Sunday, 5 February 2012

Storytelling Sunday…A Tale of Consequences!

I don’t normally get to join in with ‘Storytelling Sunday’ (hosted by the lovely Sian over at ‘From High In The Sky’) as Sunday is the one day of the week when I go out to work! But, as today see’s me resting at home, & as Sian’s prompt of a ‘story about chocolate maybe?’ struck a chord, I thought I would play along today!

Christmas 1996 is where it all starts! Alex is 4 months old & his first Christmas gift to me was a 10lb Toblerone! Yes! you read that right!! I think he had a little help from his Dad, but the boy got it right!! I LOVE Toblerone & was delighted, when I opened the box to see it was actually a solid bar with ten triangles, each weighing 1lb!!

6 The Toblerone


Now, any normal person would think ‘My goodness, this will last me until next Christmas!’ but me? No…with a little help, it was all eaten by January 31st!! Five weeks to eat 10lb of chocolate! Now that is what some would call excessive…& they’d probably be right!!


Moving forward a couple of weeks & it’s the day before Valentines Day & I wake up with a grumbling pain in my abdomen. By 11am I have severe pain & can’t even sit up! The Dr is called & I’m sent to hospital straight away & kept in overnight. The problem? Gallstones!! I wonder why! I guess they’d been there a little while but the excess of all that chocolate in such a short space of time must have been the final straw!!  Believe me, passing a Gallstone is the MOST painful thing EVER!!

My Gall Bladder was removed a few months later & I still have my Gallstones in a little pot to remind me of the consequences of gluttony!!!!

Do I still enjoy Toblerone?  Of course, but just a small one please!!

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you’re all keeping warm & safe in the wintry weather! :)

16 comments:

heart.hearth.home. said...

How we suffer for our chocolate addiction! Boy, you must have been in a lot of discomfort.
It is a day for staying indoors for sure.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like toblerone is more dangerous than I'd imagined!!!!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I love Toblerone, but I never knew a 10lb one even existed. Probably just as well!

Louise said...

I know someone in this house that would like a Toblerone bar that big!

Sian said...

Gosh, I'm laughing, but in a sympathetic way! What a great story (and I love that photo - brilliant!). My husband would love to be given a toblerone this size, but I'm not sure that I'll be on the lookout for one after reading the end of your story..

It's lovely to have you joining with a story of chocolate love this month and I'm hoping that by this time next month you'll be a whole lot closer to the new, rejuvenated, operated on you!

Becky said...

I had to laugh when I read your story - that would have been me too, I would have eaten it that quickly! And I can sympathise about the gallstones - my daughter was 4 months old (1991) when the same thing happened to me! Her Godmother has my gallstones to use in her science lessons!

debs14 said...

Please tell me that it was just a coincidence - I love toblerone! Don't think I've ever seen a bar as large as that one before though. Maybe you had better stick to bags of those little individual ones from now on!

Missus Wookie said...

Wookie loves Tolberone - we saw one of the 10lb bars once but decided it was just too much... Glad you recovered and kept them to remind you everything in moderation - even chocolate :rofl:

Sandra said...

Wow!!! It hink I too would probably have tucked into it pretty quick too lol

Ladkyis said...

gallstones, that brings back painful memories!
Toblerone, that brings back a whole host of good memories

Amy said...

I have never seen a Toblerone that big! WOW! What a clever little boy he was ... pity about the consequences!

Jo said...

Wow that bar is massive. I know your pain and it sure is hard to say no to chocolate:)

furrypig said...

wow I didn't realise they made Toblerone's that big Not sure I could manage it all but I would certainly try... the kids would love it. Great picture too xxx

Chipper said...

It is a good thing my kids haven't heard about a 10lb toblerone! They would polish it off quick smart. Although everyone in the family except me get a toblerone for Christmas. They all live them and I don't so I am not even tempted when I see if in the fridge!

Gem's Crafts said...

What a great size toblerone! Sorry you had to suffer for it though :(

Jimjams said...

I love Toblerone - not quite sure about eating one that big though. I lost a filling to the nougat in a one once, but that doesn't quite compare to a gall stone!