Bunnies Wrapped
A Day in the Life (of a dingy smartass)

Let’s Stick With the Basics…

“Carob is a brown powder made from the pulverized fruit of a Mediterranean evergreen. Some consider carob an adequate substitute for chocolate because it has some similar nutrients (calcium, phosphorus), and because it can, when combined with vegetable fat and sugar, be made to approximate the color and consistency of chocolate. Of course, the same arguments can as persuasively be made in favor of dirt.”   - Sandra Boynton (a children’s author I can really get behind)

“You go back. You search for what made you happy when you were smaller. We are all grown up children, really... So one should go back and search for what was loved and found to be real.”   - Audrey Hepburn

“The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.”  - Peter De Vries

“The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.” 

    - Jean Caldwell

The three C’s: children, chocolate, and creativity – and they laughed at me when I said I was going to keep growing younger.           – the weirdgirl

(Plus, chocolate is an analgesic for, you know, when kids and creativity get you in trouble.)

Comments

Kristen

I grew up on Carob (mom was a health nut). It is fairly disgusting - even in egg form.

CityslickerMom

I haven't had carob in forever...we used to get it at the health food store when I was little. I thought the flavor was okay--it's definitely not chocolate!

The Phoenix

Um, carob tastes like icky caramel or something. Definitely not chocolate. You don't get that chocolate-high.

the weirdgirl

The only time I think carob is OK is in trail mix. As a substitute for chocolate? No way. My mom gave it to me, too, but I think she was trying to detour us kids away from her hidden chocolate stash.

Jade

Growing up in a house with most in the family alergic to chocolate, I remember those carob pieces and concoctions mom made. I couldn't wait to see dad to get the real stuff.

If you can't eat milk chocolate, try the dark. Or just eat the sugary candies. Keep it real, please.

Chris

That's where carob came from? I never knew!

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