Friday 24 November 2017

Chocs away as sweet dreams gone for another year

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

THE eating was like a monster. It grew and grew the more I fed it. Good habits were killed off in days as this juggernaut of eating took over everything. I haven't even been enjoying it in recent days. It has just become a compulsion, a never-ending need driving me to eat more and more things that I know won't satisfy me.

It was a duty. I had to finish the tin of Chocolate Kimberleys I had bought for me and me only. For me, they had lost all taste and texture by this point, but if you washed them down with milk they created a digestible enough sludge. Just as sawdust would if you washed it down with milk.

A Chocolate Kimberley is a supply-and-demand thing. Like all seasonal foods, you can now get them all year round but you really only get them in season, in their natural tins, at Christmas, and even at that they are a rarity because you have to share them. If you have a tin of them all to yourself they lose all value.

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