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Libido linked to love of chocolate
Australia News ^ | Nov. 15, 2004 | Australia News

Posted on 11/14/2004 7:20:36 PM PST by FairOpinion

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To: Thinkin' Gal

Having traveled the world while active duty military and as a contractor for Uncle Sugar after my retirement I have to say that my favorite chocolate found is Ghirardelli....

http://www.ghirardelli.com/

Stay safe TG !


51 posted on 11/14/2004 8:01:32 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: luckodeirish
Yep, and here in Cali, but we know the remedy for that ;)

Would you care to share what the remedy is? :-) If I understood the article correctly, the chocolate only arises the senses....

52 posted on 11/14/2004 8:01:43 PM PST by njwoman
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To: FairOpinion
My wife is a major chocolate lover..., er... liker..., wanter..., eater..., consumer-

Oh never mind.

53 posted on 11/14/2004 8:02:49 PM PST by Nachum (We're All Americans, Let's Stand Together)
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To: Quix

"A strong craving for Chocolate also correlates significantly with a genetic predisposition toward alcoholism."

Do you have links on this or are you just trying to put a damper on those stocking up for the panic sex?


54 posted on 11/14/2004 8:03:19 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG... waiting for Gucci's faraday bags to come out)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
"I like the darkest, most bitter chocolate I can get...what does that MEAN?!"

I think it means you are a real chocolate connoisseur. ;)
55 posted on 11/14/2004 8:04:50 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: Domestic Church

Sorry.

No. But you should be able to DOGPILE.COM or Google for it with something like:

ALCOHOLISM CHOCOLATE RESEARCH CORRELATION

And see what you come up with. If you have get a good ref, please let me know and I'll file it on my HD.

Won't remember well where I filed it but narrows it down some! LOL.


56 posted on 11/14/2004 8:06:16 PM PST by Quix (PRAY 4 PRES BUSH'S SAFETY; SPECTER OFF COMMITTEE; TROOPS; GOD'S PROTECTION)
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To: FairOpinion

So that explains how chocolates became a traditional gift from men to women. Works for me. Dark, semi-sweet chocolates....especially chocolate covered cherries with the clear, runny centers. Yummmmm!


57 posted on 11/14/2004 8:07:17 PM PST by sweetliberty (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: I'm ALL Right!


Types of Chocolate
http://www.cacaoweb.net/chocolate.html

White chocolate
Chocolate made with cocoa butter, sugar, milk, emulsifier, vanilla and sometimes other flavorings. It does not contain any non-fat ingredients from the cacao bean and has therefore an off-white color. In some countries white chocolate cannot be called 'chocolate' because of the low content of cocoa solids. It has a mild and pleasant flavor and can be used to make Chocolate Mousse, Panna Cotta and other desserts.

Milk chocolate
Sweet chocolate with 10-20% cocoa solids (which includes cocoa and cocoa butter) and more than 12% milk solids. It is seldomly used for baking, except for cookies.

Dark chocolate
Sweetened chocolate with high content of cocoa solids and no or very little milk, it may contain up to 12% milk solids. Dark chocolate can either be sweet, semi-sweet, bittersweet or unsweetened. If a recipe specifies 'dark chocolate' you should first try semi-sweet dark chocolate.

Sweet dark chocolate
Similar to semi-sweet chocolate, it is not always possible to distinguish between the flavour of sweet and semi-sweet chocolate. If a recipe asks for sweet dark chocolate you may also use semi-sweet chocolate. Contains often 35-45% cocoa solids.

Semi-sweet chocolate
This is the classic dark baking chocolate which can be purchased in most grocery stores. It is frequently used for cakes, cookies and brownies. Can be used instead of sweet dark chocolate. It has a good, sweet flavor. Contains often 35-50% cocoa solids.

Bittersweet chocolate
A dark sweetened chocolate which must contain at least 35% cocoa solids. Good quality bittersweet chocolate usually contains 50% to 85% cocoa solids depending on brand. If the content of cocoa solids is high the content of sugar is low, giving a rich, intense and more or less bitter chocolate flavor. Bittersweet chocolate is often used for baking/cooking. If a recipe specifies bittersweet chocolate do not substitute with semi-sweet or sweet chocolate. Please ensure that you buy the correct type! European types of bittersweet chocolate usually contains very large amounts of cocoa solids, and some of them have quite bitter taste.

Unsweetened chocolate
A bitter chocolate which is only used for baking. The flavour is not good, so it is not suitable for eating. Use it only if a recipe specifies 'unsweetened chocolate'. It contains almost 100% cocoa solids, about half of it might be fat (cocoa butter).


58 posted on 11/14/2004 8:09:29 PM PST by FairOpinion (Thank you Swifties, POWs & Vets. We couldn't have done it without you.)
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To: Quix

I'd rather just eat some chocolate ;) and go to bed.


