Friday, January 29, 2010

I Have A Secret

As you may remember, a while back Newman’s Own Organics sent us a big box of goodies to sample. And the cookie monster, aka hubby, was very happy as I wrote about here and here. I should add that the teenager got more than his fair share as well. He opened the Fig Newmans one day and before I could get one, they were gone (I think the cookie monster got a few as well, but they were mainly consumed by the teenager who said they reminded him of his childhood…). The teenager also enjoyed the dried apricots (soooooo good) as well as some of the Newman-Os.

My point is that my family has been thoroughly enjoying the Newman’s Own Organics products. Well, most of them at least. I made sure that they wouldn’t have access to all the items in the box because I hid the chocolate from them… (But I should mention that I gave the Milk Chocolate and the Mocca Milk Chocolate to my brother-in-law when he was visiting us, and he loved them both.)



So when I have a quiet moment (which happens very rarely), I enjoy a piece of chocolate. Sometimes I add just a tiny bit of raw almond butter, but usually I just enjoy a piece in peace. It’s wonderful… My little mini vacation. It’s really about savoring the moment and making it last. One piece goes a long way… If you truly experience the one piece and are mindful, there is no need to eat half the bar or even the entire bar…

Well, since hubby is reading this blog every day and the teenager once in a while, I guess my secret is out… But I really think you guys got your fair share!

Question: What is your secret pleasure? Please share, no one will know… :)
 
Be well,
Andrea

21 comments:

  1. Haha! Love it! Nothing wrong with a little chocolate and almond butter...YUM! So nice of you to share with them! I might have kept the whole stash hidden...in my nightstand ;) Uh, oh...the secret's out.. :)

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  2. Nice job Andrea! I would do the same thing. Luckily Nick hates dark chocolate, which is my favorite. I eat a large piece (about 100 calories worth) of dark chocolate (85% dark) every night, and also a Dove milk chocolate or Reese's pb cup every night. That does it for me, and it's always late at night so I don't have the urge to keep eating!

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  3. I've been known to hide treats before, too! Sometimes it's the only way that I can guarantee that I'll get any!! :)

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  4. HAHA, you had to hide it, and it worked because you get to enjoy this yummy looking chocolate. Better finish it off now before they read this and want it all. I love choc too.

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  5. My treat is a piece or two of super dark chocolate. I love 90% dark chocolate... it's slightly bitter and delicous :)

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  6. That's funny.... My hubby, in-laws and my family all read my blog so if I don't want them to know something that it better not show up on the blog...

    My secret pleasuer is chocolate truffles we brought back from Paris... hubby can have them but he has to ask for permission and I have them hidden so he wouldn't eat it all :)

    PS. I have moved ... my new address is http://www.nutritiousfoodie.com/

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  7. Hehe...nothing wrong with keeping chocolate hidden! Hope they aren't readers of your blog or your secret is out!

    Secret pleasure...my coffee creamer that I bought on eBay (we don't have flavoured ones in the UK). Guests get offered milk with their coffee. My creamer remains hidden ;)

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  8. I agree with you about only needing a little piece--sometimes one piece eaten slowly is more enjoyable than a bunch stuffed in quickly!

    The first (not only!) secret indulgence that comes to mine for me is coffee. I have a lot more of it than most people realize ;)

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  9. I love chocolate in small amounts. My secret pleasure is wine. Sometimes I steal a sip of my hubby's even though I have a glass :)

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  10. Oh we have been LOVING their chocolate and sadly only have one bar left! :(

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  11. Hahaha, my mom used to hide the chocolate from everyone when I lived at home. I guess I don't blame her because chocolate is a good secret stash!

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  12. GOOD! : because I hid the chocolate from them.

    GOOD!!!!!

    SEcret pleasure but it's not a secret...would be coffee and chocolate. MMMM good.

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  13. I think a good piece of chocolate is good not only in quiet moments, but noisy ones and all other ones in between. ;)

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  14. My secret pleasure would have to be chocolate also. I always have to have a sweet treat every night. I can't do without it, I've tried.

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  15. Love Newman's products, besides the money goes to children associations, which is so wonderful. Well I brought back tons of chocolate from France and have been eating a square (or two) a day, so I am with you on chocolate treat. What is better than chocolate as a treat anyway?

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  16. I love it!!

    One of my secret pleasures is a big spoonful of Nutella- eaten straight off the spoon! :)

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  17. I hid my NOO's chocolate, too!!!! It's in a drawer that no one ever goes into. I'll sneak a square a few times a week and jet back over to the couch with hubby. He's asked a few times where I got the chocolate (as I was sucking away, enjoying ever morsel!) and I just change the subject! : ) LOVE IT!!!

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  18. It's most definitely chocolate for me. Mmmmm. Heaven on earth.

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  19. Love this a lot! My little secret stash has a bit of Dove Chocolate in it.

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  20. my hubby broke into my newman's own chocolate stash the other day. i tried not to kill him.

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  21. I DO remember. I was very jealous. :) Mine right now has been those little dove chocolates!

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