What else is there?
Ah, but this chocolate is something special. It is in fact a chocolate biscuit -- cookies, for we who are in the U.S.
If you should ever come to my house for a cup of tea or coffee, usually in the afternoon, this is what you will be served:
I know it says 45% cocoa but isn't cocoa the same as chocolate?
There is another packet of these that is 70% cocoa but I don't like them because they are not sweet enough. As it is, the 45% ones have only 130 calories each. Of course you don't know how many I eat at one sitting, or how many packets I use in a week (or, while we're on the subject, how much sugar I put in my tea!). There are only 12 cookies per packet.
My friends from church will be laughing if they see this, because I have a reputation for serving these.
You know I have said any number of times that I don't bake, not only because I don't like to, or can't, but because if I do, Barry and I will scoff the lot and we certainly don't need that!
When we went on our cruise, on the bus trip in Costa Rica , our tour guide showed us a cocoa pod:
Well it smelled like chocolate even if it doesn't look like it.
By the way, did you know that there are some orchids that smell like chocolate? That's absolutely true, because I've seen them and smelled them. Somebody knew that there are enough of us chocoholics out there to bother to create that.
Sorry, it's a terrible photograph, but it's the best I can do under the circumstances, which I will explain in a moment.
So here are the chocolate cookies. Hmm... looks like there are a few missing from this plate. Can't imagine what happened to those!
NOW.. the 'circumstances' mentioned above is one more 'C' which I hardly dare mention in this house. We are on the point of going out to look for CARPET... and why don't I want to mention it? Well, we are biting the bullet and replacing carpet that carries the last vestiges of evidence of poor Bailey's CRIMES!
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