“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
~Charles M. Schulz~
♥ O D E T O C H O C O L A T E ♥
You are a love like no other
And you send me into fits of delight
Sensual, dark and forbidden
You tempt me with your sharp sweetness
A carnal pleasure that awakens my senses
Just a small taste I promise…
I savor you as slowly as I can
But I am compelled
To consume all of you
Bit by bit
Bite by bite
And before I know it
You are gone
And I am left wanting more…
“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food. ”
SOME CHOCOLATE FACTS
Chocolate contains more than 300 known chemicals. Scientists have been working
on isolating specific chemicals and chemical combinations which may explain some
of the pleasurable effects of consuming chocolate. Some of the better known chemical ingredients are:
Caffeine, the most well-known but present in only small quantities, Theobromine which is a weak stimulant, and Phenylethylamine which is related to amphetamines and is a strong stimulant. The combination of these chemicals (and possibly others) may provide the “lift” that chocolate eaters experience.
Chocolate also contains pharmacologically active substances that have the same effect on the brain as marijuana, and that these chemicals may be responsible for certain drug-induced psychoses associated with chocolate craving.
“Chocolate symbolizes, as does no other food, luxury, comfort, sensuality, gratification, and love.” ~ Karl Petzke
♥ REFerences and related articles ♥
Exploring Chocolate: (www.exploratorium.edu)
My tastebuds just had an orgasm… (goodoldworld.wordpress.com)
Chocolate: A Real Weakness (badlandsbadley.wordpress.com)
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Those look delicious… I’m suddenly into chocolate again.. had skipped it for a few years . 🙂
Hey Eliz: How can you skip chocolate for a few years? I’m too addicted, obviously…it is a weakness of mine…a weakness I enjoy so very much! 😉
Yum! Chocolate is a required art supply, writer’s companion, and musician’s reward!
You are a wise person Janet! 🙂
I forgot….chocolate is also a blogger’s inspiration! Did you ever find a chocolate chai on the streets of Portland?
So far I am chocolateless in the Chai department but honestly I haven’t tried very hard…bad me. 😦
Oh Nancy…. you have me craving chocolate and I don’t have any in the house! Too late to head out and get some… 😦
Sorry Gunta…inspiration for the daylight perhaps… 😉
Great post… 🙂
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate” (Linda Grayson)
“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty – chocolate isn’t like premarital sex – it will not make you pregnant, and it always feels good” (Lora Brody)
Hey Drake…I love those quotes! Thanks for adding your wit to the mix! 🙂
Mmmmm! There’s one missing! I like the look of the one in the middle, and the white ones of course, and the heart looks so smooth and tempting, and… I need to go and hunt my cupboards for some chocolate!!! 😉
OH Cathy…I don’t know what happened to the missing one…it is a mystery…perhaps someone at the chocolate factory couldn’t resist temptation… haha 😉 Of course it wasn’t me!