Sunday, 4 March 2012
So you like chocolate?
I'm quite well known for using childish phrases that adequately describe certain things. You may not want to read this over your favourite snack or at lunch time. You know those lovely thick, dimensional glue dots. Yeah, Great aren't they. I call 'em Snots. 'Coz they're so thick and gluey, that if you need to, the only way to get rid of them is to treat them like snot...get it on your finger and roll it around until it's not sticky and then flick it...somewhere. So what's this to do with chocolate? Well, Mrs Precision and Shopkeeper Gal were overcome by their curiosity and while I was there last Thursday, they tried the new chocolate flavoured Philadelphia. Yep. The famous Philly cream cheese is available in chocolate flavour. It sparked some discussion, of course. I think it's going to be another Marmite. And whilst I love Marmite, I don't like chocolate Philadelphia. I don't like chocolate cheesecake which is the nearest taste I can attribute to it. It smells very rich. It's texture is wonderfully thick..it really is dream-like molten chocolate. And the taste is of erm, chocolate. For a minute. Then you experience that 'thing' that all the wine connoisseurs talk about. The 'hint of' - the 'after note', a 'top note'. Of cheese. It's not right for me. Puts me very much in mind of another brand of chocolate that's famous in the USA - Hershey. You know that teeny moment when you burp silently in your mouth and you get a taste of well, sick? That's what it was for me. Sweet and cheese. Not for me apparently. Or Hershey...it reminds me of unsweetened chocolate sprinkled with dried Parmesan cheese.
Why on earth have I written this post? Because if we ever meet, I'll need you to know what I do and don't eat. Seems entirely reasonable to me. And I promise not to be too childish about chocolate, cheese or cake. No guarantees about snot though.