As a self-conscious teenager, I spent many sunny afternoons strolling around the mall with my friends. I feigned interest in the tiny tops and tight jeans in their favorite trendy boutiques, but I always preferred the bath and body shops. There weren’t any “popular” scents of bubble bath or perfumed candles that I had to remember there!
One weekend, we got turned around and ended up at the wrong end of the mall. Too embarrassed to be seen consulting a map, I ducked into See’s while my friend searched for the bright red “You Are Here” dot. The lady behind the counter noticed me wander in and asked, “Would you like a free sample?”
Umm… YES PLEASE!! So that became our new tradition: stop by See’s for samples during every shopping trip. The store usually handed out the leftover rejects people refused to buy instead of their decadent dark nougat and scotchmallow bites, but who am I to turn down free chocolate??
But now, I don’t need to drool over See’s candy anymore… I have my own recipe for dark chocolate truffles, and they’re both easy and healthy!