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Let Chocolate Be Your Great Escape

A small moment of edible pleasure can keep you going for the rest of the day.

Each week Hazelwood Patch provides those deserving people who need some way to get away, with ideas for quick getaways.

Well, as the editor of this site, I work crazy hours. Some days it feels like all I do is work. Well on Monday while working in my office, a Ghirardelli commercial came on.

Now I'm not one to see something on television and want it, really, I'm not. But the commercial showed a rich piece of milk chocolate with creamy caramel in the center. In a moment, it was like the commercial voice and the voice in my head said the same thing at the same time. Why can't Ghirardelli be a little escape from the complexities of the world?

It's that simple. So many people take pleasure in a small square, and for those trying to lose weight as I am, one square is all you need for a little satisfaction. So that's this week's "Great Escape." Let chocolate take you away.

If you don't care for chocolate, the escape doesn't end there. There are tons of great foods that can give you that small moment of pleasure. Just remember, this is one truly  sweet way to spend some quality time with yourself.

Enjoy.

Marsha Hays March 11, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Candace, this is so VERY true! Last month was American Heart Month. My employer handed out small dark chocolate hearts for everyone. Inside the package was a little message from the Journal of the American Medical Association 2007. It stated that "small amounts of dark chocolate (one piece of a 16 piece bar of 100g or around 30 calories a day) when taken daily for about 18 weeks can lower blood pressure, which in turn can help reduce the risk of stroke or death from coronary artery disease." Looks like when we indulge this way we are also protecting our hearts! I love "win-win" situations!
Candace Jarrett March 11, 2011 at 08:38 PM
I hear ya Marsha! That makes the experience that much better ; )

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