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Stick With Chocolate! February 14, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Happiness, Humor.

Certain foods, like chocolate, may enhance your mood and relieve anxiety.

Other foods, like candy and carbohydrates, provide temporary feelings of euphoria, but may ultimately increase feelings of anxiety and depression.

My RX for this Valentine’s Day:  stick with chocolate!

With a side of flowers!

But don’t take my word for it.  To read more: 8 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

I’ll add a 9th Scientifically Backed Way to Beat the Winter Blues ~> LAUGH!

To get you started . . .

A guy wandering the beach found a bottle washed up on the sand.  A genie popped out and gave him three wishes:

“I want a  million dollars.”

Poof!  A million dollars.

“And a Jaguar convertible.”

Poof!  A Jaguar convertible.

“Last wish.  Hmm . . . I know!  Make me irresistible to women.”

Poof!  The genie turned him into a box of chocolates.  

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Kate Crimmins - February 14, 2019

Chocolates would work for me. I’d take him home.

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Me too . . . and, since he will no longer be needing the million bucks and the Jaguar, I’ll take them home too!

Kate Crimmins - February 14, 2019

Absolutely. How would we get home without his Jaguar.

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Hey! Let’s make a pitstop at Starbucks on the way home ~ for a double chocolate mocha latte with chocolate shavings!

2. rivergirl1211 - February 14, 2019

If you’re saying chocolate is healthy?
I’m all in…

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Mais, oui!

* Dark Chocolate ~ “Chocolate possesses phenylethylamine, an amphetamine-like compound that acts as a natural mood enhancer, and theobromine, which is a mild stimulant. To reap the benefits of dark chocolate, it should be eaten regularly in small amounts.” [Top 100 Healing Foods, p. 117]

rivergirl1211 - February 14, 2019

If you insist…

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Be our guest
Be our guest
Put this theory to the test!

3. L. Marie - February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day, Nancy! 🍫

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Thanks, LM. It’s a beautiful day here . . . perfect for eating chocolate!

4. joyroses13 - February 14, 2019

Hahaha! 😉 Be careful what you wish for!
I will stick with chocolate too! 🙂

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

We rarely buy anything from the candy aisle . . . except for chocolate. And that we buy in bulk!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

joyroses13 - February 14, 2019

Sounds good to me!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

joyroses13 - February 14, 2019

You gotta buy in bulk for you never know when you may have a snowstorm and not be able to get to the store! 🙂 🙂

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Exactly! Who needs bread? Let them eat chocolate!

5. JOriginal Muse - February 14, 2019

I concur… Chocolate, flowers and laughter.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Nancy… 💝

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day, Jo!
Koan to ponder: Is it ever too early in the day for chocolate?

6. Jill Weatherholt - February 14, 2019

I’ll take my chocolate with a side of chocolate, please. Happy Valentine’s Day, Nancy!

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Sending sunshine and laughter your way, Jill ~> Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Derek!

7. Ally Bean - February 14, 2019

While I appreciate the fact that chocolate is good for me, I am one of those people who can take it or leave it. Now if you could please find an article expounding upon the health benefits of caramel, I’d be most grateful. 😊

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

I’ll see what I can do since I’m also a fan of caramel . . . especially when enveloped in chocolate. 😀

8. Tippy Gnu - February 14, 2019

Men are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Surprise! 😯

9. Perpetua - February 14, 2019

I know I am powerless when it comes to chocolates 🍫

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

Chocolate has animal magnetism! 😀

Perpetua - February 14, 2019


10. William D'Andrea - February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day?
Bah! Humbug!
(Just joking)
A year ago, Valentine’s Day was also Ash Wednesday, which made it a day of fasting. I wondered, would it have been okay to give a box of chocolate candy to a Catholic girl that day? Should she then have waited to open it until the next day?

nrhatch - February 14, 2019

I guess it would depend on her sense and sensibility.

11. Behind the Story - February 15, 2019

It’s always good to hear that something you love is also good for you. I’ll take chocolates with a side of flowers.

nrhatch - February 15, 2019

Agreed! Hope your day offered up a few sweet surprises! 😀

12. anotherday2paradise - February 15, 2019

Yay! Love chocolate, Nancy. The joke is hilarious. 🤣

nrhatch - February 15, 2019

Glad you enjoyed. I’ve shared it before but it seemed perfect for this post.

13. Debra - February 15, 2019

I’m not big on sweets, but when I indulge, I always go for the chocolate! I do love anything chocolate! 🙂

nrhatch - February 16, 2019

Smart thinking, Debra!

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