A Chocolate-free Childhood

What is your Chocolate?
What is your Chocolate?

Taking part in the What’s Your Chocolate Blogfest today.

A frivolous topic, but not so frivolous when I take into account that it is my favorite writing food. Here’s the requirement: Post about your favorite chocolate – what it means to you, where and when you indulge, a favorite memory – anything chocolate-related.

As a child I wasn’t allowed any chocolate– it was banned on account of prevalent sentiments in the household that chocolates meant rotten teeth.

The only chocolates I ever ate were gifts, Cadbury’s milk chocolate from a friend of the family, my favourite Uncle, the one who always showed up with chocolate for the kids, who gave me the same chocolate as part of my wedding gift.

I now eat dark chocolate, no sugar added (need to watch my weight), when I write a particularly cheerless bit– (which is a lot in my current #WIP).

But I still miss those small bars of Cadbury’s milk chocolate, the ones that added sweetness to a childhood that was in dire need of it.

So what is your favorite chocolate, and chocolate memory?

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  1. The Capillary

    I don’t like chocolate actually, but I do remember enjoying a small (the smallest!) bag of Mini Eggs when they came around once a year. Now I’m totally turned off by the year round sale of them. Sad cat.

  2. Arlee Bird

    All of our holidays were always accompanied by chocolate. I probably had too much chocolate as a child if there is such a thing as too much chocolate.

  3. Annalisa Crawford

    Ah see, I was given chocolate instead of other sweets because they wouldn’t rot my teeth. Were our parents just making stuff up throughout our childhoods??

  4. timvansant

    Uncles are like grandparents in that we can spoil the kids and then give them back to their parents. Chocolate as a wedding gift though, I never thought of that.

  5. Lisa Wilton (@ltwilton)

    Ooh! My favourite is Fry’s Turkish Delight. They’re most delicious after spending some time in the fridge, and eaten with a glass of cold, full fat milk. Either that, or some Dairy Milk, served exactly the same way. I could probably eat any kind of chocolate though, I love it! (And before you picture me huge, I’m 5 foot 4 and 8 stone, but I do have to keep active otherwise I probably wouldn’t be able to eat as much…)

  6. Melissa Bradley

    I love dark chocolate. I love to dip fruit into a melted pot and I especially love this place, Jill’s Sweets dark chocolate covered blueberry skewer. Mmm…

  7. Robyn Engel

    Sorry you were banned from chocolate as a child, but I think I didn’t really appreciate it that much until my adult years. You’re smart to chose dark chocolate too – a healthy choice. I don’t have a favorite. I like it all.

  8. Patricia (@patricialynne07)

    I love Cadbury eggs. When I was little, I always looked forward to one in my Easter basket. Now that I’m older I can buy as many as I want… so it’s probably a very good thing they are seasonal.