How much do you like chocolate?

@vingyan06 (2487)
Malaysia
September 22, 2009 10:53am CST
I like to eat chocolate! How about you? What chocolate brands do you prefer? Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world. Gifts of chocolate have become traditional on certain holidays. I like my partner buys chocolate for my valentines gift, . Share a few type of chocolates that I like : 1. White chocolate 2. Dark chocolate 3. Chocolate with Almonds Do you know there are potential beneficial health effects of eating chocolate? Any one can share more here ?
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@shia88 (4578)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 09
Hi Vingyan, Frankly speaking, I am not really a chocolate lover. I hardly eat chocolate,few times in a month I seldom stock up any chocolate at home too. Normally is my mother in law will buy chocolate at home, of course, I will have a bite too. My favourite brand for chocolate is Ferrero Rocher. They are good in quality and it won't be so hard although has been in fridge for quite sometime. My second favourite will be Cadbury.They are many varities available for Cadbury brand. I prefer the fruits & Nut type. Have you ever tried Bounty chocolate ?? I love this Chocolate, At first I bought it during my Australia holiday trip. I only bought a pack home and I fall in love with this chocolate after my first bite (coconut filling covered with milk/plain chocolate). Till now, I can't find it available at my place. I know I can get it in Singapore. Too bad I am not going to Singapore this December, so I have to resist my craving for Bounty Chocolate till my next trip to Singapore.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Hello Shia, I like Ferrero Rocher too. I like the hazel nut so much. Do you know that it is selling cheaper at Langkawi island, a duty free island in our country here. Once I go to Langkawi, I will sure buy the Ferrero Rocher in bulk! LOL. I never come across Bounty Chocolate. I will keep this name in my mind so happen if I go travel to Australia or Singapore, I will look out for it. Actually that is a few brand of chocolate that I like it so much, but I just could not remember the name. But once I was in the supermarket at Isetan, I can spot it out esily. I find that Isetan sell more kinds of chocolates than others store. Lately I have a new fond too. I am fancy in Patchi chocolate. It is much more expensive compare to Ferrero Rocher. And Patchi has all kinds of chocolate from dark chocolate to white chocolate, all kind of filling , nuts , waffle, coconut filling and many more.
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@Iriene88 (5345)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 09
Dear Shia and Vingyan, Oh yes, you reminds me of Patchi. I saw it selling in MPH Mid Valley! They are absolutely tasty..especially those with nuts..yummy. They have good business as gifts for guests at the wedding dinner..
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
hi again, yes, you can get Patchi at Mph, Mid Valley. But I normally buy Patchi at Parkson KLCC. I have another milk chocolate to share with you guys. It is daim!! The milk chocolates contain surprisingly crunchy almond caramel centre. It is in a bite size, so I can easily wallop a few piece in my mouth.
@shuetyeng (148)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 09
Am I the only "rear species" here....because I dislike chocolate. Maybe I do not have much sweet tooth, therefore chocolate would never in my shopping cart when I go for sundry shopping. When I was a teenager, I love eating Van Houten brand chocolate. For me, it is less sweetness compared with Cadbury. I will normally buy one bar of it and freeze it to real cold and let it melt inside the mouth. So far I only bought chocolate once as a gift. It was for my sister-in-law birthday. I have wrapped the chocolate nicely and it all goes well until my the birthday girl forgotten to store it in the fridge but left it on her car. It is so nice that you and your husband still celebrates Valentine's Day. This event never been celebrated by my husband, sigh! I have heard that we will crave for chocolate more during menstrual time. Is that true? But I never experience it.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 09
Hello Shuet Yeng, Thanks for your response. I think you are special... because you don't like chocolate. So you are those person who don't like sweet food? For me, I don't like to eat chocolate that had been freeze. I like to keep chocolate in room temperature, so once the chocolate put in the mouth, it melts instantly. You should ask your hub to be more romantic, LOL. It is good for woman to celebrate Valentine's day, there we get additional gifts. But I don't like to go for what expensive gift or candle light dinner... A homecook dinner by my darling and a box of my favorite chocolate will make my day happy enough. Hope to see you again in my other discussions. Happy mylotting.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 09
Hi VingYan, I think I am weird because I seldom know women that dislike chocolates. I would not hesitate to give a bite or two but would not finish the whole bar of chocolate by myself. Yes, I do not like sweet things at all and I guess my girl got the "gene" from me. She always asked me to buy sweets but she never eats it. I have a lot is sitting in my fridge now. VingYan, I must say you are really a big fan of chocolate, because I heard that chocolate will taste great when leave it in room temperature. Cold chocolate does not release its aroma as quickly as "warm" one. Anyway, may I know have you tasted any special or unique flavour chocolate before? My friend has sent me a chili chocolate. It is the most special type of chocolate that I have ever tasted. My husband always admit that he is not a romantic person. He does not love surprise and therefore I hardly had one from him. But I must say he really love me and he is a very responsible husband and daddy. So, that is enough for me. It is so nice that your husband even knows how to cook. So he could alternate the cooking job with you.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Hi Shuetyeng, I never see chili chocolate before. For me, I like chocolate with almonds or hazel nut. As long as the chocolate has my favorite nuts, then it will be my fancy. LAtely I am so into milk chocolate. My sister bought a box of Daim milk chocolate. The milk chocolates contain surprisingly crunchy almond caramel center. It is in a bite size, so I can easily wallop a few piece in my mouth. I admit this milk chocolate is kinda too sweet for me, but I still love it! Yeah, my hub likes cooking and I think he can cook better than me, LOL.
