Thursday, February 23, 2006

No, Rene, You Can't Have My Chocolate

Good news!

Dark chocolate is actually good for you. But it's ALSO good for diabetics! According to studies, eating dark chocolate regularly improves insulin response.

http://www.diabetesmonitor.com/chocolate.htm

And wouldn't you know...I just happen to have a bar of Hershey's Special Dark chocolate sitting in my desk drawer...

Although I prefer milk chocolate, I'll take dark chocolate since it appears that I can actually have it. Good thing I can still indulge in some of that Easter candy. But my one Easter candy weakness unfortunately does not come in dark chocolate - Cadbury's Mini Eggs. You know the ones that are tiny little eggs of goodness with a candy coating and rich, milk chocolate underneath? I usually go through five bags every year. But I'm thinking this year I can buy just one bag and have maybe two a day or so.

Or maybe I can beg and plead with Cadbury to make them in a dark chocolate version! ;-)

13 comments:

  1. I was going to say that the little battles won are important, but this wasn't a little battle, was it? A permissible form of chocolate.... This one was huge!

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  2. Jason - Yup, you're absolutely right - VERY big battle one! ;-)

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  3. I love dark chocolate. Dark Cadbury's Mini-Eggs? What a fantastic idea!

    Hope you're not a fan of the Hershey's Eggie. They're losing badly in my poll.

    (It's only 1 question.)

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  4. I'm a huge fan of the dark chocolate.

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  5. I do so love it when science is good to me. I'm waiting for them to tell me that pizza and potatoes are good for my health LOL

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  6. Dark chocolate is my favourite too. Have heard it's very good for me - that I should eat some every day. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do *g*.

    Enjoy your Special Dark!!

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  7. Why does it have to be dark chocolate. I don't like dark chocolate! I like milk chocolate. Smooth, yummy, mouthwatering milk chocolate.

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  8. I'm happy for you that you can have chocolate.

    But personally, I can't STAND dark chocolate. But I like just about every other kind in existance. And I love white chocolate. The real stuff, not that fake stuff people sometimes use in cookies.

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  9. Like you, I can have dark chocolate (some) in spite of my dairy-free diet because the good stuff doesn't have milk in it. Unfortunately, I don't like dark chocolate. How 'bout if I send you mine! ;)

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  10. I love dark chocolate! This is good news. Chalk one up for the diabets!

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  11. Yum! I'll take any good chocolate any way I can get it. Medicinal!! Yum! You enjoy it in nice little doses :)

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  12. Ever tried the Milky Way Dark? Mmmmmm....

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