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Well, I just got off a very busy day in rx land. Sometimes, on days like today, in order to decompress, I find myself driving the opposite direction from home. I headed down Lake St. to St. Paul and stopped into Legacy Chocolates. An adventure within itself. Please, please check out this website and indulge in your ultimate chocolate fantasies:
If chocolate is a drug (I think it is), especially at the concentrations of 70-85% cocoa that I buy these truffles, then Sonja, the salesperson, is my pimp. She knows just what I need to re-charge me simply by offering samples of the goods. Here in St. Paul this is a mini-center of the universe. Sonja was sampling some coffee that the owner of the chocolate shop picks specifically to sell. This is the smoothest cup of coffee I have ever had in my life! No milk of any kind was necessary to enjoy this bitter-free blend of percolated beans that are never burnt. It was so darn good, in fact, I found myself buying a bag of Fair Trade Organic Mexican Aultura that was just roasted today. I haven't actually tried this particular blend, but if it's anything like the other stuff I just had, I'm in for a treat when I bust out the French-press tomorrow am.
This is a very simple chocolate shop. But anyone who enters the gates will be sucked into buying the finest chocolate crack available in the Twin Cities. There is no turning back once Sonja has you in her sight; you are hers for the entire "drug-deal." Wow, I'm so glad I found this place! Now if only my pocketbook agreed....
So presently, I'm sitting in a coffee shop two doors down sipping some wonderful honeybush tea by Numi. After all that caffeine at Legacy, I figured that I should probably go for a decaf beverage just so that I can use the computer. I left the charger for my laptop at my uncle's house in Cedar Rapids on my way to Chicago last week. That trip whole other story, but for now, I must go. I must inseminate everyone I know (and maybe a few random strangers, too) with these chocolate truffles.
Happy reading and happy eating. Wow, is it really May already? It's so darn cold up here in the cities. Longing to Tempe warmth once again...