@Iriene88 (5345)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 09
Love white chocolates too. Prefer chocolates with nuts in it like Ferrero Rocher, Toblerone, Kit Kat and Cadbury. Good for health..Yes! It makes us Happy, and when we are happy, we are Healthy! If we are healthy and we can live longer. Since can live longer, got more time to make money, and become Wealthy. Eat More Chocolates...Yeah!
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Hello Iriene, I love Ferrero Rocher too. But I don't like Kit Kat! Totally agree with you, chocolate make me happy! If there is any chocolate in the fridge, I could not resist not to think of it! I must want it want it! So normally I will wallop the chocolate very fast and no stock up in the fridge! Now my daughter get my gene. she likes chocolate when she was a baby. But do you know baby can not consume chocolate or it is just no good for them?
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• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Eat more chocolates for your heart. Cut down on chocolates for your teeth. Avoid chocolates for your smooth beautiful face.
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@Iriene88 (5345)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 09
Oh , I did not know that baby cannot eat too much chocolate. What is the reason to it? Is it too heaty and will have constipation? I heard on Mix Fm everyday that dog cannot eat chocolate. Can die one!
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
hi vingy, chocolate is one of my favorite sweet in my whole life.. i always crave for it and it makes my day so fulfilling for every bar i ate.. well there are also negative benefits we can have from it, they are not good always on our health.. so i should stop eating them all the time.. janebeth.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
Hello Jane, Thanks for your response. Chocolate is good for us, you don;t worry about that, . But do remember it is no good to take any good food for too much . Share with you here a few good things on eating chocolate! Chocolate is high in flavonoids, which are compounds that protect plants from disease and damage. Eating chocolate will help people in the same way. Flavonoid-rich foods may help reduce inflammation in the arteries that lead to the heart. This will keep blood vessels open, protect your body against cancer, and raise good cholesterol levels. Chocolate is good for stress. This is thought to be so because chocolate contains valeric acid, which is a relaxant and tranquilliser. Also, the sugar in chocolate may reduce stress - sugar has been shown to have a calming and pain-relieving effect on babies and animals because sweet tastes activate the opiate-like substances in our brain. HAppy Mylotting!
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
oh that was very nice of you.. thank you for explaining it to me, the positive and the negative effects of chocolates.. have a nice day.!!
@besthope44 (12135)
• India
7 Sep 10
Well medically they say dark chocolates are good anti oxidant and good for health. I feel black chocolates sometimes taste bitter due to more cocoa..i like milk chocolates.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 10
Hi Besthope, It is always like this, food which is good for health are always not that good taste. I don't think I can accept dark chocolate, it is very bitter for me. I like milk chocolate too. I notice my kids have got my gene too. Both my kids love to eat chocolates. Do you think it is good for the kids to take chocolate? Normally I don't allow them to take too much of chocolate.
