Friday, January 30, 2009

Chocolate Freak



What does it say about me that I am content and happy when I have chocolate in the house, hidden from the kids or not? It’s like Chocolate Valium. Individual Dove chocolates are my “dolls” (for those of you young-uns, see Valley of the Dolls).

That I look forward to the day after Valentine’s Day so I can race over to Target to buy Dove hearts at half price?

That the day after Christmas at the grocery store I drooled over a 5-POUND Hershey bar that was ½ off (originally $35)?

That I wish some company made chocolate pens, chocolate books, chocolate pillows, chocolate-covered French fries?

Yes, I know I’m headed for Diabetes-ville. That’s why I’m enjoying my sugar while I can. My grandma had to go off chocolate for many, many years because the doctor said the caffeine made her heart race (“poor woman”, we cluck our tongues, shake our heads and say).

Click here to see the caffeine content in chocolate versus tea or coffee or soda.

Do you love chocolate? What’s your favorite chocolate thing?

Enjoy!

P.S. I joined Weight Watchers (for the, ahem, THIRD time) back on the 20th so I’ll let you know how my chocolate addiction goes. Is there a 12-step program for that? Click here to read a review of the new sugar-free Dove chocolate, which you know I will be trying to find ASAP. And how do you get a gig reviewing chocolate? Count me in!

P.S. Dove has chocolate parties now. I just sent an e-mail to try to set one up. They'd better bring on the sugar-free stuff or there will be bloodshed.

7 comments:

  1. Thats a great picture. When I was pregnant with my last son, I could not get enough Reese's peanut butter cups...did you know they make a "Big Cup"? Its amazing, I would like to thank whoever put PB and chocolate together....brilliant. Sadly, I can't eat those anymore, I ate too many and burnt myself out. But I love chocolate too. The weight watchers toffee candy are good, and they make 100 calorie twixs, and m&ms. -Beth

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  2. I'm not big on chocolate- I'm more of a caramel person. When I was pregnant with my daughter, though, I bought a bag of those halloween sized snickers every time I was at the store and ate at least one every day! :-)

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  3. Revealing my former geekiness. Eva's Chemistry 101. Om my notebook for organic chemistry in college I doodled "My Favorite Chemical Compound" And I had a diagram of it. Can't remember it now, I actually think I still have it in a box somewhere. It was for Theobromine which is in the same family as caffeine and is found in chocolate. Acts like caffeine and is used therapeutically by moms everywhere. :) It's also why dogs can't have chocolate, they metabolize Theobromine too slowly and it poisons them. Interestingly what made me think of it recently is that it's been in the news because its also found in acai berries, the new Oprah weight loss thing. See, mom, dad, I didn't party ALL the time!!

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  4. A five POUND chocolate bar?? Wow.... I just drooled on my keyboard.

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  5. Dove is awesome! I will have to check out the sugar free. We have a local chocolatier that makes a great sugar free chocolate-whenever I was pregnant Dh would buy them for me-what a treat!

    Oh, I just did my random things. They are sure random!

    Aimee
    http://thekerrieshow.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ok, I left the wrong link, yours! I am really OK, I promise, just ditzy!

    Aimee
    journalofamomma.blogspot.com

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  7. I love Dove Chocolates!!! They are so smooth and sooo perfect!

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