Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chocolate addicts unite


Has the following ever happened to you? You’re looking over the dinner menu at a restaurant and your eyes skim right over the entrées and skip to the dessert section. When the waitress comes to take your order, all you want to do is skip dinner and eat dessert. Words like chocolate mousse, tiramisu and chocolate flourless cake all swirl in your head. Your waitress tells you about the dinner specials and although you’re hungry, your mind keeps wandering back to the treats on the dessert menu. Guilty! Party of one – yours truly. (Check out this chocolate interview post!)

Sometimes, I’ll think of the dessert that I want and make sure that my earlier courses are light enough. So for example, if I want a sundae then I’ll order salmon instead of the fettuccini alfredo. Does this make me a chocoholic?

My friends also seem to know about my chocolate addiction, as my girlfriend just gave me the gift of ‘Emergency chocolate’ from Bloomsberry & Co. (a self described ‘happy designer chocolate company’). ‘Think Chocolate’ is their company motto. They create wrappers on the bars of their chocolate that say:

‘For immediate relief of: Chocolate cravings, lovesickness, exam pressure, mild anxiety and extreme hunger.

Directions for use: Tear open wrappers, break off desired dosage, and consume. Alternatively massage into the affected area. Repeat dosage as required until finished. If symptoms persist consult your local confectioner.’

On top of it all we, chocoholics, shouldn’t feel bad, as reports say ‘eating a piece of dark chocolate can have daily health benefits.’ The good news is chocolate can be ‘heart healthy.’ In the article Health Benefits of Chocolate, it states, “Chocolate has flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease.” Though my bubble burst a little when I read that milk and white chocolate cannot make the same health claims. Experts suggest that we should eat chocolate within moderation (while continuing to eat nutritiously and exercise regularly).

And once the emergency chocolate hit my lips, I knew that all would be right in the world. Have you ever had dessert first?

20 comments:

Underfunded Heiress said...

I lOVE chocolate too!! I try to eat the dark kind since it's good for you but I like the milk chocolate as well.

BTW, come enter my giveway contest on my blog.

Children of the Nineties said...

Emergency Chocolate! I love the description on the package.

Dollface said...

A piece of dark chocolate, which is supposedly better for you, calms me down when Im stressed, xxooo

Sarah said...

I am a chocolate lover...and have a friend that just started an amazing chocolate company...if you love chocolate I promise you will LOVE the Cholive Company...check it out!!

http://seriouslybysarah.blogspot.com/2009/06/cholive-company.html

Carlotta said...

yes absolutely!! sometimes I actually order just dessert and coffee or cake & hot chocolate!

Ady said...

I ALWAYS eat dessert first. My mother taught me to do that. I have taught my daughter. :)

Char said...

:) I don't often have dessert first but I have planned my dinner around what I want for dessert, or have just decided to have dessert only.

Laura said...

Underfunded Heiress: We must go and get some dessert soon =) hold on and I'll be right over.

Children of the Nineties: I love it too and I smile every time I sneak some.

Dollface: I totally agree. Its like magic.

Laura said...

Sarah: I promise to check them out, but what an amazing adventure to own a chocolate company. Thanx for your comment.

Carlotta: Do you have any favorite places to go?

Ady: I should have been raised in your family =)

Laura said...

Char: I am so glad I'm not alone =)

Jules said...

Heck yes! Chocolate is my downfall! YUM!

Pink Peony said...

Sometimes it's chocolate for diiner :)

A little Princess said...

I could eat chocolate forever, the darker, the yummier. AND, you know when you've got a sore throat and pop some strepzils, the bit that makes your throat better can be found in chocolate except in much higher amounts! Why am I making excuses, there shouldn't be one!

I love your blog, thank you for stopping by, I can see this place is going to become a regular habit!

xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Delicious post!

As I always say: Life is short. Eat dessert first.

xoxox,
CC

Fashion Moment said...

I LOVE this post!

FM~FP~AF

drollgirl said...

aahhaha! i love chocolate!!!

i think i am much worse than you, though. i like to order a yummy dinner and then i get mad when someone wants to SHARE a dessert. i want the whole thing on my own!

Joanie M said...

But have you ever caved and ordered the dessert for dinner? I think you should, at least once!

I work at TGI Fridays and we have this Brownie Obsession which is to die for! There were a couple of times when I was working and really craving the brownie because I ahd sold several. I swear they were calling my name. I knew I was going to have that brownie. So I decided to save myself some calories that I really didn't need and had the brownie as my lunch! Well worth it!

nicole addison said...

thank you, i am now deeply craving chocolate ;) mm i think it's a sign i should take a trip to the grocerie!

shelliebellie said...

aaww shame on you!! i want chocolate icecream now but im off the sweets till i get back in my skinny jeans! lol.

ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE... said...

What can I say, I LOVE chocolate, probably the best thing in life!!! haha...Good to have found your blog.