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In an effort to come clean.

I’m almost 31 and I still eat chocolate chips out of the bag. In fact, if I buy chocolate chips, the odds are great (probably somewhere in the 99.999999999999999% range) that I will have eaten those chocolate chips before I will make cookies.


Today I was daydreaming about how awesome it would be to have someone who came and cleaned our bathroom, vacuumed the living room and our bedroom, and swept the kitchen floor. Oh, and maybe cleaned the stove? Just the top part! I think I would be much more relaxed if I had that.

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41 Responses to “In an effort to come clean.”

  1. Ashley

    Just bought a bag today at the grocery store with no intention of baking anything with them 🙂 Best snack ever – spoonful of peanut butter, dunk it in the chocolate chips.


  2. Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog

    That cleaning thing? I daydream about that all the time. In fact, Bob was making a spreadsheet of things to do/buy when we finish paying off some bills, and “cleaning wench” was high on the list.

    You are not alone, my friend.


  3. Jaime

    I’m almost 32 and I have 1/4 of a bag of chocolate chips left over from baking last week that I’m sure will be eaten before the end of this week.


  4. Gaye

    My favorite are butterscotch chips…..mmmm. Read a page, eat a chip, read a page, eat a chip…..


  5. Colin Matthew

    But what kind of chocolate chips? Dark? Semi-Sweet? White?


  6. Carrie K.

    Being able to afford a cleaning lady is my all-time favorite fantasy!


  7. bybee

    If I had a bag of butterscotch chips, I’d eat them and I would not share. That’s my shameful confession, lol.


  8. Stephanie

    Hmmm…..and I thought I was going to learn something completely sordid. I guess you are as normal as the rest of us!!


  9. Shanda

    Don’t worry, I totally still do this. And I’m almost 33!


  10. Audrey/brizmus

    I think you can never be too old to eat chocolate chips out of the bag. 🙂


  11. Kathy

    I’d love to have someone clean my whole house especially after having 3 males here last week. It’s a mess right now.


  12. Kiki

    I’m 41 and I still buy pre-made cookie dough with an eye to eating it out of the tub. Salmonella be damned!


  13. Beth F

    Let (somewhat 😉 ) older than you and I eat chocolate chips out of the bag too. I’ve had cleaning help and in some ways I love it, but in other ways, I’m happy to not have my privacy invaded.


  14. Jen Forbus

    I put a cleaning lady on my Christmas list every year, but damn, I never seem to get her. Heck, I’d take a cleaning man! Right now, however, the goal is more to de-clutter. I’ve accumulated too much crap!


  15. Jeane

    I still like eating cookie batter better than the cookies themselves. And chocolate chips with a handful of raisins, that’s the best snack.


  16. Kari

    Chocolate chips that have been in the freezer…that’s my taste preference! It’s almost as good as Girl Scout Thin Mints that have been in the freezer. I think both of those things are better frozen.


  17. Jodie

    I think everyone would be more relaxed if they had that – especially if the person cleaned all the gunky bits of the bathroom like tap ends and underneath the bin. Totally agree that eating cooking supplies instead of adding them to properly made htings is the way to go (sprinkles for me and if we had those little silver cake decorating balls I’d gobble them up too).


  18. Cam (epiBloguer)

    Yeah — never too old to eat chocolate chips right from the bag. I’m sure I’ll be doing that (and feeling guilty about it) until the end of time. =)


  19. Kathy Maughan

    I keep a bag of chocolate chips (Ghirardelli, milk chocolate) on my desk at all times. It’s a relatively new thing, but I’m all about expanding my horizons. 🙂


  20. zibilee

    Oh I would so love to have a visit by a cleaning person. I think that is my number one house fantasy, to have someone in to clean up once a week. And I also eat the chips… I just can’t help myself!


  21. Nan

    I love to eat chocolate chips out of the bag with peanut butter. It’s delicious!


  22. raych

    If you buy the 2kg Chipits resealable bag, you can eat as many as you want, whenever you want and still (maybe) have some left if the baking urge comes over you.


  23. Kathleen

    I’m 46 and I still eat them out of the bag too and long before they ever end up in cookies!


