Hey guys! I recently realized that my last blog was a complete failure. I forgot to talk about the most important part of my food narrative here in Northern Ireland, BUTTONS! What is this “Button” I speak of? Its not something you use to fasten your trousers or something you click on your TV remote control. No, it’s something much more important, more key to happiness than either of those things, and in fact may be the reason I never return home to America.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love chocolate. Ordinarily I am someone with decent disciple and self control, I can say no or stop when I’ve had too much of something, but pure, delicious milk chocolate is something I can eat until I’m literally sick and unable to move. When I got here I was a little worried I wouldn’t find chocolate as good as my favorite Trader Joes Belgium Milk Chocolate or Sunrise Sundrops; however, little did I know that the little guys they call Cadbury Milk chocolate BUTTONS would become the love of my life.
One little button just melts in my mouth like pure happiness. When I open a pack of Buttons there is no point in trying to ration myself because I literally cannot stop until they are all gone. One bag of Giant Buttons costs one pound and at the rate I was at in purchasing Buttons I was set to spend nearly as much on Buttons each month as I did on groceries (I really hope my mom isn’t reading this). Though I have gotten a better handle on my Button obsession, and I even had to put myself on a 3 day Button ban, I still find that my heart and mouth longs for Buttons without cease.
A few of my other sweet pleasures include these chocolate cookies called Digestives (weird name I know), peanut butter with basically everything – bananas, granola, bread, pretzels, on a spoon, you name it, and these sour string candies from the local convenient store. But when it comes down to it, there is nothing I would really rather have more than Buttons and as they say love is blind (to all the pounds, cavities, stomach aches, lost pounds $, etc I might gain, or lose).