This page will be a real blessing to chocolate lovers. The Swiss eat 12 pounds of it a year, and we in the USA are second, eating 9 pounds a year.
We at Blessed Quietness Journal are proud to tell you that we are doing our part to keep the Hershey Company and the M&M people in the black.
Chocolate cake or a five pound box of chocolates-- what a gold mine of luxury. There is something about chocolate that get the imagination of people all around the world.
Yet, this delicacy is taken from a bean that grows on a tree in the tropics. It is not mined from the ground like gold or rubies. God created the cocoa tree for our enjoyment, Let us make the most of it.
Chemicals called phenols have been found in chocolate. These may stop low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) from forming the plaque that can clog arteries.
Report from University of California at Davis
RULES IN THE WORLD FAMOUS
CHOCOLATE DIET PLAN
1. If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
3. The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car.
The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.
4. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less.
5. 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.
6. If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?
7. Money talks. Chocolate sings.
8. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.
9. QUESTION: Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
ANSWER: Because no one wants to quit.
10. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.
11. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't that handy?
12. 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?
13. Because everyone else likes chocolate so well, if you don't get your share right away someone else will get more than you.
14. If there isn't enough chocolate to go around, go ahead and eat it, but be sure to wipe your face, wash your hands, and brush your teeth.
THE MECCA OF CHOCOLATE LOVERS. IT IS ACCEPTABLE, IF YOUR ARE PHYSICALLY NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE HAJJ TO HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA, YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE BY VISITING ANY CANDY COUNTER AND VIEW THE CHOCOLATE THERE:
CHOCOLATE FROM THE UK via Scotsdale, Arizona:
WHEN IN FLORIDA:
COMPANIES WHICH ADVERTISE (AND SOME MAIL ORDER) CHOCOLATE ON THE WEB:
AN ALL CHOCOLATE CAKE: