By: Nichole Fanara

 

Dear Fellow Chocolate Aficionados,

 

Heed my words. Listen to my tale.

“Dear Google”, I began, “why am I hopelessly devoted to Nutella?”

Google worked its hardest and in 0.12 seconds showed me the answer to all my burning questions. Turns out the answer is quite simple – chocolate is addictive.

But I couldn’t accept this. Chocolate is so good to me. I couldn’t accept that this love was simply chemical Stockholm syndrome.

So I searched further.
What I found was that chocolate has properties (other than cocoa-y deliciousness) that make you want it all the time, really badly. Like really badly. The little devils are actually the same addictive chemical found in alcohol.

I also found that apparently women crave it more than men – 40% of women in an Answers.com article crave it over only 15% of men. This has something to do with our menstrual cycles. When women are low in magnesium, there is a tendency to crave it. Thus, many women crave chocolate. Just as Mother Nature intended it.

Have I mentioned chocolate’s connection with marijuana yet? No, no it can’t be found in chocolate, but according to some studies done at the University of California, a pleasure-inducing chemical found in marijuana is also found in chocolate. Here’s to hoping that the FBI doesn’t know though, because it would be a real shame if the government banned chocolate.

So friends, with all the chocolate your hunny (or you yourself) will be bringing you today, remember this one important message: practice safe chocolate.

 

(Hershey) hugs and kisses,

Mlle. Chocolate

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