Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chocolate addiction

I don't know how much chocolate I've eaten since I became a mother of Leon. Tons. These goodies were bought at Sprüngli on Saturday and at midnight they were all gone. Can it be the darker and colder season or just simply the fact then when being a mother - one need all forms of energy supplies there is?

(Thank you Dear Lousie for the enormous bag of Swedish "saltlakrits" and Schweizernöt that was found in my post box yesterday. 100gr of the best Swedish chocolate is already gone. Before yesterday's dinner! Naughty Stina ...)

34 comments:

  1. Good to learn that others "suffer" from the same addiction as myself ;) They look deliiiicious!

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  2. I think it is because you are tired and have a huge lack of energy. That's how it's often start with mothers, with chocolate:) I, for example, never liked any chocolate before my second child did born but then after that, I don't know how much choc I have destroyed in these last years! I think that I feel a bit shamed now when I even try to think about those amounts...Be careful!

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  3. I understand you so well! When it comes to chocolate, Sprüngli is just the best. I love love love their very simple truffes du jour and oh, the Luxemburgerli of course! And have you tried their hot chocolate yet?

    I think it might be the cold season, at least it is with me. I love chocolate, but in summer, it is far less tempting than in winter. Just too sticky and sweet for hot summer days, I guess.

    Enjoy! :-)

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  4. I dont know for you but I like only the black ones, very dark chocolate...
    Me too need chocolate now but for you, so slim, no problem.....
    Hugs
    Uta
    Ps. Sprungli of course are very good....

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  5. I prefer fare trade chocolade!

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    1. It cant't be true. Had you ever bought it, then you'd now know how to spell it...

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  6. Haha, I bet you are just being patriotic, Marabou chocolate is just so bad especially schweizernöt but I agree it's the best Sweden has to offer as far as chocolate goes. Sprüngli on the other hand....worth flying Swiss long-haul just to buy in their shop. Their truffles are the best.

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    1. Try Karl Fazer's chocholates mmmm..... Made in Finland
      A-C

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  7. What is meaning " fare trade" chocolade??? I presume still a stupid comment.....

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    1. I guess it's just a misspelling, that it should be fair trade. Fair trade is a kind of organizational movement aiming to provide farmers and workers, those providing (mostly) the raw materials a more fair share of the trade, which usually goes from developing countries to the western world. Doesn't make the chocolate taste that much better, but maybe one's aftertaste is filled with good conscience :) Have a look http://www.fairtrade.net/cocoa.html

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    2. Great comment johanne

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    3. Hello! totally agree...the "fair trade " chocolate does not taste as succulent as a Sprungli/Lindt/Leonidas but morally, it feels great..A balance between these two kinds of chocolate helps to further enjoy the Swiss ones better.Did you know that the founder of the fair trade industry, Max Havelaart,was on the list for the nobel prize recipient in these last years? in his own way, he did open a whole new word to us, fortunate consumers.Stina, keep going the great job of your blog! Merci.Cath

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    4. Hi Cath, I actually didn't know! To me he could really be an eligible recipient of the prize - as you say, he has opened a new world for us Western costumers. For us chocolate lovers there might be hard to beat a real good Lindt-praline or Sprüngli delight , but there are so many other things one can buy with the fair trade label. Coffee for instance, if I am not mistaken I think some Starbucks shops only serve fair trade coffee. Wish you ladies a great day :)

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  8. Fair trade, google it...
    I think chocolate is a blessed drug to keep us mothers going. Just indulge Stina, you deserve it!

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  9. Ohhhhh,adoro el chocolate negro,adicción total,disfruta stina!!! Isabel desde España.

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  10. Chocolate is a passion ... The best source of energy and happiness of a mother. enough to eat chocolate making at home is an incredible feeling .... thumbs homemade chocolates

    http://kecelikalemler.blogspot.com/2013/05/gulun-buyusu.html

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  11. Thank you For the answer Johanne you are always here to explainn things, thanks.
    In anyway it does not change my opinion to this comment.....
    Nothing to see what Stina was saying....
    Hugs

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  12. Really Johanne you are a perfect right person to us. I really like your explanations to the people who are not in the right subject.
    Very nice understanding young lady.
    Thanks because some of the comments seem stupid to me!
    Best
    Uta

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  13. now we talking, pappa

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  14. Do you think stina even knows what fair trade is?

