Let's Talk with Debra H. Goldstein
Give me February 1 over February 14
I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. Hearts, cards, chocolates, flowers, and being taken out to dinner are nice, but February 14 has nothing on February 1. The truth is that Valentine’s Day, much like Christmas, has become commercialized. It has become a holiday of the masses with the vendors of those cards, hearts, chocolates, and flowers being the beneficiaries. No, I’d much rather celebrate February 1 – National Dark Chocolate Day.
Dark chocolate is pure. It has no added milk or butter. How dark it is depends on the percentage of cocoa solids in the chocolate. Some find it bitter, some bitter-sweet, and others, like me, don’t worry about anything except the delight and high I get from the very first bite. I view dark chocolate’s essence as almost the equivalent of King Arthur’s concept of a virgin’s purity. Unwrapping and eating dark chocolate is pure ecstasy.
Of course, like in books, different people have different views. Some readers zero in on mysteries, some on romance, while others stick to non-fiction, biographies, or literary fiction. When it comes to reading, I sample many genres, but when it comes to my chocolate, I want dark chocolate.
What about you? Dark or milk chocolate? Cozy mystery or another genre of book? Leave a comment for a chance to win a print or e-book copy of One Taste Too Many, the first of the Sarah Blair mysteries (U.S. only).
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