Leaving Cert economics: snob value. You buy something precisely because it is expensive and hard to find.
Following a few weeks where I turned from food, I found myself in Liston’s on Camden St. and felt like splashing out on some fancy foods. I got some delicious Killowen yogurt but was really drawn in by chocolate.
I’d tried Montezuma’s so decided to go for a packet of Willie’s Cacao. This dark chocolate came from various regions, including Madagascar, Indonesia, and Venezuala, and included such flavours as “subtle tropical notes”, “smooth nutty notes”, and the one I plumped for, Indonesian 70% with light caramel notes. I felt very snobby indeed as I parted with my €3.45.
The chocolate wasn’t for me: the caramel taste seemed more like an annoying attention-seeker than a welcome visitor. That said, my friend Eva called over for a cuppa and she thought it was really delicious, commenting on the bittersweet flavour of the chocolate. I’d definitely like to to try the nutty chocolate.
What luxury food items do you still buy?