Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Chocolate Squirrel

On Saturday morning, I decided that I would take a 'one day at a time' approach to removing my chocolate addiction. I lasted until 2:30 p.m. Yup. Got it bad. (It didn't help that our house still had some Halloween candy left over.)

I would like my food psychologist acquaintance to comment sometime on whether chocolate has a place in the 'food and gender' discussion. Is chocolate a 'chick food'? (One could also muse first, of course, on whether chocolate IS food.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came across this cited book - you might want to explore!

Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2004.
Designed by Michael Fusco, this book is wonderfully well written, funny, and totally absorbing. Are you secretly a candy-bar chocolate-loving freak too?


12:21 pm  
Blogger MicaelaA said...

And in Sunday's Wichita, Ks Eagle newspaper, Dillard's Department store was promoting "Cococ Therapy" a new beauty product that supposedly extracts all the 'good' parts of chocolate and lets you slap it on your face...

What's NOT good about chocolate?

10:38 am  
Blogger liz said...

Well, my research suggests that we do tend to "gender" specific food items. While chocolate wasn't one of the items on my mock-menu, I would guess that North Americans have made it female, for whatever reason. (You would have to ask Aztec or Mayan priests what they thought about that!)

While my male partner is way more of a choco-holic than I am, he's European, and they seem to have a slightly different ranking for a number of foods.

10:58 am  
Blogger Gwen said...

Am appalled that we don't have 'Candyfreak' on order. Must rectify. Coco therapy sounds fabulous. Can you eat chocolate at the same time as you apply it to your face? Oh yeahhhhhhh.

There is definitely something pharmaceutical about how chocolate interacts with human hormones, especially my female ones. A little chocolate on an off-day can make a world of difference.

4:53 pm  

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