Do you love or hate chocolate?

Bunny likes to eat carrot more than chocolate! - Bunny likes to eat her favorite carrot. She was never obsessed with eating chocolate. In fact, she seldom eat those sinfully sweets treat.
@charms88 (7540)
Philippines
April 18, 2007 9:40pm CST
I had posted a thread about eating when stressed weeks ago. I was amazed to see that a lot of responders resorted to eating chocolates whenever they are under the blues or just dead beaten after a long hard day. Some might say chocolate is their best friend. Because of this, chocolate may very well earned the reputation as a stress reliever. I may be one of those miniscule group of people who was not addicted to chocolate. My gustatory senses is not keened on eating sweets. I may indulged myself a little bar of chocolates from time to time. But I was never addicted to it. My questions are: Are you addicted or obsessed to eating chocolate? Do you think putting those sinfully sweets into your bodily system helps relieved your stress? Do you always buy a stack full of chocolates? Do you loathe eating chocolate? Or...or...or... Do share your thoughts.
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117 responses
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I don't hate chocolate, i dont crave into it that much either, i just eat some of it i am not fond of eating too much sweets.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Same goes with me, startwins. :)
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@thanuarun (290)
• India
19 Apr 07
i like licolate verymuch.... whenever we go for shoping we buy big packets of chocolates...many times i had bet with my friends for chocolates...almost of all my treat will ended with chocolates or icecreams,i love sweets...i tried making it...but not as good as cadbury or branded ones...but i don't think i'm using it for reducing my tension,stress or somthing just for fun...but when i get bored i feel to eat some chocolates...but have limit...!!!yummmy....lol.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Thanuarun, better cut down on those chocolates, you don't want to wait for your sugar level to shoot up to the roof, LOL!
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@BrainTeaser (1430)
• Pakistan
19 Apr 07
Chocolates - Pack of yummies.
I love chocolates especially the dark one, eben though i am not obsessed or addicted towards it but still i enjoy having chocolate every now and than, for me its a pure source of energy and taste not a stress reliever, i dont buy it in bulk just few every now and than to keep the taste last for the time being.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Very well said, brainteaser. Nice virtual chocolate you got there. :0
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I do love chocolate, but don't often crave it. I do find it to be a comfort food at times, but more forr my friends than me. Here is a link to an article expalining why chocolate might have this affect on people. http://panicdisorder.about.com/cs/shfitness/a/chocolate.htm
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Oh loves, thanks for the link. I will have a look at that later. :)
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I'm not particularly fond of chocolate. It definitely isn't my stress reliever. Actually I don't think I even have a food item for that. Once in awhile I will get a craving for Tootsie Rolls and eat a bag or two in a relatively short amount of time but that's rare. I do like chocolate ice cream on occasion. Those are the only chocolate things I can think of though. It's just not a big attraction to me either. Do I think it is a stress reliever for other people? Maybe, I'm not decided on that. I think it does contain "feel good" chemicals, but I wonder if it's really more of a placebo effect situation. It's a common thought that chocolate makes us feel better so when we're down we eat chocolate and we feel better because we BELIEVED we would. Just a thought of mine anyway. Maybe actual chocolate lovers know how it works. I just remembered I drink hot cocoa a lot. I don't count that as "chocolate" though since really it's just chocolate flavored hot milk.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Very well said, foxyfire, there must be something in the chocolate that's making people crave for more. Thanks for the nice input. :)
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@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I don't always eat chocolate whenever I'm stressed, but every once in awhile, I do get a really bad chocolate craving for some reason. I try to avoid eating too much of it all at once, but it is hard sometimes!
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
For some reason, others claimed that chocolate can lowered our stress level. Try to grab some healthy stuff instead of chocolate. :)
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I am a chocolate lover and it is a comfort food for me. It is very seldom that I don't have chocolate of some sort or another in the house. I do have to be careful of not over doing it for weight reasons but when I am upset or stressed no food helps me get in a better mood than chocolate. They have actually done studies on it and there is a chemical in chocolate that effects the brain - I won't be able to remember it now though, I haven't had any chocolate today :(
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
chocolates exclusively for faith - A heart box of chocolates for faith to liven up her moods.
