Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cacao-induced Insomnia

I spend copious amounts of time at the chocolate table near the cheese and olive section of Whole Foods, choosing a large block of some imported bittersweet chocolate, preferably 70% cacao or more. And I take it home and just eat it. Let it melt on my tongue. Let my tongue swim in it. One of my favorite things.
I was exhausted last night. But while writing my blog entry, I indulged my chocolate passion. Now I don't drink caffeine, but I never worried much about caffeine in chocolate. Last night, exhausted, I laid awake in bed with my heart pounding and mind racing, and I decided, sadly, that there must be large amounts of caffeine in chocolate. I supposed that would also explain all the unbelievably strange bad dreams I've been having lately. So I googled caffeine and chocolate, and came up with this article. (I don't know about the article's validity, though, after all, I just found it on the web.)
Wow. No caffeine, but another stimulant with a similar compositional structure. Interesting - particularly if you're a bit of a nerd like me and also happen to adore chocolate. =D

1 comment:

Morris said...

I met my first wife through the television. You should start watching it more often, good things can only happen. Ever had a 99% cocao. That is darn good.

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