Today I purchased some dark chocolate cover almonds at the grocery store. You know, the ones in the bulk bins. Customers think they are the “natural foods” of the grocery store. At least that we as consumers have been lead to believe. However, they are not gluten-free or dairy free. And the dark chocolate covered almonds were not made with Ghirardelli or Lindt chocolate.
But that’s another story.
These tasty little treats are a delight with a Cuppa Joe. I prefer to drink Peet’s Uzuri African Blend. They bring out the dark berry flavor of the roasted bean. The coffee brands I like are Starbucks, Peet’s, and Tulley’s coffee. I occasionally go for the Seattle’s Best Coffee brand.
So I am sipping on ol Joe and munching on these almonds. And lo! I had an epiphany. The mega-lightbulb appeared over my head. It was a bright 100 watt bulb. I reached up and pulled the chain. Actually, I put on my sunglasses took and off my shirt. Hey, I wanted a tan. No, not really.
An epiphany means: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
The epiphany was with the coffee and chocolate covered almond. You get the two separate foods with distinct separate taste together. The coffee and the chocolate pull out the best in another.
Think about that for a moment…
Both have components of caffeine. Each has it’s own power of influence. There four sections on your tongue. All together they hit on the bitter, salty, sweet sour of those sections.
Then aside from this, you get a hard crunch from the almond. The chewing of the almond gives you the impact or vibration in the nerves in your mouth and head. I think the chocolate over the almonds is dominant. That is my opinion. I have been swayed the other direction. There is a key ingredient of salt in the chocolate.
The caffeine gives the euphoria in your brain. The caffeine gives you a sense of clarity. It also gives you a rush. Most coffee drinkers add a sweetener like sugar to cut the bitter taste. Plus they might add milk and various sweet flavors. I have seen people add a pinch of salt. Coffee leaves a sour after taste. Try talking to a coffee drinker and you will want to give him a mint or chewing gum.
The chocolate hits the taste of sweetness on your tongue. However, dark chocolate has a hint of bitterness, respectively.
All of this joint power gives you a kick-start to your head and sense from the taste!
It is similar to a baseball batter hitting you in the head with out the headache, the sweetness from kissing a pretty girl who you like and a jolt of energy all together.
But that’s not my point…
My point is this, associate with others to whom you want to become. When you do this the best of you and the best of the others with pull out the best. You and the others will make an impact on each other, the people around you and the world.
Take action today, my caffeinated chocolate covered almond!!!
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