When I was a little girl, on special occasions, my dad would take me downtown. We would go to the candy store, and he would buy one piece of white chocolate for himself and one for me. I remember the whole thing so vividly. We never had sweets in the house, and I was a born Sweet Tooth, so these white chocolate outings were extremely special to me. My dad really loves white chocolate, and he passed that love on to me.
When I went vegan, and realized that white chocolate isn't vegan, I was pretty bummed. It went into the large category of beloved things I would never have again - crepes, french toast, white chocolate. Well, ha! I can make crepes and french toast anytime I want! But white chocolate was still unresolved, because all the vegan brands I tried were just no good. They tasted like cheap sugar and fillers, and not like creamy cocoa butter.
Fast forward many years, to a very special PPK swap - when a buddy from the UK sent me a couple of these Organica Seriously Organic White Bars. WHOA. My tastebuds were blown! Here was the wonderful flavor of white chocolate - bursting with cocoa butter - that I had been missing. Since then, I've been lucky enough to have a few other PPK pals take pity on me and send me a bar or two...
Imagine my delight when my friend Dan told me that he was going to London. Initially, I was so happy for him and his big adventure. Then I realized that I could ask him to buy me some white chocolate - and my happiness was also happiness for myself! ha ha. So, after two long weeks of waiting... yesterday Dan returned home with three white chocolate bars for me!
He showed up to my yoga class and delivered them over... Above is a dramatic re-draw-ment of my reaction. Immediately I started petting my precious bars against my cheek. Then I started wiggling all over the place with so much enthusiasm that one of my students said "You're wagging your tail!" Then I relaxed into pure joy, clutching my three glorious white chocolate bars to my heart. It was truly a special moment.
Of course I've already busted into them! However, having learned from my dad - I just eat a few little squares at a time - to enjoy the rich yumminess, and to make it last a long time. Looks like it's time to give my dad a call and have a little treat together.