Let’s talk sweet. Sweet stuff. How about desserts. Or any other sweet treats? No? Oh, come on! We can’t just only talk about being good and healthy. We all know that all of us have our little cravings, right? I do understand that some of you probably rather go down the savory track. Not me!
I love food, savory of course as well, and unfortunately I do have a sweet tooth. It’s chocolate that gets me. Every time. Always. The most difficult to refuse are the cheesecakes my husband makes, one in particular: His Toblerone Cheesecake
Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of it as it disappears so fast (I’m not the only one who loves it…). Have you every had Toblerone chocolate? That in itself is worth the pounds you might gain… but turned into a cheesecake… oh boy! Seriously, Colleen, it would be torture to only take 3 bites of it… I’m glad he is not constantly making it, otherwise you could probably roll me around…
So that’s definitely on top of the list of sweet things I like to eat.
Then there’s Ferrero Rocher!
Oh, heaven help me! Those are mean! You just can’t stop eating only one. Actually, when we have some in the house (which is probably better if not) some kind of ghost makes sure they are suddenly gone… I suspect my son… or me… probably both… I know they are made to make women happy…
Or then Ragusa…
Another one of those crazy good chocolate temptations… Thankfully I found some here in Australia otherwise I would have to get my friends to send some over.
What I do miss though (although you can get them at certain places here but you need to go find them) are Schoggistengeli (you would probably translate that into chocolate sticks…). It was the ultimate treat as a child. And still is…
I think I need to stop… I actually don’t remember what I wanted to write about… Anyway… Ah, I remember: Those treats and what they do to you.
Now let’s not talk about the pounds you might gain by eating them constantly. Let’s talk about why we all enjoy eating them. It does make you feel better in a way, doesn’t it?
You know when you get frustrated and you allow yourself a treat like this? It makes you feel better. It’s when you try to get your house clean and the moment you think you’re done and you turn around it looks worse than before you cleaned.
It’s when you are sad and you allow yourself one of those treats and it makes you feel better! Why? Because it triggers the release of endorphins, or better the phenethylamine that chocolate contains, triggers it. It’s actually similar to the feeling you get when you fall in love! And not just that! It actually also contains anandamide that activates the same brain receptors as marijuana does. So it relaxes you! Not enough? Well, it also contains antioxidants.
If this is not a good enough reason to give into a little chocolate treat every now and then… 😉
Inspired by the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Pour Some Sugar On Me