Chocolate- Is There Anything It Can’t Do?

A new study says delicious, wonderful chocolate improves eyesight and mental acuity. Ah Chocolate!
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 18, 2011

Expat, more great news on chocolate! 😛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/18/11 at 09:55 PM
God is good!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/18/11 at 10:26 PM
I like hershey chocolate pretty well. But I have to say some of the best chocolate I've ever tasted came from Greece.(Love ya Expat 💋 )
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/19/11 at 05:19 AM
You're welcome, Patty. Need some more?

Greek dark chocolate (baker's chocolate in the US) has won top awards year after year around the globe. I consume about 25grams per day which is one block of the stuff as sold in the supermarkets.

HOWEVER...... ION sells "the real thing" in 1.5 kilo bars but only to confectioneries; but when I can get my hands on one you can kiss that 25gram limit goodbye!

I've tried 70% but didn't find it to my liking.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/19/11 at 05:37 AM
I think most U S products are made to make a profit from the masses. That means that they keep costs as low as possible by using cheap ingredients. Then they cover it up with fat and/or sugar.

I have had good imported chocolate and it is so much better than the stuff we make here that I wish I could afford more of it. And it is probably healthier too because it has less preservatives and "flavor enhancing" chemicals.


Rules for eating chocolate
Pay attention to #9, it proves one of my points about U S chocolate.

1. If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.

2. The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

3. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less. (A diet worth

4. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't that handy?

5. If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer.

But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?

6. If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.

7. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices, and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

8. If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?

9. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.

10. Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A. Because no one wants to quit.

11. If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated.

12. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

Hope you get a good laugh out of this (though this is a serious subject for some of us).
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 08/19/11 at 08:30 AM
I found some extra rules for eating chocolate. patty, #4 is for you 😜

1 - Do not buy Gold Coin chocolates then go to another store and try to buy more Gold Coin chocolate with them.

2 - Turn off beaters and remove them from frosting before sticking face in bowl.

3 - Anything bite-sized or fun-sized that is made out of chocolate automatically counts as zero calories when computing your daily dietary intake.

4 - Anything edible (and a few things that can't be eaten) are good candidates for chocolate coating. 😜

5 - Refrain from consuming any confection larger than your head.

6 - When disposing of massive quantities of empty chocolate wrappers, hide them under the empty liquor bottles.

7 - Chocolate and saunas do not mix.

8 - Hershey kisses are usually more savory when the foil is peeled off.....especially if you have fillings in your teeth.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 08/19/11 at 08:42 AM
Yogi, check your mail box on this site.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/19/11 at 11:15 AM
Yogi, honey, some things CAN be eaten but just CAN NOT be consumed. 😊

Oh Expat, don't tempt me sweetie! 😛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/19/11 at 11:15 PM
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