Did you eat a lot of chocolates when you were still a child?

@p3ks626 (6543)
Philippines
March 9, 2010 6:02am CST
I love chocolates! I love it no matter what kind it is. When I was young, chocolates were expensive because we dont have a lot of money and the only time that we can eat chocolates when I was still young was on your birthday and on Christmas. Maybe chocolates at that time wasnt really very expensive but our resources or my parents money are intended for something else and its not chocolates. I am actually thankful now because even though I dont have a lot of money now, at least I can buy if I want to eat it. Maybe I will not appreciate it this much, if I had the same things before. How about you? Were you able to eat a lot of chocolates when you were still young?
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@piya84 (2583)
• India
30 Apr 10
Hiii p3ks626 yes i used to eat chocolates daily when i was a kid.Almost all of us used to love chocolates and candies and we were they fist people who used to run to near by corner shop to buy new chocolate or candie in market.There used to be a competition for that.
• Bangladesh
9 Apr 10
Hey gal, I've got a person who loves chocolates like me. Yes, I used to love chocolates very much when I was kid but they were too expensive for me to get. I'm also thankful to Allah, my Creator that though I don't have a lot of money, at least I can buy chocolates according to my satisfaction because I've got a habit of saving money no matter how much crisis I'm in. Have a nice day.
@JJ4Ever (4693)
• United States
14 Mar 10
When I was young, I did eat some chocolate, but my parents always made a limit so we didn't make ourselves sick. However, now that I'm older, I eat a LOT more chocolate than I did as a child. It's like I spoil myself now that I can eat as much as I want! I've come close to making myself sick, though. I'm addicted to chocolate! I have cravings during the day always when I don't have a stash with me - I hate that! I also use it as a stress reliever so that's probably not too good either. I've heard it's good for us because it keeps our arteries clear. So it might be good for the heart - no wonder it's a stress reliever! That's what I've heard so I hope chocolate is good for us because it sure does taste good! Great discussion - thanks for posting!
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@salonga (27787)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Well I did not have the chance to eat lots of chocolates when I was young because we were just poor and my parents could not afford to buy chocolates. They would rather just use their money buying the necessities of life rather than on chocolates which we could anyway live without. But certainly I love chocolates so that sometimes I would dream that I have the money to buy it. Well when I grow up and life becomes better I am thankful I now am able to buy as many chocolates as I want. But my wisdom teach me to eat chocolate in moderation. Too much sweets is not healthy so despite my passion for chocolates, I really don't eat much of it.
@salonga (27787)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Yes, I do agree with you!
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
I understand what you mean. We had the same situation when I was young. My parents also could not afford to buy the chocolates because of other priorities and chocolates were not included in the shopping list. I am also grateful like you to be able to buy chocolates now. I can appreciate it more fully that I am able to buy now. I didnt have regrets for being poor when I was young, now I am not rich but there are resources and I can really tell that life is sweet like chocolates if you have to undergo some hardships for a while and know what it is like to have a better life later on.
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@olisaur (1927)
• United States
21 Mar 10
I have always been a chocolate lover. w
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@haniku17 (113)
18 Mar 10
Yes. I used to eat a lot and I still do, probably even more now that I have my own money to buy them. I love all kinds of chocolates but I do prefer they have nuts in them. When I was younger my uncle would come home from abroad and has this bag of chocolates from duty free and I feel like its Christmas. I don't think it would be healthy to eat that many chocolate though.I am trying to control myself now that I am not getting any younger.
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• Philippines
13 Mar 10
We are in the same position. I did not born rich. When I was born we are struggling. I can only have chocolates during Christmas because my Uncles and grandparents gave me some. Or if my mother have extra money she will buy the most cheaper chocolate and I am happy whenever I received and eat chocolate. For me those who can buy and eat chocolate everyday are only the rich one. Chocolates is a comfort food. I can buy chocolates now since I already have a job and I can afford it but I am not into it now. But when someone gave me I do not resist it, I accept. They say that when you are young and you are into eating chocolate as everyday, sweets can affect your teeth so that is still not advisable. And toddlers and young one will always choose chocolate against healthy food which is improper. So I guess not all of the children from rich family eats chocolate as always hahahahahaha. You know it doesn’t matter to look at the past as today, our present day chocolates are affordable.
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
I also had chocolates for Christmas. At that time my mom bought it from a store. I could still remember one time, it was a day before Christmas eve and my mom and dad was arguing about what we are going to have for Christmas. We didnt have a lot at that time but we were happy we ate chocolates.
@whyaskq (7524)
• Singapore
10 Mar 10
I do not even know there were chocolates until I buy it myself. When I was young, chocolates were "banned" in my family. Even when I was offered one, I thought it was a sweet because I have never been told it was a chocolate. As a form of rebellion, I eat a lot of chocolates when I start working.