59 posted on 11/14/2004 8:10:07 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG... waiting for Gucci's faraday bags to come out)
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To: FairOpinion

this..... makes sense, actually.


60 posted on 11/14/2004 8:18:43 PM PST by tarawa
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To: zygoat; JudyinCanada
Great relationship you have there /not

Maybe a little mutual respect will result in a little more mutual pleasure........

Try calling her something more affectionate than 'old lady,' treating her right, and see what happens......

Oh......and don't forget the chocolate. ;o)

61 posted on 11/14/2004 8:29:51 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: dubyaismypresident; lavrenti

I have some chocolate every day.


62 posted on 11/14/2004 8:32:59 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.HillaryWatch.org)
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To: FairOpinion

I like chocolate.


63 posted on 11/14/2004 8:34:15 PM PST by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: zygoat
No, she's not my wife.

Forget what I just said.

Get married. Don't believe the junk you see on TV. Married folks have MUCH more fun.

64 posted on 11/14/2004 8:34:31 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Same here.


65 posted on 11/14/2004 8:41:33 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

Really?


66 posted on 11/14/2004 8:45:35 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.HillaryWatch.org)
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To: Squantos

I love chocolate, but if I eat enough to satisfy the craving, I'll have to put up with mild acne. Bummer. :-( Moderation just doesn't work with chocolate!

The best stuff I've had is an Icelandic 'cooking' chocolate which is unassumingly wrapped in dull white paper. It's very dark yet quite sweet, with an high cocoa butter content. I think they use it to make hot chocolate. I'd drop a square (it's divided in a grid similar to a Hershey bar) into my coffee, and it would dissolve in an instant. Good stuff right out of the package. Too good.

Being a 'cooking' chocolate, my stash would be stored with my other baking supplies. Conveniently, noone else in the house would find it. Heh.


67 posted on 11/14/2004 8:50:12 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

LOL.....Kewl........whats the brand name ? Where can I buy some to try ?


68 posted on 11/14/2004 8:52:43 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos
whats the brand name ?

I wish I had saved a wrapper. It was all in Icelandic.

Where can I buy some to try ?

Iceland, of course! :-)

69 posted on 11/14/2004 8:55:16 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Yes.


70 posted on 11/14/2004 9:10:16 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Do you have to send for it from Iceland?


71 posted on 11/14/2004 10:09:17 PM PST by Bellflower (A new day is coming!)
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To: FairOpinion

**off to buy some Hershey stock.....**


72 posted on 11/14/2004 10:10:31 PM PST by lawgirl (Proud 2 time voter for George W. Bush as of 7:21 AM CST, November 2, 2004. LUVYA DUBYA!!)
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To: FairOpinion
The research also looked at smoking and coffee consumption, but found no links with sexual enjoyment.

Whew....! (wipes forehead)

73 posted on 11/14/2004 10:13:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: FairOpinion

We love a 4 oz. really dark chocolate bar, bittersweet, melted on low in the micro, stir in about a tbsp. of butter (very gently warmed again) and several tbsp.s of 1/2&1/2 stirred in (gently warmed again) and then add 3/4 tsp. of vanilla. Be very careful that when you warm it up you do it gently so as to not burn it at about power 4. You can add a little more 1/2&1/2 if you want it thinner and then pour it over Haagen-dazs ice cream. We use Ghirardelli Chocolate. This is a really heavenly sundae. It is not easy to make as to get it so it just melts but doesn't burn at all but the effort is well worth it. Mmmmmmmm:>)


74 posted on 11/14/2004 10:25:56 PM PST by Bellflower (A new day is coming!)
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Just my luck. My Wife's allergic to chocolate.

Figures.....


75 posted on 11/14/2004 10:31:33 PM PST by RandallFlagg (FReepers, Do NOT let the voter fraud stories die!!!! (Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name))
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To: GeronL
C'mon, the women promised they were telling the truth.
76 posted on 11/15/2004 12:28:10 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: I'm ALL Right!; madison10

Dark chocolate is the most beneficial for health...


77 posted on 11/15/2004 12:31:19 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: FairOpinion

I've gotta spend more time hanging outside of See Candies in Downtown Seattle to find "Miss Right Now."


78 posted on 11/15/2004 12:34:34 AM PST by Clemenza (Gabba Gabba Hey!)
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To: madison10
The higher the quality, the darker the chocolate, the better.

I actually dislike most chocolate, and do not find it appealing. However, when I do eat chocolate, it is almost always Scharffenberger bittersweet (70% cacao -- quite dark), which is on a completely different planet flavor-wise from anything else I've ever tasted. If all chocolate tasted like the Scharffenberger, I might actually claim to like chocolate.

