“But it was on sale…”

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Going back to the topic of impulse buysdark chocolate with caramel and sea salt

I totally went in just to buy tinfoil and face wash. Let’s be honest, though—I’d have bought this even if it weren’t on sale.

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a coworker about candy—”It’s probably the one thing I don’t eat,” I said, “with the exception of dark chocolate, of course.”

“Dark chocolate isn’t candy,” she replied.

We laughed, but hey, I guess you can argue the antioxidants are at least doing you a few favors. Ask not what you can do you for your food; ask what your food can do for you. Or something.

Everyone is different, but I’m one of those people who can enjoy a square of really delicious chocolate after a meal and call it a done deal rather than feel the need to finish the bar or the bag. We all have our things—mine is liquids (I always want the large cup of coffee or goblet of wine). And gum. Oh god…I am probably keeping Orbit in business.

People are often surprised to hear I eat chocolate every day (dark, of course—I hate milk chocolate), but since my everyday life diet has a little room for that bittersweet treat (oh geez, lamest accidental rhyme ever), I can enjoy a piece after dinner without any swirling “omg I just ate chocolate” thoughts. This keeps me feeling satisfied and less inclined to eat “healthified” processed junk that just makes me want the real deal even more. It’s all about balance, my friends.

Do you like chocolate? What’s your favorite kind? Are there any foods you eat everyday that others might find surprising? 

2 thoughts on ““But it was on sale…”

    Random Sunday Thoughts | Keeping It Real Food said:
    September 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    […] ← “But it was on sale…” […]

    What I Ate Wednesday #128 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    September 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

    […] Dinner: Salsa verde chicken soup over steamed kale I needed to use up; sprouted grain toast with guacamole hummus from Trader Joe’s (love this stuff) and roasted pepper; a square of caramel & sea salt dark chocolate […]

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