Chocolate is something that many people enjoy receiving as a gift. However, I’ve found that chocolate rarely makes it back to the people who might have liked it. This is because I can’t stop thinking about the delicious chocolate bars sitting in my suitcase, and I really can’t resist them. It’s almost a relief when I’ve eaten them. Then I can think about something else to take back as a gift.
When I was in Switzerland, I found that it was a perfect place to buy chocolate bars. And I discovered a way to (almost) satisfy my sweet tooth without spending too much money. In small grocery stores away from the tourist shops, there were chocolate bars without the name brand labels that sold for around fifty cents. I wasn’t sure if they’d be as good as the well-known brands, so I bought several of them to eat as an “experiment”. To my surprise and delight, they were delicious!
After that I looked for these little shops while I was in Switzerland. It got to the point that when I saw cows with bells on their collars grazing on the hills, I thought that their milk would go into making chocolate. Although I kept wondering if I’d get tired of so much candy, I knew that was never going to happen…
So as I said, chocolate is a delightful treat that people like. And I will try somehow not to eat all of it myself so it can actually be given as a gift.