I love chocolate, but . . .
There are limits to my love of chocolate.

If you’re looking for a new adventure, I understand there’s a device available that was designed to allow you to snort chocolate, or more accurately, cocoa powder. Who among us doesn’t experience the most incredible high when we bite into a piece of good quality chocolate? Imagine huffing it up your nose. A Belgian chocolatier by the name of Dominique Persoone originally developed a cocoa puffer thingie for a Rolling Stones’ party in 2009 and voila, a new past-time was created.

Personally, I can’t imagine cocoa dust blowing around in the northern limits of my nasal passages or worse, in my brain cavity. Experienced users recommend adding ginger, mint or other flavour enhancers but advise against any kind of chili pepper. No worry there. My preferred orifice for chocolate is definitely my mouth. There’s nothing in the world any better than the feeling of chocolate melting on your tongue. Even after you swallow it, you can explore for any remaining traces that may be hiding between your teeth or stuck to the roof of your mouth. The joy just lingers.

I prefer my chocolate to contain nuts because chewing takes longer so the flavour lasts.
I prefer my chocolate to contain nuts because chewing takes longer so the flavour lasts.

The beauty of my own appreciation of chocolate is that I don’t require good quality. I’m a chocolate slut who even loves Russell Stouffer fruit creme chocolates that can be purchased in any supermarket or drug(!) store for pennies. While I have been known for fork out as much as five dollars for one perfect, delectable artisan morsel of the Belgian variety, I’m equally thrilled chowing down on a Cadbury Caramilk. In fact, one of my favourite brands is dirt-cheap and imported from France. President’s Choice (available at Loblaws, SuperStore, Zehrs’ supermarkets) offers a 300-gram shoe-sized slab of amazing chocolate  and it only costs $3.95. I can jam the entire thing in my mouth and get an unbelievable high with no snorting involved—well, maybe a little but I do try to be quiet.


Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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