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I did a terrible thing!

Sandra W. Apr 15, 2002 12:03 AM

I bought the chocolate seashells from Trader Joe's. $2.99 for 16 belgian chocolates filled with hazelnut cream. They are astoundingly good. Forget Teschers! Forget that little place in Larchmont whose name I always forget. These are luscious. I promised myself I'd eat one a day. I've had three. Now if I could just hide the box from myself and forget where I put it...

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    The Rogue RE: Sandra W. Apr 15, 2002 12:15 AM

    Then whatever you do... Do Not Buy The Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Toffee Nuts. Crisp toffee coated pistachios covered with milk chocolate...

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      johanna RE: The Rogue Apr 15, 2002 02:00 AM

      or the Trader Joes Truffles...thank GOD they have been out of them!

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        adrian hopkins RE: johanna Apr 15, 2002 07:01 AM

        As if chowhound alone wasn't bad enough for maintaining a diet, and now this! :)

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        Filmfreaketta RE: The Rogue Apr 15, 2002 09:07 AM

        Oh my god, I've never seen those but they sound divine. I'm going to line up outside my local TJ's now.

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          Just Larry RE: Filmfreaketta Apr 15, 2002 09:18 AM

          Fear not, they have them at Costco from time to time also. They are good but the cocoa dusted truffles at TJ are almost sinful. They are 98% as good as Massimo's (the best I have ever tasted) and you can buy a pound for the same price that he sells 3. I can't have them in the house.

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        U. R. Forgiven RE: Sandra W. Apr 15, 2002 04:08 AM

        Since we all know that a calorie is the amount of energy it takes to heat one gram of water one degree Centigrade, combat your guilt and cut down on calories by freezing the chocolate prior to consumption.

        Anyway, I suppose it's better to confess here on the board rather than in person to a priest - feeling bad about fattening food as well as the subsequent illicit sex may be too much for a fragile psyche to bear.

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          fatboy RE: U. R. Forgiven Apr 15, 2002 11:17 AM

          Freezing the chocs will have almost no affect, while it's true that 1 calorie is the energy required to heat 1 gram of water by 1 degree C, but the dietary calorie that we speak of is really a kilocalorie. In summary, 1 dietary calorie is enough energy to heat up 1000 grams of water by 1 degree C. Scary isn't it?

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            stella RE: fatboy Apr 15, 2002 01:13 PM

            Does that mean my Ben & Jerry's diet plan won't work?

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          Mae RE: Sandra W. Apr 15, 2002 01:18 PM

          How am I suppose to be on hiatus from this site with this type of titilating!!!????



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