My daughter is not even 2 and she is obsessed with the brown stuff. Nope, not poo. Chocolate.

This is actually LUDICROUS as she rarely gets chocolate. I start to break out in a cold sweat when she is offered any sweet treats. Obviously, I don’t let her cotton on to this and of course I am exaggerating. She gets the odd treat, as long as she eats her meals. I don’t want her to think there is anything wrong with chocolate and she is already learning if she doesn’t eat her main meal, nothing comes next.


I listen to her answer any question with the word chocolate in her cute little voice and wonder what

have done wrong to annoy the food Gods above?

What would you like for dinner?  Chocolate.

What would you like for your birthday?   Chocolate.

What type of birthday cake would you like?  Chocolate.

What would you like for pudding?    Chocolate.

What flavour Mini Milk would you like?  Chocolate.

What would you like to do now?   Chocolate.

I’m a Dietitian! My daughter is meant to crave carrot sticks, not chocolate buttons. But sadly not. She can smell chocolate a mile off. She can hear a wrapper from 10 paces and she will not quit until she gets some.

Fruit is the last thing she will eat. It’s a standing joke at nursery that my daughter refuses to eat any of it. Occasionally she will have a banana and she ate a clementine at the weekend; I was ready to crack open the fizz there and then.

I think it is completely ironic that a daughter of a dietitian will eat sod all fruit but wrestle me for chocolate. Then again she may just be a normal toddler.

Makes birthdays and Christmas easy anyway!