I had just come back from a delightful hike in the local mountains. As we sat down with our friends, I opened a bottle of wine, and shared a taste of chocolate. I confess – I’m a chocoholic. I’m afraid I will never be cured by a 12-step program, as I am shameless in my desire, and find myself surrounded by like minded people who fuel my addiction by giving me boxes of the stuff for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries – you name it. I was going to write a whole blog on this topic, until I remembered, “Wait! I’ve done this before.” So here it is. Hope you enjoy it with a nice piece chocolate truffle!
1) Chocolate is a vegetable. How, you ask? Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Beans are a vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.
2) To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk,
which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food.
3) Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all
count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
4) If you’ve got melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too
5) 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.
6) Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the
edge off your appetite, and you’ll eat less.
7) 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.
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. Therefore, you need to eat more chocolate.
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. Now, 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) If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can’t let that happen, can you?