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Posted by: 374 (Guest), Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 3:33am
I've had a bit of a browse to see if any previous posts address this but failed miserably... maybe I'm looking wrong!  ;)

I read that chocolate can be good for type A's but what type of chocolate? I assume that not all chocolate is good...

Is the dark chocolate better because it has less sugar? That would have been my theory... Any other tips, anyone?

Ta!

Jules.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 3:50am; Reply: 1
Quoted from anneofjulie
I've had a bit of a browse to see if any previous posts address this but failed miserably... maybe I'm looking wrong!  ;)

I read that chocolate can be good for type A's but what type of chocolate? I assume that not all chocolate is good...

Is the dark chocolate better because it has less sugar? That would have been my theory... Any other tips, anyone?
Jules.

Here are some links (found by using the Search the Site in the left column of the main page):
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive8/config.pl?read=46328
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive5/config.pl?read=7272
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive8/config.pl?read=46651

I know there is a current thread that is addressing chocolate sources, as well:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?,v=display,b=GC,m=1176865261

The important thing to remember, just like for all foods, read the ingredients to make sure there aren't avoids for you in the product.
Posted by: Vicki, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 2:02pm; Reply: 2
Chocolate nibs leads to no cravings in my experience :-)

Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 6:45pm; Reply: 3
Pure Chocolate, the darker the better.  If you're trying to avoid sugar, stick with unsweetened chocolate or cocoa.  

Some people melt unsweetened chocolate and add in their own compliant ingredients, making their own candy.

I drink black cocoa, made with hot water and unsweetened cocoa, with a little ghee and lecithin.
Posted by: mikeo, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 1:39am; Reply: 4
dark organic 70%+++ chocolate has detoxifying properties and also has a low glycemic value so it won't spike your blood sugar like milk chocolate does
Posted by: Janet, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 4:04pm; Reply: 5
(naughty) What a terrible thread for a chocoholic(hand) ;D
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 8:06pm; Reply: 6
Any type of chocolate is acceptable as long as contains no avoids.

Alia
Posted by: colojd, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11:18pm; Reply: 7
It is my understanding that the darker the better because it contains more antioxidants. I like very dark chocolate, but I think most of us know that it is bitter without some type of sweetener to take the edge off. It is possible to find dark chocolate with a high cocoa content that is low on sugar. Or as others have suggested, try making your own hot chocolate with other sweeteners. Agave nectar is a good choice that has a low Glycemic index. I also like dark chocolate that has roasted nuts in it, like almonds or walnuts. The nuts add to the healthy aspect, but also to the calorie content so a little can go a long way.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11:21pm; Reply: 8
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor.cgi?593
great chocolate recipe
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Saturday, June 2, 2007, 7:35pm; Reply: 9

Just do a search for Love-N-Cacao bar here http://www.Sunfood.com
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, June 2, 2007, 7:41pm; Reply: 10
:o :o :o  ::) here I am with Janet ;) ;D :D.....terrible...I am suffering :-/ terribly :-/ chocs....white chocs......::) :B :X...... ;D :D ;D(smarty)(pray)(shhh)(think)(whistle)
Posted by: ieatmeatnlikeit, Sunday, June 3, 2007, 5:25pm; Reply: 11
Chocolate!
I loved that I'm no quitter line!
Good Chocolate "ain't cheap.
I'm an O with chocolate dementia these days.
That being said: Ghiradelli semi sweet just does it for me and I hope to ease off somehow,someday soon. There is also this whole fair trade /organic issue to raise though that is quite another topic. I don't know if it would be true to say that organic is fair trade or vise/vs
but both targets seem worth aiming for with a guilty pleasure like this.
iemnli
Posted by: 1206 (Guest), Sunday, June 3, 2007, 9:55pm; Reply: 12
(((http://www.dadamo.com/typebase.....cipedepictor.cgi?593
great chocolate recipe )))

OMG!!! Just made this ....danger! Made one batch with cocoa and one batch with carob...both are too good.
Posted by: mikeo, Sunday, June 3, 2007, 10:51pm; Reply: 13
dark chocolate is a good source of selenium which has a protective cardiovascular effect
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, June 3, 2007, 10:59pm; Reply: 14
Lola - I don't have any glycerine or Agave. To substitute  Honey - How much do you think I should use? (I'd hate to mess up a batch of chocolat experimenting ;D)
Posted by: Brighid45, Sunday, June 3, 2007, 11:01pm; Reply: 15
I like Dagoba. Their chocolate is a sacrament. It should be offered up on altars. :) Their dark chocolate is heaven on earth. A little goes a long way, which is a good thing since it's fairly expensive, but I'm willing to pay for quality. Chocolove is another good brand.

If you are concerned about fair trade, look for the symbol that indicates the chocolate was made with cocoa from small growers. Our local HFS offers a pretty decent selection of fair trade chocolate. We have a small bowl of it on our kitchen table. It's nice to grab a nibble once a day. :)

If you want something crunchy with that nice chocolate taste, get some cocoa nibs. They're pretty good! I tried some in my trail mix and they were really tasty, went well with the nuts and dried fruit. Mountain Rose Herbs carries cocoa nibs.

The other day someone gave me a piece of a Hershey bar with almonds. Yikes! They need to change the cocoa bean they use to flavor those bars. :P Nasty! I can't believe how far downhill Hershey has gone, imo anyway. The Special Dark tastes like some weird cheap imitation of chocolate.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 12:26am; Reply: 16
add half the amount of honey and taste, before adding more.
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 4:13pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Brighid45
The Special Dark (Hershey's) tastes like some weird cheap imitation of chocolate.


