Chocolate is in the title of this blog, but there hasn’t been much talk of it. I’ve decided it’s time to fix all that!
When I started Daydreams and Chocolate, the plan was to post 90% creative projects and 10% blurbs about my favorite fairly traded chocolates. I was totally going to do this. But I found I’m a little shy when it comes to gushing about the fair trade chocolate part. Which is kind of silly. I mean, this entire blog is a kind of self-promotion, so why do I feel weird promoting a cause I care about?
I don’t want to come off sounding preachy, I guess, is half of it. But the other half is that, as I peruse the internet, I come across so many good causes that I can do nothing to help all of them, and a lot of the time I end up feeling overwhelmed and useless.
I don’t want you, reader, to feel overwhelmed and useless!
But … I am also really excited about fair trade chocolates! Like, genuinely starts-squealing-when-I-find-them-in-the-candy-aisle-at-Giant-Eagle excited! And, just as with my projects, I want to be able to share them with other people who might get excited over them!
So if this isn’t your thing, that’s totally ok. As much as I will inevitably start squealing about how YOU NEED TO TRY THIS CHOCOLATE BAR RIGHT NOW!!! that’s hyperbole. Of course you don’t need to try this chocolate bar right now. This site may be a self-promotion, but there’s a difference between sharing the things I love and shoving them in your face, and I aim for the former. I want this place to be low-pressure. No one needs more stress in their lives.
So peruse for however long you like. Read the stories if you like, listen to the songs if you like, go out and buy the chocolate if you like. Or do none of those things if you don’t like them. The world will keep spinning, and I will be happy because you read this post and also because this chocolate cheese cake is a thing that exists:
Tonight I will post a little blurb about one of my favorite brands, Equal Exchange. Come back and read it if it makes you happy! ^_^