Confessions of a Chocoholic

I’m in no way a chocolate connoisseur , However I do love a good  chocolate fest, To me Chocolate is a food group in which I indulge in on a daily basis ; I ate so much Chocolate  when I was pregnant with my last child I seriously thought that she would come out chocolate coated. I have probably bought enough chocolate in the past few months that could reach to the moon and back perhaps I’m exaggerating just a bit but not by much. Chocolate is a great stress reliever with its ever so soothe creamy melt in your mouth goodness, There are several varieties of this delectable deliciousness from white to milk chocolate and dark variety and bittersweet, Do I have a preference no not really but Milk Chocolate is usually what I crave the most; How could I deny myself such a treat? There are several ways to indulge in Chocolate; There is the Chocolate bar , Chocolate milk
brownies, cookies the list is endless and at one time or another I have taken part in these forms .I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I have not had chocolate from any where than The United States, A true chocoholic perhaps should at least of had chocolate from another country to get the whole chocolate experience and treat their taste buds to a whole other level. The cons of chocolate is that it is sneaky once you eat a little you crave more until you realize that you just ate a whole Chocolate bar and have no recollection of eating that much.
My whole obsession with Chocolate has been passed down to my youngest I swear at times she knows when I open up the wrapper when she is not even in the same room as myself , She could be playing upstairs or watching her favorite cartoon and the moment I break off one piece she is there wanting her share of it. Is this good to indulge in so much chocolate perhaps not . There are benefits to eating Dark Chocolate to which I’ve read articles about that it helps lower blood pressure and contains antioxidants only in moderation. Moderation that is not in my vocabulary when it comes to divulging chocolate.Hi I’m…. and I’m a Chocoholic

***** FUN FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE**********
Chocolate syrup was used to represent blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “Psycho” a scene which took 7 days to shoot.

Once upon a time, money did grow on trees. Cocoa beans were used as currency by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations over 1400 years ago. When they had too much money to spend, they brewed the excess into hot chocolate drinks.

The Swiss consume more chocolate per capita than any other nation on earth. That’s 22 pounds each compared to 11 pounds per person in the United States.

Rumor has it that Napoleon carried chocolate with him on all his military campaigns for a quick energy snack.

The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word “xocolatl”, which means “bitter water”.

The amount of caffeine in chocolate is lower than most people think. A 1.4 ounce piece of milk chocolate contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of decaffeinated coffee. There is an average of 6 mg. of caffeine in both an ounce of milk chocolate and a cup of decaffeinated coffee, while a cup of regular coffee contains between 65 and 150 mg. of caffeine.
Thanks for this list of fun facts Cocoajava
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8 Comments »

  1. 1
    esperd Says:

    While I don’t have an obsession, I do love chocolate. Certain kinds. Or should I say, I’m not up for just a plain ‘ol milk chocolate. It has to have something in it like almonds, peanut butter, crispy’s, whatever! Oh Trader Joe’s sells a really good low-carb dark chocolate that is so delicious.

    Last night I had chocolate covered pistachios.

  2. 2

    Chocolate covered pistachios sound really good

    Have you ever had anything unusual covered in chocolate like grasshoppers or ants?

  3. 3

    I live for chocolate! Some might not have an obsession, but I do! I love everything chocolate!

  4. 4

    I live for chocolate too!

  5. 5
    esperd Says:

    unusual stuff, no lol!!

    For some cash I might!!

  6. 6

    Yea perhaps the right Dollar figure I might eat something like a chocolate covered bug
    but that is a big maybe

  7. 7

    I am so with you on this post! 🙂
    Right now you got me thinking I need some chocolate milk…mmmmmm


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