Two responders here said eating chocolate can elevate our endorphins and seratonin (I need to check on this two) which help in lowering our stress. When I'm under a lot of stress, I can't eat anything at all. Now, don't go on feeling sad there. I'll give you a hearty box of chocolates to liven you up. Hope you like it. :P
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 Apr 07
LOL - here are two good places to start, they give a lot of information on the benifits of chocolate - it's a miracle food :) http://www.medscicommunications.com/just_for_fun.htm http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/indepth.food/sweets/chocolate.cravings/index.html And I am truely enjoying that box of chocolates thank you so very much:) Oh by the way I am probably one of the few people on the web to receive an award for "The Most Eatable Web Page" http://www.byfaithonly.com/Inspiration/Chocolate.html
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@bluewings (3857)
19 Apr 07
I don't know if it's a miniscule group,lol.I love to eat chocolates.I am not quite obsessed with them, but eat enough to be included in the group of chocolate lovers.When I am stressed , I don't usually resort to eating , but if I have chocolates in my fridge or sitting on my table alluring me ,I won't be able to quell my temptation,lol.I can't exactly remember having done it,but if I eat it during stress ,atleast I will have a yummy feeling and the stress might just disappear,lol.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
LOL, you'll be amazed how little I ate chocolate. Miniscule group because I noticed chocolate seems to be a part of everyone's companion, LOL!
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@bluewings (3857)
20 Apr 07
Lol If only we knew when chocolates were introduced to the markets the first time and bought their stocks.We'd have become Warren buffets and Sam Walton's :-P Lol
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
20 Apr 07
I don't hate it... don' t love it either. I enjoy chocolate occasionally but it's not something I crave. I do admit that sometimes I eat a bit more when I'm stressed but I will probably crave a steak, not chocolate:) I hear a lot about comfort foods, and they always seem to have a relation with sweets. In my case, however, when I think of comfort foods, I think about a nice warm soup or a nice rare steak :) CHocolate? Sometimes, but not a first choice.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Wow, I also love to eat steak. I rarely got the chance to pig out on one though. I don't turn to chocolate for comfort food but something sour. :)
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@Zelmarq (12242)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Apr 07
i love chocolates - my first love; chocolates
Im a chocolate lover and I will always will love it. When ever Im sad or happy and what ever my feelings are I love chocolates and choclates give me a feeling of being in love. Its something that could chasemy blues away and could give my much energy.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Oh my, you are certainly another one who is addicted to chocolate. I just find myself weird for not loving chocolate the way you are. :)
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
19 Apr 07
i had always been a chocolate lover ever since i was a kid... stressed or not, bored or not, sad or not... i just am inlove with chocolates. i feel incomplete without having any chocolate for a day... cake, chocolate milk bar, chocolate ice cream... anything,for as long as it's chocolates. maybe subconsiously, it makes my day brighter. i always buy a stackful of chocolates of my favorite brand... hershey's milk chocolate. i also try to stock some chocolate ice cream or chocolate cake.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
LOL, maryannemax, best be careful eating too much chocolate. We don't like to face some diabetes issue in the future. :)
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• Malaysia
19 Apr 07
i am not addicted to chocolate.. but i do have friends that actually so addicted to chocolate.. they can eat lots lots packet of it.. they say it's delicious.. and .. some even say chocolate make someone happy.. because it's sweet .. but what i know is that chocolate produces alot of energy for us.. more advisable to eat if you're using alot of energy due to certain activities.. like jungle trekking.. mountain hiking and so on... nowadays they put colourings in chocolate.. and it's not really safe to consume large amount of it.. so.. do beware.. chocolate with banana.. nice! :)
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Chocolate with banana? You must mean chocolate with banana flavor. Some responders are saying that chocolates indeed can help eased away our tension.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Well as most of my friends know i stay on a weight watchers diet,so I try never to eat under stress..I do like chocolate very much,but the fat content is high,so i do not eat it just off the counter.They have weight watchers candy,it is chocolate and it is very good,and it only has one point to each piece,so when I get to craving chocolate I grab a bag of those and eat 2 or 3 and that satisfys my cravings...
