18 June 2012

chocolate and thrifting

If you've been around here awhile, you probably know that I live for coffee and chocolate.
It's a sickness, really. I can't think of a day I don't at least have a nibble of chocolate and three cups of coffee. 
There are worse vices, I think. Maybe.


Anyway, last week I had the pleasure of going on a lunch date with my sister and my dad during my weekly breather. When we'd finished up, I had a little over an hour to spare, which obviously meant that I was going thrifting. 
I found a few things I, of course, just had to have, including a vintage tablecloth and a wool minidress from the 60s that I hope I actually wear. 
As I was leaving I noticed something I now wish I could erase from my mind completely.
Right there, next to my favorite Goodwill, was a chocolate factory. And it had a retail store.
Filled with samples. Frack.


Coincidentally, I still needed to get my Grandpa's Father's Day gift, and since his sweet tooth is even stronger than mine, I wandered in. 
I'm not talking subpar chocolate here, people. I am talking the good stuff. Truffles and truffle bars in flavors one only dreams of, all natural and 100% kosher.
And here is the kicker. The thing that is sure to lead me down a path of doom:
two wall to wall, industrial sized shelves filled to the brim with hundreds of bags like this:


Each bag filled with over a pound of factory seconds. The same delicious chocolate, just broken or stuck together.
For five bucks.
FIVE DINKY DOLLARS.
Cappuccino Crunch, Sea Salt, Peanut Butter, Champagne, Extreme Dark: about a bajillion divine flavors calling me to them. 
My chocolate doesn't have to be pretty for me to love it. 
I don't discriminate like that.

I managed to walk out with 2 pounds of chocolate for my Gramps, and only two bags for me my dudes. 

Ugh. Like I said, I wish I had some brain bleach right now. This could be dangerous.


(psst. 15% off all week in the shop with the code 'summerlove'!)


15 comments:

  1. Whoa now...what is your favorite kind of coffee? Ground, whole bean? Kcups? Brand? Better tell me now...I may have a special surprise for you!!!

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  2. since we're both in seattle, where in the world is this chocolate factory? is it boems? you'll have tell me!!! i'm dying to know right now!!

    i'm on a super health kick right now, so chocolate is sooooo out, but it's not gone for good, just for a while!!!

    and, i cannot believe you have a sitter every friday. i am so jealous!

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  3. I feel your pain. Non-recovering addict over here.

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  4. OMG I wish this place was next to my house! Wait, no I don't! (Yes, I do!).

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  5. Oh goodness girl! I totally understand, I LOVE chocolate =) My dad even travelled around Europe and bought chocolate in each country for me to test =) Was awesome!!!
    We could be friends ;) as long as we have seperate bags I feel =)
    Much Love!
    L

    allglorious-within.blogspot.com

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  6. don't tell me where it is because i might make my way there asap. right now i'm craving chocolate cake with chocolate icing. not good.

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  7. "My chocolate doesn't have to be pretty for me to love it. I don't discriminate like that." - LOL! I know how you feel. And that store would be my doom as well.

    (um, share?)

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  8. That store would be heaven for me.

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  9. I don't share your love of coffee, but chocolate and I have a thing, so I was def. saying "oh yum" and "wow" in my head as I read this ;) I also love thrifting, and it it sounds like you had just about the perfect lunchtime adventure!

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  10. I'm right there with you...I live for chocolate and coffee! Those favors all sound amazing!

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  11. It would be to my demise if there were a chocolate factory right next to my thrift stores...aaaaaaaaaahhh...but so cool to give awesome "seconds" for gifts!

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  12. This is just one of the reasons we are friends...coffee and chocolate. xoxo

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  13. That is a bad bad bad combination!!! lol Thrift store AND a chocolate store with FIVE DOLLAR bags/!?!?! Yeah seriously who cares if it's the "duds". That is awesome. Awesomely bad!! lol. I want some now. Those flavors sound so ridiculously good!!!!!

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