Date night

Date night

It’s been an active weekend, did my 6 mile run, raked the last of the fall leaves (thank god!), and just finished a huge pile of laundry.  Finally, finally, it’s “ME” time, and  I’ve got a hot date tonight!!!    Shhh, don’t tell my husband Peter.  Ok, ok, stop thinking bad thoughts about me and calling me names.  I have a date tonight with a delicious, delectable, decadent piece of Peppermint Bark!

I’m HOPING there is no one out there who hasn’t heard of or tried Peppermint Bark.  Oh my goodness,  How do I start to describe???  First off, it’s candy, holiday candy.  It starts as  a layer of creamy, smooth, melt in your mouth chocolate.  Then on top is infused a layer of peppermint candy.  Think of the best peppermint candy cane you’ve ever had, all crunched up into pieces and melded to the chocolate.  So when you bite into a piece of Peppermint Bark, your tongue first tastes the chocolate as it melts.  As if that’s not enough, then as you begin to chew, the first crunch into the peppermint bits sparks that fresh, winter burst in your mouth.  These two flavors dance together as you chew.  Ahhh, it’s Christmas in every bite.

I decided since I had such a powerful week last week with Treating Myself, that I would indulge by buying a tin of Peppermint Bark.  The best advice with all dangerous weapons, is — store  the ammunition separately!  HA!  It’s so true for this treat, I could not resist!  So, Peter took the tin, which is 11 ounces in total, and broke it down into 11 baggies of 1 ounce serving size of Bark.  This is much safer, otherwise the tin might not last past tonight.  And the tin has 11 servings.  Eleven, Diane, be strong, stay strong.  Next step — The magic of the WW calculator showed the 1 ounce portion to be 4 PPVs.  Ooooooh yea, Delicious can be accountable.  I Love That.

So I’m taking the phone off the hook, lighting a few candles, and turning down the lights – cuz for 4 PPVs, it’s LOVE I tell ya.

Give Peppermint Bark a try, 1 ounce at a time…….

Ciao for now…..Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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  1. I’ve never heard of Peppermint Bark, but just reading your post, saliva is dripping down my chin!
    Now don’t you eat too much of it! If that’s hard, well here is the solution: send it to me!! Hahahaha!
    Love you!~Ann

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