My name is Rae and I’m a chocoholic. They say the first stage is admitting that you have a problem, but for the next glorious seven days, I’m allowed to give in to temptation and discuss everything I love about the sweet treat.
My love affair with chocolate began early on in my life when I read Roald Dahl’s classic book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and saw the film adaption of Matilda for the first time. They taught me how to share, how to be moral and how not to overindulge.
World Chocolate Week (15 Oct – 21 Oct) has come at the worst time possible for me this year. I’m currently trying to be eating healthily in preparation for a charity ball I’m attending at the end of the month, which has a floor length dress code, but it’s near impossible when all I can think about are solid blocks of heaven.
If I was to have a cheat day, here are the first types of chocolate I’d be grabbing from the supermarket shelf:
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk will always top the chart when it comes to my favourite chocolate. From normal bars, to hot drinking chocolate, I think it is divine and I will choose it over other brands, even if they’re on a better offer. I remember the glass jar my grandparents kept in the lounge that was always filled with broken up pieces of Cadbury’s Bournville and Dairy Milk chocolate. I used to spend ages fishing out the milk pieces and never wanted to admit defeat on the day’s where there wasn’t any left.
Galaxy Cookie Crumble
I won a competition a while back and was kindly sent a collection of Galaxy treats to sample and share. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t last very long, but the chocolate that was snapped up the fastest (and didn’t even make the photo) was the cookie crumble bar. I love a bit of crunch, more so when it’s paired with smooth, creamy and indulgent milk chocolate.
Terry’s Chocolate Orange
Aldi now do their own version which tastes almost the same, but you can’t beat the original. I may or may not have bought this in bulk after Tesco’s 75p offer (which I believe is still on), but who can blame a girl?
I know that technically, white chocolate is not actually chocolate, but the cocoa butter content means it’s close enough for me. I miss the Cadbury’s Dream and always pray that it will return to the Heroes tub, rather than having to fork out a small fortune to get them imported from Australia or New Zealand.
What are you craving this World Chocolate Week? Let me know in the comments below!