I don't really have a sweet tooth. As I have aged, my desire for things like chocolate has waned. Two weeks ago I was passing the confectionery aisle in the supermarket and I for some reason I decided a wanted a bag of lollies. Seems I am not the only one fond of liquorice bullets. The bullets were ok, not high quality though. I had a few, maybe six and kind of forgot about them. A week later I remembered them. R must have put them in the fridge. I checked, nope.
'Do you you know what happened to my bullets Mr R?'
'They got eaten.'
My mind worked quickly. No one else could have eaten them. I pulled a face at R.
'I only had a few', I said in my most guilt laying plaintive wail.
Right, I am going to treat myself. Forget the bullets. I want chocolate covered aniseed rings from a proper chocolate shop. Darrell Lea will do nicely. I walked up Swanston Street, but the Darrell Lea shop has closed? I just saw one in the city the other day, but I couldn't remember where.
But then I came to Haighs. I know they make very nice sweets. Yay, chocolate covered aniseed rings. Not so yay was the price, $8 for 200g. I paid anyway. I et a few on the way home, gave R a couple and put them in my bedroom away from passing light fingers. I stretched them out to two days. Gosh they were expensive, but very very nice.
When I was at Fountain Gate with Mother earlier this week, she pointed out the Darrell Lea shop there and told me about a joke my late step father played on one of the friends they used to meet on Friday nights. As they were having dinner, Step Father casually mentioned to the female friend that the Darrell Lea shop was closing. This friend has a very sweet tooth and buys a lot of confectionery at Darrell Lea. She went into panic and rushed from their table into DL next door to check if it was true. It wasn't and she came out of the shop with murderous intent towards my step father.
Now had Mother not told me about this, I would not have noticed the DL shop, but while she went to the toilet, I popped in and bought some more chocolate covered aniseed rings at about half the price of Haigh ones. Ok, they were not quite as nice as the Haigh ones, but pretty good value I reckon.
I probably won't bother with chocolate now for a few months.