Shelley’s love for chocolate:
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” and started buying Carob for us instead of chocolate. 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!!!!
I never knew that on that fateful day I would one day be a princess in a chocolate factory!