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  1. Katrina
    February 13, 2014

    Love this story. I am eat half the box kinda gal. I just can't stop at one! LOL 

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    • Pat Moon
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Katrina,

      You are a enjoy it NOW kinda gal! We all have our own way of handling a box of chocolates!

      Happy Valentine’s!

      Pat
       

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  2. marielle altenor
    February 13, 2014

    I get choclate from my hubby but most of the time he ends up eating them all with my son! lol So when I do ge a box of choclate I sneak a couple and hope there will be more later when I want more.

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    • Pat Moon
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Marielle,

      Why should you have to sneak a couple pieces of chocolate if it was a gift to you? Just saying? Of course, it was the thought in the gift that counts, right?

      Happy Valentine’s!

      Pat
       

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  3. Jessica
    February 12, 2014

    i adore your look back to the past, and i always enjoy the way you tell a story. thanks for sharing very entertaining!

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    • Pat Moon
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Jessica,

      Loved sharing! I’m happy you enjoyed my story.

      Happy Valentine’s!

      Pat
       

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  4. veronica
    February 12, 2014

    I no longer eat chocolate but great to see what it looked like back in the day

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    • Pat Moon
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Veronica,

      I hope I didn’t tempt you with my article? Did you give up chocolate for health reason’s? It is really not that good for you mainly because of all the sugar that is added so you are wise.

      Stay healthy and Happy Valentine’s!

      Pat
       

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  5. Diana Foree
    February 12, 2014

    Seriously I am not an emotional eater.  However, I do like salty things.  I like eating dark chocolate but after a few pieces, my taste buds are bored and I'm done.  I would hate to think how I'd feel after eating a whole box…tummy ache!

     

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    • Pat Moon
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Diana,

      Yes, you would have a tummy ache if you ate a whole box of chocolates or at least most people would!

      I guess I am somewhat of an emotional eater. I enjoy my food and especially an occasional treat like a special piece of chocolate. I typically enjoy salted fresh stove top popped popcorn but other than that I can usually ignore the salty snacks.

      We all have our specialties when it come to eating!

      Happy Valentine’s!

      Pat
       

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  6. Sharon ODay
    February 12, 2014

    Pat, I worked as Marketing Director for Godiva Chocolates as my first job with my MBA … based in Brussels where the company started.  One Easter I went to Italy to visit some old friends of mine, a couple that had been in Brazil with me.  I took a beautifully packed box of chocolates, each piece hand-selected from the production line to be super fresh.  I watched in horror as the husband popped them in his mouth like Raisinets, swallowing almost without chewing.  Your "small bites, one piece at a time" reminded me of that painful moment!  😉 

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    • Pat Moon
      February 13, 2014

      Hi Sharon,

      That must have been quite a horrifying experience. It’s like … no appreciation for something special!

      Thanks for sharing and I probably do not need you to tell me how you eat a box of chocolates especially after that experience?

      Happy Valentine’s!

      Pat
       

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  7. Heather Cameron
    February 12, 2014

    I look for the "map/key" and read about each one. Search out the ones I'm going to love and those that are just not my type. Then I give away the ones that aren't my type to some one I know who will love them. Then I eat the ones I love, probably a few at a time.

    Great post and love your memory of your first box of chocolate. Very romantic.

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    • Pat Moon
      February 12, 2014

      Hi Heather,

      I tend to forget to look for the ‘map’ and will often discover it when the box is have empty. I’ll have to remember next time I get a box which really is not that often as a box of chocolates is a real treat.

      Thanks for your nice remark about my memories.

      Happy Valentines Day!

      Pat
       

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  8. Meryl
    February 12, 2014

    I prefer to savor my chocolates as rewarding treats. Having in moderation so that you savor and enjoy the moment without guilt later. It is always good to treat yourself to those special things that you like just make sure to do so consciously. Be aware of what you are putting into your body and enjoy the occasion. 

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  9. A. Lynn Jesus
    February 12, 2014

    I can usually spot the yummy caramels right away, so I go in for those first. Then design takes precedence, but I am more cautious – so I take small bites until I can discern if it is yummy or weirdly gross. If yummy I consume it, if weirdly gross I nibble the chocolate off and leave the filling. Hehe.

    I found profound sweetness in your beau picking a yellow box. That is something often overlooked, but it has great meaning. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Pat Moon
      February 12, 2014

      Hi Lynn,

      I, too, go for the caramels right away and am also pretty good at spotting them. Once in awhile I am surprised but not often. I do ususally eat the filling even if I’m not that fond of it but that is probably from my upbringing of not wanting to waste anything.

      I love my yellow heart box.. it means a great deal to me and is still in reasonably good shape after all these years!

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

      Pat
       

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  10. Kungphoo
    February 12, 2014

    Such a beautiful box of chocolates! I usually eat each piece one at a time, but I am the type of person that if I don't like that particular piece I will bite into another lol. Have a happy Valentines day!

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    • Pat Moon
      February 12, 2014

      HI Kungphoo,

      Yep, that’s what I do!

      Happy Valentine’s Day!

      Pat
       

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  11. Roslyn
    February 12, 2014

    Guilty of doing everything listed above. It all depends if I have to share, can eat alone, see a box on someone's coffee table. I only recently had dark chocolate after eliminating chocolate for 6 months from my diet. First 2 nights had a little square. 3rd evening, watching tv I finished the entire small bar. I no longer will eat inferior chocolate but don't know if I can contain myself when its delicious. You too Have a great day.

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    • Pat Moon
      February 12, 2014

      Roslyn,

      It appears conditions dictate how you eat a box of chocolates… ha, ha!

      There is definitely a difference in cheap chocolate and the good stuff. Also, I believe a person appreciates having a good piece of chocolate more after having not had it for quite some time. That is me most of the time because it is definitely a treat for me when I do have it.

      Happy Valentine’s Day!

      Pat
       

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  12. Nate
    February 11, 2014

    This is a very sweet post!  I'm not much of a choclate eater but when I do, I'll take little bites of the piece of chocolate and then finish it all the way to the end.  Interesting subject!  Love it!

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    • Pat Moon
      February 12, 2014

      Hi Nate,

      Not much of a chocolate eater? Are you the same way about sweets in general? If so, that is good!

      Small bites is the way to eat chocolate!

      Happy Valentine’s Day!

      Pat
       

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      • laura
        June 30, 2014

        Small bites make chocolate last longer.My friends eat quickly,and then watch me savour.I love doing that to them.I'm mean.

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      • Pat Moon
        July 1, 2014

        Hi Laura,

        Ha! Ha! I love the small bites as well.

        Pat

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