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Oh yes, I did heard about this weight watchers diet. But I can't diet anymore. I'm a little underweight. :/
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@crackhead (1826)
• India
19 Apr 07
I am not addicted to chocolate as well i don't eat them very often. I eat chocolates occasionally on some ones birthday or if some one offers me. i never buy a chocolate for myself. I like the chocolates which my brother brought from the United States of America. I like them cause of the heavy chocolate content and milk contents in it.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 07
BOTH. I love what it can do to my taste buds but I hate what it can do to my body. I wanted so much to eat chocolate but guilt hinders me from doing so. I just love chocolates, ahh! yummy, yet sinfully yummy, I don't wanna get fatter and fatter just to satisfy my cravings. Then, I would have say, yes, I use my problems as excuse to eat and pig out on chocolates. But now, I realized I'm deceiving myself. So I'm finally over with the habit...
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Good for you, maple kisses. Better take care of your body. :)
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• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Yes i do love chocolates so much.I prefer cadbury black forest and toblerone white chocolates.They are really yummy.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
20 Apr 07
I tend to think the cadburys are too sweet. I'll go for Hershey's.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
LOL, I prefer ferrero roche. Its the best but quite expensive here in my country.
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• Singapore
19 Apr 07
I definitely am not addicted to chocolates. In fact, I very seldom eat them. I only eat them when people give them to me as gifts, or when I get them myself when I have a sudden craving for them.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Oh, and here I thought you only like a steaming fries. :P
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• Singapore
20 Apr 07
I sometimes eat fries too (though more often than chocolate). I eat only when I have fast food or when I have a craving.
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• India
19 Apr 07
chocolates to relieve stress?. woooo never heard that. my take home some chocolate bars -Amul Milk Dairy ones for my kids. sometimes i just ate a small piece after opening the wrapper for them. when too exhauted from work i get on to sip a hot coffee or my chips and Mountain Dew with closed eyes fully concentrating on every sip.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
You better scroll up a little and see what some responders are saying about chocolate. Chocolate indeed have a substance that can lowered our stress level. But best stick with your hot coffee as I do the same thing. :P
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• India
19 Apr 07
good that chocolates are working fine on their stress. i guess it works differently on different people. like coffee energizes for me. anyway i didnt have any serious serious stress problems as i deal with any kind of situation with cool mind. god bless me
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@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
11 Jun 07
I love and hate chocolate. Love it because the taste gives me instant satisfaction and it lures me to eat more, so I can finish a big bar of chocolate in a day. Then here's where the trouble begins - I'll get headache, neckache, and sleepy. I found out that the sugars and fats in it causes unnecessarily immune response like allergy. So I don't see eating chocolate as a form of reducing stress, but in fact it'll add on more stress! No I'm not addicted to it as I know when to stop. I know the manufacturers will promote dark chocolates as healthier choice but the sugars and other edible artificial chemicals in it overwhelm the benefits of the dark chocolate itself.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
You may have lactose intolerance, naka. All the chocolates have milk content which is responsible for causing the allergic reaction. You might like to check your sugar level and uric acid too. It can be another detrimental factor for the discomfort you're feeling.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Yes I do love eating chocolates that is why I hardly ever have them in the house. I could sit and eat them till they are gone. It is easy to get addicted to them too. I love sweets so don't buy them or have them in the house at all.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
I do eat chocolate from time to time too. I prefer the sugar free one which is available in my favorite health stores.
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