Most generic chocolate, like Hershey's, tastes lousy to me -- I can't eat it. In some ways, that might be a blessing in disguise...

79 posted on 11/15/2004 12:45:39 AM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: Squantos
Having traveled the world while active duty military and as a contractor for Uncle Sugar after my retirement I have to say that my favorite chocolate found is Ghirardelli....

Have you tried Scharffenberger? I much prefer it to Ghiradelli, and both are local to me. I think Scharffenberger is what chocolate was supposed to taste like before we processed and genericized the hell out of it.

While my experience is not remotely exhaustive, I actually find American chocolate to be a bit better than European, which seems to be primarily a function of ingredient quality.

80 posted on 11/15/2004 12:53:45 AM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: FairOpinion

Unbridled appetite will be the ruin of us all.


81 posted on 11/15/2004 12:57:11 AM PST by Old Professer ( War too often becomes personal; we inure ourselves to the abstract and audit too lightly)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Mmmmm the things you can do with melted chocolate!


It's not just a girl thing! ;-)


82 posted on 11/15/2004 1:03:35 AM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: dubyaismypresident; Happy2BMe
bump!

83 posted on 11/15/2004 1:49:33 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
I like the darkest, most bitter chocolate I can get...what does that MEAN?!

You're a nympho?...

84 posted on 11/15/2004 2:12:04 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: FairOpinion

Heh, early in our marriage I noticed my wife enjoyed the blue box of "Truffle" style chocolates from Lindt. She never asks for anything so I figured I'd buy just her a box every time I went shopping for a "treat". I soon found I need to buy 3 a week (and now we have kids who know where they are.) Funny how I all along I was investing in my own future happiness.

85 posted on 11/15/2004 2:24:48 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: FairOpinion

bump


86 posted on 11/15/2004 2:27:29 AM PST by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud to be an American Republican)
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To: FairOpinion
"Women who have a daily intake of chocolate showed higher levels of desire than women who did not have this habit"

If this was true,I'd be nearly dead by now.

87 posted on 11/15/2004 2:42:23 AM PST by mitch5501 (by the grace of God,I am what I am)
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To: zygoat
"Oh well, next time she starts snoring, maybe I could squirt some Hershey's Syrup in her mouth and hope for sunrise."

That made The Lovely Wife and me both LOL.....literally..:)

88 posted on 11/15/2004 2:53:12 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: JudyinCanada

A few years ago I realized something interesting: Every girlfriend I had who was a lousy kisser did not like chocolate.

Think of how you taste chocolate....isn't it like kissing?


89 posted on 11/15/2004 2:58:44 AM PST by gortklattu (check out thotline dot com)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

90 posted on 11/15/2004 3:01:53 AM PST by gortklattu (check out thotline dot com)
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To: gortklattu
Think of how you taste chocolate...isn't it like kissing? I don't know, really, I don't like chocolate! LOL! But now I'm starting to think I should try to acquire a taste for it!
91 posted on 11/15/2004 4:43:41 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: shaggy eel

hehehe


92 posted on 11/15/2004 4:49:33 AM PST by cyborg
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To: Happygal

;-)


93 posted on 11/15/2004 7:15:55 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("I expressed myself rather forcefully, felt better after I had done it," -- VP Cheney)
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To: snugs
"I am a fruit and nut freak myself"

Healthy I'm sure, but don't you think we could tempt you with the occasional nibble of chocolate?

For purely medicinal reasons, of course... (grin)

94 posted on 11/15/2004 7:47:39 AM PST by Texas dog (Need any wood?)
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To: zygoat
.....maybe I could squirt some Hershey's Syrup in her mouth ....

Or somewhere.

So9

95 posted on 11/15/2004 8:02:15 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (What I just said.)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Who you winkin' at Willis!? ;-)


96 posted on 11/15/2004 8:03:32 AM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Calpernia; Revel; Velveeta; Alabama MOM

Ping


97 posted on 11/15/2004 8:26:12 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (On this day your Prayers are needed!!!!!!!)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

"but if I eat enough to satisfy the craving, I'll have to put up with mild acne"

Nah...just drink an additional 16 oz of water ;)


98 posted on 11/15/2004 8:29:09 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG... waiting for Gucci's faraday bags to come out)
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To: RandallFlagg

"Just my luck. My Wife's allergic to chocolate."

She can be desensitized to it...isn't it worth it?


99 posted on 11/15/2004 8:33:02 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG... waiting for Gucci's faraday bags to come out)
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To: FairOpinion

I have known this for years!

~~sigh~~ Godiva Raspberry Chocolate Truffles makes me one very happy girl.


100 posted on 11/15/2004 8:35:33 AM PST by najida (How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if he lived in a Blue State? None, he'd break a nail.)
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