I have to confess I am absolutely, positively addicted to Chocolate! I love it so much; I have titled myself The Chocolate Princess. I get to eat yummy yummy chocolate everyday and create mouthwatering, playful products for the rest of the world to enjoy. Whenever I tell people that I own a chocolate company, I get asked the quizzical question, “How do you stay in shape while working with and being surrounded by chocolate all day?” Well I have to admit, that being THE CHOCOLATE PRINCESS, has had its challenges, but isn’t indulging oneself in chocolate, while making a living off of it worth its weight in gold???
It all started as a kid, I always had a stash of chocolate in the house. I would eat all kinds of chocolate at least once a day. I was so desperate once; that I ate half a box of Pot of Gold chocolates that was under the Christmas tree, and re-wrapped it neatly so as to not reveal it had been opened. When I was 9 years old my mother decided that it was time we ate healthy, (quite obviously she did not realize the great the benefits of chocolate, which is now common knowledge today,) and ended up buying Carob for us instead of chocolate. For those of you, who do not know what Carob is, it is like comparing TONIC WATER to CHAMPAGNE. Sick of trying to convince my taste buds that Carob (a legume that comes from the carob tree grown in Florida) was a good substitute for real chocolate. I searched every nook and cranny of the house for a hidden stash of chocolates. After rummaging through the house, I finally came upon a little box of chocolates in the bathroom medicine cabinet, which struck me as a strange place for my Mom to be hiding things. Nevertheless, I ate the WHOLE box. I don’t know if Exlax still uses ‘chocolate flavor’ for its medication, but all I can suggest is don’t EVER eat chocolate you find in the bathroom, it can result in dire consequences!!!!