I always suspected as much

I have often asserted that anything would taste good if it was dipped in chocolate first. Really, you could take a pair of old shoelaces, cover them in peanuts and carmel with a dark chocolate coating and instant: Mmmmmmm.

I have a Russian friend who came to visit me not long ago. She knew I loved chocolate and knew I had five children so she bought me all sorts of Russian candy. We had no idea what any of it was, but ate it most willingly anyway.
This one was a particular favorite. It turns out that it’s chocolate covered prunes. Yeah, prunes, those things my kids refuse to touch. They went pretty fast once they were covered in chocolate.


  1. Don
    October 9, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Our company has several sales agents in Europe, and they bring chocolate whenever they come into the home office. That stuff is heavenly!

    One box was a little different. The filling was actually liquor. I had several before I figured out what was going on.

    Yeah, that was a fun afternoon.

  2. Heather B. Moore
    October 9, 2008 at 7:36 am

    LOL. Chocolate mades almost anything edible 🙂

  3. The Golfing Librarian
    October 9, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Just be glad that it was FOOD that was dipped in chocolate. It could’ve been insects. My dad says that he ate alot of chocolate covered grasshoppers during WWII.

  4. Melanie J
    October 9, 2008 at 8:10 am

    I’m not totally sure I would have been fooled by prunes. I won’t eat chocolate covered cherries, either. That aside, there’s not much I pass up.

  5. Danyelle Ferguson
    October 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I love prunes. Those actually sound really, really yummy!

  6. Lillian Syville
    October 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    With European Chocolate you just have to be carefull that there isn’t Alcohol or coffee in it.

  7. Anne Bradshaw
    October 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

    English chocolate is hard to beat. And it doesn’t have strange things in it.

    I’m another chocolate cherry disliker. There’s something about the combination that reminds me of laxatives my mother forced on us as children.

  8. Janette Rallison
    October 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I just found my new favorite ice cream flavor: Death by Chocolate. It’s soooo good!

  9. Jennifer J. Stewart
    October 13, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Well, you can always pop them in your mouth, let the chocolate melt onto your tongue, and then spit out the prunes.

    That’s what I would do.

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