Oh where to start with this one, and keeping it to just five may be a little tricky, but here we go.
For me this number one spot was a no-brainer, I am a self confessed chocoholic and complete sweet tooth. My chocolate of choice (I refer here just to chocolate, not chocolate desserts of which I am also a fan but which I refrain from making unless it’s a special occasion) is dark with nuts. The bonus about getting this combination is that Mr Good prefers white or milk chocolate and isn’t a fan of nuts so I don’t have to share.
2. Peanut Butter
I remember eating peanut butter straight from the jar when I was growing up, then as I grew older I started to curb my ways a little more and eventually stopped eating this nutty delight altogether…. then I got pregnant and couldn’t get enough. That was over three years ago and my love of peanut butter continues (and occasionally straight from the jar again, whoops). Peanut butter is also fantastic WITH chocolate, two guilty pleasures in one, could it get any better? I did recently read that nut butters were actually not that bad for you (as long as you don’t also put on regular butter as well, which I don’t) so perhaps this should move from a guilty pleasures list to just being a pleasure. Hmmm think I’ll ponder that over another piece of toast and…..
Has anyone else noticed that there has been an explosion of ciders, of all varieties, lately? And that they have become quite the fashionable drink. I’ve always liked apple and pear cider, but now there are berry ciders and all sort of combos (are they all technically ciders, I’m not sure). I used to be an avid wine drinker, then with being pregnant or breastfeeding pretty much permanently for three and a half years drinking as been something of a rare treat. I never open a bottle of wine anymore because I just don’t get through much more than half a glass (Mr Good is a beer man), so I started indulging in the odd cider. It still takes me a couple of days to finish a bottle and it is quite a rare treat, but I do so enjoy the cold crispness – my favs are still the apple and pear varieties – and bubbly-ness of a good cider.
Have I lost you yet? I know, they’re terrible, full of ingredients that probably shouldn’t even be classified as food, but I find these incredibly moreish. Of course there’s also the whole nostalgic thing here, eating them off your fingers, etc, etc which seems to make them taste even better. Thankfully my local supermarket often seems out of stock of these and I usually don’t have to go down that isle at all so can avoid buying them without too much trouble. I also have a sister who is equally addicted, so if I do have a packet in the cupboard I try to share them with her, that way I don’t eat them all myself.
5. Frozen Coke
This guilty pleasure makes no sense to me at all. I really dislike coke normally and I’m not that into these frozen-type drinks, but there you have it. I think it’s quite a bit more watered down than regular coke which probably explains why I like it more. I was only introduced to frozen coke a few years ago and it’s probably a good thing that Baby Good is awful if I’ve had any caffeine so it’s been over ten months since I’ve indulged in this particular guilty pleasure. That’s probably reason enough to continue breastfeeding for as long as I can.
For a far more intellectual approach to Tuesday’s Top Five check out Liz’s list of rants.