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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: JudyinCanada

We apppreciate the help in hostile territory. Since I live in Boston, I know what it's like, too!! All the best to you.


41 posted on 11/14/2004 7:54:27 PM PST by speedy
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To: JudyinCanada

No, she's not my wife. We live like liberals and vote republican. Hard to shake some of those 70's things, you know.


42 posted on 11/14/2004 7:54:29 PM PST by zygoat
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To: FairOpinion

I like the darkest, most bitter chocolate I can get...what does that MEAN?!


43 posted on 11/14/2004 7:54:53 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Savor...)
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To: FairOpinion
I buy Hershey's by the gallon. Other imports as well of all kinds.

It has effects that I cannot quite describe. Without it I get distressed and irritated.

Interesting stuff. Add caramel and you have something that can't be beaten as far as a food is concerned.

44 posted on 11/14/2004 7:55:02 PM PST by Cold Heat (There is more to do! "Mr. Kerry, about that Navy discharge?")
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To: njwoman

Yep, and here in Cali, but we know the remedy for that ;)


45 posted on 11/14/2004 7:55:24 PM PST by luckodeirish (The best feminine protection is a Sig)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Me, too. Dark, not totally bitter. Dove Dark Chocolate is great. The higher the quality, the darker the chocolate, the better.

Yeah, what does that mean? To me chocolate should be dark, almost bitter & bitable. Drinking it wouldn't work. ;)


46 posted on 11/14/2004 7:57:30 PM PST by madison10
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To: FairOpinion

So, add that story to this one http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/04/041006.chemosignals.shtml

Which states that:
Breastfeeding women and their infants produce a substance that increases sexual desire among other women, according to research at the University of Chicago.

And someday, someone is going to try to combine the two, unleashing a force powerful enough to subdue Hillary herself!


47 posted on 11/14/2004 7:58:32 PM PST by Incandesia (Please don't eat the Newbie)
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To: shaggy eel

I am a fruit and nut freak myself


48 posted on 11/14/2004 7:58:52 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME (A true blue Conservative))
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To: Rex Anderson

Duh.


49 posted on 11/14/2004 7:59:58 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: zygoat

Yeah, I guess those 70's things are hard to shake, but the 60's things are even worse!

Hey...why don't you make her your wife? Then you may refer to her as such, rather than your "old lady"?

Just a thought. And if you do, I'll send you some chocolates!

In any case, my best to you both.


50 posted on 11/14/2004 8:00:20 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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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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