@Zaneclan (68)
• India
23 Sep 09
Hi my fellow MyLoters,Chocolates.. The word drives me crazy. I am such a chocolate addict that I can't stay a single day without eating one. Guess should blame my sweet parents for making me such an addict. Actually can't blame them as it was there love that they treated me with so many different brands and varities of chocolates since I was a kid. Infact My GF is a much more chocolate freak than I am. She always has oxes of chocolates stored in her fridge. Chcolates are of many times Chocolates are of many varities. Here are a few of them: 1, Unsweetened Chocolate: Also known as bitter or baking chocolate, it could be called as chocolate in its purest form, composed only of ground cocoa beans. This chocolate can't be used for direct consumption and is used for cooking purpose along with sugar. 2, Dark chcolate: personally my favorite, this chocolate contains chocolate liqur, cocoa butter, vanilla, sugar and an emulsifier called as leicithin. Milk is not added to dark chocolates. 3, Couverture chocolate: This chocolate is used for bakers and confectioners and contains a lot of cocoa butter and chocolate liqur. 4, Candy coating chocolate: Known as confectionery coating chocolate, these are used for candy making as they have excellent melting and moulding properties. 5, Milk chocolates: Contains quite a high quantity of milk other than chocolate liqur and cocoa butter. My Favorite chocolate brands are hershey, Cadbury-schweppers, Lindt & sprungli lindor and ofcourse Toblerone . Though eating a lot of chocolates is unhealthy, eating chocolates in moderate quantity is quite beneficial to health: 1, Chocolate has a high level of phenolics which helps in lowering the risk of heart diseases 2, Chcolates are known for they being anti- depressants and an aphrodisiac. Though there are many more benefits of chcolates already known , still many more are still being researched by scientists. And let me end as my I am eating my Hershey's right now :)
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• India
23 Sep 09
Wow Zaneclan.. That surely was a very good response. I too love eating chocolates a lot.i love to eat milk chocolates more...my favourite one is galaxy....its very mouth watering and yummy and delicious....i can finish up one whole box of galaxy chocolates in a day...that much i like galaxy
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@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
23 Sep 09
I love chocolate too. In fact I love chocolate to go with coffee. Dark chocolate goes well with rich and creamy coffee. Somehow the taste blends into a heavenly mixture. I like chocolate with raisins, or chocolate with whole almond in it. Most of the time I choose Vanhouten chocolates. It is one of the most affordable chocolate, and not too sweet.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Hello Scheng, Thanks for your response. I never try chocolate with coffee. In fact I don't drink coffee at all. Maybe I will try this heavenly mixture like what you have mentioned. I like chocolate goes with whole almond too. And my second choice is chocolates with hazel nuts. I don't like chocolate with raisin and macademia nut.
@sender621 (14932)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Chocolate has to be one of my favorite foods. I like to eat it when I'm happym when I'm sad or just a little lazy. Milk chocolate is my favorite. I could just eat one Hershey bar one after the other. Any holiday that promotes my chocolate habit is a good one. I like chocolate with almonds too. I'm not that fond of dark chocolate, but hey, choclate is chocolate!
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
Hello Sender, Thanks for your response. I like milk chocolate too. But I just found that milk chocolate for certain brand is too sweet. I like DAIM. Lately I am crazy for DAIM. My sister bought a box of Daim milk chocolate for me. The milk chocolates contain surprisingly crunchy almond caramel center. It is in a bite size, so I can easily wallop a few piece in my mouth.
@kitty42 (3923)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hello my friend Chocolate with almonds are really good I can't get enough plain chocolate I can eat it but it enjoy it more with almonds, when I get candy for holidays the first thing I look for are the almonds, then coconut, then caramel yummy, (hold that thought need ask my daughter to bring some m*m's home) be right back o.k where was I , yes I love chocolate with nuts. I heard there are some health benefits but can't name any right now. Thank you my friend.
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@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Hello Kitty, I like chocolate with almond too. Chocolate with Hazel is my favorite too. Maybe you can get the health benefits again here where you have think of any. Thanks in advance. But for sure eating too much of chocolate will cause obesity.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 09
Girls loves chocolates.Men buy chocolates for girls.Children adore chocolates. I don't hate chocolates.I do eat chocolates, but I am not crazy of chocolates. But grannies say chocolate is bad for your teeth.Teenagers say chocolates cause pimples. Nevertheless, chocolates are good for our hearts.
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@vathsala30 (3730)
• India
23 Sep 09
I like chocolate with almonds but i eat all but rarely. coz I have sensitive tooth. The moment it touches my tooth some sensation will be there besides, it sticks to the tooth which I don't like.
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• India
23 Sep 09
Age Matters .. - Watch What You Eat When Old ..
