Fantasy Friday ~ CHOCOLATE! It Cures Everything!

Brideys, I need to warn you that you are going to feel like complete shit after your honeymoon. Think about it... Your wedding is over, the excitement has totally died down, and you are returning from an amazing trip; probably the best one you will take for a long time. And when you are forced back into reality, it's going to suck. A lot. There, I said it. I'm sorry, but I write about everything else, so I thought I'd give you some warning... If it makes you feel any better, I am there right now. The after vacation letdown...

And I really shouldn't feel this awful because it was only a short get away, but it was so lovely and so needed that all I want to do is drown myself in a vat of chocolate (and booze, but I'm way too tired and drank way too much while I was away)... Soooo.... it got me thinking about Fantasy Friday... CHOCOLATE! It cures everything! Right? So, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things with you. I run the gamut between loving very fancy chocolate, all the way back to the basics from childhood... 

Look how gorgeous that Sacher Torte (the first picture) is! For those of you who don't know, a Sacher Torte is an apricot and chocolate cake with a rich ganache glaze... It's incredibly rich, and incredibly delicious. After chowing down some torte, I would dream myself to Florence... When I open my eyes, I am sitting in the Piazza della Signoria sipping hot chocolate from Rivoire. A MAZ ING... Like the best chocolate you'll ever drink in your life!!

I am not afraid to say it... I LOVE nutty bars so much that when (and if) I buy them, I literally have to ration them. I will pull out two packages, and then put the rest down the disposal so I don't eat them out of the trash. I can't believe I just admitted that, but that's me! Don't even get me started on Hostess Cupcakes! Or, white chocolate peanut butter cups? The super sweet and the salty? OMG! I am drooling! 

You know those people who are against mixing fruit with their chocolate? I am NOT one of them. My FAVORITE cake in the world is a Black Forest Cake! I want to jump through the screen with a spoon in each hand... Maybe I'm sharing too much, but I'm depressed and really tired!

Brideys, chocolate covered strawberries are a fantastic favor... Just sayin... They are delicious and classy... 

 

Finally, because I am tired, crabby and probably gaining weight writing this post, the banana split. I have no words. As long as one of the scoops of ice cream is chocolate, then the rest just falls into place. Right?

What is YOUR chocolate fantasy? Bridey, do you dream in chocolate when you get depressed? 

Photo Cred: {Sacher Torte pic via Sweets la Petite}, {Hot Chocolate pic via My Tuscan Journal}, {Hostess Cupcake pic via Wikipedia}, {Nutty Bar pic via SodaHead}, {White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup pic via NEAROF!}, {Black Forest Cake pic via The Militant Baker}, {Chocolate Covered Strawberries pics via Pink Chocolate Break & The Yummy Life}, {Banana Split pic via The Ice Cream Journal}