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Comment by Randall Smith on January 6, 2015 at 7:49am

I did it! Except for one "kiss", I went the whole day without sugar! I subsituted apple sauce for brown sugar on my Delicata squash, and it tasted fine. My yogurt had sugar in it, but that was about it. I'm going to try to alternate my days - sugarless on odd. Am I strong enough?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2015 at 2:27pm

Hmmmm...in Goleta, eh. 

That entire area will grow anything; maybe they should try growing cacao, too.

Comment by Plinius on January 5, 2015 at 8:23am

...and an old man misses the kisses..

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2015 at 8:14am
I like that we nake conscious choices about what we buy and eat. Nobody is going to be perfect, but I think these choices do have an effect.

I wish we coukd grow our own chocolate. But it's totalky tropical. Like coffee.

I think Aztecs regarded cacao seeds as a gift from the god Quetzalcoatl. I cant link from my tablet - it's in wikipedia. They made a frothy drink but did not have milk or sugar in Aztec Mexico.

I love the combination of chocolate with hot peppers.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 5, 2015 at 7:46am

What?!!! This means I can't buy my favorite Hershey's dark chocolate kisses? That's my one-a-day fix. Time to search for an alternative.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:42pm

Pat, I had the same experience. I just bought several packages of Ghirardelli Chocolate chips to make my chocolate nuts. I will have to tuck my boycott plans in a compartment of my brain until I eat it all up. 

Comment by Pat on January 4, 2015 at 3:51pm

Thanks for the reference, Joan. Wish I would have checked before I got that bar of Vosges Dark Chocolate with Chipotle. Live and learn.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 4, 2015 at 3:44pm

Good to know Joan.  I was happy to see Kroger chocolate powder on the good list.  I've started buying Kroger Ice Cream at Fred Meyers because it tastes good and is very low priced.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 3:06pm

I love raw, unsalted, organic nuts and buy about eight varieties. I mix them on a cookie sheet and roast them for two hours at 150 degrees F. I let them cool, put them in quart jars to freeze. They make delicious snacks. 

Another treat is to melt Ghirardelli Chocolate  and mix in a cup of roasted nuts. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet and make little tidbits about the size of a single bite. Let them cool. I take the nuts and chocolate to Michelle's house, and the kids help me make them. Lots of chocolate faces and fingers when we get done. 

Oh! I just found out that these companies use child labor and other factors, such as the use of slaves. I will no longer use these brands:

 Food Empowerment Project’s Cannot recommend list
– Hershey’s
– Scharffen Berger (owned by Hershey)

– Lindt (Ghirardelli Chocolate)

Food Empowerment Project’s Chocolate List

I'll have to check with Rosauer's Grocery store to see if they have Free Trade chocolate. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 4, 2015 at 8:42am

Lucky you, Patricia!  While I'll buy any chocolate, I do try to eat one piece of dark chocolate every day. If I decide to stop eating sugar, I'll still eat dark chocolate because of the anti-oxidant benefit.

 

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