Monday, January 3, 2011

The Funny Side of Chocolate from Chocolate Falls

Today I want to give you some funny thoughts...semi-jokes...about chocolate. I'm dedicating this blog on chocolate to my granddaughter, Jamie, who will be 30 years old on January 8. She is a real chocolate lover, and we have had some very good chocolate times together. You may or may not remember that she came and stayed with me for 3 weeks a few months ago, while she did some interning with our chiropractor here--Dr. Russo.This chocolate topic began last night when Michael and I were reading fun facts about chocolate in his Kids National Geographic. I wish I had it now. And the picture on the left is a Bodum Chocolatiere Hot Chocolate Blender for those who want to make sure their chocolate drink is smooth and frothy.

Tomorrow I will give you some recipes for hot chocolate--and I'm talking about  the real thing. I learned that hot cocoa and hot chocolate are different drinks, even though the terms are used interchangeably. Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder and doesn't have the delicious fat of hot chocolate, which is made from chocolate bars melted into cream. Jamie, are you ready for this? I've just put some new recipes for hot chocolate on our list of favorite things when you visit again. 
                                                             are a few jokes to make you smile from a company in Scotland named Chocolate Falls.They sell chocolate and plan events and parties!
  • If you have melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
  • The 12-step chocoholics program: never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate!
  • Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands and then eat just one of the pieces.
  • Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger. Therefore, chocolate is therapeutic.
  • There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.
  • A guy found a bottle on the ocean, and he opened it and out popped a genie, and he gave him three wishes. The guy wished for a million dollars, and poof! there was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! there was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women...poof! he turned into a box of chocolates.
  • Exercise is a dirty word...every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
  • I don't understand why so many "so-called" chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cacoa bean, beans are veggies, 'nuff said.
  • I could give up chocolate, but I'm not a quitter.
  • I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. It may not be true, but do I dare take a chance?
  • Life is like a box of never know what you're going to get!
  • Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.
  • Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less.
  • The problem: how to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: eat it in the parking lot.
  • If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can't let that happen, can you?
A serious fact about chocolate: Chocolate could be a cough medicine. An ingredient in chocolate could put a stop to persistent coughs and lead to new, more effective cough medicines, research suggests. Scientists found the key ingredient, theobromine, is nearly a third more effective in stopping persistent coughs than the leading medicine codeine. They say it produces fewer side effects than conventional treatment, and would not leave people drowsy. {There were several paragraphs about this study on the theory that chocolate is good for coughs, but I'm only giving you enough information to arouse your curiosity.}

Have a good Monday. And drink some hot chocolate!!!

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