Mama Diaries

Monday, September 10, 2012

Can't Get Enough Chocolate!

 Welcome to the "What's Your Chocolate?" blog hop! 

When I saw this topic, I knew I had to get involved.  I love chocolate!  My favorite is dark chocolate.  I think it's an addiction or something.  In fact, I've been known to go to the store, get one of those baker's chocolate bars, and eat a few squares.

My kids, apparently, have inherited the "I love chocolate" gene.  A few weeks ago, we took a little trip to Cleveland, Ohio to visit some friends and family (that's where I'm from).  Cleveland, Ohio is home to Malley's, the most awesome chocolate candy store in the USA.  (Malley's, for you trivia fans, is the candy store that invented Sweetest Day.)  Of course, we had to visit that place.

"Mama," my son said as we walked in, "I want one of everything."

"Yeah, me too," I replied.  "But we're not getting one of everything."

"Mom," my daughter said.  "Let's get a hot fudge sundae."

That sounded like a great idea, so that's what we did.  When we were done, my son had chocolate all over his face, and even some on his shirt.  I chuckled.  "Come on, let's go get some more chocolate."

Seventy-five dollars later, we left Malley's with a big bag of chocolate.

My daughter grinned.  "Mom," she said.  "I know what kind of birthday party I want."

"What kind?" I asked.

"A chocolate one."

That sounded good to me.  So, in a couple of weeks, we are going to have a chocolate-themed birthday party for my daughter.  On the list is a chocolate fountain, chocolate brownies, chocolate cake, and chocolate milk.  Anybody want to come? 

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  1. YES!!! a chocolate-themed party! Love it!

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  2. I want a chocolate-themed party! :) Your daughter's got the right idea!

    Almost every time I shop, I have to buy a new box of baker's chocolate. I eat it just about every day. My friend used to think I was nuts until she tasted it. So good!

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  3. Wow that is a ton of chocolate, used to love it by the pound but now, not so much, as it no longer sits right with me.

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    1. That's probably a good thing, because too much chocolate isn't good for you.

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  4. A chocolate themed party? Yes, yes, yes, (hands wildly waving). I want to come! : ) Your daughter is one lucky young lady.

    My chocolate pick would be chocolate cheesecake.

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    1. chocolate cheesecake sounds pretty good!

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  5. Chocolate-themed party? Oh dear, I'll pass on this one...
    Mmm... will there perhaps be a few savouries on the side for the non-choccie fanatics? *trying to ignore strange glances coming in my direction* he!he!

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    1. If you want to come to the party, you can have the strawberries and bananas (before they're covered in chocolate!)

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  6. If there is a chocolate fountain at a party you can find me there.

    Chocolate and ice cream are the two things that always taste better in Ohio. It must be the cows.

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  7. Sounds like the best birthday party EVER!!

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  8. That just showed the difference between girl and boy birthdays. Mine wants snakes and reptiles at his. Can I ditch mine and come to the chocolate party? :)
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Ciara

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    1. Yeah, you can come to the chocolate party!

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  9. "I want one of everything." I love this, and can totally relate. A chocolate themed party sounds great. Maybe I should start dropping hints to my husband early.

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  10. Mmm, a chocolate party. What a fabulous idea.

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  11. i love a party and especially a themed party and what a better theme than chocolate!

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  12. Yes! The question is; who doesn't want to come!?! Your daughter is wise beyond her years.

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    1. Haha! Yeah, it's going to be quite a crowd if the whole blogosphere comes!

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  13. That sounds like a successful outing all around. I hope you post some photos of your chocolate party. It's such a great idea.

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    1. I'll see about photos. I'll certainly tell everyone all about it!

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  14. You're going to have the entire blogosphere at your door. At least, I'll be there.

    Sounds like you and your kids know how to live.

    This was a a really fun post.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Yes, Chocolate Queen. You will be the guest of honor. LOL!

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  15. My hand is up in the air. I want to attend a chocolate party!

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  16. ...love the idea of a chocolate themed party! a Dove chocolate bar is my favorite. As far as dark chocolate Yourk Peppermint Pattie is second on my list.

    Your daughter is sure to have a great party. You may end up with more guests than anticipated.

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    1. Yeah, expecially if the whole blogosphere shows up at my front door!

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    1. A bit much, eh? What can I say...we love chocolate!

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  18. Who wouldn't love a chocolate themed party... I put my hand up:)

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  19. Sounds wonderful! My daughter bought a chocolate fountain and it is terrific. We love dipping fruit into the brown waterfall.

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    1. I got the fountain for my daughter's tenth birthday. It was a big hit then, so I'm sure it'll be the star of the show this time!

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  20. A chocolate fountain is new to me, but a great idea for a party. Good luck with the chocolate party.

    The chocolate gene - something else new. . .

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  21. I'd love to be at a chocolate party. Um, how are we going to explain a middle-aged guy who nobody knows showing up without it seeming really creepy?

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    1. Haha! You'll have to hook up when one of your blogosphere friends and bring him/her along.

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  22. A chocolate themed birthday party sounds awesome! I hope you post pictures. I also hope you get enough help in the kitchen.

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    1. Yeah, that's going to be a lot of baking, isn't it?

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  23. That is an awesome idea for a birthday party ;) I'd so be there if I was in your hemisphere. haha

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    1. Come anyway. It's only an eight hour flight. LOL!

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  24. A chocolate party sounds divine.

    I remember wanting one of everything as a kid.

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    1. I still want one of everything, and I'm an adult. LOL!

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  25. A chocolate themed party is every kid's dream. Mine too. :) I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time during party preps.

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  26. Chocolate Birthday party? YES!

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    1. I wish I would've thought of that when I was a kid!

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  27. mmm, tasteful post! must add malleys to the places i need to visit list, along with hershey, pa!

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  28. That sounds like an amazing party, I may have to steal that idea! :)

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    1. Go right ahead. I bet it's going to be a ton of fun!

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  29. Your daughter had a great idea for a party! It sounds delicious - I mean delightful.

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  30. I'll come to the party! Your daughter's a lucky girl. :) Thanks for joining the blogfest.

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  31. A chocolate themed birthday party? I want to come . . .or throw one for one of my kids . . .probably my youngest who loves chocolate more than anyone I've ever met.

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    1. Your youngest would absolutely love a chocolate party!

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  33. I want a chocolate themed party too! That's awesome. I'm also in the mood for a sundae now. Mmmm.

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  34. lol, if you guys are having a chocolate themed party, I will have a vanilla one. Or pineapple.

    Just stopping by from the chocolate blog hop and saying hi!

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