I spy with my little eye dark chocolate Kit Kat bars at Target. Insert some serious whooping and hollering at the checkout. If you know how infrequently these dark chocolate beauties pop up then you’ll know my enthusiasm was warranted.

I promptly bought 25 of them. Yes, 25. And tried to act really nonchalant as the cashier looked at me like I was a nutcase for buying so many. As if people haven’t come through the checkout line with stranger things than 25 dark chocolate Kit Kat bars. Now if only they were like the grand chocolate bars of Willy Wonka-land and I could eat my way through hundreds to find one that would open and give me a magical coupon for a house.* A house! I’d even take one without a disposal (but running water would be nice).

Sigh. I’m back to reality. But I still might eat my way through the candy bars just for fun.

*Still looking for a residence in our new hometown. Currently I’m in Montana at my parent’s home after driving out here with the kids to attend my grandmother’s funeral in Idaho last weekend while Brian holds down the fort at his new job. If you would have told me that six weeks into our move and we’d still be “homeless” I’d have said you were cuh-razy. But we’re managing and trying to find the good (i.e. dark chocolate Kit Kats, baby!) amid the stress. Thanks for sticking with me through it all!

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37 Responses to Snapshot Saturday

  1. Melynda @ Our Sunday Cafe says:

    I haven’t had much time to visit lately and getting caught up today. So sorry for your loss, there aren’t words to express except, I’m sorry. Your own journey is busy and exciting, Mel, you are a trooper!

  2. Tracee says:

    I can’t find them! Argh! Granted, I don’t get out much…but I’ve looked everywhere!!! Help!

  3. Heather K Miller says:

    I had never heard of these before this post, but I saw them at Target this week and had to pick some up for my husband! Dark chocolate anything is his favorite! Thanks for tipping me off to look for them!

  4. Dana says:

    If your magic Target has any Cold Stone Creamery 70 calorie hot chocolate, will you send it to me?! I can’t find it anywhere…So I understand your enthusiasm! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m so happy you found something to find joy in! I love and miss you!!

  5. Doreen Curtis says:

    Sorry about your grandmother. I am from GreatFalls Montana. I haven’t been back there since my dad passed October of 2007. Love your recipes. My family loves them so much that they always ask if this is Mel’s. I have six kids and know how hard it is to get something good on the table for everyone.

  6. Jacki Comber says:

    I never knew my grandparents but lost my parents 2 years ago 2 days apart it’s horrendous and my sympathy goes to you ….and I am with you on the dark choc and the white cho kit kats! About the house it will happen exactley when it’s supposed too….you know that!.

  7. Stacie D. says:

    Sending lots of love your way. So sorry about your grandmother. Did you drive to Montana by yourself with five kids?? You have officially reached superhero status in my book.

    I hope you can find a house soon!!

  8. Auntiepatch says:

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Grandparents are special people and we lose a little bit of ourselves when we lose one.

    I agree with Rachael’s daughter; if I need a new recipe I go see Mel! Good luck finding a new home. It’s a big decision, one you have to live with for years to come. Hope you fall in love with your new home soon!

  9. Cammee says:

    I can’t relate to the chocolate thing (yuck!), but I can to losing a beloved grandma. It doesn’t matter how old, how sick or even if you prayed for them to be able to pass, it’s still difficult when they do. Hugs for you, friend.

  10. emily says:

    dark chocolate kit kats are one of my all-time favorites!!
    good for you for looking for the bright side ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Nancy M says:

    Dear Mel, My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your grandmother.

    Many {{hugs}} to you as you continue to share your yummy recipes and delightful pictures through a very challenging time. I admire you for traveling alone with the kids and for finding joy in the smallest of things. Hope that you and the kids have a safe journey back to Brian and Minnesota.

  12. Losing a grandparent is always hard… So is looking for housing and all that – good luck with the search!
    Dark Chocolate kit-kats… totally going to keep my eye out for them – now if kit kat would only bring back the mint version – I’d be a happy woman!

  13. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Even though I am sure it was challenging, you are fortunate to be able to go visit your parents and attend the funeral, especially since it meant driving all that way with all your kids all by yourself. And I continue to wish you good luck in the house search. I can’t even imagine not having a house for all your babies to call home. And ugh, I wish Target was open right now. I could use some dark chocolate Kit Kat therapy tonight.

  14. heather bell says:

    You are such a trooper. I admire you keeping up on this blog and eating out of a hotel with a new baby! Amazing! I had a baby 6 months ago, 2 weeks after we moved across the country to Iowa. Hardest thing I had to do and learned the most! I hope a house works out for you soon and that you enjoy your family. Also, I know Nicole Riggs and love her! She mentioned she knows you from college. She grew up in our ward in Las Vegas=)

  15. AshlEe says:

    I’m sorry Mel. We had 5 funerals last year, so I’m glad this year hasn’t been as tragic. If you are ever in Utah, we need to meet up! I feel ya on the no house. We’ve been trying to sell our house for 2 years, and have moved 7 times during that 2 years. So hang on! There’s bound to be a light at the end of the tunnel! And I’m totally with you on dark chocolate of any candy bar!! I saw a Pinterest thing for making a GIANT kit kat. Pretty sure I need to make that dark chocolate!

  16. Teresa R. says:

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I wish only the best for you and your family.

  17. Awww, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa, Mel. You & the kids hang in there! A house will come your way soon! Fingers crossed & prayers said ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. chrissieK says:

    Praying for you, beautiful womam!!