I think it tastes like wax... :P
Posted by: lstreat, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 4:20pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Brighid45


The other day someone gave me a piece of a Hershey bar with almonds. Yikes! They need to change the cocoa bean they use to flavor those bars. :P Nasty! I can't believe how far downhill Hershey has gone, imo anyway. The Special Dark tastes like some weird cheap imitation of chocolate.


Yuk, that stuff is just nasty  :P :P I picked up the special dark last week and it ended up in the trash.
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 9:21pm; Reply: 19
Lola - thanks for the advice on using Honey (sunny)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 20
;)
Posted by: ieatmeatnlikeit, Thursday, June 7, 2007, 6:11am; Reply: 21
I expect this will gross most folks out but I recall a study that claimed that "chocolate allergies" had less to do with chocolate than so many other things not actually intended to be present in the product ,like for instance..........you fill in the blank...give up? Let me whisper this.....c--kr--ches. Most commercial product just makes me feel poorly not long after I've had it. That Ghiradelli at least doesn't seem to do that and it's affordable, not that that is a good thing for me though. I enjoyed reading about some solar powered chocolate company in Costa Rica I can't remember where I saw that. They were claiming fair trade and all that. The other dark side of the chocolate growing as I understand it is simply horrendous and not to be dissmissed. Real unspeakable exploitation of children and others in all the gruesome ways likely to be devised. As bad as most bad things are. Makes me wonder as I type this: How bad is Ghiradelli? I sense a conversion to verifiable fair trade in my chocolate habit. Interesting how reading/ posting on this forum can do that to one eh?
iemnli
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 8:57am; Reply: 22

Yeah. There`s something strange happening in Norway, too. NOt that our traditional milk chocolate ever was that healthy but it tasted nice. UNtil Kraft bought the company that is. Now the quality has gone completely downhill.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 11:18am; Reply: 23
Oddos
You are from Norway ??
Welcome cousin ;-D

I have given up eating regular chocolate- it doesnīt taste as good as it used to and
there are so many nice alternatives
Mostly I buy Max Havelar( fair trade) or organic version
but I donīt say no ;-D to really good quality of conventional choc as well.

Funny enough
I used to prefer milk chocolate - but the last years my tastebuds has turned for dark chocolate- find most milk chocs too sweet
Even my "little " O who used to do milk chocolate - likes 70 % better- and If she is really craving sweets even 84 % is ok with a few dry fruits on the side.
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Thursday, June 14, 2007, 10:47am; Reply: 24
Yup. A little fjord up on the west coast.



I`m getting more and more off any sort of processed food. Organic raw freshness is the way to go. :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 11:21am; Reply: 25
WOW amazing place !
You Norwegians are so lucky with all this unspoilt nature :-D
Us danes just have piggies and wheat or canolafields everywhere  :(
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I`m getting more and more off any sort of processed food. Organic raw freshness is the way to go.

Me too -Have started to grow much more food- keep beesfor raw honey and hens for eggs - storebought eggs arenīt the same:-)
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Thursday, June 14, 2007, 11:40am; Reply: 26

Yeah it looks nice. I envy the choices in Danish stores, though.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 11:49am; Reply: 27
;-D
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Friday, June 15, 2007, 4:12am; Reply: 28
The Lindt Excellence chocolate bar line is lovely, and their 85% Cocoa Dark Extra Fine bar is not sweet...
Four squares have 5g sugar.
Ingredients: chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla - a natural flavor.
Nutrition info:
http://www.lindtusa.com/docs/productdocs/prod_28.pdf

They also make a 99% bar, described below. It doesn't list vanilla, and sugar is listed as the last item. It looks like it's claiming it has 0g sugar however.
http://www.keacher.com/?p=388
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, June 15, 2007, 7:40am; Reply: 29
Lindt is nice - The 99 % I only use in cooking

this is interesting :

http://drbenkim.com/raw-chocolate.htm
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, June 15, 2007, 9:52pm; Reply: 30
Henriette Bsec,
The link provides interesting ORAC test results for antioxidants in raw, organic chocolate.

Alia
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, June 16, 2007, 8:48am; Reply: 31
Quoted from Alia_Vo
Henriette Bsec,
The link provides interesting ORAC test results for antioxidants in raw, organic chocolate.

Alia


Yep that was my thought as well :-)
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, June 16, 2007, 4:57pm; Reply: 32
A Heath food store clerk told me that Dagoba has been bought.  Now, it's been a few months, and I'm not sure about this next fact, but I think he said it was Hershey's that bought the company.  I hope to find out for sure, and at least, we should keep an eye on the ingredient list as time passes.
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, June 17, 2007, 5:23pm; Reply: 33
Hershey's is buying up the smaller chocolate companies, then...They bought Scharffenberger last year. I haven't had any of that lately to notice if there are any changes...

It's really hard for me to say this, but my chocolate cravings have diminished big time! And that's amazing in and of itself.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, June 18, 2007, 6:30am; Reply: 34
Quoted from Victoria
A Heath food store clerk told me that Dagoba has been bought.  Now, it's been a few months, and I'm not sure about this next fact, but I think he said it was Hershey's that bought the company.  I hope to find out for sure, and at least, we should keep an eye on the ingredient list as time passes.


Well that is sad- I really like their chocolate

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Itīs really hard for me to say this, but my chocolate cravings have diminished big time! And that's amazing in and of itself.

:D good
I think my craving is under control ....
I donīt eat chcocolate every day anymore
- but I still like it BIG time - I guess that is my last comfort food.
I donīt do chips any more, donīt do comercial icecream or cakes,cookies- never touch candy... what is left 1 oz dark chocolate with coffee ;-D
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Monday, June 18, 2007, 2:14pm; Reply: 35

Raw cacao is good for you. It`s full of magnesium and lots of other minreals, which is why women crave it.
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