Agatha Thrash, M.D., in her book, CHOCOLATE VERSUS CAROB writes:
"Chocolate contains theobromine, which can cause headaches, general or localized itching, depression, anxiety, central nervous system irritation, breast cancer and prostatic hypertrophy.
"Its bitter flavor must be masked with sugar.
"Chocolate contains a minimum of 50% fat to eliminate
"It contains 2 grains of tannin per cup. (Tannin is the
substance they use for tanning leather.)
"Chocolate contains no more than an average of 75 insect and rodent fragments per 3 tablespoons. The visible or solid animal excreta is not to exceed 10 mg per pound. These are the maximum level guidelines set by the U. S. Government. The insect fragments are from an insect similar to our cockroach.
"Sweet chocolate contains 528 calories and 35 grams of fat per 3.5 ounces."
Let me add a brief word here about sugar in closing.
Chocolate is so bitter in its natural form that sugar must
be added to it in order to get it past our taste buds. The
annual consumption of refined sugar in America one hundred years ago was five pounds per person per year. Today, the average American consumes over 150 pounds per person per year.
Sugar is very high in calories while providing zero
nutrition. Refined sugar causes blood sugar levels to
alternately rise and fall. When blood sugar levels are low,
it causes people to consume more sugar to feel balanced.
This creates an addiction for more sugar, and it becomes a vicious cycle that can only be broken when a person
eliminates all sugar products from their diet. Refined sugar
has been linked to diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperactivity,
depression, and myriad other physical problems. And
remember, SUGAR AND CHOCOLATE ARE ADDICTIVE DRUGS!