This morning I went out to breakfast and ordered a hot chocolate instead of my usual coffee. The drink disappointed me. The chocolate wasn’t rich enough. The milk was too watery. I don’t normally drink hot chocolate, so when I do, I want to indulge! I don’t want to have everyday sacrifices in my cocoa (skim milk, powdered chocolate) if I’m not drinking it every day.
Flash back to sitting in Florence last fall, drinking a 6 euro hot chocolate while looking out at the Duomo. Maybe I shouldn’t be comparing the two at all, but the chocolate in Florence was a moment wholly about indulgences. Outrageous price, but an outrageous setting and outrageous taste. I believe in treating oneself. Rather than having little goodies here and there, save up your “goodie points” and use them on something special. A decadent cocktail, dessert made with heavy cream, or new pair of fancy shoes. Or all three.