Okay, they don’t, but I thought it was a good title for a blog.
It’s probably not a great idea to be photographing chocolate when your wife has you on a health kick! But I’m man enough to deal with the smell of melting chocolate. I had a few days when I wasn’t working for clients so I decided to shoot a few images for my picture library, or was it just a cunning ploy to get my paws on some dark luxurious chocolate…
Many people have been described as chocoholics, not me I can stop anytime I like. Honest!
Cocoa (the main ingredient in your chocolate bar) has been used for other things as well as your treat. The Mayan Indians used cocoa beans as form of currency (real chocolate money) and when the beans wore out they ground them and made a drink. That was over 2000 years ago. Today it’s one of the most traded commodities in the world, probably making investors millions of $$$.
Chocolate also has some pretty impressive health benefits as well. It’s a natural antidepressant, antioxidant, it’s rich in magnesium and iron. I guess I ‘ll have to keep taking it for medical reasons then, but only if I really have to.
If you’re wondering, yes I caved and had some but I was running low on magnesium at the time.