Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Getting Smarter With Chocolate


I sent a few people some chocolate early in December that apparently hasn't arrived. I'm a bit PO-ed with the Post Office, though I am not sure which country to blame...

So here's to Round Two.

I sent bars before, but thought this would be a bit more fun, because the chocolates in the front have little papers with quotes inside. Réveillon is the word for Christmas Eve party, New Year's Eve party or the dinner on such evenings, so you're probably supposed to be opening these while sitting around with your hosts or guests at these events, not chowing down on what's should be someone's replacement chocs three days after New Year's.

Regardless, I've gained some wonderful nuggets of wisdom from the likes of Oscar Wilde, Jules Renard and Victor Hugo. I especially liked this quote from Alphonse Allais, "Mushrooms grow in damp places. That's why they're shaped like umbrellas."

Who knows how much more literary research I'll take on before getting these wrapped up and in the mail. It's a good thing the Imagines and Gourmandises de Noël don't contain quotes or trivia questions. On the other hand, I've never tried the latter chocolates, and what kind of person would I be if I sent off something I hadn't quality controlled?

I'm thinking now the chocolate bars were a better idea.

1 comment:

  1. I guess my chocolates got lost in the mail? :)

    Great job on this blog! I shared with a friend who just started her own photo blog.

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