MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH CHOCOLATE

It All Started A Long Time Ago......

I remember the first time I felt the taste on my tongue and I couldn't even speak yet! I must of gurgled in a very excited way with a giggle or two mixed in. Then I must of yelled at my mother or father in a very loud way with a word that resembled something like MOOORRRRRRRR......!!

This was the beginning of my "Love Affair" with Chocolate. It started slowly with a few toddler steps to the kitchen to sneak a lick or two out of a cake bowl filled with batter. It then progressed to waiting for the cupcakes to finish cooking and then it was time for the chocolate frosting to make its appearance. Yea! Let us celebrate this yummy mix of sugar with sugar with lots of extra sugar and then "lick, lick, lick!" Unfortunately this love for chocolate then turned into an obsession which then progressed to a bit " of too much chocolate!" It started with the batter and then went on to a race to the corner shop for candy bars or the grocery store for the candy cases where they weigh how much you have. When I didn't have the money I took it as "Well, this candy must be free," so I took a few and put it in my pockets. Luckily I was young enough that the Manager let me off lightly.

I have pictures of myself eating lots of chocolate in all different scenarios. Sneaking a few chocolates at a birthday party when I was five, the chocolate mousse in front of me on a highschool date, the chocolate cake at my wedding and many other memories where the "Love of my Mouth" accompanied me. Oh yes, and let's not forget all of the chocolate candy boxes from my romantic boyfriends for Valentines Day! Once a friend sent me chocolate that had something in it that was supposed to change my mood and I eagerly chomped it down to see if anything would happen and something did happen! I wanted more and more and more CHOCOLATE!

At one time in my life I thought of starting a chocolate business, but after being in Europe and walking down a market isle that had a thousand different candy bars in it, I just "gave up." I wondered if I actually made a certain sort of chocolate if I would not love it as much. I mean, who can beat a Cadbury Bar?! Especially the one's that are as big as a shoe! Not sure about the French companies, but I will tell you everything they made was "mouth watering." 

I tried to think of every time I thought of chocolate or made a choice to have "something chocolate." Almost every time I order a desert, I always choose something with chocolate in it. So, this means I have consumed tons and tons of chocolate in a lifetime and the problem is that I always want more! They say that consuming chocolate helps you feel "loved" because it stimulates the emission of endorphins. It is also a stimulant, euphorisant, and anti-depressor. Cool. Bring it on! Sounds great!

Considering all of the ingredients in it, chocolate has nutritional qualities and is considered a "high energy" food in small doses. Athletes are among those who eat chocolate regularly since it brings on energy quickly. All of the ingredients in chocolate when taken in small doses is beneficial to you. Four of the substances in chocolate are theobromine, caffeine, phenylethlamine and serotoni.

My favorite chocolate treats are: Chocolate Honeycomb, Chocolate Mousse, Cadbury Bars with Nuts in it, Chocolate Ice Cream with chocolate chunks in it, Chocolate Fudge and special Chocolate Coffee Drinks or Blended milkshakes! Did I make your mouth water yet? 

Come on, go treat yourself! 




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LilianEden profile image

LilianEden 7 years ago

Oh Yeah! A Girlie's Best Friend! Love THE HUB!!!!


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GPAGE 7 years ago from California Author

You want to meet for chocolate and a latte? ha

G


poetlorraine 6 years ago

love chocolate myself great hub


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

thanx for stopping in poetlorraine.........enjoy some good chocolate goodies during the holidays! Best, GPAGE


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

What a satisfying read gpage! I've been meaning to catch up on your hubs for some time now and thanks to AEvans and your nomination in the top 200 newbies hub I'm doing just that!

We have a few things in common including an affinity for that deep dark drug! Hope your holiday is as rich :)


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Green Lotus! Thank you so much for stopping by! Glad to know that there is another "chocolate lover here!" ha I feel so honored to be on that newbie hubber list! What a "treat!" Best, GPAGE


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Chocolate.......... we have so much in common! My dad worked for Mars candy as an electrician for 45 years.......... he used to bring home boxes of chocolate! Not candy bars mind you........ he'd take the box (think fundraising boxes), and he'd walk past every machine......... the peanut butter, nuts, caramel, you name it and come home with this enormous candy bar we'd break off into pieces.

The kids at school, they make sure they bring me chocolate even if their treats are not. I do have a problem now though with my eighth graders; for the last six years I've told them they have to have lunch, real lunch before junk, and over the last six years they have unfortunately learned my secret; they now tell me to get a "real lunch" if they see me with my favorite food.

Kids........... I just give them a "do as I say, not as I do." They're good with that, and then they break open the chips! I need to go back to third grade!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Kaie! I always enjoy your stories! Yes, we are bonded by the greatest treat known to man! (women too! ;) CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!......that sounds so cute about your dad.

Thank you for your fab comment and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season! Best Wishes, G


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Chocolate lovers unite! Rock on! I can totally relate to this HUB and you "sweety." hehehe


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Ghost Whisper 77! I hear you loud and clear my "partner in CHOCOLATE crime!" ha

Thanx for stopping in......nice to see you here! Oh yea....loved the pics of the chocolate guns ; Best, GPAGE


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epigramman 6 years ago

talk about overindulgence - chocolate and your hubs - I could have a lot of both!!!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Thank you again my lovely friend...E! you always make me smile.....G


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Ask Your Mama 6 years ago

Hey G! This was great! Just so you know, My friend is making a "Chocolate Run" to Belgium... Who's your buddy?


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

AYM! Thank you so much for the tip! U rock! ha G


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I enjoy that love affair, too! Totally enjoyable read!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Thanks Habee! Nice to see you. G

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