Robert M. Pirsig wrote a book in 1974 called Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The story dealt with not just motorcycles or specific spiritual philosophies, but in particular how one man set out on a journey with his son while wrestling with an old argument he’d been having with himself for years to define the word “Quality.” This question had ultimately led to a nervous breakdown of the main character at one point during his career as a professor who had assigned his students to answer the same question.
It does present a thought provoking curiosity… How do YOU define quality? The story spends a fair amount of time working to reconcile the line drawn between the objective from the subjective, the intellect from the emotional, instinct from expertise. The components which both divide and encompass these “qualities” concurrently are difficult to measure in words. We here at Candy Zone Chocolates choose to measure quality with feelings and experience. We’ll let you decide what constitutes their meaning. Maybe it’s the meticulous way in which our gourmet truffles are carefully and lovingly created and then packaged and delivered to your doorstep… Perhaps more so was the memory of your favorite song playing on the radio while you took a bite into one of our Dark Chocolate Toffee Covered Pretzels, reminding you of that special someone who’d sent it on your six month anniversary.
We’d love to hear from you just what constitutes quality with you. Please feel free to share stories accordingly. At Candy Zone Chocolates, we’re all about spreading the joy. That in and of itself can be one of the best qualities of life.