Go ahead-indulge!!!  #Wordless Wednesday  

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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29 Responses to Go ahead-indulge!!!  #Wordless Wednesday  

  1. J P says:

    “Look but don’t touch” is bad. “Look but don’t taste” is worse.

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  2. Yes! I will indulge. Thank you for the invitation.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    92% dark chocolate! That’s some heavy-duty indulgence.

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  4. that pile would stick around my place for a long time as I do not like dark chocolate!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I actually never cared for the dark chocolate when I began eating it, but I heard a square a day of dark chocolate was good for your heart, so I stuck with it. I did try Lindt 100% chocolate squares – highest cacoa content, but it was way too bitter and not enjoyable at all!

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  5. I prefer milk chocolate but any port in a storm!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I actually prefer milk chocolate too, but I read a square a day of dark chocolate was good for the heart and heart disease runs in my family, so I figured it was a good reason to eat it. Anything over this percentage of cacoa is bitter (but better for you).

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  6. Laurie says:

    I am glad to see you bought yourself some treats, since you always treat your furry and feathered friends!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, my own treat Laurie – been eating a square a day of dark chocolate since I read it was good for your heart (though it is high in fat content) … scratching my head on that one. It gives me a reason to indulge. 🙂

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  7. Although I can no longer eat chocolate I do miss those days when I could indulge! I’ve always preferred dark chocolate. It’s nice they package it in small squares so you don’t have to resist the temptation to eat a whole chocolate bar is one sitting. 😉

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I am sorry chocolate is off limits for you Barbara. It is nice that the squares are packaged separately – I agree with you as it is easier to have willpower that way. I actually gave up sweets for Lent about a decade ago and did not eat sweets for several years. But I kept reading about the dark chocolate being good for you, so I started a square-a-day regimen. I tried the 100% dark chocolate, but it is a little too bitter for me.

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  8. I have 92% Ghirardelli in my cabinet and i only ate two the other day. Now i have a stinking red acne pimple. I guess indulging isn’t meant for me! 🙄

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      How odd that happened to you Tom. I gave up sweets for Lent one year and ended up not returning to eating any sweets. But after I read that the high-cacoa chocolate is good for your heart, I started this one-square-a-day regimen a couple of years ago.

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  9. Prior... says:

    Had no idea they made 92% cacao
    I like the 80% “okay” but prefer lily’s with stevia
    But those sure look good!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yvette – Ghiradelli makes several types of the dark chocolate in the high cacao (80% – 90+%)and some are made with raspberry or cherry or nuts, even sea salt … I just got the plain 92%, but due to supply chain issues when I was stocking up, I had to get a few bags of 86% and you can really taste the difference as they’re not bitter in the least. I bought Lindt in a bar and you break off the smaller squares and it was 100% but way too bitter to enjoy. Are you still making your own chocolate sometimes?

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      • Dave says:

        I’m with Yvette on this, Linda; had no idea Ghirardelli made their squares so close to 100% cacao. Not sure where I can buy the extra-dark to be honest. Your “86% not tasting bitter in the least” comment brought a smile. I don’t think the milk-chocolate lovers would agree (and I guess I’m one of them since I hover in the 70’s). But like weaning sugar out of my coffee I’ve learned to love chocolate’s higher percentages, especially factoring in the health benefits.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, Ghiradelli has a wide selection of chocolate with high % cacao Dave. You can check the dark chocolate selection out at their website and you can buy them from Amazon too. I got mine in the grocery store. The Lindt 100% cacao was just too bitter in my opinion. I started the one-square-a-day regimen after hearing the Heart Association tout dark chocolate to keep your heart healthy and heart disease runs in my family, so it was a good excuse to try it. I admit dark chocolate has to grow on you a little if you’ve always had milk chocolate, but now I like it and wouldn’t stray to the dark, er … light side again. 🙂

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      • Prior... says:

        Hi Linda
        It sounds like you know exactly the brands and cocoa ratio you like.
        I make the chocolate treats once in a while.
        ALDIs store (not sure if you have them there) had an 85% cocoa one that my husband buys and I like it okay – but I have not craved much Chocolate at all in the last handful of months (and seriously I wonder if the times I did crave it maybe I needed minerals or something nutritional??)
        Instead – the last two months I have made these keto mini pancakes as snacks
        Super easy and so good
        Almond flour
        Eggs
        Stevia
        Walnuts
        Dash of baking soda
        Avocado oil
        Bit of water

        Make the batter (thickness changes)
        And lightly fry in Nutriva organic shortening
        They make a great dessert and can be warmed next day in air fryer
        I will try and blog about them sometime soon

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Hi Yvette – this sounds like a delicious treat – nice option if you are craving chocolate. I gave up sweets back around 2010 for Lent, then just stayed off sweets after that. I used to give up something every year for Lent, then stop eating it … but there were no more treats and that was dull. I have never returned to fried food or fast food and as for salty snacks, I just have whole grain Goldfish crackers. I actually was eating this for good heart health and they recommend three of these squares a day for a serving, but I only have one. I will give them up for Lent.

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      • Prior... says:

        sounds like a good plan, Linda – 🙂

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  10. Priti says:

    Chocolate ! Yummy yummy ! Feeling greedy to have it! Well shared ! 💕😊

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