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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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Melt 100-200 g (adjust according to how thick you want your chocolate coating to be) of chopped bittersweet chocolate on a double boiler.
Meanwhile, make glaze: Put bittersweet chocolate in a large glass bowl with the butter.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups (287 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus melted butter for greasing the pan 3/4 cup (75 g) cocoa powder, plus more for dusting the pan 3 ounces (85 g) bittersweet chocolate 1/2 cup boiling water 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour 2 cups (185 g) confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (175 g) cacao nibs 1 cup (220 g) packed dark brown sugar 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Bittersweet chocolate ganache (recipe follows) Method: 1.
The recipe was later posted on ITV's website as Bittersweet Chocolate Cake With Cinnamon Ice Cream and Cookies by Chris O'Halloran.
The company has also announced that in September it will begin distribution of its Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce through the bigg's supermarkets in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
1 pound of mascarpone cheese at room temperature 8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, melted 1/2 cup of icing sugar 2 teaspoons of espresso powder 1/4 cup of coffee liqueur 12 ounces of panettone, cubed Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Full of anti-oxidants, the bittersweet chocolate has a minimum 70 per cent cocoa solids.
Yard is making 200 two-pound Valrhona organic bittersweet chocolate Oscar statuettes with 24-karat gold dust blown on them to decorate the platters.
Some of the recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding; Chocolate Pecan Pie; Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apples; Chocolate Banana Blintzes; Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles; Chocolate Blini with Berry Caviar; and Chocolate Banana Waffles.
Ghirardelli has upped the cocoa percentage in both its Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar and its Bittersweet Chocolate Chips to 60 percent, while adding a new Extra Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar with 70 percent cocoa.
6oz bittersweet chocolate (min 70% cocoa) 60ml Grand Marnier 60g butter (melted) 4 eggs (separated) 30g sugar 250ml double cream 3oz chopped hazelnuts