January 13th, 2010
Let me preface this post by saying that while I love chocolate and cheese, my affection for them pales in comparison to my love for Ketchup. And like all self-respecting Yinzers, I ONLY love Heinz 57.
Now that my loyalties have been loudly proclaimed, I don’t feel like I’m cheating on my 57 when I focus an entire post on Chocolate and Cheese.
I have a theory. Ok, that’s a lie. Someone else had a theory that they shared with me years and years ago, and I cannot for the life of me remember who it was. So my sincerest apologies if the mastermind behind this theory is a reader.
Theory: All foods can be eaten with either chocolate or cheese.
Pick a food, any food. Can it be topped with either of these indulgences? Probably.
Start thinking of what you ate today…. oatmeal? Chocolate. Salad? Cheese. Crackers? Cheese. Turkey? Cheese. Graham crackers? Chocolate. (Ok, I didn’t eat any of those, but I was going for basics…don’t know where I pulled Graham crackers from.)
Another facet to this theory is that if a food can be paired with both chocolate and cheese, on different occassions, than that food is doubly amazing. Examples?
-Pretzels..chocolate dipped or from those cute lunch packets with the processed cheese.
-Potato chips..you can buy cheese flavors or chocolate covered.
-Apples..I have on many occasions enjoyed this delectable fruit either dipped in chocolate or cut up with provolone cheese.
Now, if a food’s deliciousness is increased by its ability to be enjoyed with chocolate AND cheese… what does that say about a food that COMBINES the greatness that is chocolate and cheese?
Now, my challenge for you, cherished reader, is to come up with a food that absolutely canNOT be eaten with either cheese or chocolate. Ok, you foodies, I have very limited culinary exposure, so I’m anxious to see what food you come up with to prove my, er, someone’s, theory wrong!