How Do You Eat A Box Of Chocolates?

February 11, 2014


box-of-chocolates.jpgA Box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

When you do get a box of chocolates, how do you go about eating them?

  • Do you eat them one piece at a time, take small bites and savor each bite?
  • Do you put a whole piece in your mouth and enjoy that mouthful of sweetness as you chew it before swallowing it down?
  • Can you stop at one piece?
  • Do you have to eat at least 2 pieces?
  • Do you try to guess which piece is caramel with nuts?
  • Do you eat half the box in one sitting?
  • Are you sometimes disappointed in the 1st piece and use that as an excuse to have a 2nd piece to see if it is any better?

YellowBoxChocolates.jpgValentine's Day 1961

When I think of a box of chocolates, I remember the very first box of chocolates my husband gave me prior to our marriage. It was Valentine’s Day 1961 and we had only been dating for a little over a month. It was a beautiful yellow box that was so sweet and thoughtful. There was love felt with every bite. That yellow box is still among one of my most treasured possessions.

Why a yellow box and not a red box? The only birthday gift I ever remember my father buying for me was for my 16th birthday. It was a beautiful sunshine yellow blouse with pleated ruffles all up and down the front. My husband did not know where or when I had gotten that blouse. All he knew was that he thought I looked beautiful in it so when he saw that yellow box of chocolates on the shelf of the local drug store, he knew it was for me.

How did I eat that box of chocolates?

  • I ate it one piece at a time, taking several small bites savoring each bite.
  • I thought about my boy friend (at that time) with each bite and how he thought enough of me to give me a box of chocolates to enjoy. It was as though my love for him grew with each bite.
  • I spread the enjoyment out over many days.

A personal note: Yes, I do share but it does distress me when the person I am sharing with takes the liberty to eat half the box in one sitting. Doing that takes away future enjoyment.

Make it Special

On the occasion when you do get a box of chocolates, make it special. Even though you know it is not necessarily healthy to eat a bunch of sugar, you can still enjoy it. Eat it right, don’t be a glutton, and it will give you a healthy lift.

It’s ok to have a little reward once in awhile.

Regardless of how you eat a box of chocolates, even if you eat the whole thing in one sitting, I just want to tell you “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

It might be fun for everyone to share how you eat a box of chocolates so go ahead, have fun, and share in the comments below.


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1 Katrina February 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

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

2 Pat Moon February 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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!


3 marielle altenor February 13, 2014 at 12:31 am

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.

4 Pat Moon February 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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!


5 Jessica February 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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

6 Pat Moon February 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Hi Jessica,

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

Happy Valentine’s!


7 veronica February 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

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

8 Pat Moon February 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

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!


9 Diana Foree February 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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!


10 Pat Moon February 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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!


11 Sharon ODay February 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm

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!  😉 

12 Pat Moon February 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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!


13 Heather Cameron February 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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.

14 Pat Moon February 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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!


15 Meryl February 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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. 

16 A. Lynn Jesus February 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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!

17 Pat Moon February 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm

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!


18 Kungphoo February 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

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!

19 Pat Moon February 12, 2014 at 9:49 am

HI Kungphoo,

Yep, that’s what I do!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


20 Roslyn February 12, 2014 at 6:51 am

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.

21 Pat Moon February 12, 2014 at 9:47 am


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!


22 Nate February 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

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!

23 Pat Moon February 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

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!


24 laura June 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

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

25 Pat Moon July 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Hi Laura,

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


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