Does chocolate make you feel better?

United States
August 14, 2007 4:14pm CST
When you've had a bad day or are feeling down, do you turn to chocolate (or chocolate cake, ice cream)? What is your favorite chocolate "pick me up"? Chocolate always makes me feel better!!! My favorite is chocolate raspberry torte for those really, really bad days.
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• Hong Kong
15 Aug 07
Chocolate definitely makes me feel better in general. I love dark chocolates and I only eat chocolates with 75% or above cocoa. Those are heaven for me. Whenever I feel depressed or stressed, I would have a piece of it and it really calms my nerves down and I could go right back to work after. But milk chocolate or white chocolates won't do the trick for me and I am not sure why. Oh and dark chocolate cakes! If I get to eat those, I would surely be in very good mood all day *laughs*.
• United States
15 Aug 07
I just had a diet dark chocolate cake from weight watchers and let me tell you... wow! Soooooo yummy, it tasted just like my favorite chocolate torte but with only like 1/4th the calories. I used to love white chocolate then I moved onto milk chocolate and now dark chocolate is my thing. I love that it's good for your heart, you can eat less of it and be more satisfied than with milk chocolate and it's great for baking.
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• Hong Kong
15 Aug 07
Lucky you! I just love the nice bitterness there because I don't really enjoy sweet things very much. So whenever I see any dark chocolate dessert, I would go nuts and I just have to have it *laughs*. I always stock dark chocolate at home because sometimes something would drive me nuts and I need to have a "dose".
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• United States
15 Aug 07
I can understand needing a dose! I allow myself to only have dark chocolate if I'm having any since I'm dieting and dark chocolate is essencially a diet-friendly treat.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I can't go to overboard with sweets or chocolate since I have a blood sugar problem but yes shhhh..this is just a secret between you and me...LOL--yes I do indulge from time to time. It has been proven that for some reason, chocolate is great for depression! And for some reason also helps women when they are having PMS! So no wonder its a great help for us women..right?
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• United States
16 Aug 07
I won't tell as long as you don't! PMSing turns me into a chocolate craving monster, lol. If I could make a man out of chocolate... I'd so be married by now! Not for long though, surly I'd be a widow before long or he'd at least walk around missing limbs, lol.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
17 Aug 07
O--that's funny!!
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• United States
16 Aug 07
Mmm, oh yeah, chocolate can make me feel better. Although I don't need the extra pounds! lol I had some chocolate today. We went to Sees Candy, which is the best candy store I've ever been to. They give free samples just for going in their store. Ahh... I didn't buy that many and I wish I had one left right now. Mmm..
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• United States
16 Aug 07
I went to a Sees once and got some fudge... mmmmmmm so good! I love places like that, they've always got the best!
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@kreizhy (111)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
Yeah!!! Especially when you are depressed or broken-heart. Chocolates can make you feel better. I like toblerone, hershey kisses, m n m and those chocolates with almonds. How I love almonds!!
• United States
15 Aug 07
Toblerones are soooo yummy! My old boss brought me back a 10lbs bar of it from Europe, it didn't last as long as you'd think, lol.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
14 Aug 07
Oh yes chocolate always makes me feel better, if I am depressed or upset about something it is amazing how one small piece of chocolate can mafe me feel better, I think chocolate is the one in thing in life I could not ever stop eating...
• United States
15 Aug 07
I agree, I would never ever stop eating it!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
totally, my favourite is a dark mars because its nice and thick and gooey!
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• United States
14 Aug 07
I haven't tried the dark mars, I bet it's good though, sounds yummy!
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@cikedo (3487)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Chocolate always makes my day. Chocolate covered raisins are yummy and I also like chocolate muffins.
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• Kuwait
18 Aug 07
I'm trying to about chocolates, i don't want to become fat but honestly there are times that i can't sleep and the chocolates keeps on picturing into my minds,i just need to eat even a small bite and after that i will fine, I'm going to sleep peacefully. i had a bad habits waking in the middle of the night for the chocolates.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
17 Aug 07
There are some times a craving can really hit and having the chocolate makes me feel good. Fortunately for me, the cravings are very far and few. I should consider myself lucky, I know people who need chocolate all the time.
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
16 Aug 07
Certainly chocolates make me feel better and gives me energy. My favourite one is chocolate coated with nuts like almond in it.
@hailie17 (448)
6 Sep 07
I always have chocolate when i'm feeling depressed.Its my comfort food. I have chocolate bars like Galaxy or maltesers, or i'll have chocolate digestives with a creamy hot chocolate.
• United States
6 Sep 07
Hot chocolate is my ultimate comfort food!
@neenasatine (2844)
• Philippines
12 Jan 08
yeah i absolutely love to eat chocolates. it is my all time favorite...it always makes me feel better
@no_chao (550)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
yes.... actually i give a treat for my self in buying chocolate..... i love it a lot..... it makes me feel better and happier...lol ^_^