All the Genres of Chocolate: Thursday’s Children

Welcome to the Thursday’s Children Blog Hop, where writers come together to share whatever inspires them throughout their writing journey. I’d like to thank our lovely hosts—and my amazing CPs—Rhiann and Kristina, for hosting this and inviting me to participate. Thank you! Make sure to check out the other bloggers via the Link List at the bottom of this post. We’d love for you to join us!

I made this heart for everybody.

Yesterday I went to the store to buy all the chocolate because today is CHOCOLATE! Valentine’s Day, and while I stood before all the neat little rows of chocolate flavors, I realized something. They were just like book genres.

I was specifically looking for caramel bars (I’m struggling with a love scene in #2 of Immortal Seasons), and I remembered having a bag of Ghiradelli caramel squares very near the time I wrote the love scene in “Winter”. Weird, huh? Yeah it is, especially since I like to eat Rolos while reading Nora Roberts—I have dried candy smudges on any number of pages.

But I was also craving dark chocolate, the Hershey’s Special Dark that I ate in high school while reading Stephen King and Anne Rice in my attic room. My new sparkly I’m researching and outlining is very dark.


I ate peanut M&Ms while writing my battle scene in “Winter”. I specifically remember crunching on them in a frantic sort of way. And for some reason, Harry Potter makes me think of Reese’s Pieces.

So what does all this mean? I have no freaking clue, but I’m going to pay attention to the genre of chocolate I’m eating while writing from now on.

What about you guys? Do you have a preferred genre of chocolate, or anything else, while writing?


Here’s the linky—->


26 Responses to “All the Genres of Chocolate: Thursday’s Children

  • Haha, what a great post! I tend to drink, coffee or flavored water, while I’m writing. I don’t generally eat anything while I’m in my office because my doggies hang out with me there and they would be “all up in my grill” if I had food. But on the general subject of chocolate, I’m really digging the salted caramel/chocolate combo lately.

  • I knew I liked you, but after reading this post, I adore you! 😀

    I’m strictly a dark chocolate kinda girl – the darker the better and I especially love chocolate covered espresso beans. But I do have a deep and abiding fondness for Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups and Ferrero Rocher. 😉

    • OMG! Soul-sisters!! Yes, the darker the better 🙂 And now I’ll have to try the espresso beans–they sound divine. #YUM!

      • You must! They’re amazing! My friend’s husband is an ice cream chef (I’m sure there’s a real name for it…but IDK) and he’s basically paid to create new flavors of ice cream and sorbet. He brings home the most amazing samples of dark chocolate and chocolate cover espresso beans. They’re seriously to die for! 😀

  • I love chocolate, but usually don’t eat it when I write because I don’t like the keyboard to get messy. 🙂

  • I used to be really into chocolate but now I generally only crave it once a month. haha. For me, as long as I have some coffee while writing, I’m good. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!! 🙂

    • You’re welcome!! And I have to have coffee too 🙂

  • MMM. you’ve got me hankerin’ for chocolate now. I just did not have enough yesterday. I worship dark chocolate. I’m actually making some raw cacao candy later today. It’s so easy. If you want the recipe, just let me know. I gave these tasty treats out for the holidays in perdy boxes. No one complained. I’m not much of an eater when writing–unless coffee counts. However, when I’m reading, now, that’s another story. 🙂

    • Thanks!! I would love the recipe 🙂 And coffee counts when writing. ALWAYS.

  • I love this post! It made me actually laugh out loud more than once. 😀 I’ve got to start paying attention to what I’m eating when I’m writing . . . I feel like my food genres could be interesting.

  • I have a stash of Lindt truffles in my desk drawer. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. 🙂

  • I always used to eat Dove milk chocolate while watching Moonstruck. I don’t watch it much anymore- it always gives me cravings…

    I think my writing best lends itself to 75% dark. Not so dark your mouth turns inside-out, but dark enough to make the insides of your cheeks sweat.

    Ingenious topic! Love!

    • I love that movie! And yeah, I’m a dark chocolate writer, lol!

  • Wow I’m getting hungry just reading this post – and I love your chocolate heart. I’ve had a thing for chocolate covered raspberry licorice lately…

    • Ooooh, raspberry and chocolate! Niiice 🙂 Thanks!!

  • This is really funny. Well of course TASTE can be a source of inspiration when writing! Personally, I’m a big coffee guy… so smooth aroma of a freshly-brewed coffee does it every time.

    BUT… peanut butter cups work pretty well, too…

    • Too right! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh brewed coffee!! And my husband is a major Reese’s addict 🙂

  • What a great post Kate! 🙂 I do eat a lot of chocolates when I write, and I drink a lot of tea too. Good for inspiration, I tell myself 😉 Hope you have a good writing week!

  • Twizzlers. Strawberry flavored. Also, Diet Coke and butter-free microwave popcorn. (Because I can’t type with butter all over my fingers, but I DO love butter under other circumstances.)

    • Strawberry Twizzlers give me ALL the happy feels!! Good one! Thanks for visiting 🙂