The Jar of Nutella
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz
When did you first discover chocolate?
Can you remember that initial introduction to a taste sensation?
Did you love it,
did you hate it,
were you indifferent to it?
Does it have memories attached to it?
Was it a special treat,
shared only at certain times,
After Eight, perhaps.
When was that moment that you met a food which was so delicious,
you wanted to eat it and keeping eating it,
only it and nothing else?
You didn’t need anything else, you had it!
Maybe chocolate isn’t your food of love.
It isn’t mine anymore…
but once upon a time,
about four decades ago,
I met my very first jar of Nutella,
and it was love at first taste.
Cadbury’s Creme Eggs ask you how you eat them,
but Nutella never asked me about that,
it accepted me without questioning…
why I was dipping a metal stick with a Lego wheel on one end,
part of a Lego car set,
into its devilishly delicious delirium,
twirling the wheel around to make a Nutella lollipop,
then shoving the whole thing into my mouth,
with sounds of satisfied fulfillment.
It was a very messy affair
The next object in our Objectivity challenge,
a jar of Nutella.
I couldn’t resist…
Let’s see what happens when we give in to temptation!
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard Shaw