We will only ever learn what something is really like when we can’t have it
by Angus Kennedy
I was impressed by the Mother’s day selection at my local Thornton’s mini store in Maidstone, (UK) last weekend. Whether or not the ‘Ferrero touch’ had started kicking in or not, it didn’t matter. The result was a frenzied queue of 40 something blokes (like me too) searching desperately for that last minute gift for the kids to give mum on mother’s day (just gone).
Of course my wife is on a NS diet, (“NS” for no sugar). So I was unable to buy her a good quality no sugar chocolate assortment from this store. I think the time will come when you don’t have to be a diabetic to enjoy a good sugar-free chocolate assortment selection. I have just come off the phone to Cavalier chocolates today by the way, who have been in the sugar-free chocolate market for long time in Belgium and said something interesting. The UK press has been late in sugar awareness coverage, but what an huge amount of publicity it is. It’s late but it’s concentrated like no other country endured.
But having said all that - even though I was disappointed in not being able to find my wife an NS chocolate assortment selection last weekend. We are in a great minority. But for me (see previous posts), I am on a no sugar diet too not because in any way I don’t like chocolate with sugar, but because of this.
We only really fully understand and learn about something when we learn to tolerate what it’s like not it have it. We learn all those things, tolerance, understanding and patience! It’s not easy to truly understand freedom and happiness either! Chocolate is not that different. I still of course love chocolate. And it’s a great challenge indeed not to eat it at present.