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More good news for chocolate lovers

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Mind you, the researchers AREN'T talking about the red velvet birthday cake I ate yesterday, smothered in cream cheese frosting. Nor are they speaking of the chocolate chip cookies DH and I love from the gourmet market.

No, they are talking about the 99% chocolate bars I buy, and eat 1/6 at a time. Or the extra dark cocoa powder I use to make hot cocoa, or chocolate egg creams (just cocoa, sweetener, and selzter), or my fave, "brownie" yogurt (nonfat yogurt with cocoa and sweetener and some walnuts or almonds if I want crunch).

I'm not saying the red velvet cake wasn't delicious. I AM saying that I'm not going to fool myself into thinking it was healthful. Not at all. It was a splurge, it was a treat, and I will go back to my unsweetened or artificially sweetened chocolate items.

I am also saying that chocolate IS a basic food group, full of nutrients we don't even know about yet, and that it IS good for us in modest doses, and within certain guidelines. White chocolate doesn't count (it isn't CHOCOLATE, it just has cocoa BUTTER, and they put that in skin lotion, and you don't eat that, do you?????), and milk chocolate isn't too much better.

But DARK DARK chocolate, the semisweet or bittersweet or even unsweetened - now THAT's the THEOBROMA of the Incans, the food of the gods!!!!!!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • v IMAOFSEVEN
    Ah- chocoalate. I've never tasted anything over 70%. I don't know if they sell it Kosher- but I'm going to check it out.


    1923 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    MMmmmmmm, I like the 85% Lindt too - but you've got to try the 99%, you will be amazed. It's the black coffee equivalent in chocolate!
    1923 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    This is of course JUST what I wanted to hear. Chocolate, love it: the darker the better: yeah!! Chocolate brownie yogourt, chocolate brownie oatmeal, hot chocolate with extra dark cocoa in it; and above all my Lindt 85% wrapped squares 1 per workout at the gym!!
    1924 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    No no no, all the gods and goddesses are thin and beautiful and young and immortal! Well, except Mars/Ares, he's ugly. And I guess Hades, too. And maybe Hephaestus (the fire god). But the goddesses are all thin and gorgeous. Always. It's a requirement!

    Though those are the Greek/Romans, who knows about the Incan gods, they could be quite chubbed out, LOL!
    1924 days ago
  • v KRISTEN_SAYS
    mmmmmm I love chocolate so much! Dark chocolate is my favorite
    1925 days ago
  • v SAPNA.
    Are the Gods fat?
    1925 days ago
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