Our sense of taste arouses us physically and emotionally. Food sustains us, excites us, but most importantly it nourishes our social connections to one another. I was asked what my favorite food was and if i could draw any connections between that food and a memory. My absolute favorite food is chocolate. Since it is my favorite food, I have many memories and thoughts connected to that food. My friends know that I like it so much that they will buy my ‘Party Size’ bags of M&Ms for birthdays and Christmas. Chocolate brings up many memories as I have eaten it quite a bit; baking chocolate chip cookies for Santa, mugs of hot chocolate with a mound of whipped cream after playing out in the snow for hours, and the first time I had Belizean chocolate in January when I traveled to Belize. All of my memories with chocolate are positive, I dont remember anything negative about any experiences other than the fact that once I’m out of my supply, I find I’m really craving it. Enjoy…some chocolate!