Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Among foodies, it’s been said that chocolate is the new cheese. And in NYC, tiny and tony chocolate shops are popping up everywhere.

And no milk chocolate allowed – very Jersey, my dear. I found this out the hard way.

One day last week, after an exhaustive search for pink blush in Soho, I popped into one of these new chocolaterias. After sampling the divine hot chocolate, which is almost like a melted chocolate bar, I scanned the candy counter for a piece to go. When I inquired about the milk chocolate, the prim and Prada-adorned owner stared me down - I could almost hear her thoughts “get out and go buy your Hershey’s down at the Korean deli.”

After an awkward silence, I was told – or I should say scolded – in a thick French accent that the store only carried dark chocolate. I stood there behind the many dark confections looking bewildered. No, shamed is a better word. Yes, only in NYC can one be shamed in a candy store for being unchic.


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Meg said...

Hey there mister. Just reading this post makes me want to have a relapse. I'm a full-blown chocoholic! Have you ever seen Chocolat with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche? They put chocolate on EVERYTHING in that film. Chocolate and Johnny Depp in the same movie. Genius!

I see that you took the time to check out my blog and leave a comment. It ain't much yet, but I am an amateur. And, to be perfectly honest, my friend, Adam, seems to have taken to doing much of the posting and experimenting with all that html, blah, blah, blah stuff that I don't know much about.

I love to read your New York stories. Keep 'em flowing.

junebug said...

Mmmmmmm....chocolate! ;) Hello, mister!

Anonymous said...

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