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    1. I really wonder why this particular anonymous commenter always tries to put Stina down?

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    2. I think "anonymous" believes that by putting others down they feel better about themselves, but we all know this is not how it works. The negative energy one puts out will always find it's way back to you like a boomerang. Think about it, "anonymous".

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  15. Oj, vad gott! Karl Fazer blå är ochså gott....
    Ann-Cathrine

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  16. Enjoy your chocolate Stina, you deserve it !

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  17. Oh lord, choklad kan man aldrig få nog av!

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  18. Also don´t get the point of permanently offend Stina and criticizing her for everything. I really don´t get the point. Why do we not all enjoy this blog?And those who do not want to see glimpse of pics of Stinas life should stay away. I really love commenting and those exchange on this blog but it really destroys this positive energy...
    I have to send you some chocolate from our local confiserie, its so delicious.
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  19. Bravoooooo Lena, lastly people are too jealous of our Stina for sure.
    Happily we are all here who love here, to take her defense.
    Hugs
    Ura

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  20. SORRY for my mistakes. I've written it too fast on my smartphone...Oh my gosh...YES, I prefer FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE. Keep calm ;)

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    1. Wow, I'm so impressed with you! Particularly that you don't even write who you are and what this post can possibly mean for the other readers. Really, I personally couldn't care less for some anonymous opinion on the net....And it's so silly that people believe that anybody does. You're just one more anonymous voice here, who doesn't mean anything. You eat fair trade chocolate? So what...? Should we start your fan club?

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  21. I also don't understand why some people always seem to be hunting for things/topics to "attack" Stina. Of course she leads a kind of "luxurious" life in comparison to most of her readers, at least most of the bits she shows here. And it probably is somehow normal/human that some people feels offended by such a lifestyle, can't handle it and therefore "attack" it. But then those people should do themselves a favour and stop reading this blog. Another point is that some people probably can't differentiate between posts/small excerpts of a life and the whole person/life who stands behind it
    I mean of course you can ask what someone thinks of for example fair trade chocolate, fur, work, spending money, charity, botox and so on. But if you are really interested you can ask in a kind and honest way and perhaps then Stina will answer in the way she normally does to nearly all serious questions. And the next thing is that you also need to accept when she has a different opinion about this things than you have. And if you can't accept this - again - stop reading this blog.
    What some people are doing here is just provocating and offending...

    Wednesday Word by Stefanie ;-)

    To come back to chocolate. I like most kind of chocolates except white chocolate and most of the time I crave it after lunch or dinner. But I'm more obsessed with crisps in all varieties, if I have a package at home it is gone the same evening.

    Stefanie

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  22. Stefanie, I hear you on the crisps, they are my weakness too! :-)
    These chocolates are so pretty though!

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  23. So well put Lena and Stefanie. What is the return for others to put Stina down, I really don´t get it. There is a good Swedish say - Tala är silver, men tiga är guld. Something like - speaking is silver, but knowing when to shut up is gold (don´t know if the same proverb exists in English). So keep doing what you do Stina, answer serious questions with good answers and try and ignore the others. Hugs Laila

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  24. Anonymous, you seem to place a lot of importance on fair trade. However, you are certainly aware that your smart phone, which you just mentioned, does not come from fair trade sources. More likely it was assembled in a factory in the Far East under inhumane conditions.

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  25. You understand Stina why we could not live in Swiss German???
    Even when i parked badly they come with hand against me....insulting me!
    No this country miss of fantasy , and if people have not travelled a lot stay very rude!
    We can see with this kind remarks and to be there for a French person like me, I got very depressed there we were obliged to move unless getting more ....
    Uta
    Ps continue to buy your Sprungli's chocolotates and continue to make us to dream with family, fashion, beauty, everything.

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