DiD someone say Chocolate?

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Hershey taps into growing Asian market by altering standard flavors

Hershey’s is seeking to join its top competitors on more candy shelves in places like India and China as it makes a bid to expand its global presence.

Green tea Kisses and almond Reese’s cups?

With annual sales of $28 billion, the U.S. retail market for candy, chocolate, gum and mints is projected by Euromonitor to grow at less than 2 percent a year.

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Ahhh… Chocolate. There are few foods that people find so irresistible and feel quite as passionate about.

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Dang. For some of us just thinking about chocolate can evoke bliss. Mmmmmmmm.

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What do ya suppose it is my “sweet” friends…Heh.
Is it the caffeine, the stimulant theobromine, the amphetamine phenylethylamine?

Or is that T.M.I.? (too much info?) chomp2.gif

Chocolate has gotten a bad rap.
Claims that it causes acne and tooth decay, that it’s a fattening, nutritionless food.

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Then again, it’s been known to be an anti-depressant and heck, even an aphrodisiac.

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Some even claim that the cocoa butter in the chocolate may coat the teeth and protect them by preventing plaque from forming. Go figure.

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We’ve heard the recent findings that the phenolics, in chocolate may help lower the risk of heart disease.

Well, that’s encouraging aint it?

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What’s your pleasure friends.
Chocolate syrup. Ice-cream. Chocolate cake. Chocolate chip cookies.

Me?..I’ll take a simple milk chocolate hersheys kiss anytime.
Come to think of it..make that a dozen.

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Perhaps the more ya know ’bout this charismatic confection, the more y’all should consider experimenting and sampling different types and brands of chocolate eh.
Kinda like yer own research project ya know. choclate.gif

Points to Ponder:

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

Money talks. Chocolate sings. chocolateani.gif

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

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?

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Deliciously lending a taste to my friends over at Blog @ MoreWhat.com, Perri Nelson’s Website, Mark My Words, The Random Yak, Adam’s Blog, The Bullwinkle Blog, The Amboy Times, Leaning Straight Up, Conservative Cat, Pursuing Holiness, Conservative Thoughts, third world county, Faultline USA, stikNstein… has no mercy, The World According to Carl, Pirate’s Cove, Blue Star Chronicles, Planck’s Constant, Dumb Ox Daily News, and Wake Up America, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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17 Responses to “DiD someone say Chocolate?”

  1. Perri Nelson says:

    “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?”

    Diabetes.

    Fortunately for me, there’s sugar free chocolate!

  2. wordsmith says:

    I love Japanese chocolate! There are some unique tastes.

  3. Martin says:

    Life is like a box of chocolates: squarish and tastes a little like paper…

  4. Pam says:

    MMMM delightful post! Chocolate really is one of my favorite things!

  5. michael says:

    One of the finest things about life in Israel is the overall quality of the chocolate here.

    But sometimes, I yearn for a Hershey bar…

  6. Kathy says:

    I did a report a few years back for a nutrition class I took where I essentially redesigned the food pyramid into a tree. Obviously chocolate was the trunk. My reasoning is that healthy eating was easier to stick to if the cravings were satisfied as well. I got an A. :)

  7. marallyn says:

    oy chocolate…green tea??? my cousin just visited from belgium…brought me a box…a box…of leonidas chocolates…it was the first time in 37 years that i contemplated moving from jerusalem…that good

  8. Gayle says:

    Suddenly I have a craving for chocolate, Angel. Gee, I wonder why? LOL! There’s no chocolate in the house either. Dang!

  9. Always On Watch says:

    Nothing better than a traditional Hershey’s Kiss with that after-dinner cup o’ Joe!

  10. Jungle Mom says:

    You are killing my diet with this post!!! Venezuela has great chocolate. There is a chocolate company here, owned by a Jewish family, that has won international awards. Del Ry Chocolate! To die for!!!A member of our church works there and regularly GIVES me KILO blocks! thats 2.2 pounds! Lasts a day or two!

  11. nanc says:

    i keep emergency chocolate – you know, for those three or four days a month where the evil one kicks in…

    one time, our daughter asked me why i keep “emergency” chocolate and i emphatically told her, “it’s my in-case-i-want-to-kill-somebody relief!” she responded, “oh.” a couple of years later, she knew what i was talkin’ about…*:]

  12. Angel says:

    lol…thanks y’all for the yummy input! ;)

  13. brooke says:

    You’re killin’ my diet, girl! :lol:

  14. KKarLLmM says:

    Shake me wake me, when they get up to Pizza Kisses…then i can combine some of my vices….make that a double!!!!!

  15. Debbie says:

    Perri Nelson’s right. Sugar free chocolate is just as good as the real thing these days. I highly recommend Figi’s (http://www.figis.com). I keep a running order for their chocolate coconut haystacks and petite fours, sugar free of course.

    I treat myself with one haystack and one petite four after dinner. Yum Yum

  16. cube says:

    I love simple chocolate, but recently we came across Hershey’s Extra Dark assortment. Very good, especially the one with cranberries, blueberries, & almonds. Yum.

    For ice cream I prefer vanilla though. Go figure.

  17. benning says:

    I have tried every M&M version to come out – I think! – and only one, so far, has been a loser. Crunchy M&Ms don’t make the cut. There was also a Cafe Con Leche M&Ms. I found them once, bought a bag, enjoyed the heck outa them, and have never seen them on the shelves since! Dang!

    I like the idea of confectioners trying new things as long as they don’t abandon what really works for something that may only be a fad.

    “Just gimme da chocolate and nobody gets hurt, see?”