“Is this really half-eaten candy sitting in your cupboard?” Nathalie asked me this as she reached for a glass.
“Oh. That. Yup. I guess I should toss it.”
“You can actually have half-eaten candy in your house?”
I have, what one would call, a non-committal relationship with food. In truth, it wasn’t until I became a mom and other human beings depended on me for food that I actually started to care about what I ate. Before that, I ate to survive and barely gave it a second thought. Days would go by before I would realize that all I had eaten was toast and fruit. Rest assured all you parents of picky eaters, miracles do happen and I now joyfully eat a variety of foods.
Junk food has always been a cohabiter of mine. I grew up with a junk food cupboard (always accessible, rarely pilfered) and there is one in our house, accessible to the boys (most often ignored; stale treats are regularly purged into the garbage). I can take it or leave it.
Until I have to take it.
“And so I just said, fuck it, and made the commitment to finish the bag!” – Beth-Anne Jones on inhaling a large bag of peanut M&Ms after a seven year hiatus of all things peanutty and chocolate.
And now I present to you the list of treats I have gorged on and never want to eat again and/or avoid like the plague because I don’t want to go down that sweet, salty road to stomachache hell (again):
World Famous Chocolate Covered Almonds
I bought $20 worth from my cousin after my boyfriend bought a box and refused to share them with me. He ate one box and I ate however many $20 bought me. We got married and share everything except chocolate-covered almonds.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Third-year university. 150 Halloween sized peanut-butter cups. No trick-or-treaters knocked on our door. Three hours later: nothing but wrappers. Side note: this was a team effort.
Krispy Kreme Glazed Donuts
After making their much-anticipated Canadian debut, I ate 6 glazed donuts in a 12-hour period. I have never met fried dough that I didn’t like but K.K. and I parted ways after they pulled out of the donut game (in my neighbourhood) – lucky for my jeans and me.
President’s Choice Chocolate Fudge Crackle (Vanilla)
There have been wars waged in this house over proper scooping etiquette. Dig out the chocolaty goodness or equal mix of ice cream and crackle? It’s no longer allowed across the threshold because someone can’t control himself/herself when it’s in the freezer. . . it’s not me.
Coconut-filled Hershey’s Kisses
My latest obsession, not yet available in Canada. This is what I have consumed while writing this post.
The bag is empty. I can rest now.
How about you? What is your weakness? Does all of this treat talk have you thinking about Halloween? Follow 4Mothers1Blog on Pinterest for easy-peasy Halloween décor, costumes you can wear outside of the boudoir and baked goods that even I could make!
Thanks for the images:
http://www.davidbordwell.com, http://www.recipegirl.com, http://www.theredheadriter.com, http://www.candywarehouse.com
I love you more than ever before now that I know that you have binged on chocolate!!! XO
Binged until I wanted to barf!
All in the name of thorough research for your writing, right? For me, it’s Jelly Babies, an English treat, and, yes, any open bag of nut-covered chocolate does not stand a chance.
ya, research . . .ri-i-i-i-ght. Yup. Definitely research!
But we AlWAYS ate so well in university!!! Frozen Halloween candy…..what?
Always the picture of health: good food, lots of exercise and to bed early!
Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Reading your blog always brightens up my day. X
Awe! So sweet! And I have to say that reading your blog brightens my day too!
Any kind of chocolate covered almond is my weakness but I LOVED World Famous Chocolate Covered Almonds! I remember buying all of the candy that I didn’t sell and then, of course, eating it with my best friend. I can still taste the chocolate. Even though I remember gorging on those almonds I could still eat a couple boxes right now and be ok.
So glad to know that I am not the only one with NO SELF CONTROL!
My weakness is cake. I can’t go more than a day or two without it. I don’t discriminate. I love chocolate, lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, you name it, I’ve tried it. Now I’m totally in love with Pumpkin spice cake. Wish I had a piece right now!
Cake is pretty tasty!