Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who Likes Chocolate?

I saw a flyer in the paper about the 10th Annual Long Grove Chocolate Fest taking place May 1-3. I'll be in Wisconsin then, feeding my other obsession, which is playing slots at Lake of the Torches Casino.

I'll be missing the Chocolate Fest, which is a shame since I do love chocolate. For a while I'd get headaches after eating it, but thank goodness that hasn't happened lately. I discovered some years ago I was hypoglycemic, which appeared to have happened because I'd gone on this great diet where I ate deserts but skimped on regular meals.

To recuperate, for an entire nine months I had to go without sugar, which turned out to be in many more forms than you'd ever guess. Gradually I was able to again indulge in sweets, but with caution. If I eat sugar in the morning, I'm usually tired the rest of the day. My body just can't handle sugar after fasting all night. For a while I missed my usual breakfast of chocolate long john and coffee with sugar, but I've adjusted well over the years.

The important thing is I can still eat chocolate and I love it.

What about you? Do you like chocolate?


  1. Anonymous7:03 AM

    I love chocolate but my waistline bulges at the mere thought of it. LOL

  2. I do like chocolate. It doesn't like me. I'm not a fanatic, though. I don't have a problem not eating it. The problem is stopping. The trick is to not have it. Once you start, it's difficult to stop!


    Is the Pope Catholic? Is Elvis still King of Rock 'n Roll?

    I don't like chocolate...I LOVE chocolate!!

    (and the diet fairy always makes me pay when I stand on that dratted scale!!!)

  4. Yummm, chocolate! And if it is really dark chocolate - add an extra yummm!

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  5. I like chocolate - however, I do not eat it!

    I stopped eating chocolate about seven years ago. I'd let myself go a bit and my husband and I decided to change our eating habits and implement regular exercise. Since chocolate was a weakness (who can eat just ONE Hershey's Kiss - really?) I decided to give it up all together. Since I am also vegan, thought it was best I removed the last traces of dairy from my diet.
    It took four months, but now - I don't miss or crave it. Not even once a month!

    L. Diane Wolfe

  6. Anonymous11:25 AM

    My husband has enough of a sweet tooth for the both of us - he's the chocolate lover. I like chocolate fine, but I could live without it.

  7. Of course I love chocolate. No better news that the fact that you should eat one square of dark chocolate a day.

    Marilyn a.k.a. F. M. Meredith

  8. I like chocolate. Not a huge eater of it like I used to be. I have a sugar thing too. hypoglycemic? Not bad enough for the doctor to worry, I just have to watch the sugar intake.



  9. Chocolate and writing are my two addictions. Not bad, if you ask me. Cheers!

  10. Hey now! Do you see thew name of my blog? LOL
    Yes..I love chocolate, but I drastically cut down on consumption. But guess what? I will be there on May 2nd. Yes. Can't miss the chocolate! In fall I go to Apple Festival there, and always have a great time!
    Enjoy your Wisconsin trip. I will save you some chocolate covered pretzels!


  11. I'm the biggest chocoholic! Stick to the dark chocolate, though, so I can say it's good for me.



  12. I do like chocolate -very much! Not quite a chocoholic like my daughter is but I like it a whole lot. Especially the deep dark, bittersweet chocolate! MMMM. Dang, now I'm making myself drool wanting a piece of chocolate like that and there's none in the house! Oh well. I'll have to use one of my substitute loves when chocolate is unavailable -either butter pecan ice cream or a nice big dish of strawberry-revel ice cream! How's that for a makeshift substitution?

  13. I love, love, love dark chocolate. Unbelievably, thankfully, deliciously, it is a health food--a small daily dose does wonders!

  14. Ah yes, I love chocolate, dark and semisweet. My mouth waters at the thought. From time to time when I was working, I would eat chocolate when I needed to boost my spirits.

    Bob Sanchez
    Author, Getting Lucky http://tinyurl.com/gettinglucky

  15. Oh yummy! Chocolate fest sounds a bit like heaven, lol!!I've especially developed a love for dark chocolate!

  16. I only like chocolate when the sun shines, and when the sun doesn't shine. I can't eat it like I used to; if I eat too much, I simply pass out. And if I eat too much without eating anything else, I get a migraine headache - not fun.

    A lady I used to work with bought a Hershy choc bar every Monday (remember the bars that were divided into even pieces - plain milk choc) and every day at lunch she'd break off ONE PIECE and eat it. She'd put the rest in her desk for the next day. I didn't understand her. I still think she was Martian.


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