but South Beach Steve commented tonight on my blog that he was craving chocolate too, but dipped in (or rolled in or spiced with?) cayenne.
That got me thinking about my all-time favorite vegan chocolate truffle company. Maybe it's not a great idea to blog about what I'm about to blog about, but at the same time ... I love this particular company, as it's vegan, organic, fair trade and delicious.
So, hang on chocoholics, I'm about to rock your world: Lagusta's Luscious.
Lagusta's "Big Assortment"
I will allow myself one order of Lagusta's incredible, fantastic truffles a year, and I try to freeze as many as poss so as not to eat them all at once.
The best flavor of all? It might be the sea salt truffle. But honestly, they are all so beautifully handcrafted and homey that any of the flavors are to die for.
Those of you who visit the site will realize that Lagusta (that is a real person, and that's her name) started her company as a vegan food-service delivery.
She makes everything herself, using local produce first, organic second (luckily in New Paltz, NY there's a lot of organic farmers), and all is vegan. I used her vegan food service for about a year once -- it's what really taught me that healthy eating could be delectable.
I enjoyed her weekly meals SO much. Everyone in my office was jealous. Sadly, I couldn't afford to keep it going -- but if I ever hit the mega-millions, the first thing I'll do is sign up again!
Sidenote: I did not lose a lot of weight while eating Lagusta's food because I wasn't working out then, and I think I ate way too much of it in one sitting because it was just that good. It's supposed to be five meals -- but I'm sure I ate it all in three.
Back when I started Lagusta didn't do chocolate truffles regularly -- just once a year. They proved so popular she does them all the time now. I buy them for friends (non-dieting) to celebrate special events.
Weight-loss portions today. No chocolate (bummer). Walked to work, and home.
Irony alert: walked so much yesterday I got a small blister on bottom of my foot despite wearing my regular sneakers. Switched today to alternate sneakers to walk to and from work. Blisters on my heel. Lovely.
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