Chocolate is perhaps my second favorite substance after coffee. I especially love dark chocolate. Chocolate ice cream is my favorite dessert. Having a gluten free chocolate cupcake while drinking coffee at the coffee shop is one of life’s simple pleasures. So when I saw there is a recent controversy over a chocolate company’s new chocolate bar campaign, I was disheartened. I know it is only chocolate, but it is what it all represents.
I am old enough to remember when a child could buy ten chocolate bars for one dollar and the chocolate bars were just as big as they are today. Now chocolate bars cost a dollar or more. Sad state of affairs. When I was eleven, I would cut the grass for some elderly neighbors. They would pay me three whole dollars. I would spend one dollar on chocolate bars, one dollar on bubble gum with baseball or football card inside, and put one dollar in my piggy bank. Wise economics I know.
It was my special moment after cutting their grass to ride my bicycle to the neighborhood store for my shopping expedition to get my treasures then ride my bike home to hide my treasure before going to the swimming pool.
So I know it is only chocolate but it is what it represents. It means something encroaching on childhood yet again.
With all of this rush to promote an agenda, children are losing out on just being allowed to be children. Children need and deserve to have their innocence protected.
So I know it is only chocolate, but it is what it represents. What do you think?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
12 thoughts on “I Know It Is Only Chocolate-But….”
I live under a rock, so I haven’t seen the ad, but with a little one I can already tell you what they’re pushing to kids. Let me guess, it starts with a T?
Thank you for sharing your lovely and innocent childhood memories 😊 Chocolate has always been a nice treat to me 😊✨ I’ll make sure that it is just as flavorful and innocent for my little one!! 🐻
yes it starts with a T
Hershey’s made a special chocolate bar for International Women’s Day which is in March and the promotion is all about T
Yes, us women have been constantly pushed aside in order to celebrate or accommodate the T for a few years now, even at the expense of our safety.
It is not only sad but regretable
Times have definitely changed. I remember we used to go to the candy lady’s house in the neighborhood to get candy. That was fun. Now, that would probably be dangerous for kids. Thanks for sharing your memories.
The candy lady sounds wonderful for childhood
It is a sad state of affairs for today’s child. I saw something coming even when my sons were children. But, this is wild.🙏
It is sad
The innocence of children to enjoy the simple pleasures of chocolate or candy, is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, children have become pawns to be used. Sex trafficking and gender mutilations are the agenda of today. Looking forward to the spread of a move of God throughout the US and the world, so we can see children having more value and innocence.
Amen. I agree with you 💯