Chocolate Seashells

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I am so grateful it’s Friday evening.  The Husband and I are relaxing and catching up on Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.   Being a homebody isn’t so bad.  🙂


I really wanted to go on a run today, but I had a headache that wouldn’t quit.  I did, however, get a lot of work done! I guess there’s always tomorrow.  :)  My foot does feel 100% better now, and I hope it holds up tomorrow during a longer run!


Before dinner, I snacked on an orange.  And dinner was quick and easy:  cheese tortellini and pasta sauce with broccoli.


I get these in bulk from Costco, and they are SO delicious.


The Husband’s grandparents send over these chocolates.  I love them!  They are white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate swirled together and pressed into little seashell shapes.


I had three seashells – mmm!


What’s your favorite – white, milk, or dark chocolate?



  • Island Girl Eats January 22, 2010, 8:10 pm

    I hope that your foot is back to normal for your run tomorrow. It is so frustrating having an injury.

    If I want to eat a lot of chocolate (ha ha!) I eat Swiss milk chocolate. If I want to be good, I eat dark chocolate – that way I don’t eat the whole bar!!!

  • Brynn January 22, 2010, 8:18 pm

    Dark chocolate is my favorite food. I think I’m addicted. I am a chocolate snob and don’t think white counts and milk chocolate is gross.

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) January 22, 2010, 8:18 pm

    All of them but I’d choose white last.

  • Leah @ L4L January 22, 2010, 8:19 pm

    Dark, please!

  • Heather January 22, 2010, 8:20 pm

    My husband and I are watching Private Practice tonight too! I agree – it is so nice to stay in sometimes and relax.

    I like milk and dark chocolate – not so much a fan of white chocolate.

  • brandi January 22, 2010, 8:21 pm

    those seashells are the best! I got them as a wedding gift (we got married at the beach) and LOVED them.

    Dark is definitely my favorite.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) January 22, 2010, 8:23 pm

    i LOVE dark chocolate…the darker the better! my favorite is a locally made 77% cocoa content bar. YUMMMMMMMMM-O 🙂

    hope your run is good and pain-free tomorrow! 🙂

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 22, 2010, 8:25 pm

    I have the exact seashell chocolates at home! I got them in my stocking for christmas! how funny 🙂

    My favorite is dark chocolate. the milk variety doesn’t compare

  • Karla January 22, 2010, 8:26 pm

    I could really use some chocolate tonight… Those look divine!
    I love dark chocolate best!

  • BethT January 22, 2010, 8:28 pm

    Dark chocolate…nothing else compares!

  • Jayce January 22, 2010, 8:30 pm

    Dove milk chocolate is my all-time fave, but all other types I like dark chocolate best, go figure. I had a headache today, too, but just had to get in a run and it actually made the headache go away.

    Two questions for you:
    1. How do you get your husband to watch Grey’s with you!? Mine refuses.
    2. What presentation are you doing at UCF? (If that’s not too nosy. 🙂 )

    • caitlin January 23, 2010, 8:13 am

      1) he looooves chick shows. LOVES THEM. his favorite show is actually gossip girl.

      2) i’m doing a presentation on Operation Beautiful at the end of February!

  • Matt January 22, 2010, 8:31 pm

    I like milk chocolate the best 🙂

  • Tina January 22, 2010, 8:37 pm

    I love either white chocolate or dark chocolate – depending on how big my sweet tooth is at the moment 😉

    And I love being a homebody. It’s so nice to just chill! What did you think of Grey’s? It will be interesting to see what happens with Izzy.

    • caitlin January 23, 2010, 8:14 am

      For the last three seasons, I have really been hating on Grey’s because I felt like it was getting really improbable (or more so). But I really like this season… I do prefer Private Practice, though. Addison is great.

  • Katie January 22, 2010, 8:39 pm

    Milk chocolate all the way.

  • Evan Thomas January 22, 2010, 8:40 pm

    All three! Really, it’s so hard to choose. I have to say dark, because it’s the hardest for a manufacturer to make bad. If the milk or white isn’t made with butterfat, it’s just not rich enough for me

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 22, 2010, 8:42 pm

    White chocolate is my favorite. I try to stick to dark though.