  24. Jena

    I’m going to be 32 next month and I don’t eat chocolate chips out of the bag. I never was fond of plain chocolate chips (unless they were milk chocolate chips, in which case I will still eat them out of the bag)–I think because the quality of the chocolate is lacking, unless you buy the really expensive ones. But my favorite treat is chocolate peanut butter oatmeal for breakfast. Mmmm…


  25. sarah pekkanen

    I do the exact same thing, Trish! Sometimes I try to be healthy – or healthier – and melt the chips in the microwave and dunk in strawberries and blueberries. But mostly I pop them directly into my mouth. They seem so little and harmless, don’t they?


  26. Ralph

    You already have someone to do that and his name is David!!!


  27. Melanie

    We could be twins. Except I’m 40-something. Now if I could eat chocolate chips while the cleaning lady was cleaning, then I’d know I was in heaven.l


  28. Amy

    Why stop at the chips??? I make the cookie dough onyy for eating and not cooking…a great thing I can do “because i’m an adult” hahaha


  29. Dreamybee

    You’re supposed to make cookies out of those things??


  30. Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord

    I’m 27 (according to my very gullible niece) and if I came clean with all of my eating idiosyncrasies, I’d probably scare a whole lotta people. I’ll start with this: I buy Dunkin Donuts chocolate chip muffins JUST for the chocolate chips. (I pick them out one by one, and discard the rest of the muffin.)

    Makes eating them out of the bag looked down right refined!


  31. nat @book, line, and sinker

    lol…when my hubby and i moved into our house almost 10 years ago, we decided to get a cleaning lady because we work so much that we want to enjoy our ‘down time.’

    we have never regretted our decision for a minute–we LOVE our “second mom”, as we call her, and she bakes us cookies AND keeps our house beautiful. we’re not messy but would rather spend our free time together doing fun stuff, not cleaning the bathroom!

    to make this fit into our budget, we GAVE UP TV. we traded off–television for a clean house. it was the best decision we ever made. we don’t miss tv at all (we’re too busy reading and living!) and our house is always spotless. everyone is happy!


  32. Jessica

    We should start a cleaning swap. I’d be totally willing to do those things if someone made me a stack of pie crusts for my freezer… The other way to do it is to get a group of people together and everyone group-cleans one house per weekend. It’s like a painting party – the whole thing is done top to bottom in maybe one hour. If you have enough people, you can even get someone to clean the oven or defrost the freezer.


  33. J.T. Oldfield

    I’ve actually told my husband he can get a girlfriend if she does all of the cleaning and laundry.


  34. Debbie

    Errr, are we not supposed to eat chocolate out of the bag? I have a Costco size bag of chocolate chips in the fridge that I dig into more often than I should.

    As for your day dream I would love to get that as my Christmas gift for the year.


  35. Jen - Devourer of Books

    I so dream of someone who will come and clean my floors. I like chocolate chips by their selves, but they aren’t in too much danger from me. Give me cookie dough, though, and you’re unlikely to get many cookies from them.


  36. Les in NE

    I’m almost 48 and I do the same! I have a half-eaten bag of dark chocolate chips calling my name, thankyouverymuch. 😉

    I’d love to have someone clean my stove top. Why in the world I ever replaced my white stove for one in black & stainless is beyond me. It shows ALL the grease! And once it’s clean, it shows all the streaks, no matter how I buff & polish.


  37. Lisa

    Dear God! You mean my son is never going to outgrow eating the chocolate chips before I can bake with them?! Well, at least you know their gone before you start to try to bake cookies.


  38. Lenore

    I cannot keep chocolate chips in the house for the VERY SAME REASON! Are we twins or what?!


  39. melanie

    You & my hubs with your chocolate chips. It’s cute until I go to make cookies and there aren’t any chips. Your husband probably isn’t trying to make cookies so it’s not a problem.
    And while you think a cleaning lady would help, cleaning for the cleaning lady is another level of stress altogether. Because then you get involved in organizational matters which is a time suck for sure.


  40. Romi

    Hey Lady,

    Was referred to your blog by an awesome book worm/blogger/friend, this is a great site! 🙂

    On to business: you mean semi-sweet chocolate chips right? I guess it doesn’t matter when they’re just chips, but have you ever had chocolate chip cookies baked with sweet “milk chocolate chips”? Makes me wanna chuck ’em out the window in comparison to my semi-sweet babies 😉


  41. Teddy

    Your never too old to eat chocolate chips out of the bag or lick the bowl clean or brownie batter, etc..

    We have a cleaning person every other week. It is so worth it. we leave the heavy scubing to her and do the light stuff to keep it clean in between. We both work and believe that is one of the reasons our marriage is still strong.


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