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Debate: Cheese or chocolate?

Regarding my recent post on free things to do and experience, I remind myself of a lovely hostel I stayed at in Hervey Bay that kindly served free wine and cheese…

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…TeLePoRtInG bAcK tO AuGuSt…

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What kind of sick individual would not take part in this?

Sadly, the reality was everyone took part and I only had one glass and a couple of slices of cheese. But I’m in a hostel so I can’t complain, it was a nice gesture and a good ice breaker with the other backpackers.

I’m starting to appreciate these little things the more I visit hostels, and the more my bank balance plummets.

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…BaCk To NoVeMbEr...

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I had a bunch of ‘what would you rather?’ debates with a colleague today, you know the ones in which you have to sacrifice one thing or another for the rest of your life. They are never easy. 

So I wonder, would you be able to give up in favour of the other:

Cheese, or chocolate?

With ever increasing dietary options I guess vegans can answer this too.

For me, this is a true dilemma. As a kid it would have been chocolate hands down, and I still have a huge sweet tooth. However as I am heading dangerously close to my 30’s, the first thing I look for at a party is the cheese board. And I worry that my older self will hate me if I don’t choose cheese. It could be a wise investment. 

Could I really live without pizza? Or sacrifice chocolate milkshake on a hot summers day? This makes me uncomfortable to think about.

I think I may have to sacrifice cheese, even if my future self hates me for it.

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  1. The only hostels in the United States that I know who do that are the two hostels in Philadelphia and possibly the one in Nashville . A lot of the hostels in the United States are alcohol free so you don’t see wine and cheese get togethers that often.

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  2. Omg… the thought of giving up chocolate for cheese, or vice versa, scares me! Lol!
    But I would have to choose cheese! I mean .. you can do so much with cheese (pizzas, salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches). Not to mention, I don’t have to worry about rotting my teeth out. Lol 😁

    Awesome post!

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  3. I would have said keep chocolate because I have little to do with cheese. (I’m thinking in eating them separately from any other food.) Bit I could not live with myself if I couldn’t have the occasional grilled cheese sandwich. It’s one of my very favorite things in life.

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  4. At first, I was hands down keeping chocolate but then I thought about life without cheese and I think my mind exploded judging by the smoke rolling from my ears as I try to think about this.

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  5. I would definitely give up chocolate over cheese based on how frequently I eat each one. Obviously if someone put chocolate in front of me I wouldn’t refuse, but day to day it’s just not something I really buy often. And when I do, I am one of those people that will just have one square and then forget about the bar for another week. Cheese, on the other hand … yuuuum.

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    • Totally get this, thinking about it I am actually the same. I thought I prefer chocolate but day to day I eat more cheese. I don’t buy chocolate often and I have been actively trying to avoid it as much as I can. I need a health kick.

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      • Cheese is very versatile, too, and makes quite a filling part of a meal, whereas chocolate appears to bore a hole in my stomach and make me want more! A case in point was last night when I thought I would have just one of the leftover Hallowe’en treats and ended up having six. And this wasn’t even good quality chocolate! It was mass-produced trash only good enough for strangers’ kids! 😆

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  6. What a true dilemma… I eat a small piece of dark chocolate almost everyday so I would say I eat it more often than cheese, but I use cheese in so many recipes and never have pasta without it. If I absolutely had to choose I would probably give up chocolate and just try to find some other sweet to take its place.

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    • I love adding dark chocolate to a pan of chili, however I also love throwing grated cheese on top. Regarding this meal, I would sacrifice the chocolate more. But yes, a true dilemma for sure!

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