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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 1, 2017 4:15 PM CST
It was totally my fault. I take the blame. I was in a Chocolate Frenzy.

I was in Costo and I found a 6 pack of large 3.5oz Lindt Dark Chocolate bars.: 70% Dark Cocoa, Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, and Dark Chocolate with Caramel. 6 bars for...wait for it...$3.97!!!!!!...for ALL 6 bars! I did think of them as gifts for healthcare workers that we are suddenly seeing often. I could give them the whole box or break them up individually. So I bought 3 boxes and tossed on in for myself.

When DD came to visit on Thursday, I opened a box and let her choose a flavor. That is when I noticed the box said they expired 3/31/17! I looked at each bar in the box I opened, they expired a day later, too!

Now, a Chocoholic like me believes that real chocolate NEVER EVER expires. It can get chalky on the outside but it will still taste good. But you simply cannot give gifts of food that has expired. That would be just pain rude. In order to make things right, I will have to eat every.single.one.of.these.chocolate bars. Darnit! Hurray! BTW I did show some restraint though it was hard. I left a case behind at the store.
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Apr 1, 2017 7:37 PM CST
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Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Apr 1, 2017 10:41 PM CST
That was hysterical! You are as bad with chocolate like my dad. He would give me up for a Klondike bar!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 1, 2017 10:50 PM CST
I agree with you, Cheryl. You have to do the right thing and eat them all! Now I wonder how I missed those! Rolling on the floor laughing
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McCannon
Apr 2, 2017 3:43 AM CST
I would take a few off your hands, no charge of course Whistling . Chocolate overdose is a very serious issue and must be confronted Hilarious! .
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Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Apr 2, 2017 8:22 AM CST
I love chocolate and would completely overdo it too, however, since too much chocolate will trigger the migraine from hell for me. I would even take a bath in milk chocolate! That is the only thing keeping me in check and not eating every bar in the entire city.
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plantmanager
Apr 2, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Ouch, that bites to have chocolate trigger migraines. No fun, for sure. I'm diabetic, so even though I'm a big chocolate lover, I have to go easy on it. I won't give it up!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 2, 2017 10:21 AM CST
"Chocolate Every Day" is my rule. No more than one, 15-17 Carb serving. No more than my share. Well, I try! But as long as I know I can have some chocolate every day I rarely over indulge. I try to make sure it's a good dark chocolate because dark chocolate receives accolades for good health. I choose to believe that. nodding While eating, I stop what I am doing, I focus on my chocolate, and eat it slowly, enjoying every bit of it. Often I make the serving last a few hours and take bites here and there. I get mad if I forget to have my chocolate serving though!
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plantmanager
Apr 2, 2017 5:46 PM CST
I agree, and am the same way except I add in a glass of red wine along with my daily ration of dark chocolate. Yum!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 2, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Wine...talk about migraines! I stick to the hard stuff!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 2, 2017 7:44 PM CST
Fortunately for me, chocolate and wine are ok. No migraines here.
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tx_flower_child
Apr 2, 2017 11:16 PM CST
It's called 'No crumb left behind.'

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(Not that I'd know about this.)

Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Apr 5, 2017 4:52 PM CST
plantmanager said:Fortunately for me, chocolate and wine are ok. No migraines here.


You are very lucky. I can have both chocolate and wine, just in tight moderation.
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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 22, 2017 11:33 AM CST
OOPS! I did it again! D'Oh! I found Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs half price after Easter clearance. I felt I found a gold mine since it is almost a full week after the holiday. With DH sick and all I didn't get any Easter preps done. We missed out on our favorite goodies. There were no Peeps left, so I snatched up a bunch of these eggs. 24 of them to be exact. DH tells me he doesn't like peanut butter?! Whaaaa? Blinking Who is this man and what did he do with my husband? Sighing! I guess the only thing to do it to eat them all myself!
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 23, 2017 5:15 AM CST
I buy the very high cacao chocolate for its healthy value. I don't ever eat a whole bar or anything. I eat a couple of squares of chocolate with my healthy bars. So I can feel justified, because everything is good for me. Sure!
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Legalily
Apr 23, 2017 6:29 AM CST
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 23, 2017 9:01 PM CST
Thank, Ladies! You sure make me feel better about these situations. I felt awful...for about a half a second! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 23, 2017 10:25 PM CST
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