Have you ever seen a chocolate addict take their fix?
I have heard of chocolate addiction, and thought I was a possible contender. I love eating chocolate and could quite easily have a creamy piece every day. Chocolate lovers often tease one another about their “chocolate addiction”, knowing on some level that it is all in jest.
Yesterday I was going home on the train when a young girl stepped in and moved towards the corner seat opposite me. Sitting down heavily, she immediately dug into her backpack. Taking out a large O’Henry’s candy bar, she quickly pulled off the wrapper allowing the candy covering to slip from her fingers onto the floor. My first thought was: “Litter bug!” I paid her no more heed. I continued reading my book while she ate her candy bar.
I paid attention, however, when she pulled out a large 200g Cadbury’s milk chocolate bar! Once again the entire wrapper was pulled off and thrown onto the floor. No dainty breaking of the squares for her. No savouring of the flavour and creaminess. Instead large, quick bites with no rests in between. Her entire focus was on the chocolate bar: she did not notice people getting on and off the train, she did not look around to take in her surroundings.
I could not believe a person could eat so much candy and chocolate in one sitting. Maybe I am not a chocolate addict after all as eating too much becomes sickly sweet.
Is the girl I observed addicted to chocolate? Or is she addicted to the sugar? What do you think?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012