Gimme The Chocolate And No One Gets Hurt!

I saw this on a bumper sticker and had the visual picture of someone robbing a bank full of chocolate.  Here are some interesting statistics for the top five nations in the world.  This is pounds of chocolate consumed per person, per year.

  1. Switzerland 22.36
  2. Austria 20.13
  3. Ireland 19.47
  4. Germany 18.04
  5. Norway 17.93
11. USA 11.64
I bought some “Tabasco Spicy Chocolate” and shared it with my chocoholic administrative assistant. Though her favorite is dark chocolate with sea salt, we decided to give the Tabasco chocolate a try.

We each popped a piece in our mouths at the same time and didn’t know what to expect.  I thought there might be a small drop of Tabasco sauce in the middle (there wasn’t). Wonderful chocolate taste for the first 10-15 seconds, then a little spice, then the distinctive tabasco taste!

While it didn’t set us on fire, I was reminded why I don’t put Tabasco sauce on my eggs!

Life is a little like Tabasco chocolate!

We think it’s going to be a certain way, but it’s not.

Our anticipation doesn’t always line up with our reality.

There isn’t always caramel or nuts inside – life is what it is.

Fortunately, “Tabasco chocolate moments” in life are in the minority and the “dark chocolate with sea salt moments” are the majority!

My favorite? Cadbury milk chocolate with fruit and nuts!

I’m part of the 11.64 lbs. per year club!

Pastor Mark