The $6.30 fudge bar

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      On a busy Saturday afternoon, Robson Street was as crowded as usual.

      I've walked past the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on many occasions without paying it much attention.

      It's always busy and teeming with tourists.

      However, for once it looked pretty empty so I sauntered in looking for a sugar fix.

      There's a surplus of chocolate everything. The range of colourful candy apples at $4.99 each looked delicious and enticing but I went in for a fudge bar.

      The one I wanted—cougar peanut butter—was sold out, so I bought a dark chocolate one instead. It cost $6.30 including tax. And was it worth that premium price?

      For $6.30, I wondered what else I could get in the city. Maybe two tank tops at Forever 21 next door. A lot of cheap things at Dollarama. Maybe even a few treats for a dog I like. And thank God I don't have children because if I had two of them, it would cost $6.30 X 3 for three fudge bars.

      The dark chocolate fudge coating was ultra thick, which was nice. On the whole, it's a notch above your average fudge bar but did it satisfy me at that price? No.

      Emotionally, I would have enjoyed a cheaper fudge bar, even no-name ones or those available at Purdy's, in exactly the same way.

      Maybe if it were $1.50 cheaper I would be more devoted to it!




      Jul 18, 2015 at 9:17pm

      That's over 1/3 of what a person on disability gets to buy everything necessary for a day, presuming she can find shelter for $375...ha ha ha!


      Jul 19, 2015 at 6:17am

      You should check out Cartems donuts - $3.25 for a single. Tastes like sweetened cardboard.


      Jul 25, 2015 at 3:14pm

      Only in this stupid city!!!