9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the 10th lies.

The three best pleasures in life are scratching, digging nose and eating chocolate. Since i love chocolate so much, today i’ll just gonna tell a little bit of here and there i know about awesomeness of chocolates.

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where it came from ?
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Cocoa Beans, almond-shaped seeds from Cacao Tree, is the source of all chocolate and cocoa products we enjoy today. Not gonna explain anymore than this, cause..it’ll get boring.

how chocolate are made ?
The Cocoa beans are processed depending on the cocoa content in a chocolate, guess what. It’s known as “Chocolate Liquor” once it’s processed into a thick creamy paste, it’s known as cocoa paste as well. Most of the chocolate were further processed by mixing with butter, vanilla and sugar. There’s where all the additional sweenest comes from.

some facts about chocolate
a bit of history on chocolate
Decades ago, there’s this place called “Theobroma Cacao”, ish the name of the Cacao Tree’s Botanical. It pays homage to it’s mythical origins. In greek, theobroma actually means “food of the gods”. So for those who knows about Chocolate lounge around M’sia =P Now you know where the names comes from. At the same time, the Chocolate drink were known as the divine drink as well. All Hail Chocolate !

As time pass by, chocolate drink has become one of the healthy drink, and once the steam engine were introduce, that’s where chocolate envolve into solid-eating-bars and start taking over the world.

That’s when our dear Switzer Daniel Petter, added Milk into these chocolate, and thus…MILK CHOCOLATE(My favourite) are born in Switzerland ! Now that’s why they say Swiss made the best chocolate around !

since then, chocolate has been produced in solid forms, it’s been use as ingredient on many food as well; Ice creams, breads, flavoured milk, candies, and guess what; it has been used by soldiers during the Civil War as well as portable food for energy and morale ! (During the Second World War, the U.S. Government commissioned Milton Hershey to create a candy bar to be included in soldier’s rations. The candy bar chosen was the famous Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar.)

ALL HAIL CHOCOLATE !

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chocolate and our health

-caffeine-
In a bar of chocolate, there is existence of caffeine. Just that it’s significantly lower than those in coffee, tea or cola drinks. That’s why it’s the best food when you wanna stay awake =P

-cholesterol
i can only say, a bar of chocolate is lower cholesterol than a piece of cheddar cheese.

-fats-
i’m the living prove where chocolate actually contains low calories and it’s not the main cause of being fat. As long as you’re eating healthy meal each day, and your chocolate intake(sugar intake) is NOT AS MUCH as your lunch/dinner, then it’s considered healthy intake already.

-acne-
chocolate has no any relation with acne wey, unless you’re eating fake chocolate. Else, it wont cause more acne -_-

-allergies-
if you’re allergy to chocolate, i may eat all the choco on your behalf

Benefits of eating Chocolates
Chocolate contains high level of flavonoids where it benefits our transportation within our body. It’s called Ciculatory system where it transport your nutrients, gases and waste to and from Cell. and thus it help to fight deseases and stabilize body temperature and maintain our body living oranism, thus making sure we’re in constant and stable condition of the body. In short, you don’t get sick that often and more active in sports.

The amount of the antioxidants (which exist in fruits and vegetable) is twice as much as those in Red Wines (now u know why they say redwine is good for the heart), its a good source of those antioxidants that exist in our body. Let’s just say that, it’s not bad anyway to eat chocolate to fight heart diseases.

chocolate at it’s best ?
Chocolate should be kept in a cool, dry place. The ideal Sotrage is about 65 Fahrenheit (about 20 ~ 22 Celcius) and 50% Humidity. Chocolate’s worst enemy is the heat and direct sunlight. It’ll fade the colour, and causes tackiness and melting, which made the chocolate doesn’t taste as nice as it should be.

Chocolates are easily attracted to flavours and odors. So keep your perfumes and air refresheners away from these lovely bits.

In general, solid chocolate which is not mixed with other products will have a shelf life of at least six to twelve months or longer, depending on the environmental storage conditions. When mixed with other products (nuts, cream, etc.) the shelf life will be reduced.

and so, go grab a chocolate to makan before i continue in next section ~
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2 thoughts on “9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the 10th lies.

  1. There is a brand of dark Belgian chocolates called Xocai. What makes them different is that their products aren’t cooked or “dutched”. They use a cold-press process that saves so much of the natural nutrients in the cocoa, each serving delivers twice the antioxidants found in other healthy chocolate brands and several times that of some of the best antioxidant rich vegetables. There’s no caffeine, no added processed sugars, waxes or trans fats. In fact (though you wouldn’t know it by taste) these chocolates are called “diabetic friendly”.

    In recent weeks, I have talked at length with people in my area using Xocai and the testimonials they consistently offer are surprising. There are doctors who praise these products very highly as they too have some astounding stories about some of their patients using Xocai chocolates.

    People are becoming more and more nutrient/health food oriented. At one time or another just about everyone has heard about the scientific data and university studies showing the benefits of eating dark chocolates and there is an opportunity that’s worth a few minutes of your time to look at.

    Beyond replacing candy in our diets with a great tasting healthy chocolate, you can earn income with Xocai. I know… we have been blitzed for years by direct-sell companies that have long saturated their markets with more than a million people ahead of the newcomer in a pyramid. Xocai however is 5 years old with an annual sales volume of 100 million. The future looks bright and it’s a chance to get involved in something quickly enough to actually participate in the building of a meaningful residual income that could last for many years. Of course, as with any endeavor, the benefits will be proportioned to the effort put forth but the cost to participate is unbelievably low and I truly think it is something to consider.

    There’s some good product information at http://xbnlive.com/betterchocolate

    You are invited to join in, be healthier eating Xocai dark chocolates and share your story with others. Contact me if you have any questions or interest. If I don’t have all the answers you need, I’ll see to it that you get them.

    Mark McInturf
    mmcinturf@charter.net

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