  • Kristen January 22, 2010, 8:42 pm

    definitely dark chocolate!

  • Christy January 22, 2010, 8:43 pm

    I’m a dark chocolate fan… it tastes the best in my opinion! Milk is good too, but white chocolate is ick! 😛

  • Amanda January 22, 2010, 8:45 pm

    Milk chocolate is definitely my favorite. I’m not a white chocolate fan at all.

  • Julie January 22, 2010, 8:59 pm

    Milk chocolate is my number one, followed by white and I am not a huge fan of dark.

  • Errign January 22, 2010, 9:00 pm

    I like both milk & dark, but I’m not a fan of white, unless it’s in peanut butter!

  • Kelly January 22, 2010, 9:01 pm

    I think milk chocolate is my favorite, but I’d love them swirled all together!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething January 22, 2010, 9:04 pm

    milk chocolate is my fav but i tend to eat tooo much. dark is more satisfying and i eat less…..

  • emlod10 January 22, 2010, 9:09 pm

    good quality milk or dark. the cheap dark chocolate doesn’t cut it.

  • Anna January 22, 2010, 9:15 pm

    I don’t really like chocolate. For me it’s the most overrated food, people even say that chocolate it’s like a drug or something I don’t get it

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 22, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Mmmm…CAN’T CHOOSE! Okay, I guess if I had to choose I would say milk chocolate…but it’s like being asked to choose your favorite child!

    Sorry you were dealing with a headache– hope tomorrow it’s better!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 22, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I love ALL kinds of chocolate — so not picky. 😉

  • Katie January 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Definitely dark chocolate… or any chocolate that is covering peanut butter or raisins!

  • Laura January 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

    best chocolates ever, i dont eat chocolate often but those are so great

  • Amanda January 22, 2010, 9:28 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I have been exploring the idea of vegetarianism lately and your posts have alot to do with that. I decided tonight to Pledge to be Veg for 30 days. Day 1 starts Monday. Thanks for tweeting a few days ago about the blogger who decided to try vegetarianism. It had actually been on my mind alot already, but when I read her blog it was exactly what I needed.

    • caitlin January 23, 2010, 8:16 am

      I am sooo excited you are going to go vegetarian! seriously, that’s awesome. let me know if you have any questions. dont go into it thinking its going to be hard – because it’s not. just buy stuff like hummus, cheese, and beans and you can make so much stuff. try a mashed sweet potato, baked bean, and corn wrap!

  • Lori (Finding Radiance) January 22, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Glad your foot is feeling better!

    I used to love milk chocolate, but now I prefer dark chocolate.

  • Claire January 22, 2010, 9:37 pm

    So I’ve run 3 marathons in the past, and after the last 2 I’ve had a problem with my foot that sounds almost exactly like what you experienced – awful pain that leaves me convinced that I have a stress fracture that, without any treatment, just goes away after a 7-1o days. Weird! I wonder what it is. If you ever figure it out and blog about it, I will be super happy! I am glad to hear that you’re feeling better though!

    • caitlin January 23, 2010, 8:18 am

      I don’t know if I’ll ever know for sure (since I didn’t go to the doctor) but I’m leaning to some sort of tendinitis because the pain radiated up along the tendon. Yet another reason why you shouldn’t freak out when you’re injured. Sometimes it’s not THAT bad (but we’ll see… still need to run on it).

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 22, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Glad your foot’s feeling better! I don’t really like any chocolate (ahhh I know!) but dark would be my first choice 🙂

  • Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) January 22, 2010, 9:50 pm

    I love those seashell chocolates – my favorite is definitely dark chocolate =)

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear January 22, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Dark for sure! But…dark mixed with white would be phenomenal. Skip the milk! Good luck with the run tomorrow!!

  • Nicole, RD January 22, 2010, 10:08 pm

    Milk chocolate, definitely.

    I’ve had a headache that won’t give x3 days. I haven’t felt up to a workout since Monday. I hope my body thanks me for listening to it’s demands!

  • Vicki January 22, 2010, 10:38 pm

    I used to prefer milk chocolate, but learned to love dark after becoming vegan. Now I can’t get enough of the stuff. 🙂

    Good luck with your foot tomorrow!

