Um, I don’t know what I expected. I was surprised by the strawberry: so fleshy and tart. The chocolate (dark chocolate) outside was dark. It seemed dark, serious, and heavy. It is a “no-nonsense, let’s-talk-about-your-plans-for-the-future” kind of food.
I tried the Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups almost immediately after. I was very curious at this point. I love peanut butter and we discussed how different peanut butter cups will have a different ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. Honestly, I was thrilled. I was glad to be trying it, but I wasn’t wowed yet.
Then the cookies came out of the oven. I was told cookies straight out of the oven were the best way to go, but through Alison’s wisdom I learned that you gotta given them a minute to cool slightly or else the chocolate chips will be molten and burn you. Warm, not hot from the oven. OK. I can see why people love chocolate chip cookies. Those were good. Not oh-my-god-I-want-to-eat-these-forever, but I get why people like them.
I did think I was going to be sick. Chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate peanut butter cups, and chocolate chip cookies-- all on an empty stomach. Wait, I had a soda on the drive there, so basically I just consumed enough sugar to put myself in a diabetic coma. Ok, yeah this is what a slow death by sugar feels like. Got it. I needed to have some water, and some real food. I guess everyone has this same experience at first. You have to OD on chocolate and learn your limits. Rookie mistake.