So... on the television news last week was a story about how people that are dieting lose more weight when they have some chocolate while dieting. Oh boy, do I love hearing news like that! Then... last week when my sister Denise and I were volunteering at Multnomah Falls we were chatting with some nice people with a neat accent so I asked them where they were visiting from and they said Belgium. So, I shared a story with them about the best chocolate I ever had was from a friend from there who sent me a box of chocolates from a little shop and it was the most divine chocolate I'd ever had....
So, they told me how every time they come to the US to visit their 2 children they bring an entire suitcase filled with Belgian chocolate and then they told me their top 4 chocolate makers but said that Leonidas is the *VERY* best of all....And so.. I googled Leonidas and found a US website of theirs and thought.. hmmm.. the TV news guy said that you simply MUST have chocolate to lose weight effectively.. so...
I ordered this adorable tin with a selection of their chocolates.. strictly as a scientific experiment to see if 1. It helps with one's diet and 2. If it really is the best chocolate. I am here for you, people.. I will test these things for you.
I opened the box.. and what??? Chocolate covered worms? I must say, the top layer had me a bit disappointed.. so hubby and I tested one of these rather un-glamorous worm things and good news.. it's chocolate covered orange rind! Tasty!
Under that layer was some more normal looking things.. we did a bit of more testing, sharing a few of these. The jury is in.. it's YUMMY and buttery and tasty stuff.
The smaller box is full of "pralines" which I thought would be like New Orleans pralines, with pecans and stuff.. but they aren't like that at all, they're all like truffles. All good, though. Can we just say this is an early birthday present? :-D
We will be taking these to the beach and sampling them with restraint. Oh yes we will. I promise. Other news is that we are supposed to have sun and 75 degrees this weekend and that weather is even supposed to be happening at the beach. We head out day after tomorrow. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, what are YOUR plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)