Happy National Brownie Day (12/8)

Ghiradelli BrowniesOk, let’s go ahead and discuss the elephant in the room. It’s me, after eating those damn Brownies!  Brownies can be the richiest, most “Oh God, please let me die, or get me a cup of milk!” dessert that you can put through your lips. But, they can also be the most average, “how could that calorie consumption possibly have justified such a benign gustatory experience?” sweet, ever pulled from a store-bought clear plastic container.

You gotta go with the Ghiradelli, man!

You gotta go with the Ghiradelli, man!

Truthfully, before today, I’ve only ever bought brownies from bakery shelves or eaten them off a dish at a potluck. So, what better day to inaugurate the experience than on National Brownie Day itself? As I was perusing the boxes of instant brownie mixes (baby steps folks, baby steps), the Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate one made a huge impression on my nummer-hole. I mean, if I’m going to ever so lazily get out of making brownies for the first time, I feel that it should at least be a box that was mass-produced from a fancy chocolate company.

Look, I’m not going to dwell on how decadently delicious these things were. They were like some kind of ridiculous, almost gooey, yet fantasticly brownie-esque pan of chocolate. Supposedly brownies are an American invention from the first part of the 1900’s, but you know what? I think they were first invented today in 2012, right here in my Jim Clark oven.

This is true, and I swear, if I eat a brownie again, it will be from a Ghiradelli box!

See you Sunday for National Pastry Day.

About Jim Clark

"If it was worth doing, then it is worth writing!" -- Jim Clark -- Someone else probably said that before, and I'm sure that each semester she starts her Creative Writing 101 class by writing it on the board, but I never took that lady's class so I am taking her quote! I work in the world of advertising, but I write for a living. Here in the second decade of the '00s, we find ourselves in a culture where virtually everyone writes for a living. With all the clicking and clacking on Facebook, Twitter, emails and texts, our lives are more than ever intertwined with writing. At the same time, it's also become increasingly more important to shorten our thoughts down to as few characters as possible. So, now, more than ever, I think it's also important to hold a place in our lives for expanding and honing our thoughts through writing. This is my place for that.
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