My Love Affair With The Dark Side

Of course, I’m talking about dark chocolate. Every chocolate lover has a favorite and many people like milk chocolate. I’m not one of them. I like the slightly bitter and less sweet dark chocolate. Don’t even get me started about white “chocolate”. Just ew.

Some people tout the healthy facts about dark chocolate. It is heart healthy! It has antioxidants that reduce blood pressure and promote healthy blood flow. Dark chocolate is full of fiber and is rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, flavanols and more! I would be a liar if I told you I ate dark chocolate for these reasons.

Nope. I eat dark chocolate because it tastes great. When I pop a piece of high quality dark chocolate in my mouth it is very satisfying. Now, keep in mind I used to enjoy black coffee, I eat the black jelly beans everyone throws away, I drink herbal teas without sugar and I enjoy bourbon straight. I do not like gin though. So maybe I just have taste buds that just prefer the more bitter chocolate. Or maybe I’m a psychopath. Yup, you read that right. According to one study done by Austrian scientists they conclude that psychopaths really like dark chocolate. They studied almost 1000 different tastes and feel that people who like dark chocolate and black coffee tend to be more unpleasant. Anyone that knows me can tell you that I’m not vain, selfish, sadistic, narcissistic nor have psychopathic tendencies so who knows? I am a Scorpio and I do have a dark side to my personality but I think it’s kind of a big leap to assume just because I can tolerate bitterness in FOOD I have bitterness in my heart. LOL

Maybe because along with dark chocolate I also enjoy the rich sweet taste of cream, a good vanilla milkshake, JoAnne’s homemade grape jelly and Nutella I balance out my evil tendencies? Who knows. I will eat milk chocolate if no other chocolate is around but I refuse to eat the aberration known as white chocolate. Why is it even called chocolate any way? The only thing it has in common with chocolate is cocoa butter. We should call it a confection and nothing more. Whichever kind of chocolate you enjoy, I hope you will have some today!

Published by bridgey1967

Loyal. Funny. Sensitive. Loving.

One thought on “My Love Affair With The Dark Side

  1. I love dark chocolate too! Just can’t do milk chocolate, it is too sweet and not chocolatey enough!! I do like a little creamer in my coffee though and white chocolate is worthless.

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