@whyaskq (7524)
• Singapore
11 Mar 10
"banned" because we cannot afford it. Parents then know kids very well. Whatever cannot afford, best not to let the child get a taste of it in case the child insists on having chocolates. lol.
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Why was it banned? Were there health conditions that you need to be aware of and consider that's why you have to ban it? I jsut cant imagine being a child now knowing what chocolate is. It is so....sad. I understand if you can tell for yourself that you are in rebellion when you had your job because you didnt have to ask from your parents some money to buy the chocolates. You are spending your own money now so that its okay and your parents cant do anything about it.
@kquiming (2997)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
Yeah I was, because chocolate is cheap where I grew up. But I didn't like chocolates then as much as I do now (as a grown-up). I'm 24 now and I LOVVVEEEE chocolates. I like the dark bittersweet ones the best. Second would be the traditional typical milk chocolate and my last choice would be the white chocolate one. I appreciate them all, except for a few ones and they're really few. I love them all from M&M's to Hershey's (with or without the almonds) and Cadbury's yum yum. I'm aware though that chocolates cause rapid gain weight if eaten much everyday so I stay away from them every now and then when I can help it, and limit my consumption when I eat.
@kquiming (2997)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
i was raised in malaysia. yes, fruits and veggies are really healthful.
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Where did you grow up? You were one lucky kid because chocolates in your country were cheap. When I was young, they were really expensive here now, now that I am older they are still expensive. I dont like the dark ones, I feel like I'm not eating chocolates at all if I eat that. My favorite would be m and m's, I like looking at the colors, they are really colorful. Taste is even better. A lot of people are actually saying that chocolates will really make you fat but I dont wanna stop eating it. I just wanna eat it and done have to worry about gaining weight. Maybe its okay to eat chocolates as long as I am also going to eat healthy food like fruits and vegetables.
• Philippines
9 Mar 10
I love chocolates too! My auncle is working abroad and when he sends some stuffs to his family, my auntie always give us shares of chocolates.... Guess we are lucky somehow. I really love chocolates and I am not that conscious, I don't mind if I eat lots... Chocolates are my weakness. My mom too! Glad I am not fat! I have to agree, chocolates are expensive, I buy chocolates only when I have excess budget. That is why I really appreciate when somebody is giving me chocolates!
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
That is one of the advantages when you have relatives working abroad because when they come home, they all always bring chocolates especially with the fact that they know that chocolates, especially the imported ones are expensive. Good thing you are not fat. Just be careful maybe its not taking effect yet right now but I hope it wont. I was also very thin when I was younger, but I am getting rounder and rounder each day.
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
yha right and I am aware of that too... I think it has something to do with our metabolism, it somehow slows down as we aged... Thanks for the reminder p3ks626. And to add on, those imported chocolates are somehow more appreciable (is it a colonial mentally??? hahahaha! ) I guess it is because we get to eat them seldom compared to those local chocolates... that is why we enjoyed it more.
@allknowing (105447)
• India
10 Mar 10
Chocolate - My latest craze is for cadbury bournville a dark chocolates with roasted almonds
Chocolates were a rare commodity during my young days but I am making up for it now. I have travelled far and wide and most of my buying in any country is chocolates. Back home I will spend on this temptation as that is my favourite. My latest craze is for Cadbury Bournville!It is a dark chocolate with roasted almonds and is available in India.
@allknowing (105447)
• India
10 Mar 10
When I was in New Zealand I was buying cadbury slab chocolates and all my Indian friends were amused but then I told them that these chocolates had milk from New Zealand cows!!! surely far better quality than our starved cows!!
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
Wow! That sounds really good. Maybe I would have to change my mind about dark chocolates after hearing that. I also wanted to taste the different chocolates that they have in other countries. I love the imported chocolates because its very smooth when you eat it. Local ones we have here in the country are rough. Its like eating sugary sand that doesnt melt in your mouth.
• Portugal
10 Mar 10
I Was Lucky,Because I Eat Many Chocolates When I Was Young!!!Bombons Or Chocolates...Some Was Like a Close Umbrella,Others With Liqueur & Others With Fruits Inside... Have a Great Time This Day!!!!
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
You can say that again! You are really lucky. You mentioned some chocolates here in your response like bonbons, close umbrella, etc. I dont even know those even now. I didnt there were chocolates names like that. I heard some chocolates with fruits inside but the ones I have taste are the chocolate with raisins inside and almonds inside. I have some chocolate here in my bag right. I guess I'm really going to have a great time this day because of it.
• Portugal
11 Mar 10
This Chocolates That I Told,Aren't On The Market Now...But Those Days The Chocolates Are Very Simple Without Almonds Or Others...Some Bonbons Have Cherries Inside & Sometimes Liquer,Yummmmmmmmmmmmmy!!!!! So Enjoy Your Day With Your Chocolates(I Have Some Also On My Fridge...I've Must Have,Always,Some There...Ih,Ih,Ih...)...A Delicious Day For You,My Friend!!!
