When we were in our senior year in college, my friends and I were given a small room in the basement of the library. Five of us kept our books and computers there and subsisted on nothing but chocolate-covered espresso beans, to sustain us through the long nights in the bowels of the earth. I've never forgotten to be thankful for them. There's no sleeping after this coffee-laced chocolate studded with chocolate-covered espresso beans.
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