Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hot chocolate may be my security blanket....
So, why is it that I can be outside swimming in 100 degree weather and come inside and want a cup of hot cocoa?
Maybe it's a girl thing?
For me, it's simple really. Just about anything can be temporarily cured by hot chocolate. Bombed at regionals? Hot Chocolate to the rescue! Fight with friends? Hot Chocolate understands. Cute boy from 8th period totally brush you off? Hot Chocolate wants you to enjoy it!!!
It is a strange power that cocoa has in my house. Regular candy bars or chocolate pieces aren't the same, and frankly...they make my tummy hurt. If I am going to binge on sweets it's be something more like Sour Patch Kids or Sweet and Sour Twizzlers (which OMG are so freaking good and addicting) yet, if I want to be comforted, filled, and generally feel better I want hot chocolate.
I am sure there are personality studies that have come to some in depth conclusion on the subject. As for me, I will just continue enjoying making my own hot chocolate and experimenting with adding different spices to the brew. It's really fun. Lately I have been adding dark chocolate chips and chilli powder to the pot as well as different kinds of cinnamon. No matter what I try though, they all are yummy and instantly make me feel secure.
Does anyone else love hot chocolate as much as I do?