Because I'm trying to stick with my decision not to post any more political posts (and boy, is that hard--but, you know, I don't think I'd change anyone's mind any more than the scores of other political posts are going to change my mind)...
I discovered something about my plebeian tastes recently. (Well, something more--I already knew that I preferred good/straightfoward food to Haute Cuisine, for example.)
I figured out a long time ago that dark chocolate tasted better to me than milk chocolate. To wit, I really and truly liked Hershey's Special Dark, rationing it out a quarter-bar (that is, half an ounce) a day--when you can find Hershey's Special Dark.
So with the proliferation of serious chocolate from around the world, I thought I'd see what $5 or $6 gets you that $0.60 doesn't, trying some of the best-known and most expensive chocolate bars.
And discovered something: The most expensive ones, with 70% chocolate content (or whatever the key ingredient is), I didn't like at all.--could barely eat them. The middling ones, 40% to 60% chocolate, were OK.
And I actually liked Hershey's Special Dark, which is presumably a degraded mass consumer piece of c**p, better than the expensive spread.
Ah well. We don't all have rarefied tastes, at least not in all things. (Now when it comes to cruise ships, I do have rarefied tastes...another story.)