The Chocolate Show hit New York City this weekend. The organizers were kind enough to send me a press pass (how cool is that!), because I am the editor of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter. Woo hoo!!
Essentially, I could go for free (if it’s free, it’s for me). And even better - I could enter through the ‘press’ entrance, thus avoiding long lines. How could I pass up an opportunity to do some investigative reporting? I could be a real foto-food-journalist!
When I arrived, I was shocked to see that the line to get in snaked around the block. Wow! People sure love chocolate! They were standing on line ... and paying over $20 per person to get in. Would it be worth it?
I figured it might be overwhelming – seeing row after row of vendors giving out samples – so I set some guidelines for myself. Some rules before enterting. I would allow myself two ozs. of really special chocolates – only chocolates that I’d never tasted before. Like spicy cabernet chocolate. And wasabi chocolate. And fig chocolate. And red-hot peanut butter chocolate …
Get the idea? There were so many amazing kinds of chocolates. Beautiful chocolates, artistically carved chocolates, all calling my name!!! I cracked and tasted everything. And I now fully understand why people stand on long lines and pay. (I may have eaten hundreds of dollars worth of samples ... okay - slight exaggeration.)
A mighty fun event! And it was okay to take one afternoon off. Nevertheless, I am happy to have my All Is Forgiven, Move On wristband. I surely need forgiveness and a reminder that my little ‘vacation’ is over!
Next year – let’s all go together! Wouldn’t that be a riot!!!!
Janice Taylor is a weight loss artist, weight loss coach, author of Our Lady of Weight Loss and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club. Visit her at www.ourladyofweightloss.com