Why is chocolate so yummy?

United States
May 18, 2011 5:44pm CST
I don't think I can go a day without eating chocolate. I understand I most likely have a sugar addiction but there is something about chocolate that puts me in my happy place. Does it release certain chemicals in the brain? Is the smell just too heavenly? The taste sweet yet full of flavor? Mix Chocolate and any type of nuts an I am a goner! When I was pregnant I read a study that women who have chocolate every day of their pregnancy tend to have children that are more calm and happy. That was all the advice I needed to make me feel good about a little piece of chocolate a day. Any other chocolate lovers out there?
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
19 May 11
Hi. wosorno. Welcome to myLot! I love chocolate too. Yesterday I tried tasting some Nutella spread that I had bought from the grocery store. And let me tell you, this Nutella spread tasted just like pure chocolate! I told my husband about it and I could not believe that this chocolate spread tasted this delicious!I know that I am going to love eating this spread on whole honey wheat bread. I especially love York's Peppermint Patty. It is dark chocolate which is considered to be very healthy for the body.
@Cannonball (3635)
• France
19 May 11
Right, you remind me how much I love it, milky, white, black one. How much do you have now you're not pregnant anymore ? I guess it is the mix of cacao and sugar which make it awesome In cuisine just like in a lot of fields, the mix of different things often makes miracles !
@umabharti (3976)
• India
19 May 11
yes chocklate is very yummy and so nice and liked by everyone., its sweet and its so good to take .Everyone likes different types of choclates.i also like chocolates.
@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
19 May 11
It is said that chocolates do make us happy. It has a component in it that ignites happiness in us , in one way or another. I am a chocolate lover specially Cadbury's. Lately, i noticed that i gained some weight and determined to take them away by exercising and eating less caloric foods. So, yesterday, when i went to the supermarket, i passed by the chocolate section. I saw the Cadbury's, but i controlled myself and think of my determination to take off some of my weight. How happy i was, when i finally ended shopping without buying the Cadbury.
• India
19 May 11
me too i love chocolate's of any kind.i love to drink cold chocolate milk with small chocolate toppings, i also love to eat cadburry chocolate every day any time. i prefer more to eat it after meals.
@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
19 May 11
There are lots of us that love chocolate. Actually it is good for you, in small amounts. Darker chocolate, with higher percentages of cocoa are better. There are minerals in chocolate and caffeine but there are also many other flavonoids.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
19 May 11
hello, Its me! I also love chocolate so much! I cant help my self to stop when I am eating it I want more and more. ha ha Sometimes my teeth ache because of those chocolate. Those chocolate make us more energetic and happy. That is true because every time that I eat chocolate I really feel that I am alive! ha ha I love any flavor of chocolate I wish they are not that expensive.
19 May 11
hi wosorno ! yeah ! i am one of the chocolate addicts . im going crazy everytime the refrigerator's run out of stock . its just that , chocolate is yummy !! enjoy eating ! :)
@leonsan (49)
19 May 11
chocolate releases Dopamine into the brain which gives you that 'feel good' factor, Dopamine is a naturally produce Opioid, " Eat Choc, Get High Baby!". It's part of the body's reward system, enjoy :)
@Bryanx54 (644)
18 May 11
I tend to eat dark chocolate, before i think it tends to taste better i'm not really a fan of chocolate but i think it can be highly addicting i see lots of people eat chocolate in large portions daily.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
18 May 11
well they say that dark chocolate is healthy for you but i dont know. i also love chocolate but my tastes are changing. i am beginning to find that milk chocolate is too sweet for me and starting to like dark chocolate more.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
18 May 11
I eat sugarless chocolate. It tastes good and doesn't give me the cravings 'for more' that I get when I eat sugar. I love chocolate with caramel and nuts!!! I have read a small amount of chocolate (especially dark chocolate) every day is very good for you. I am not sure how much but I'd guess maybe an ounce.
• United States
18 May 11
I ate chocolate everyday for years and when I was younger. when I gained a lot of weight I quit it and fast. Now i had weight loss surgery and now I eat very little of this sweet bliss.
• United States
18 May 11
I don't know but I sure wish I had some!!!