In keeping with my resolution to eat more Valentine's Day candy I've been in the hunt. The above photo was taken shortly after purchasing a second set of Russell Stover Love Nests after the first went missing.
Why Do I Love Love Nests?
I love that you don't have to wait until Easter to eat small jelly beans cradled in chocolate covered coconut.
I love that you're bound to get at least one red jelly bean while the white ones are so very scrumptious yum chewy.
I love that the nests are small enough to forget you're biting into 150 calories and 9 grams of fat for every 28g serving.
I love that About.com Health gives the candy a nutritional D+ even though the site's calorie and fat count is actually lower than the label.
I love that this photo was another excuse to combine my love of candy with my love of the outdoors, almost making sense this time. You know, because they're nests.
I love that truckloads of chocolate arrive the week you're vowing to lose weight and become that person you see jogging on the side of the road at the same time wondering if it's safer to drive while eating chocolate than jog on the side of the road.
I love that I've already broken my vow to use less punctuation.
But when you think about it, who cares—do you? I don't! (although not overly fond of exclamation points…).
I love that when looking for Valentine's Day candy online I found a recipe for Chocolate Covered Squid.
I love that there are all these recipes to make Love Nests and that people have the ambition to do so. Not me of course, but you know, people.
I really, really love the fact that I've got a couple of these waiting downstairs for me to get through a day of trouble shooting my demonically possessed DVD recorder with the fine folks at Best Buy and Panasonic when one bullet through it's black heart is what it really needs.
And most of all I love knowing I'll buy more chocolate because Russell Stover Coconut Covered In Milk Chocolate is a gateway Valentine's Day candy.