  19. Rachael A. says:

    I used to live in Montana! Billings – it was nice. I really enjoyed our time there, but always felt that we wouldn’t be staying after grad school. Idaho was our desired destination, and luckily, we got a job there. ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck home hunting!

  20. Sandi W says:

    We are so gripped here when it comes to kit Kats. When we visited family in Okinawa, there are TONS of fabulous flavored for kit Kats!!! We always stock up. Best wishes for you to get settled soon!!!

  21. wilene says:

    i felt like this about the dark chocolate ALMOND snickers they dont make the dark chocolate ones now *CRY* *CRY* *CRY* just the milk chocolate sigh :*( im so glad you found them and bought so many i would of too!!! freeze them suckers if you find them again!! maybe we both need to make our own candy bars!

  22. Mel says:

    If I could find dark chocolate Twix there wouldn’t be a shopping cart big enough to hold all that I would buy.

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother.

  23. Rachel Russell says:

    Huge hug re: your grandmother (sigh) and another one for all your house musical chairs ( you need to be transplanted into one of those old commercials. . ‘Calgone.. take me away . . . ). ..Strangely- I also bought about 25 chocolate bars yesterday and got the stink-eye from the cashier (are we kindred spirits?) . . but since we really are having a Willy Wonka birthday party today for my daughter- I was able to pretend that all the bars were for that . .. . Teeny tiny comfort- but even as your life is topsy turvy- please know that you are still having a major impact in our day to day life way far away in Vancouver, Canada- where we would be without your fab blog? My 8 year old made your ‘perfect chocolate cupcakes’ last night for her Wonka party today- and insisted on doing it ‘all by herself’ for the first time (yikes. . as I stood by and wrung my hands at not being permitted to help) – and although I got a little weak in the knee when the recipe said to add sour cream.. .we were over the moon when her Mel creations turned out PERFECTLY! So- please know that you have made an 8 year’s old Wonka party the best ever as even with us being knee high in chocolate/candy today- she is really all about her ‘Mels Perfect Cupcakes’ that she rocked- all by herself! Love that she refused all our old cupcake recipes and insisted on getting a new one from your blog b/c ‘this time they HAVE to work out- and only Mel (not her own mother obviously. . ) never messes up’. . . nice. All our fingers are crossed for a Wonka-vator to come your way to find a chocolate factory with a lot of extra rooms for your family . . .if they happened to make dark chocolate kitkats there- that would be fine to.. .

  24. Mandy says:

    Target sells a mixed bag of the white, dark and milk chocolate kitkats in the candy aisle… ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Kim says:

    25 Kit kats sounds perfectly reasonable to me…just saying. I feel that way about the special peanut butter eggs from Reeces that come out for Easter. Those and caramel Cadbury Eggs. Soul sisters unite!

    I am also sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. God bless.

  26. Alisha says:

    White chocolate Kit Kats are on Amazon too …

  27. Allison says:

    And I wish that they had the white chocolate Kit-Kats! I saw them in Australia when I was there a loooong time ago (maybe 2003, before I married and had kids) loved them and thought, fun, these must be new and incorrectly assumed I’d be able to find them in the US but no. So sad! I’ll have to try these too!!! And keep a look out for white chocolate kit kats and Twix! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. I didn’t even know they made dark chocolate kit kats!!

  29. Leigh Anne says:

    What a score! Glad it brightened your day! I’m drooling looking at that photo…..and hoping that you will have a wonderful home very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Karen Wolff says:

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother-I will sadly be in your shoes concerning that soon ๐Ÿ™ Hoping you find “your” house soon!
    Never seen the dark chocolate Kit Kats-mmm, sounds heavenly!

  31. Ashley says:

    I really love these Snapshot Saturday posts and the opportunity to get to know you better because you rock!

    And, I just looked on Amazon–you can totally get yourself a case of dark chocolate Kit-Kats for $20…just to have the information should you ever need it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Hi there. I wanted to tell you I made the perfect lemon cupcakes this week and everyone went CRAZY for them!! I only made a dozen because I wasn’t sure how my family would like lemon but it turns out two dozen probably wouldn’t have been enough to satisfy them all!! : ) I’m so grateful that I found your blog a couple of weeks ago. Now that the weather is getting colder here in New York, I want to make up for all of the non-cooking I did over the summer. Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend!!

    ~ Wendy

    P.S. I’m so sorry about the passing of your Grandmother. God bless. xo

  33. Christina says:

    My heart goes out to you, friend.

  34. So sorry to hear about your grandma Mel! I think they are such forces in our lives, especially if they live many years (which I assume yours did?). Youยดll find the perfect house soon and it will be better than expected!

  35. Brandie says:

    I feel your excitement over the kit kat bars. Years ago they had a Triple Chocolate version. I was so excited to see them at the store one day ( after months of looking for them) I bought the entire case plus some. Put them in the freezer and enjoyed them for months. Sad to say I have never found them since :(. Enjoy yours!

  36. cynthia y says:

    Wow sorry you are still homeless that is no fun. But enjoy Montana for me my parents were raised there and we would visit every summer growing up. It will always be my home away from home.

  37. Wendell Smith says:

    Several years ago we moved into a newly built home. I went out to a local grocery store and bought light bulbs for the whold house. Must have been 30 or 40 of them. That’s the only thing I bought. You could just see the person who checked me out was thinking. I just looked him in the eye and said “There’s going to be a real shortage on these, you better stock up before it’s too late.”

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