Chocolate. You make life sweeter!
Long time friends know just how much I love chocolates.
Back in high school, junior year, Cheddie and I would buy 1 piece Dutchmill chocolate bar almost daily, after lunch. No kidding. The day feels isn’t complete without a taste of that affordable chocolate bar from the school canteen.
I also remember Limbee admonishing me not to eat so much chocolates. One time, I was holding a rather big chocolate bar, Linbay pulled it away from my hand without preamble and told our other friends “kan-i ni ninyo, kundi hutdon napud ni ni Cecilia” hehhe.
The year Doydoy cross-studied in UP Diliman, she sent me a snail mail for my birthday. Part of the card’s message says “kani lang sa kay wa pay budget”, enclosed were 3 empty wrappers of Hershey’s Kisses huhuhu. Years after, I usually get imported chocolate pasalubongs when Doy gets home from her foreign trips. Check her travel blog The Travelling Feet. 🙂
In college, I was almost always the first customer of the chocolate rice crispy that Jonas, Fritzie, and friends sell in the classroom. Then at the end of the day when there are still some stocks left, Jonas would tell me “Cille naa pay nahabilin, utanga nalang, ugma bayad”. Hook, line, and sinker, of course kagat dyud hahha.
A few days ago, I screenshot a Facebook memory and sent it to Leah. In that post from 6 years ago, Leah was reminding me to meet her before she goes to the airport so I can get my chocolates hehhe. And just recently, she brought me one of my fave chocolate brands, Royce.
*I also love Lindt, Godiva, and Mercy. Not much on Guylian because I don’t like hazelnuts that much. For Royce, a Japanese brand, their Nama line taste like heaven!
I also love Meiji chocolate’s Coffebeat. I wrote a very short blog post about the Meiji’s coffebeat a long time ago. 🙂
When we were a new couple, Titus shared that one of his colleagues advised him to buy me Tobleron ‘para ma-impress’. Titus replied “Eh, ordinaryo sa kanya yan” hehhehe.
There was also this online contest that I joined-in, the reward was a Villa Conte chocolate selections in a box. Participants were asked to answer ‘ why is chocolate important to you’. My winning answer? “Chocolate is life. Need I say more?’
Titus woke up and saw me typing now. He asked me what I am doing. I said I am writing my love affair with chocolate. Sabi niya, kawawa naman baby ko, dinadaan nalang sa sulat ang cravings.
And yep, I can’t eat chocolates, I wouldn’t eat chocolates these days. :/
Must say no to chocolate craving huhu.
I failed my OGTT test so was asked to monitor my blood glucose level for 5 days, 1 hour before meals and 2 hours after meals. My doctor said so far the results are okay and that we should keep it within the approved levels.
For fasting blood glucose the acceptable level is up to 95. The 2 hours after meals the range should be 120 or less.
From everyday blood glucose monitoring, we now shift to testing if I took a big meal plus few randoms. I am on Metformin now 500 mgs 3x a day, praying won’t be put on insulin.
*OGTT – Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, I had the test via Hi Precision Laboratory.
Giving up a favorite food is a sacrifice, but it’s okay, I have more than myself to think of now.
For those who follow me in Penfires probably know that the easiest way for me to deal with intense emotion, this time an intense craving for chocolate, is to write my heart-out until the feeling dissipated. So I am writing and it seems like it is working.
Hopefully same time next year, I can get back to eating a bit of chocolate without worrying about sugar level spiking high. *Crossing my fingers and until then…. I am looking forward with positivism hehe.
What’s your favorite chocolate brands? Let us know the best ones you like! 🙂