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
I loved chocolates when I was young. Now that I'm old, I love chocolates just as much. My salivary glands get activated everytime I see tv commercials on any kind of chocolate. However, my parents were not into buying chocolates except on special occasions. Now, I still have meager resources and my budget is mainly for taking care of bills and basic needs. When I win the lottery, I'll get a truckload, bwahahaha. Have a lovely chocolaty day, p3ks...
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
I did have a lovely chocolaty day today because I just finish eating a bar of chocolate. yey! If you win the lottery and buy all the chocolates you want, maybe you're going to have tonsillitis later. You can always think of sharing it to me though. hahaha!
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• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Certainly, I am going to share with you and with all the chocolate lovers! That would be really really fun. Have a sweet and happy day, p3ks...
• China
12 Mar 10
NO!When i was a child,i haven't any snacks to eat.that is a difficult time.
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
It was also a difficult time for us to eat something like chocolates when we were still young. My dad had a job but I guess his income was just enough for the needs of the family and buying something like a candy bar seems like impossible most of the time.
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
I didn't really got to eat a lot of chocolates when I was a kid. My dad never really says yes when we ask him to buy chocolates on grocery. Now, I understand why he didn't do it, it's just that it's really not part of the budget, and we have many expenses back then cause I had 3 other siblings and we were all going to private schools. When I got in college though, it was then that I really started loving chocolates, I usually buy a pack from my allowance and eat it for a week, and then I'll buy another one. Hahaha. I was crazy for chocolates back then, but not too crazy now because of the pounds that I gained during college. LOL. Now I still love eating chocolates, but I think twice before putting it into my mouth. I guess you could say I'm more health conscious now. Hehehe.
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
I think you are. I think I am too but not that conscious. I am not very fat but my tummy is round. I an satisfied with how I look physically but I need to do something with my stomach. I do exercises now which I didnt do, it was alarming for me to see myself in the mirror gaining weight and the roundness of my stomach being added day by day. I still eat chocolates now, I dont want to stop eating it just because I dont wanna gain weight. I think there's another way like for example if I eat chocolates now, then I should more vegetables later on. Eat food with fibers so it will help in cleansing the gastrointestinal tract.
@MrKennedy (1984)
11 Mar 10
when I were a child, I was more into jelly sweets like Haribo and pic n mix. It wasn't until I was older that I started to appreciate chocolate more, and now, I cannot get enough of the stuff
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
I liked jelly sweets too but not as much as I liked chocolates. I love eating these so called every-flavor-beans that they have at the mall. I think they got the idea from harry potter. They sounds sweet an taste better too but I will always have chocolates as number one in my list.
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
11 Mar 10
I love chocolates. I ate a lot of it when I was a kid and I still do. I would sometimes save a whole week's allowance and then spend it all on chocolates at the end of the week.
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Saving was also one of the most important things I learned from my mother. When I was in high school I also saved money but its not for the chocolates, its for the things that I need in school like socks, handkerchiefs, cologne or some baby powder. I only got to eat lots and lots of chocolates when I was in college because my allowance increased. I didnt have to return the excess to my mother because she didnt know there was. I am a huge fan of chocolates and I will always be.
• United States
10 Mar 10
no, my mom didn't let me and my sisters eat too much chocolate. but i still ended up fat :((( LOL i dont think chocolate is the problem its about all the other junk foods like chips and junkfood like that :/ but my fav chocolate now is dark chocolate :)) so delicious! and its good for u!
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Dark chocolates are good for you? How? Its the first time I heard about that. I never liked dark chocolates because I feel like I'm eating chocolate tablets that hasnt been processed yet. But if its good for me then I might as well consider.
• India
10 Mar 10
hello! i love chococlates because chocolates is very taste and very beautiful chocolates dont eat the parents are told dont eat and i am sillent eat the chocolates still now i eat the chocolates cadbuary, five star, dairymill are my favoriate and milky bar is andbar one also chocolates taset is very form london chocolates is very nice and tasty when we wre young we will eat all type off chocolatesi apperchiate is much ok
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
Chocolates from London sounds really good. I hope one day I will be able to go to London and have a taste of the chocolates that they have there. I now cadbury but not the others. Hershey's, kisses and m and m's are very common here in our country. They are really delicious and I love eating them especially m and m's.
• Indonesia
10 Mar 10
I think I was. Well, not only when I was still a child. Even now I still like eating chocolate. Who can resist the temptation of chocolate? It's sweet, and when it melts in your mouth...
@p3ks626 (6543)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
Chocolates that melts in your mouth are the best. Some chocolates melt when you hold them with your hands but I think that's normal for some chocolates because if what they are made of. I dont know how to make chocolates but I think they put some sort of oil in it. I dont know what kind of oil or if there's really oil in it. Anyway, chocolates with or without oil I still love them.