Yesterday your Chocolate Priestess stopped by her local food co-op of which she has been a member for almost 12 years. I did not have a very good eating yesterday, yes, even I falter in the path every now and them, but this time it was more because I became so busy that I forgot to eat lunch. By the time I went with a friend, we were both hungry.
I waited in the bakery at Bloomingfoods while his sandwich was made and I started looking at their single serving homemade dessert offerings. I looked at everything chocolate, considered the ingredients, the size, the price and after all of that, I choose a 0.24lb "Decadent Pecan Brownie" for $2.16. No artificial ingredients but no nutritional label on the package either so I had to guess that it might be as many calories as I could have for a normal lunch. I am not saying, Sisters and Brothers, that this was the best choice, I am encouraging you to substitute a brownie for a meal, but I must lead you honestly so I hope you can learn from me.
The brownie itself was about 2.5X1.5in and had a light grayish chocolate color with at least ten full sized half pieces of pecans. The cocoa scent was clearly there as was the nut when I brought it to my lips. It was not too moist and not brittle or crumbly at all, it tasted almost perfect. Since I ate it slowly with only water, it satisfied any craving I was feeling for calories or chocolate. It was a good choice but next time I'll limit myself to Saturday when I indulge myself.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.
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