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Eat Dessert First

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  The rich, creamy, delicious flavor melts in your mouth. The smell is distinctive and keeps you coming back for more. Forget those New Year resolutions for one evening, and join us at Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy.

Growing up, my grandmother and I would make all kinds of chocolate concoctions: chocolate cake, chocolate fudge, chocolate brownies, chocolate truffles. Anything you can think of that was chocolate, we made.  Anything chocolate that you can think of will be at Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy.

There are many myths of chocolate; it’s unhealthy, high in caffeine, causes headaches, cavities, acne and weight gain.  Doesn’t sound quite pleasant, right? No worries! There is no truth behind these myths!

Sparkpeople.com , (http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1019 ) shows that the myths that we tend to believe are wrong. In fact, each myth listed above is wrong.

The caffeine in a chocolate bar is the same amount of caffeine that you would consume in a 8 oz. cup of decaf coffee. Yes, I said DECAF. Skip your cup of morning coffee and go for the chocolate bar if you need that extra “pick- me- up” throughout the day! (Your preference, of course.) For Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy, the motto for the month: forget the coffee and go for the chocolate! Again, who doesn’t love chocolate?

A few fun chocolate facts…

  • Chocolate is an antioxidant and a “good source of magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. It also contains an antioxidant also found in tea and red wine, that has been associated with a decreased risk of coronary disease.” (www.sparkpeople.com)
    • Eating chocolate can also reduce the symptoms of stress.
    • Chocolate is beneficial for proper blood flow to the lungs and other organs.
    • The minerals in chocolate help to increase brain power and function. (www.escoffier.com)

So make room on your calendar on for this coming Saturday evening, February 11th. We welcome all to join us at the 17th annual Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy. Your attendance, contribution, and dedication to our organization is greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget to come prepared to indulge!

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