in·dul·gence n. The act or an instance of indulging; gratification: indulgence of every whim.
I don’t have a problem with the word INDULGENCE. Do you?
And let me throw another word at you while we’re talking about indulgences because in my book, I feel these two words belong together. Don’t you?
jus·ti·fi·ca·tion n. A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances
It’s true, isn’t it? In the crazy, crazy world in which we live, taking time out to indulge in the special things that give us a real lift, often require a degree in justification.
We need to justify our time, our money and, God forbid, the possible impact on our health.
Well, I say poo-poo to all that.
Bring on life’s indulgences.
Bring on the things that make us feel a little bit special. The every-now-and-then indulgences and the sneaky daily ones too.
Let’s break down – and justify – my favourite indulgences, shall we?
Now you’re probably wondering why I haven’t mentioned my penchant for sweet things …
Listen up and I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret secret. I have two chief indulgent loves in that department: chocolate and ice-cream.
The chocolate’s ok, because I
tell myself justify that it’s dark and that’s just eating antioxidants, right? Unfortunately my taste in ice cream extends to the OVER-indulgence. It’s ok to down a tub of Maggie Beer’s burnt fig, honeycomb and caramel ice cream – with my husband – every now and again. But certainly not every night or even every week.
So what’s a girl looking for a more regular indulgent ice cream fix to do.
Rip open a packet of Skinny Cow ice cream cookies, that’s what.
Now, if you’ve indulged in a Skinny Cow ice cream cookie in the past, these ones will please you even more – it’s a new recipe – one that got a very big indulgent thumbs up from the taste-testers in this house*. There’s 15% more in a serve than previously. They’re 97% fat free – yes, that doesn’t mean sugar-free – but the sugar content is just enough and a way better alternative than artificial sweeteners.
In fact the sweetest part is the number of calories per serve: 127 for the vanilla and caramel; 129 for the chocolate. There’s your justification right there.
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So, I’ve laid out all my indulgences on the line. I’m pretty keen to know what YOUR biggest indulgence is? Share it below in the comments section for your chance for a $150 Westfield gift card. The competition opens today and closes June 8. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality. Australian entries only. One entry per person. Full terms and conditions here.
* Disclaimer: I’m gluten intolerant, as many of you know. I didn’t eat the biscuit part but had a taste of all the flavours. Yes, there’s gluten in the ice cream but in small doses I can get away with it as I’m not coeliac. The rest of my family were EXTREMELY happy to give me feedback on the combined taste! There may have been a fight over the last one