Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Life and Chocolate

So I was reading about chocolate the other day (it started with reading about how much chocolate is consumed in the month of February, and sort of spiraled from there), and it turns out that the vast majority of dark chocolate items in the world are consumed by women--especially the very dark, bittersweet chocolate.

Statistically speaking, the young (and men in general, at any age), are more likely to much prefer milk chocolate and its much higher sugar level.  The sweetness and ease of consumption was more important to them than the richness of the flavor.

It is largely old women who enjoy the rich, deep flavor of the dark chocolate, bitterness and all.

I've never heard a food fact that translates so readily and so accurately to a metaphor for life.

I am a milk chocolate lover.  Don't care much for dark chocolate, and until the last few years I couldn't even eat it.  Still learning to enjoy the rich flavor that comes with the dark and bitter parts of the journey.

1 comment:

Kaytee Postma said...

Dark chocolate has antioxidents that you can't find in many other foods. Although I agree with you, not a fan of dark chocolate myself!