Monday, March 22, 2010

Confessions of a Shopaholic: ALL that glitters is NOT gold

Confessions of a Shopaholic: ALL that glitters is NOT gold

I agree with you Ruby. Marrying rich is important for me as well, but as long as I live according to my means thats fine with me. i don't need a millionaire, but i dont want a broke man either. Basically what i am trying to say is i want to live comfortably, and the things I can provide for myself financially has to get more comfortable when I marry.

great article!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chocolate Man of the week

So this post is very special and one that is very dear to my heart. As you all know, this blog is about chocolate and today's post is no different. I decided to do a chocolate man of the week post. When I say chocolate, I dont mean in the literal sense, but figuratively speaking.

In order to be considered for the chocolate man of the week, you must be sweet, humble, hard working individual who has contributed to improving the quality of life for those around him. It's about improving the world. Also, a minor detail, you must extremely good looking; but like I said thats just a minor detail.

For this first selection it was not hard at all, because this particular man will always be the chocolate man of my dreams. He is very attractive, hard working, and has contributed to the lives of those around him. Who am I talking about? Its none other than Anderson Cooper, also known as the love of my life. When we will get together, I don't know. But I do know why he's the chocolate man of the week, and I believe that most of you will agree.

Born in 1967 (sexy @42), Anderson Cooper was born into royalty yet his modesty would make one assume otherwise. He graduated from Yale University, where he studied Political Science and International Relations.

On July 22, 1988, Cooper's older brother committed suicide, which sparked his interest in journalism : "Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, and it’s something in my work that I dwell on. I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can’t tolerate? Would I be able to survive and get on in the world on my own?"

Cooper has covered a lot of significant events through his short career, from the tsunami to the death of Pope John Paul 11. His report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was what ushered him into super-stardom because of his impassioned coverage.

For me Cooper is the chocolate man of the week for his heroism when he rescued a young Haitian boy who was severely injured during a violent looting attack.

Check out the image to view the actual footage.

Chocolate Cooper

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Wow-ee, Kaza-wee" - Oprah

For this post, I absolutely have no words! I am still in shock from what chocolate can truly do. As a bona-fide addict, I should not be amazed because I know how awesome chocolate can be. But I absolutely had no idea it was this great. I do not want to explain what is on this video. I urger everyone to watch it. You have to see it to believe it!

Please click the picture below to watch the video.

Make sure to leave your thoughts!

In the words of Oprah "Wow-ee, Kaza-wee!!"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frrozen Haute Chocolate, Say WHAT!?!

So for this blog I decided to explore the world's most expensive chocolate. I search directed me towards the world's most expensive chocolate. To my surprise it was a chocolate dessert. I mean I should not be surprised because chocolate is just that awesome. I guess the reason why I was surprised was how much the dessert cost. I still can't get over it because the price is absolutely ridiculous.

Here it goes: so the world's most expensive chocolate costs $25,000! It's not a typo, its $2-5-0-0-0!!!! That makes no sense, my first year tuition at Brock did not even cost that much. You are probably wondering what makes this desert so incredibly rich? This is desert is considered "Frrozen Haute Chocolate" and it contains a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most exotic blends from around the world. It contains 5 grams of edible 23-karat gold and its served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. The whipped cream on the sundae is covered with even more gold.
This dessert is apparently eaten with a gold spoon, which is decorated with white and chocolate coloured diamonds. To get this dessert you have to order it in advance.

This dessert seems more like jewelery, with all its gold and diamonds. Clearly the presentation is what gives it its price.

Although I am a bonafide addict, this is one chocolate that I could definitely live without. Its incredibly expensive. Before I indulge in something like this, I would prefer a nice ring, some new shoes, clothes, and some money please.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

How to Battle Your Addiction.

So my last blog focused on chocolate addiction and whether or not it existed. Well now all know that it does. It possible for someone to be addicted to chocolate, see I was not lying. However with all addictions, there are side effects. Chocolate can cause pimples, cause you gain weight, and have a negative impact on your health.

Being a bona-fide addict, I know that summer is fast approaching, and I want to kick my chocolate addiction to the side so that I can look fabulous! I found some helpful suggestions on what I can do to kick the habit, and thought that I would share it with you all.

  • Discover if the craving is emotional – there are all sorts of reasons why people crave foods. It can often be related to feelings of low self-esteem or depression. If you can identify your reasons, then try another approach to tackling the problem.
  • Incorporate small portions of chocolate into your usual diet, rather than restrict yourself. Moderation is the key. A research trial found that people who limited eating chocolate to within half an hour of eating a meal gradually weaned themselves off their craving.
  • If you are feeling bored and craving chocolate, go for a walk, run errands, call a friend or read a book. If you can take your mind off food for a short time, the craving may pass.
  • Make sure you always have healthy food nearby, so you can replace chocolate with fruit a few times a day. Eat an overall balanced diet, eat regularly to avoid hunger, and eat more slowly. When your blood sugar levels are stable, cravings are less likely to occur.
  • If you think it’s necessary, do not allow chocolate in the house. Ask friends and family not to buy you chocolate, or even not to eat it in front of you!
  • Finally, it is a good idea to increase your level of exercise, to burn off excess calories and increase your metabolic rate. Exercise also releases endorphins, which counteracts stress, anxiety and depression.