Bitter sweet

25 Jul

I apologise for my lengthy absence from the web space but, as John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. Due to this, only a short blog today.

I am still off the sweet stuff, despite life’s trials and tribulations. Despite tonsillitis (which has now, thankfully, gone) and despite a family tragedy. I won’t go into detail here. Suffice to say that in my grief, I really did feel the need for comfort food, but did not partake.

It’s amazing what a comfort food can be to us. We eat when we’re sad, when we’re happy, when we’re celebrating, when we’re lonely and, worst of all, when we’re bored. I think that final one is often my downfall. BFG has commented to me on more than one occasion during our month of no sugar that he has realised that he often eats not because he is hungry, but for the taste and for something to do.

We are getting very close now to ending our sugar free month and, even though I am not craving sweet treats, I am looking forward to being able to choose to do so again should I wish to. I have to admit that I am thinking about what that first treat might be. Something that it seems is being discussed by everyone at the moment (at least in NZ) is Whittaker’s latest creation: L & P chocolate. For those of you who don’t come from Aotearoa and have no idea what I’m on about, L & P  is a fizzy soft drink produced in NZ. The letters stand for Lemon and Paeroa. What is Paeroa? you say. Well, no-one really seems to know, but it tastes good. The Wikipedia entry says that L & P consists of lemon juice combined with “carbonated mineral water”, but it doesn’t taste like plain old water. In any case, the new product is supposed to be this flavour (whatever it is) housed in white chocolate, with the addition of popping candy.  People seem to either love it or hate it. My sister and her fiancé loathed it, so they passed it on to one of my brothers who loves the stuff. So, I am very curious as to whether the BFG and I will like it. Time will tell.

In the meantime, since August 1st has not yet arrived, here is what one kiwi has to say about the new creation from Whittaker’s, and some of their other products.

And here is one of the awesome promotional videos for it.

See you soon.


One Response to “Bitter sweet”


  1. The Slippery Sugar Slope | Ambrosia Baby - August 19, 2013

    […] had some of her (small) cheesecake;  and when when I got home,  BFG and I tried the (in)famous L & P chocolate. Well, one piece was all I needed. I have to admit that I’m not a fan. The lemony smell was […]

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