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Old 11-07-2012, 02:20 AM   #21
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Wow, what a fabulous idea Snip...did you just think of that one day or did someone tell you about it...that is fab!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:27 AM   #22
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Wow, what a fabulous idea Snip...did you just think of that one day or did someone tell you about it...that is fab!
No one told me about it but I'm sure it's been done before. I love mexican hot cocoa and this seemed like an easy way to make it without having a large glug of cocoa powder settled at the bottom of your mug

I just take a few squares and whisk slowly into warm milk and we have instant hot chocolate
When I have guests I top the chocolate milk with whipped cream, add a cinnamon stick for flavour and dust with cocoa powder. Looks great and it makes you feel like you're in a coffee shop! A tot of brandy, whiskey, Kahlua, baileys etc ads a nice touch too!
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #23
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Sounds great, thanks Snip
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This is great news. Now they just have to make sure it works for women too.

Chocolate linked to stroke prevention | Canadian Manufacturing
Hmm, chocolate AND red wine both good for you. I've been getting it right then
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #25
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I like the odd piece of dark chocolate but I wish the same could be said for liquorice.
I love liquorice but it's bad for your heart :( Bummer!
Anecdotally, liquorice is supposed to be a (herbal) remedy for Addison's Disease but be careful if you are being treated with conventional medicines. And if you are on the pill you should be careful as consumption of liquorice has been found to weaken its efficiency in some circumstances.

(I am not a doctor and only reporting what I have read so don't act solely on what I've written)
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #26
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I do too, their chocolates melt in your mouth I don't like cheap chocolates, feels like you've eaten a bowl of cold lard!
I treat myself to good quality chocolate every few months. Lindt with sea salt is yummy too and the cherry one !
I had some Lindt chilli chocolate recently but found it a bit disappointing as I couldn't taste the chilli.
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Hmm, chocolate AND red wine both good for you. I've been getting it right then
And chocolate goes well with red wine
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Hmm, chocolate AND red wine both good for you. I've been getting it right then
Again, they only studied men. Women's health needs are very different from men. I am sure there are some benefits for women, but what is the ratio of men to women.
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Chocolate is definitely linked to my hips...
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #30
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This is great news. Now they just have to make sure it works for women too.

Chocolate linked to stroke prevention | Canadian Manufacturing
It would be interesting to know if Kraft and Nestle and other chocolate manufacturers had any financial input into the research that came up with this.

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