  • Courtney January 22, 2010, 10:44 pm

    I LOVE dark chocolate. =) Always have. Milk chocolate gives me a headache, it’s kind of weird. :/ And your tortellini looks delish too!

  • kate January 22, 2010, 11:10 pm

    i like them all, but milk may be my fave!

  • Amber K January 22, 2010, 11:19 pm

    Absolutely white chocolate! I wish I liked dark chocolate in the slightest, since it’s so good for you. But I am a white chocolate girl all the way!

  • Amber K January 22, 2010, 11:19 pm

    Absolutely white chocolate! I wish I liked dark chocolate in the slightest, since it’s so good for you. But I am a white chocolate girl all the way!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 22, 2010, 11:20 pm

    I’m a milk chocolate gal. 🙂

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) January 22, 2010, 11:28 pm

    Being a homebody is not bad at all! We love it.

    Oh and I’m a dark chocolate kinda gal.

  • Kristine January 22, 2010, 11:51 pm


  • Jamie January 22, 2010, 11:55 pm

    That is an ideal meal: a little cheese and a little chocolate 😉 I am actually a white chocolate girl, especially with pretzels!

  • Ildie January 23, 2010, 12:20 am

    Dark chocolate with sea salt please. It’s INCREDIBLE! 😉

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 23, 2010, 1:03 am

    The darker the better!

  • caronae January 23, 2010, 2:24 am

    I used to be more of a milk person, but now I love dark! I HATE white chocolate for some reason!

  • Freya @ January 23, 2010, 5:24 am

    OH MY GOSH You just had like, my perfect evening!!
    1) Grey’s Anatomy. Enough said!
    2) Stuffed pasta – espec the tortellini, it’s one of myfavourites, I literally have it 4 times a week!!
    3) chocolate seashells! Aren’t they the best!? I’m in LOVE with them, Guylian do the best chocolate 🙂 I had a few pieces the other night 😀

    My fave chocolate is 70% dark – it’s so dreamy…

  • Lauren January 23, 2010, 8:04 am

    Milk chocolate, by far. I can’t really get into plain dark chocolate (so embarrassed), but I like it with dried cherries, hazelnuts, etc. White chocolate, not so much, though the Lindt white chocolate truffles are pretty good!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 23, 2010, 8:21 am

    Mmmm…the darker the chocolate, the more I love it! 😀 But I also enjoy a white chocolate bar once in a great while, because I don’t even really think of it as chocolate.

    And if it has almonds in it, all the better! :mrgreen:

  • Jenna January 23, 2010, 8:22 am

    White choc and milk choc for sure!!

  • Jenna January 23, 2010, 8:22 am

    Actually…and dark choc 😉

  • Sammi January 23, 2010, 8:51 am

    The mixture of all those chocolates sounds delicious! My favorite: white chocolate 🙂 love it!

    I hope you’re doing well on your run! (or if you’re finished, I hope you did well!)

  • Jenny January 23, 2010, 9:17 am

    So glad your foot feels better! Hope you get a nice run in soon 🙂

    Dark chocolate–for sure.

  • Heather I. January 23, 2010, 9:40 am

    Ooooh, I’ll have to pick up some of that tortellini on my next Costco run. Dark chocolate seems to be the most satisfying and flavorful, but I’ll take any of the three!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 23, 2010, 10:01 am

    Yummy chocolate!! My favorite is all of them.. haha but if i HAVE to choose, I would say dark chocolate. I love milk chocolate and white chocolate too but sometimes that makes for a sugar overload.

  • Joey January 23, 2010, 10:33 am

    DARK! 😛

  • Jolene ( January 23, 2010, 11:40 am

    I love them all … depends on the type of chocolate. For a chocolate bar, I like milk. For pot of gold I like dark … there is a place in my life for each 🙂

  • Christine January 23, 2010, 4:35 pm

    Those chocolate shells are dangerous! SO GOOD!

  • Alison January 23, 2010, 10:24 pm

    Definitely dark! But those seashell-things are my FAVORITE! I used to eat them by the handful as a kid!

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