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I believe in chocolate

Daily Prompt: I Believe in Chocolate

Chocolate.
I believe in chocolate.
I believe because of chocolate.
Chocolate… chocolate is my reason to believe.

If belief were a pool, it would be a pool of chocolate.

If belief were a song, it would be a song about chocolate.

If belief were promise, it would be a promise of chocolate to come.

If belief were patience, it would be wrapped in shiny gold foil.

If belief were sacrifice, it would be the chocolate I share with others.

If belief were the blood running through my veins, it would be chocolate milk.

If belief is harmony, it casts crunchy peanuts in soft dark milk chocolate.

If belief is fantasy, it sandwiches ice cream between two chocolate breads.

If belief were religion and religion were chocolate, we would achieve world peace!

I believe because life’s littlest pleasures have motivated me through trials of faith.
God is not cruel.
Proof: chocolate.
God is real:
Proof: chocolate.
I could argue this on so many levels, but I don’t like to argue the obvious.

…ok, I just wanted to write about food again.

response to WP Daily Prompt: Reason to Believe

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Junk Food Awards

Daily Prompt: “Junk” Comfort Food Awards

Ladies and Gentleman, thank for joining us at our first ever Comfort Food Awards Ceremony.
But first, a few words from our organizer, Ms. Ave Valencia.

<applause>

Organizer: “As you will notice, I have substituted the word ‘Junk’ for ‘Comfort.’
‘Junk’ has a negative connotation that may result offensive to some of our guest foods.
It is as though they are being called ‘sub-food.’
To call something ‘junk’ implies that it should be thrown out but instead we are putting it in our bodies and hoping it does not turn into saturated fat and eventually gives us a heart attack or diabetes because the instant gratifaction of ‘junk’ food outweighs potential health hazards down the line.
Thank you Subconscious Appetite in the form of a Cake.”
<applause>

So yeeeeeah, let’s just call it junk food.
Alright, let’s begin.
As far as chips are concerned, Ranch Doritos, Bar-B-Q, and Sour Cream & Onion are the only ones on the list.
Anything else tastes pasty.
Our International Chips award goes to Mexican Takis.
These are rolled-up mini-tortillas, dried and sprinkled with spices.
It is like there is a mini-fiesta in your mouth!

We have decided to include a Candy Category.
Please hold your applause til I finish reading the list:
Pulparindo- Mexican Tamarind
Tommys- Mexican Caramel
Sweet Tarts- What I used to call my friends.
Dum-Dums- Free at the bank!
Whether’s- Mmmm how it melts in your tongue.
Smarties- Candy you can wear! Awesomesauce.
Jolly Rancher- The flavor bursts off the charts!
Fruit taffies- Sugar high!

We hope we didn’t leave any out.
If we did, we’ll have to make it up to them.
We’ll have a Festival of the Forgotton Candies.
Everyone will be there.
(Everyone meaning the candies + our organizer).

Moving on…
Pastries are in a family of their own, but if the shelf-life is longer than 6 months, Ave will not eat them.
That is, with the exception of dark chocolate.
Also, no cream or fruit fillings made it on the list.
So now we come to my favorite part.
The hardest part really.

Runners-up for most gratifying in the General Comfort Food category:
Chocolate Frosted & Glazed Donuts!
In fact, she’s eating one right now.
In third place, we have Pecan Cookies!
2nd Place was a three-way tie between Chocolate Chip, Macadamia Nut and Oreos!
And in 1st… Drum roll please…
The ultimate Comfort “junk” food…
Pepperidge Farm Orange Milano Cookies!!!
They are the perfect blend between sweet and acidy citric plus the bitterness of dark chocolate, sandwiched between practically crumbless soft bread.

<applause>

Any words from our winner?
“Yes, I would like to thank our maker, Pepperidge Farm and the cows who-”

Oh no! What’s this! Our organizer has eaten our winner!
Uhm… I believe we should run now.

Oganizer: “Nomnomnomnom. Thank you all for coming. Nomnomnomnom. It’s been a pleasure-nomnomnom-I hope to do this again next year-
Nom-Oh my!-nomnomnom-We’ll invite Milk.”

Written in response to WP prompt: Junk Food Junkie

God of Cookie poem

Prayer to the God of Cookie

God of Cookie poem

Dear God of Cookie
Blesséd be thy dough within.
May each chocolate chip exult thy tasty glory,
And may thy crumbling sugar
Serve to remind us
That we too shall one day crumble
Into this earth.
Forgive our shortcake comings
And please provide a cookie
To every hungry child in this world-
Perhaps redistributing them
From some of the overweight kids.
Help us through indulgence.
Amen.

Oreo Cookie Header by Ave Valencia

Oreo Count

One Oreo cookie

To make the pain diminish.

Two Oreo cookies

To make it nearly finish.

Three Oreo cookies

To make it disappear.

Four Oreo cookies

To make believe you’re here.

Five Oreo cookies

Six-Seven-Eight-Nine-

Ten Oreo cookies

Forever-ever mine.

Oreo Cookie Header by Ave Valencia

Beloved Cookie Header

Oh Beloved Cookie

Oh Beloved Cookie,

This cannot go on.
For you see, I belong to another-
And I am but a pawn
At the mercy of someone else’s game.
Oh Beloved Cookie,
-’tis a shame!

And yet, here I lay
Dunking you in my milk
One last time
As I nibble away.
Pretty crumbs-
I am sorry.
It is I who should
Crumble to pieces,
Not you.
My Beloved Cookie…
Your love
Was better than Reese’s.

Beloved Cookie by Ave Valencia

Cupcakes Drawing

Cupcakes Cupcakes

Cupcakes, cupcakes everywhere.

Cupcackes, cupcakes in my hair.

Cupcake nuts and cupcake batter-

Cupcakes raw and cupcakes-fatter-

I love cupcakes and I know

Cupcakes love me from the dough.

Cupcakes Drawing