I love chocolate. I think it is a perfect food. I like dark dark chocolate. I think chocolate is medicine. When science uncovered what many of us already knew — that chocolate is a medicinal bean — I immediately thought of Woody Allen’s film, Sleeper in which the character played by Woody Allen ends up in the future where chocolate is health food.
I’ve been in Switzerland many times, and the best times were the years I stayed in the village of Wallisellen with my Swiss family (long story; don’t ask). In the middle of town was a Milka factory and sometimes the aroma of chocolate would waft through town and country. Milka is a German brand but a lot of Swiss chocolate is made in the US now and some is made in France. You have to read those labels if you want REAL Swiss chocolate.
Switzerland has beautiful candy shops with elegant hand made chocolates and every store has shelves filled with the stuff — one of the many, many, many things I love about that small country.
So here we are again at Valentine’s Day (hence chocolate?). I got my Valentine yesterday. It was spectacular, inspiring and soul-filling. Bear got hers this morning with an inch of cold snow out there on the ground. She and Teddy raced around in dog joy as if one of them didn’t even have an injured foot.