Do we really need reminding why chocolate is one of the best things in the world? Really, you do? Alright then, six reasons to be going on with…
1.It’s good for you – yes it is, something in it is good for the brain, the darker the better when you suffer from darkness (depression) yourself
2.It’s convenient – to buy as its sold in all its variations absolutely everywhere
3.It’s convenient – to eat, on the train, in the car, in bed, after dinner, even (although I do baulk at this myself) for breakfast
4.It can be shared – break off a piece of dairy milk, a chunk of Toblerone, pass your birthday box of chocs around – everyone will love you even more
5.You can have as much or as little as you like and these days of 5:2 dieting it can count as diet food as well (why not??)
6.It makes you happy – just the smell, the crinkle of the wrapper; the knowledge that there’s a bit of chocolate in your drawer at work, in a secret place at home – not to mention the taste, the joy of that smooth silky stuff on your tongue.
Yes, chocolate is joy in one of its simplest forms, so indulge – life is too short to live a moment longer in a chocolate free zone. (Images courtesy Google Images)