Friday, May 31, 2013
I am an excavator. You know, the annoying person that digs all the cookie dough chunks out and leaves the vanilla ice cream, or scoops all the soft chewy bread from the middle of the loaf and leaves the outer crust.
So I always used to excavate the chocolate bits out of things that weren't chocolatey enough for me. The chips from cookies, the peanut butter cups from ice cream, the fudge ripple from ice cream, etc. But after losing weight and learning to appreciate a much wider variety of foods (presumably due to eating more fruits and veggies/restricting my sweets for so long) I find that not only am I interested in desserts that don't have any chocolate in them (and bear in mind, I am a lifelong major chocoholic), but I'll dig out the bits that aren't chocolatey! Like today, I was getting some ice cream on sale, and I bought a strawberry cheesecake ice cream that comes with no chocolate in it whatsoever. And when I went to sample it, I found myself excavating the strawberry ripple. :) Likewise, I bought a black raspberry ice cream that had chocolate chips in it, but I ended up digging out the raspberry swirl instead. And I recently got a peanut butter pie frozen yogurt that came with peanut butter cups and a graham cracker crust swirl in it, and I totally ignored the peanut butter cups in favor of that graham swirl.
It's nice to have expanded my taste buds in some ways, but it's also dangerous and rather inconvenient when it comes to sweets! :)