Eating Chocolate With a Side Serve of Freedom – Not Guilt
Posted Mar 25 2013 6:44pm
It’s nearly Easter time. A religious period for millions of people around the world that holds great significance.
And usually where there are special holidays, celebrations and times of togetherness there is food. A lot of it. Bringing people together to share and enjoy and even feast.
And for Easter we all know the food that most signifies this time of year is…chocolate. (I almost feel like going ‘Ta Da!’)
Something I have noticed is that as much as chocolate is a well loved food, it’s also a food that for many, carries a lot of emotional weight, pull and baggage. It’s not always a love love relationship. It can be a love mixed feelings relationship. Or even a love hate relationship.
And I think a great deal of that is due to the fact that over time, chocolate has been thrown in the ‘bad’ sin bin category within the unnecessary and dangerous argument of good vs bad food. I’m not going to get into the argument of whether or not some foods have a higher nutritional content and life giving properties than others. That’s an absolute given. Some do. But the labelling of foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ triggers … Read the rest