Monday, 14 February 2011

An Open Letter to Chocolate

"It's Not You, It's Me"
We’re doing Open Letters again! Last time we all wrote letters to things we were pissed off at, this time we've decided to write letters to things we love. But before I post my letter I just want to say to Tom and Lauren that I’m sorry for taking the most obvious letter topic. If you were already planning to write about chocolate, don't let this deter you.

Here we go!

Dear Chocolate,

I’ve never been one for drugs, I can live without coffee, and I’m not much of a gambler, but I do know that out of all of the possible addictions in the world, you are the one I could never give up.

You and I have been together a long time. Many Easter Sundays where I lovingly chomped off the ears of a smiling bunny. Christmases with hot chocolate and mint meltaways shaped like bells. Halloweens where I devoured the tiny fun sized chocolate bars before I would even touch the suckers and hard candies.

But Valentine’s Day - Valentine’s Day is the day I need you the most. Today is the day I am reminded that only my mom buys you for me. While I can laugh at all these couples in “love” eating overpriced food in crowded restaurants, giving and receiving half-dead roses and carnations, I still feel the urge to drink a bottle of pinot gris and wallow in self-pity. But this year I’m prepared. This year I was fortunate enough to have entered your shrine:

The Hersey’s Store.

Yep, I bought myself a chocolate bar the size of my face and I intend to eat the whole damn thing today. So after serving heart-shaped cookies to obnoxious customers, I plan to have a hearty meal of Hersey’s milk chocolate. Mmm. So creamy and delicious.

So thank you Chocolate! You are my Valentine, forever and always. You’ve been a faithful and trusting companion and friend. I’ll never stop loving you.


Your Not-So-Secret Admirer,

Allison “The Chocoholic”

P.S. I may cheat on you later with Cinnamon Hearts.

Eating chocolate isn't pretty, but delicious.

Tom - all you need is love. See you Wednesday!

Happy VDay to all! (Or happy chocolate eating!)

Cinnamon heart.


  1. Mind if I share your Valentine with you?

  2. Jay - As long as you get your own I'm fine with it.

  3. I've never had a cinnamon heart. Should I be ashamed?

    You needn't have worried - I wouldn't have written to chocolate. We don't get along. Not that I have a problem with it, or your relationship with it. And if you brought Chocolate round for dinner I wouldn't be rude to it. I'm just saying, is all.

    I do, however, appreciate your strong affection for the sweetest of snacks.

  4. I love cinnamon hearts! Do you have them in the UK?

    It's cool Tom, more for me :)

  5. Great post - better pictures.. you snacking on that big hershey bar is fantastic!

  6. Thanks - not exactly flattering photos.

  7. What, there are such things as Hershey stores? Take me there! Now. And by the way, I totally drank a bottle of wine and wallowed in self-pity on Valentine's day. Next year I may have to take a leaf from your book!

  8. There's a Hersey's store in Niagara Falls - it's basically heaven.

    No shame in drinking and wallowing.