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My Kind of Darkness

After feeling more than a little bone-weary last week (what with doctor’s appointments, incessant rains, floods, truly horrendous traffic, and having to head to work for a shoot the previous Sunday!), I decided to spend Saturday chilling out with two new books, getting my hair cut very short, and doing a bit of detox.

I contemplated seeing the newest Harry Potter film, seeing how everyone and their kid brothers/sisters was queuing up at the cinemas, but you see: I stopped reading the series after The Goblet of Fire and stopped seeing the films at the one with the same name. With all the angst and darkness I have to go through in real life, I didn’t need to see any more of it on the silver screen. (Besides, after JK Rowling shot down my favorite OTP…grr…! Let’s just say that Ginny Weasley deserved a wizard with more gumption than Scarhead!)

Instead, I went down to Theobroma, one of my favorite ice cream stands and got myself my own little cup of darkness: Dark Chocolate Orange and Almond ice cream.

Like all the other ice creams at Theobroma, this one is incredibly rich with an almost chewy texture. It’s very dark – not as dark as Theobroma’s Bittersweet, but it is still several shades darker than most commercial chocolate ice creams. While the taste is distinctively chocolatey, there’s also a burst of orange-y aroma that grabs one’s nose and palate in a most pleasant way. Throw in the toasty crunch of roasted almonds and you have a true feast for the senses.

The rest of the world can go see a bunch of wizards try to snuff each other out. I, on the other hand, would rather have my darkness in rich, fragrant, wickedly decadent cupfuls.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

4 thoughts on “My Kind of Darkness

  1. From what I heard, you didn’t miss much by not seeing the new HP film. One blogger blasted it to bits! Quote/unquote: mushy kissing scenes.

    Love the new blog look! Bananas, if were to believe those pesky forwards, are the cure for everything under the sun. I swear I remembered one of them being a cure for depression. Everytime I’m feeling blue I eat a banana…dipped in chocolate-hazelnut spread. Makes me one happy gal afterwards that’s for sure.

  2. this post makes me drool, excuse me as i wipe my keyboard, lol.

    i also like dark chocolates -be it in cakes, pastries or bars – i like it bittersweet 😀

    thanks for frequenting my site. i’ll link your blog with mine. keep your comments coming, salamat!

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