What is it about chocolate that makes everyone ( well most everyone) go wheeee? Our oldest granddaughter is crazy for chocolate! Anything chocolate. I always have chocolate treats for all five of our grandchildren in the pantry. But teenagers seem to gravitate to it, LOL. When I could eat sweets I loved it too. Milk chocolate wrapped around ooey gooey caramel was one of my favorites. Or even better English toffee covered with milk chocolate. I can still remember the taste of it. I would nibble it a little at a time savoring every bite, often stashing some away for later. I rarely ate the whole thing all at once.
When I was a teenager my Mother would take me to the sweets shop and I would always pick the chocolate covered candies.We used to buy a small bag of a candy called seafoam. It was a light air filled malt candy covered in milk chocolate. The candy store workers would break off chunks of it and fill a little white paper bag. I think we paid for it by the ounce, I remember having to weigh it on the scale on the counter before we paid. Mother and I would start eating it before we even left the shop. Sucking the chocolate off of the malted center until our tongues were sore. I loved the way it tasted and the way it melted in my mouth.
I can’t believe I found a photo on google that lead me to a recipe for it at Crafting In the Rain!
I have tried several times over the past twenty years to recreate the taste and texture of chocolate using dairy free milk, sugar free ingredients and carob, among other things. But, there is just no substitute for the real thing. I always find joy in creating for others, so I will continue to make yummy chocolate goodies. Seeing the smiles on the faces of those who eat it is almost as nice as enjoying it myself (almost). All of our grandchildren will be sleeping over this weekend…. and there will be chocolate!
I have a few chocolate goodies in my recipe section here are just three of them
Do you have a favorite chocolate memory from childhood?
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