Why do you suppose it is that we love sweets so much more than other stuff like say... vegetables? I happen to like vegetables--broccoli, green beans, tomatoes, bean-beans, all that good stuff. But I have to confess that if the choice was between a big ol' hunk of broccoli or a big ol' slab of chocolate cheesecake--well, I would have to think about that for a while. Say...five seconds. Maybe four.
Of course everyone has their favorite weakness. Some like ice cream. Some like fudge. And a few really go for bread pudding with rum sauce or tirimasu. Yummmm. I am kinda partial to that last one. About twice a year I actually go to a restaurant where they serve it. And I feel intensely guilty for indulging for about five seconds.
For whatever reason, sweet satisfies in a way that nothing else does. Steak is wonderful. Baked potatoes are fabulous. A huge fresh salad is spectacular. But ultimately, none of them satisfy on the same level as a bowl of chocolate almond chip ice cream. Nothing. Except perhaps to add peanut butter sauce and some cherries.
So tell me, my friends... what's your downfall?