For the love of Chocolate!

December 2, 2008

Ever wonder why you love chocolate?

And, not only love it, but crave it. Seek it out. Desire it. Have an insatiable hunger for it!

It’s because chocolate and chocolate candy release a chemical into your body that is very similar to the one that is produced when you are in love. This transportation into bliss is called, sensory ecstasy. In fact, chocolate was so revered so powerful by the Aztec Indians that they regarded it as an aphrodisiac.

So, indulge! When you need or someone you know is feeling down, stop by your local chocolatier (Fannie Mae is a good one) and fall in love–with chocolate.

And if you ever find yourself feeling the tiniest bit guilty, just remember that chocolate contains antioxidants which may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Here’s to your health, happiness, and love of chocolate!


Popcorn: The Sweetest Thing

December 1, 2008

My work phone rang the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It was the building’s messenger center relaying that I had a personal package waiting for me. Around the holidays, very few things get me excited at work, but opening a special delivery from my four-year-old nephew of my favorite treat–popcorn–made my spirits soar!

The gift set from The Popcorn Factory included three festive and autumnal tins, each filled with seasonal gourmet popcorn such as tart Cranberry popcorn, nutty-caramel Pixie┬« corn, and Caramel Apple popcorn. The flavors are a treat. And, if you’re interested in making fast friends with your co-workers, offer them a sample. After one bite, I couldn’t get them out of my office!

The popularity of this popcorn sparked the idea of sending my own popcorn gifts for the upcoming holidays. The prices range offers enough variety that it’s possible to send a little cheer of loads of merriment! Whatever size you do choose, the recipient will be touched by the notion while indulging in the deliciousness of this unique gift. And, I can send this joy by with just a couple of clicks on my computer.

It is the holidays; and I can think of no better way to spread joy. And, while some popcorn flavors may be salty, tart, zingy, and nutty, I considered this gift from my nephew to truly be the sweetest thing.