Now that Christmas is long past and I’m again far away from my parents, it’s the perfect time for me to share with you a dirty little trick I pull with all the boxes of cheap chocolates my dad brings home each year from the office.
You see, I like chocolate just as much as the next person. In fact, maybe even more.
But what I don’t like are the nuts and cheap fillings that companies like Sees and Cadburys put inside what otherwise is perfectly acceptable, mediocre dark/milk chocolate.
So my strategy is what you see above: I eat just the chocolate on the outside, leaving the core—a nougaty caramel ball, a mushy cafe-flavored rectangle, a bundle of nuts—exposed in all of their tastelessness to the world.
I cleared at least three boxes of Sees chocolate from my family’s kitchen this way in December. These were boxes that, had I not employed my special strategy, no doubt would have gone stale at the back of the pantry.
(And just for the record, I don’t ever put the chocolates back in the box after I’ve derobed them.)