This or That: Chocolate or Vanilla?

You must choose one, and you must explain why. But you can put whatever spin on it you want. (Ice cream, pudding, cake, dessert, ideas, relationships, or whatever else you think breaks down into those two categories.)

Personally, I choose vanilla. A lot of people think vanilla is boring, and people who choose vanilla are uninteresting and unadventurous. I argue the opposite. Vanilla is a base. If you have vanilla ice cream on hand, but want something chocolaty, you can add Hersheys syrup. Want strawberries? Add them. In the mood for cinnamon ice cream (my personal favorite, but usually not commercially available), just add cinnamon. Add blueberries, raspberries, lingonberries. Mix in fudge or chocolate chips or crushed up cookies. A world of flavors in one tub of ice cream. And if you’re in the mood for vanilla ice cream? Well, there’s not much you can do to make chocolate ice cream vanilla.

So what’s your choice, Chocolate or Vanilla? (And remember, it doesn’t have to be nice cream!) Let me know in the comments – everyone who comments within the next week will get entered into a drawing to get a lovely postcard from Beautiful Finland! πŸ™‚


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9 thoughts on “This or That: Chocolate or Vanilla?

  1. Megan

    Vanilla….for all the reasons you listed above! Even as a metaphor vanilla is a base, you can add anything you want to jazz it up, dress it up, spice it up, or its just awesome on its own.

  2. Sally

    Vanilla. For all the reasons above, plus two more: for its amazing perfume, and because I lived in both French Polynesia and on the island of Reunion – where the world’s best vanilla is grown πŸ™‚

  3. sooooo torn on this one. it depends on my mood.
    for a long time i didn’t like chocolate at all. weird i know.
    and can i just say…. european chocolate shut up! i’m ruined forever now.

  4. anonymous

    This is innuendo, right?

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