Remember that time I proclaimed winter had broken me?
Oh, how little I knew. How little I knew.
Here’s the truth: you haven’t been broken by winter until you find yourself hunched over in a packed-to-bursting streetcar on March 21st, the official second day of spring, having realised that the first time you saw snow in Canada was five months ago (almost half a year) and that, because of travelling across hemispheres, in the past ten months you’ve had only three months of warmth/not-winter, and you’re sitting there, alone amongst many, hunched over in the streetcar, and it’s snowing outside, it’s still snowing outside, and so you hunch over more and pull the hood of your winter jacket further past your face because it’s grey and cold and it’s snowing and you’re tired, you’re really tired, and you cry hunched over behind your hood without sound and without trembling so that no one knows but you, because you feel like you can’t bear it, because you feel like you can’t bear the dark winter a moment longer.
That’s when you know that winter has broken you.
Thankfully, there’s always chocolate to bring comfort to a frayed soul.
Even if the weather is forecasting more snow next week.
Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate Marzipan
Vegan. Vegan good.
Sweet. Easy silky smooth sweet dark chocolate. Dark chocolate good.
Mmm, amaretto aroma. Chocolate syrup too. Like thick sweet almond chocolate milkshake. Mmm good.
In other words, this Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan is a simple and pleasant dark chocolate bar that errs on the side of sweet and is filled with a thick, slightly grainy, and subtly almond extract-tinged marzipan. At a stretch, I could say the dark chocolate has woodsy and praline notes, but that really would be stretching. In truth, this is a straightforward dark chocolate treat that, as long as you like marzipan, is very easy to eat and enjoy.
Even after you’ve been secretly crying on the streetcar like a dang melodramatic fool.