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ewmayer 2007-06-25 17:18

Hands off our Chocolate!
 
Chocolate Fake - New York Times:

[url]http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/25/opinion/25rosenblum.html[/url]

In other chocolate-related news, the massive 10-lb bar of extra-dark Belgian chocolate I bought on sale after Christmas at Trader Joe's finally ran out at the end of May, so I'm back to my normal-sized one-pound bars of same. It's a hard life, being a chocoholic ... it's so difficult to get good mules that know all the border crossings, the competition for them is fierce. Even my long-time comrade in chocolate-smuggling, my trusty burro Pepe, recently asked for a raise. He said the folks that make those Colombian Coffee commercials - you know, the [i]"Eet ees een theess hills, that Juan Valdez and his trusty burro gather thee reechest coffee beans..."[/i] ones - had made him a nice offer, complete with medical coverage and a signed 8x10" glossy of ol' Juan himself (interesting trivia: they use a stunt double in the actual commercials, and only trot ol' Juan out for splashy PR events), so what was I gonna do? It would take years to train a new one, so Pepe knew he had me [i]sobre un barril[/i], as they say. I tried talking him down, but that one, he's as stubborn as a ... well, you know.

mfgoode 2007-06-25 17:41

Extra dark!
 
[QUOTE=ewmayer;108932]Chocolate Fake - New York Times:

[url]http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/25/opinion/25rosenblum.html[/url]

.[/QUOTE]

:wink:

[QUOTE=ewmayer]
Even my long-time comrade in chocolate-smuggling, my trusty burro Pepe, recently asked for a raise.[/QUOTE]

He wouldn't have to if he was onto dark chocolate. Its has been found its the best aphrodisiac, second only to a Brazilian spider bite !
So let Pepe take his choice! :grin:

Mally :coffee:

Uncwilly 2007-06-25 21:47

[QUOTE=ewmayer;108932]In other chocolate-related news, the massive 10-lb bar of extra-dark Belgian chocolate I bought on sale after Christmas at Trader Joe's finally ran out at the end of May,[/QUOTE]If I had a bar that size, it wouldn't last til Feb. That is why I don't by such.


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