Chocolate!

For anyone who knows me it was only a matter of time for me to do a chocolate post!

To say I love chocolate is an understatement. When life is tough, when I have had a really rubbish day, chocolate can make things better.

I don’t know if I have a favourite but I do definitely have “go to” chocolate. In the biggest debate of the century aka Galaxy or Dairy Milk I am definitely a Galaxy girl and I have to admit that’s the chocolate I do go to most often. Although, I do love Dairy Milk Jelly Popping Candy bars.

Once again with my amateur psychologist’s hat on, chocolate has been found to increase the levels of endorphins released into the brain. Endorphins lower blood pressure and can reduce stress so the next time you feel stressed reach for the chocolate!

I have Latin America to thank for chocolate. First recorded usage was around 1000BC! Back then they would drink chocolate and amazingly it wasn’t made into solid bar form until the mid 1850’s by the Fry’s chocolate man!

Mmmmm anyone for hot chocolate……

For a special treat I buy Green and Black’s. Their chocolate is amazing and my favourite is the white chocolate bar. It’s so good and so creamy.

I’m also not a purist, I don’t mind things in my chocolate so I equally love Twix’s, fruit and nut, Caramel and Crunchy to name a few.

Another favourite thing of mine is to get a bowl of vanilla ice cream, a bag of maltesers and a rolling pin. Don’t open the maltesers yet, get the rolling pin and bash the maltesers until they are mostly broken up but don’t do it too much otherwise you will just get a bag of crumbs (although each to their own, you might like that) and then sprinkle on the ice cream. It’s delicious. I do the same with a ripple too.

Who knew I could write a whole post on my love of chocolate!

Just popping out for chocolate 😉

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