Thanks to Pamela Turner for sending me a box of TCHO chocolates — they’re fabulous. My one concern is that I’m about to leave town for a day, and this box of temptations is sitting out on the dining room table where the Trophy Wife™ and the Trophy Daughter™ and even one of the Trophy Sons™ (who is visiting us for a few weeks) can find it. I’m going to come home from Syracuse on Friday to find them all gone, aren’t I?
Free Lunch says
Yes, you will. That is why you should make a show of magnanimity so you can feel good about it.
… and take a few with you.
Send the Trophies in your place. Stay at home, relax, and MUNCH!
'Tis Himself, OM says
PZ, after looking at the pictures of you taken in Australia, it’s obvious you could stand to lose a few grammes. Leave the chocolates for the Trophy Family™.
if a chocolate is eaten in the dining room and nobody is there to see it, does it taste good?
or something like that….
Trpohy Daughter is vegan and hence is probably not a threat.
Free Lunch says
The ingredients page does imply that most of the ingredients are satisfactory to vegans.
Tcho chocolates? From the Plains of Leng?
Take ’em with you!
Naw, they will leave one or two so you can see just how good they were.
pay the vegan trophy daughter to guard them.
Hank Fox says
Well, you COULD bring the chocolate to Syracuse with you, and share with old friends (Carl Buell, Hank Fox).
But seriously, no need. Really looking forward to seeing you — that will be treat enough.
Maybe just eat the dark chocolate?
As a person with a vegan diet, I approve most of the products listed.
Mmmmm… dark chocolate.
Andreas Johansson says
I’m not entirely sure what to make of the concept of Trophy Offspring. It sounds wrong somehow.
#14: I agree it sounds offputting. I would have thought that Madonna and Angelina Jolie have Trophy Offspring…
But if you have children with a Trophy Wife… I guess that follows too.
Take ’em with you (but leave 1 for each member of the trophy family)
Or eat them in the car. Everyone knows that food consumed in a car doesn’t count.
I like the squamous centres best. Not so keen on the rugose ones.
How does it compare to Mo’s chocolate bacon bar from Rochester?
If Vegan Trophy Daughter, Skatje, is interested in vegan-friendly chocolates, can I suggest the Calindia Bar by Vosges? http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/category/vegan_gifts
Chocolate is made from cacao beans. Beans are good for you. QED: chocolate is good for you.
These are the chocolates you want.
The picture in my mind was that of PZ returning home to a strangely empty home, with all the TrophyFamily vanished into thin air and an empty box of chocolates sitting on the dining table.
Cue, creepy music and Rod Sterling saying “This is the Twilight Zone.”
Nerd of Redhead, OM says
Naw, I see a cup of tea, the TW™, and one last piece for you, or two if the TW™ is having one too…
You realize that chocolate is from the Theobroma cacao tree and Theobroma translates as ‘food of god’. Obviously this was the tree in the garden of Eden and not the apple.
I can understand the chocolates being gone. (T1/2 < 1day in my house) but the really spooky thing is that he expects them ALL to be gone...
Nice way of asking for more offerings.
In reality you’ve already eaten them all, haven’t you?
Hmmm. Not much a trophy are you? I’d expect my trophy daughter to rip out the larynges of babies with her teeth, Marjanović-style.