I love chocolate and all its associates. I grew up eating carefully rationed portions of foren chocolates and barely ate an Indian brand till I was all grown up. When I got married I found that I could, after all, stomach a whole Twix or two though not an entire Mars bar. I started V on the habit of eating some chocolate after dinner, though I have now given it all up in case Mimi is allergic to cow’s milk protein, the hardest thing in the world.

While I love chocolate, I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I can pass on most other desserts. I can drink tea, though not coffee, without sugar. I cannot stomach most Indian sweets, particularly jalebis though I do find them edible with icecream. Kaju barfi is the only exception.