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Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Child

I found some Hershey's Kisses stashed where I normally don't keep chocolate. Sure enough, they had gotten too warm, melted a little, and then re-solidified. This causes the chocolate to "bloom," getting that grey-ish coating with spidery veins. The chocolate is still fine and will happily re-melt if you chop it up and throw it into some unsuspecting cookie dough. But if you insist on eating it straight, it's the grainy texture that will ruin the experience.

I am a chocolate snob. I won't eat bloomed chocolate.

Since I frequently look at my children, who so closely resemble their father, and wonder what parts of me did they get in their genetic make-up, I decided to conduct a test. I gave Boo and Boy each a greyed-over piece of chocolate.

Boo happily munched hers and then went back to playing.

The Boy, however, made a strange face while eating his. I asked him what was wrong and he accused me of not giving him chocolate at all.

Ah, that's my Boy!

10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Chocolate is delicious in any state!

Jody said...

LOL! Thanks for the education on chocolate!

Jessica G. said...

Kristina - I must respectfully disagree. I once had some chocolate-like substance while in Missouri and it was most certainly NOT delicious.

Brooke said...

Hahahahaha! That really tickeled my funny bone!
I probabaly would have done what the Boo did. I don't know chocolate very well, but then again, you already know that.

‡♥Jet♥‡ said...

Yeah... the Boy got it right. I can't stand that re-solidified grainy excuse for chocolate. I never knew what the technical term for it was though, until now...lol.

Kelly said...

LOL, too cute!

Deborah said...

What a smart idea! I've got to come up with a test to see which of my kids has my genes since they don't look like me either...

About the chocolate...that's definitely your boy. I'm sure you are so proud of him. I totally agree. Bloomed chocolate is not the same.

SO said...

I love that you do tests on your children.

silverhartgirl said...

that is so funny

Jo said...

Who knew that chocolate snobbery was genetic?

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