If there ever comes a time when I have to choose between pork or chocolate, it would be a very, very sad day indeed. I know I always go on about my affinity with fine slabs of pork but after all is said and done, I just might pick chocolate. One of my first few memories involve chocolate. Pork actually came much later. My mum often tells the story of how she caught me sitting on the floor with the mini-bar wide open, a litter of colourful foil wrappers strewn around me and my face and hands stained with guilty, sinful dark chocolate. Apparently I was quite impervious to the effects of the liquer in the chocolate. What I remember was that I poured all the liquer away! I loved how all the sugar had crystallised at the bottom of each chocolate "bottle".
I'm not a snob. Well, not when it comes to chocolate. I like all kinds - white, milk and dark. Generic and gourmet. When I was old enough to travel with my parent to Australia to visit my siblings, I would love going to the supermarket with my mum. I loved Milo Bars and Violet Crumble. Sadly, Milo bars are no longer available and have since been replaced with the disgusting power/booster-bar-crap-thing. It was also in Australia that I discovered the joys of Easter! Easter to me meant chocolate eggs in all kinds of sizes. I loved the Red Tulip's caramel-filled mini eggs and Cadbury creme eggs. The most memorable one was the one given to me by Mrs. Moore and it was a dinosaur egg. (Not solid of course!) It was huge! It took me a long time to finish it. Back here it was Nutella of course. It was such a treat at recess to be able to buy that little packet of Nutella for 25 sen. I also remember eating quite a bit of Kandos and Krispy. I had Krispy recently and it brought back some fond memories. Kandos on the other hand, was not very nice! Oh, and who can forget strawberry and orange flavoured Zip!
These days, I still enjoy English Kit Kat, Flake, M&M Peanut Butter when I feel like something junky. Then there are days when I feel very adult-like and eat nothing but Green & Blacks dark or Lindt 70%. When my friends go away for a holiday, I look forward to the chocolates they bring back. Hey, I'm a simple girl. A box of Godiva or Leonidas will be fine! When Rafs went to Japan recently, I asked for some green tea and red bean Kit Kat. I heard someone mention it before and was curious to have a bite. It was so exciting looking at this green and red packet of Kit Kat with the familiar logo and yet completely foreign text. I can tell you now that there is nothing vaguely red beany or green tea-like about it! It was like eating very sweet green-tinted white chocolate Kit Kat. I tried and tried to the green tea flavour but the tiny amount that I got was mostly psychological I think. Hey, at least I got to try Japanese Kit Kat but I think I will stick to plain old English Kit Kat.