As my loyal readers know, Sarah came home from London two weeks ago.
It has been a chaotic adjustment period around here, trying to fit her back into the routine that is established when she is away. Some members of my family deal better with change and adjustment than others. It keeps me on my toes, trying to referee.
Sarah came home bearing gifts. There were Oxford t-shirts, Chelsea gym bags, a London Starbucks mug. And then there was my gift:
Apparently my daughter decided to bring me home a bar of chocolate from every country she visited while abroad!
In order to really appreciate the magnitude of this, I've numbered the bars in this photo and included descriptions below:
2. From a street market near St. Wenceslas Square in Prague.
3. from a shop in a tiny little town in Wales. I will readily admit that geography was never my best subject, but I didn't even know that Wales was a country!
4. from the Eurostar terminal in Paris, France - because Sarah remembered on the way out of town.
5. from the Guinness store house in Dublin, Ireland.
6. from a shop near the Vatican in Rome, Italy.
7. from the Famous Grouse Whiskey Distillery in Scotland.
8. another one from Rome. Because Sarah went there twice.
9. last, but not least, from the Waitrose grocery near Sarah's flat in London, England.
My plan with all these chocolate bars is to give them a try, one at a time, and then scrapbook the wrappers with my thoughts on the merits of the individual bars.
I tried my first one today. The Famous Grouse Truffle Bar. Why? Because I was relatively sure I wouldn't like it and would be able to share. First off, the bar is milk chocolate and I prefer dark chocolate. Second, I don't drink much and really don't care for the taste of alcohol. So hard for me to imagine that something flavored with whiskey is going to appeal to my palate. I was right! The smell the whiskey was evident as soon as the bar was unwrapped. The flavor overpowered the chocolate. Definitely not my cup of tea. This one gets a 2 out of 10. (Hey, there was chocolate involved!).
Anyone care to venture a guess which one I'm going to try next?