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When I was a kid I dreamt of being a grown up and spending all of my wages on chocolate. It’s safe to say I’ve always had a strong relationship with the coco bean. In my 20’s I ate a lot of the cheep stuff and didn’t limit my intake. In my 30’s I modified my consumption by choosing the better quality chocolates and using the greater expense to better ration my sweet love.

After a few years of questionable health and increasing food intolerances, in January this year I started a very strict elimination diet with the RPA Allergy Clinic. To say that my diet was limited for the first six months of this year would be a gross understatement. However, it wasn’t difficult for me to adjust. I work from home and as long as I’m good at the supermarket, I’m ok for the week. Now that I’m able to eat a lot more (still not everything) it is somewhat more challenging. I could not eat chocolate until July… I couldn’t eat chocolate on my birthday or at Easter… but now I’m making up for it. I have had HUGE chocolate cravings lately.

The other night I remembered that my sister had a GIANT chocolate bunny left over from Easter and I ceremonially smashed it on the kitchen island for all to share. I am taking solace in the fact that it’s dark chocolate… so there are some health benefits! However, twice now I have eaten more chocolate in one sitting than I care to admit. I have conversations in my head along the lines of ‘this is my last piece’, ‘surely you can’t eat any more’ and ‘for fucks sake stop eating chocolate’. I don’t trust myself to be around the remains of that GIANT bunny and have left it at my sister’s place. However, I will be visiting her on the weekend and I’m sure I can finish it off 🙂

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