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Drug slang A regional street term for any dark abuse substance—opium, amphetamine, marijuana
Nutrition A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol; 1/3 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which increases cholesterol

chocolate

A comestible prepared from ground and roasted beans of the cacao plant, Theobroma cacao, native to South America; it is composed of cocoa butter, a substance high in stearic acid, which is converted in vivo to oleic acid, which may lower cholesterol;13 of cocoa butter is palmitic acid which ↑ cholesterol. See Chocolate craving, Cf Carob Drug slang A regional street term for opium; amphetamine; marijuana.

chocolate

a medium-brown (milk chocolate) coat color of cats seen on the extremities of chocolate-pointed Siamese and Colorpoints and, uncommonly, as a variety of Burmese.

Patient discussion about chocolate

Q. Is it possible to be addicted to chocolate? I love chocolate and eat at least a bar a day. Does this mean I am addicted to it?

A. few of my friends are addicted to dark chocolate, the really dark once. But I do believe its easy to quit (if you can resist that good taste), one of my friend eat dark chocolate just to help her fall asleep, which is very weird. But after she cured her sleeping problem she stopped eating.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. What is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints…? Hi, I am a chocolate lover and wanted to know what is good about having chocolate and what is bad as I heard it effects to our joints….?

A. i love chocolate. i especially like dark, concentrated chocolates. so i looked it up to find some medical info about it. i encountered this article in pubmed:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121490920/PDFSTART

i'm not sure you'll have access to it but it generally gives a list of beneficial virtues of chocolate- increase cell survival and such . but all this experiments done on rats and with a great amount of chocolate.

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INGREDIENTS 1 x 375g pack fresh or frozen readyrolled puff pastry, thawed Flour, for rolling125g luxury Belgian plain chocolate, roughly chopped 1 egg, beaten, to glaze Vanilla ice cream, to serve
Ingredients: * 200 g plain chocolate * 2 1/2 dl double cream * 4 fresh eggs * 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
Made using only natural ingredients combined with pure extracts and flavours, the Caramel Connoisseur Collection includes: a chewy caramel with a chocolate caramel centre which is hand-cut into rectangles, enrobed twice in milk chocolate and decorated with crumbly caramel fudge pieces; a fudgy caramel with a creamy white truffle centre, mixed with liquid caramel, twice coated in white chocolate and hand-decorated with a chocolate strickle; a runny caramel with a creamy, silky, smooth caramel centre encased in a thick, smooth milk chocolate shell; and a hard, butter toffee caramel smothered in two layers of 70% cocoa plain chocolate and hand-decorated with a chocolate strickle.
QI've heard that plain chocolate can contain milk even though it's not listed in the ingredients.
Plain chocolate is naturally rich in flavanols, plant chemicals that are believed to protect the heart.
Use plenty of cocoa powder for dusting; 100ml, (3 1/2 fl oz), gin, plus one tablespoon; 40g, (11/2oz), plain chocolate, broken up; 200ml, (7 fl oz), dry vermouth.
Iconic confectionery brand Kit Kat is turning to the dark side with a premium plain chocolate variant of its four-finger bar.
An hour after eating, their blood plasma was tested for antioxidants and plain chocolate was found to boost levels by nearly 20 per cent.
Spread marshmallow mixture over plain chocolate mixture and refrigerate several hours, until firm and set.
INGREDIENTS 200g good quality plain chocolate 200g good quality plain chocolate 200g unsalted butter 200g unsalted butter 7 eggs, separated 7 eggs, separated 140g caster sugar 140g caster sugar 2 drops lemon juice 2 drops lemon juice Creme fraiche to serve Creme fraiche to serve METHOD Preheat oven to 160C/Gas mark 3.
5ml/' tsp bicarbonate of soda 150g/5oz caster sugar 3 ripe bananas 2 large British Lion eggs, beaten 60ml/4tbsp sunflower oil To decorate: 50g white or plain chocolate or half of each Chocolate eggs to decorate 1 Preheat the oven to 200[bar]C/Gas Mark 6.
5oz plain chocolate broken into chunks 85g/3oz olive oil spread 80ml/2.