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!