5 reasons why chocolate is good for us …
Clubs of America | Sep 07, 2015
Point 1: Chocolate grows on trees. That means chocolate could be considered a fruit. Fruit’s good for us, so by association, so is chocolate.
Point 2: Chocolate is also derived from cocoa beans, and beans are a vegetable. (If anyone wants to argue Point 1, kindly refer to Point 2.)
Point 3: Most chocolate is made with a fair share of sugar. Sugar is a by-product of either sugar cane or sugar beets, both of which are plants, which means they could be regarded as vegetables. There you go! You could say sugar is a pseudo-veggie, right?
Point 4: Chocolate candy in most forms contains milk, a dairy product. Milk is considered a near-perfect food. Chocolate candy really IS a health food!
Point 5: Variety is an important part of any balanced diet, and chocolate comes to us in a wide array of choices. There are chocolate covered raisins, cherries, strawberries, coconut, orange slices, etc. — all fruits and all nutritionally beneficial. There are chocolate covered peanuts, cashews, almonds, macadamias, etc. — all protein-rich nuts, and we all need protein to stay healthy!
Then there’s the happiness factor, and you can’t put a limit on happy!
— Go ahead, enjoy without guilt!! —
This Month’s Heavenly Chocolate Selection: “DECADENT TRUFFLES”
Center bars are a combination of 1 DARK CHOCOLATE ALLSPICE & CINNAMON CARAMEL BAR & 1 MILK CHOCOLATE IRISH CREAM CARAMEL BAR Surrounding pieces are a combination of MILK CHOCOLATE DIPPED MARQUIS TRUFFLES, DARK CHOCOLATE DIPPED CREME de MENTHE TRUFFLE AND WHITE & TOASTED COCONUT DIPPED BOULAE TRUFFLE W/DARK GANACHE CENTER.