Let Me Ask You One Question .. How Old Are You .. It Really Doesn't Matter As Some People I Have Come Across Do Feast on Chocolates .. And the People I AM Talking About May Be In their Early 50's .. It Depends, Even I Like Chocolates, I Tend To Avoid them Unless I Am Sure I Can Clean My Teeth Sparkling White Once I Am Done With Them .. I Think Chocolates Will Never Die As A Habit If You Don't Bother About the Ill Effects You May Experience Later On In Life .. I Think It Is Better Avoided After You Are Old Enough .. Don't Ask Me When Are you Old Enough .. It Is Up to You To Think And Decide ..
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@Tantrums (948)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
I heard dark chocolates has great health benefits as long as taken in moderate consumptions... I like chocolates in ice creams and after dinners or afternoon breaks.
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@offlimits (599)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
Yes I do! :) My favorite would be any kind of white chocolate, or milk chocolate with almonds, or any kind of nut for that matter. I also love chocolate with mint. Ferrero, Cadbury, Hershey's, you name it! Yum! :) But I don't like dark chocolate and chocolate with fruits or raisins with it though.
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@gmatthews (155)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Dark Chocolate is suppose to be good for your heart. I love chocolate and peanut butter....mmmmm. I want it now.
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@babyorchid (1737)
• China
23 Sep 09
i love dark chocolate, i love chocolate very much..... hhe.. but i seldom buy chocolate myself...because its very easy to get fat by eatting lots chocolate..plus...chocolate is expensive haha
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@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
i like to eat chocolates until i discovered i need to rush to the toilet if i had eaten a lot. sometimes i buy chocolates but if my husband buys for himself he'd find it missing in a couple of days. chocolates have health benefits. especiall the milk chocolate for it is more tolerable to some who have lactose intolerance like me (provided we don't eat a lot). the only health benefit of the dark chocolate i read about in layman's terms is it doesn't have that much calories...
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 09
OH, I like this discussion.. and I love chocolates.. Chocolates has also been my 'energy' food which I will take when I feel bad or not up to the mood.. I need the chocolates to help me boast up the mood and have better working energy. I love hazelnut too, therefore chocolates with hazelnut is my favourite.. the golden ball (if you know what I mean) is also one of my favourite chocolate.. I love to have dark chocolates too... sometimes, I find those chocolates in the market is not dark enough, I even do my own by melting those cooking chocolates and form round pieces myself.. In addition, I like to have fruit and nut chocolates too!
@vingyan06 (2487)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 09
hello Cwong, Glad to hear that you are a chocolate lover like me. I like the 'golden ball chocolate' too! LOL. I don't like to freeze the chocolate especially Fererro Rocher. It is too hard for the chocolate and I love to keep them in room temperature. Once you put the whole thing in the mouth, it melts... The taste is heaven the feel is so good! But I don't know why, I don't shop for chocolate very often though I crave for it. Maybe it could be the price isn't cheap. Or I know my self well, a few bites of chocolate could not enough for me, I like to wallop more and more chocolate. Hence I got to control myself not to buy chocolate too often. Chocolate seems like a season food for me. I get to eat more chocolate on special events, like Valentines day, Christmas. Huh, you like dark and bitter chocolate! Melting those cooking chocolate just to eat not for cooking?
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
Vingyan, you see, when we have the cooking chocolates extra leftover when I do my cakes or baking, I will just pipe them out and keep for those time I crave for it! muahahha... I also don't really buys chocolates, but once a while, if I needed the boosting, I will pop buy the shop to buy those bar chocolates like sneakers, mars and so forth. I just need the chocolate to boost up my mood, especially when I am feeling really bad and down.
@pan_23 (420)
• Kuwait
3 Nov 10
i dont see any brands ,but i like to eat dark chocolate more. i also like to give choclate gifts to others for any occasion. i think if we eat chocolates more ,our tooth can damage. i heard from others that dark chocolate is good for our heart,so i will take them sometimes. also eating dark chocolates will reduce blood pressure,cholestrol .
@ElsaElsa (327)
• United States
25 Oct 09
I love caramello by Cadbury. MMm.Just typing that in is making me crave it. I don't particularly like dark chocolate. I will eat a Dove dark chocolate if there's nothing else around. I also love milky way. Unfortunately, my obsession with choclate has caused some major cavities that I'm hoping to have filled to restart that tasteful adventure.