I've come to the conclusion that if I'm going to splurge, then I'm going to splurge. When I want chocolate, I want the good kind, not some cheap, grainy, make-your-mouth-sore chocolate wanna-be. Good chocolate, or no chocolate at all. Same goes for ice cream, cake, butter, mayonaise, and so forth. Why bother if it isn't any good? In the end, what real pain is there in spending $2 on chocolate satisfaction over $0.50 on chocolate disappointment? This is my thinking.
My favorite, easy-grab indulgence is the Ritter Sport Butter Biscuit bar from Germany. It's creamy and dreamy. I'm sure there are plenty of other varieties that are just as delicious, but this is one of my all-time favorites AND the Target nearby has them displayed at their checkout stands -- which adds an undeniable convenience factor to the equation.
When I'm feeling extra snazzy, I may even venture to the other side of the store to grab one of Ritter Sport's other varieties. They make a surprisingly fantastic Cornflakes bar and I'm ga-ga for their Marzipan bar as well.
Good chocolate. Chocolate, good.
How about you? Who makes your favorite chocolate bar? Or, if you're not into chocolate, then how in the world do you get by? Do tell.