make some of you heave, but there will be a few of you who are no itching to put the kettle on and rush out to get a KitKat!

Two of my colleagues saw the photo above on Instagram and a conversation started about them wanting to try it, so me, being the big sis kinda gal that I am, bought them both KitKats the next day, for them to have a go during their planning time, with their cuppas!

The staff work room was full and they had a few strange looks, but also some suggestions:

“How about a KitKat Chunky?” Erm, I couldn’t possibly suck on something so large…! ;P

“What about a Cadbury’s Twirl?” No, that would be like cheating on my KitKat!

Then today I was waiting in the check out queue at Toys’R’Us and was feeling peckish. The customer ahead of me was being a pain in the butt, trying to wangle discounts (which he did get, in the end!) and eventually, I reached for the confectionary that is conveniently placed right by the till.

What was staring me in the face?

A Twirl bar!

And it was saying “You know you wanna suck on me…” (Sorry, watched Sausage Party last night, I am a bit affected!) so before I knew it, the Twirl was in my pile of things to buy.

I didn’t succumb to it straight away.

So tonight I thought I should conduct a scientific experiment.

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I had to make sure it was fair so I set up my experiment in the same way as I had with my KitKat. Same cup of tea, same stool, same person testing (Me!)

I nibbled the ends, I dunked, and I sucked.

And the Twirl melted. It was in one piece long enough for me to get it back into my mouth, but just dissolved into a mouthful of chocolatey yumminess!

Which would win? The KitKat or the Twirl, as a perfect Tea straw?

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I am not a fickle person. It is not easy to convert me once I like something, and I am afraid that this was no different!

KitKat wins HANDS DOWN! What with that substance you get from the slightly tea-logged wafer, it beats a sloppy melted Twirl 100%!

Now its down to you fellow Chocolate and Tea lovers!

Have a go! Experiment!

Let me know what you think. Which one is your favourite?

Or have you tried this with another chocolate bar that I need to ‘research’ for scientific purposes, obviously? ;P

Happy Sucking Peeps!!!

 

Day 25 #Loveuary ❤ – Chocolate

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Mmmm, Chocolate! I LOVE chocolate.

No seriously, I am not exaggerating. I really do LOVE chocolate. One day many years ago, I had a food sensitivity testing done, as I was getting itchy all the time, and one of the foodstuffs that came up for me to avoid was, Shock, Horror! Chocolate!

I decided then and there that a life of itching was preferable to an existence without the cocoa gold! Existence, that is exactly what it would be…not living life if I had to give up chocolate!

I can happily eat pretty much all chocolate. Plain, Milk, White, flavoured, chocolate coated anything (almost!) but my absolute favourite… Malteasers!

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And so, an ode to Malteasers just had to be written!

Oh glorious globes of pleasure
Bringing joy I just can’t measure
I love how you taste
Never eat you in haste
Each nibble of you do I treasure!

Ritu 2017

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Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

It’s That Christmas Cookie Time of Year!

Around this time last year I baked my annual cookies… and it is no different this year!

(Recipe here if you are interested!)

I like to make them for the family, ande take some into school too as my Christmas gift to my colleagues! They tend to go down pretty well!

This year I also attempted to dip some in both Milk and White chocolate!

They didn’t come out too bad, did they? 🙂

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Cup of tea anyone?

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