Monday, December 21, 2009

Chocolaty Lips Stocking Stuffer


Sometimes I find chocolate related items in places I didn't expect.  Take this for example: "Chocolate & Hazelnut Lip Gloss" made for Borders Inc.  I found it in Borders less than a mile from my house in that check out aisle they create with racks of books and other products to try and catch your eyes on the way out.  This 5.5g gloss was about $4 but I was spending some birthday money and a coupon I had so it ended up costly me nothing really.  Given the title I expected that it would remind me of Nuella or other chocolate-hazelnut treats.


Actually it smells like chocolate and caramel once you open it up, use the slightly bigger latch to open it, the other is just a hinge.  The scent is very strong and as  you can see in this photo inside it looks very creamy.  When I dip a finger in, it feel very sticky and gooey just like you might expect a chocolate caramel to be.  While the fragrance lingers it doesn't taste like anything at all though it will make the person you are talking with look at you and perhaps take a sniff.  There is nothing chocolate in  it by the way and you definitely should not eat it.

So for something just cute, small and fun, see if you can find this at your local Borders and slip it into someone's stocking or gift bag or card even for the Holidays.  At under 2 inches in diameter, the possibilities of where you can hide it among the other presents or where the receiver can carry it are almost endless.  Obviously this isn't for little kids who might think it is edible but I'm 40 and I think it's delightful as did the acolytes who smelled it on me.

Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

2 comments:

mavido79 said...

Ooh, must look for this next time I'm in Borders. It would make a nice addition to a friend's post-holiday birthday present

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I didn't see any lip glosses at all at the check out line yesterday when I went to pick up a gift someone sent me.

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