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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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Also good to note: The higher the percentage of cocoa solids in your bittersweet chocolate, the less sweet your brew will be.
Amaretto Truffle: 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup California whipping cream 3 tablespoons almond liqueur
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The cookies are dense with Scharffen Berger's prized Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks, made entirely from cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter, whole vanilla beans, and less than .
Then there's Jack in the Box[R] (NYSE:JBX) restaurants, which is blending bits of Oreo cookies with real vanilla ice cream and bittersweet chocolate syrup to make the Chocolate Oreo Cookie Shake, a confection so yummy and thick you might want to enjoy it with a spoon instead of a straw.
Hence, a dense, rich bittersweet chocolate pairs best with a bold, concentrated red wine, like Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel, and a light, elegant milk chocolate pairs best with a generous, smooth red, like Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Merlot or Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
1 GROWN-UP S'MORES Those who miss the kiddie classic will love this chocolate and peanut butter version--gooey-sweet melted marshmallow tempered by bittersweet chocolate cookies and the flavor of salty roasted peanuts (for the recipe and more s'mores ideas, visit sunset.
For the holidays only, the company is offering hand-crafted nougat squares, flavored with almonds and candied orange, dipped in bittersweet chocolate and topped with a sprinkling of gold leaf.
Only real bittersweet chocolate, real butter and real ginger is used.
Bittersweet chocolate chips are my chocolate of choice, but you're welcome to substitute chopped bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, if you prefer.
Red Velvet's hot chocolate is a rich, creamy blend of Valrhona milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, special blend of vanilla and spices, and topped with a choice of two flavors of homemade whipped cream.
bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 4 tbsp.