Friday, July 22, 2011

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Chocolate



Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get
               -Forrest Gump                                                                       




Chocolate is a product of the cacao beans (also known as the cocoa beans) that comes from the cacao tree. They are roasted and grounded to make a chocolate colored liquid. Which is the base for anything chocolate. It is found all over but about 70% of the chocolate we eat comes from Africa. Did you know it also has many health benefits?

Chocolate is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from diseases and aging. Interesting, I was always hearing how it was bad but it is plant based like fruits and veggies. I made a difficult decision by doing a taste test for you guys. Someone had to do it, no need to thank me it was my pleasure ;).



Dark Chocolate- A combination of chocolate liquor, cocoa butter and sugar, but contains at least 35% chocolate liquor. Bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate are often called dark chocolate.

The mother of all chocolates but it's not my fave it's too bitter 





Milk Chocolate- A combination of chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sugar and milk or cream. Milk chocolate must contain at least 10% chocolate liquor and at least 12% total milk ingredients

This had be drooling for more I can eat it all day everyday





White Chocolate- Made from the same ingredients as milk chocolate (cocoa butter, milk, sugar) but without the nonfat cocoa solids. In 2002, FDA established a standard of identity for white chocolate. White chocolate must contain at least 20% cocoa butter and 14% total milk ingredients.

Yummy, but I always wondered about the color click here for the answer





After my treat test, I agree that chocolate is both yummy and healthy to eat. But, when you take it and turn it into high calorie snacks that's when.................


*puts down chocolate bar* and steps on scale, what the what? Yeah... weight gain. Moderation is key.


What's your favorite chocolate?



2 comments:

  1. I know that dark chocolate is healthier for you, but I loooove milk chocolate:)

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  2. IKR, milk chocolate gets my vote all the time

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