Oh, Ethel M Chocolates. How I adore you! I mentioned that I got a few boxes of chocolates in my Trend Tribe Weekend recap post. But I really felt like my pure love didn’t shine through. Ethel M is more than just chocolates to me. And while the chocolate is ridonculously good, it evokes a memory that I truly cherish.
Growing up, my grandparents would send a check on my birthdays. Those checks were always spent before they arrived. Being “best dressed” in junior high (have I mentioned that before? Probably.) doesn’t come cheap. But right around the actual day of my birthday, a box of Ethel M Chocolate would arrive in the mail. The box belonged to me and only me. I’m sure I probably shared (a piece or two) but the variety of chocolates was always specially picked by my grandmother. The Satin Cremes were my favorite, but the Nut and Caramel collection was always a nice surprise. And on my 21st birthday a box of Creme Liqueurs arrived.
When I was dating my husband, he would travel to Vegas for business and always bring home some Ethel M Chocolates for me. My sister, who lives in Reno, where they sold it (maybe still do?) in the airport would bring it to me on trips home. Most recently, my Mother-in-law has taken up the task of bringing some back from her trips to Vegas. Sure I could order it online for myself, but there is something so special about someone gifting you something that you love, because they know that you love it. This tradition stopped several years ago. My grandma passed away this summer but I will always think of her when I eat Ethel M Chocolates. It might just be time to start this tradition again. I’ve got an out-of-town niece with a birthday coming up…
Disclosure: On occasion I receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not influence my point of view or the outcome of the review. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect my experience. The opinions are my own.