Momma Told Me: It came from....the kitchen!
I'm addicted to sugar.
Over the last year I've cut out nearly all sugar from my diet; I was certain, at the time the decision was made, I would surely die from a lack of fun and flavor. I used to reach for candy bars every night before bed, okay, while in bed- and find myself filling the afternoon slumps with ice cream novelties and sugary beverages. For 6 months the only sugar in my diet was that found in sauces and mealtime recipes. I dropped 58lbs. Did this experience turn me against the crystalline love of my life? No. It did, however, elevate my palette, and my decisions.
When I returned to sweets it was within a mutual agreement of love and respect. I would not fill emotional holes with sugar, nor would I reach for the nearest generic candy bar just to get a fix. I would savor every splurge, turn every sugary bite into an experience, and make new frosted friends. That is to say, I now combine moderation with intense appreciation. Smaller portions and new treats help keep my palette engaged, without the need to consume half a cake, or multiple desserts.
Orange Glad in August, and the other half and I happened to be partaking in a series of week-long dares. The day after my orange box arrived we began a week of no sugar. It was pure torture. Many of the products curated for monthly Orange Glad boxes are baked, or made, fresh right before mailing, so I probably lost out on some of the 'direct' experience due to this. While I anxiously watched the days in my sugar free week tick by I nearly memorized the included Menu card which promised; 1 (Jumbo) Chocolate Sprinkles Crispycakes, Popcornopolis Gourmet Caramel Corn, Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies, Pineapple Coconut Biscotti, and Chocolate Cake Bites (by I Live For Dessert). Also included was an ingredients card with complete ingredients for each treat; an especially helpful asset for those with allergies, or seeking the treats with least preservatives.
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