Friday, March 25, 2011

Chocolate = bad.

I decided to enjoy my dark chocolate mint bar while waiting for my son to get out of school.

Ingredients: Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Whole Milk Powder *

It tasted ok, not great. I have more appreciation now for the taste of something sweet because I have not had any in a while. if I try this experiment again, which I am sure I will, I need to find a better chocolate. This tastes.. oily. Like, I could taste the peppermint oil, it just tasted slightly off somehow. I ate it, mainly because I didn't want to waste it.

I noticed as I was eating it my throat felt mucous-y. Since finishing it 20 minutes ago my nose is stuffy and my stomach feels off. The back of my throat/tongue actually feel a little swollen. SOMETHING in that chocolate bar does not agree with my body. it could be the milk, the soy, the sugar, hell the chocolate, I don't know.

I will probably do some research on dark chocolate bars and try a few over time, but I may just have to give up chocolate if this is the result. 11 days ago if you had told me I would consider giving up chocolate I would laugh in your face, today I am not laughing. Right now, it's just not worth it.

I've had my sugary treat and it wasn't worth it. I am sure in time I will find treats that ARE worth it, but the Green & Black mint bar is not one of them.

Looking forward to getting back on track. Big thumbs down for that treat (especially because now my mouth feels weird and I have peppermint oil aftertaste.) But big thumbs up for learning something, yay!

ETA: I feel kinda sick like I wanna throw up now. Soooo not worth it.

ETA2: The more time passes the worse I feel. My heart feels like it is going to beat out of my chest. I feel weak and disoriented and just... blah in mind and body. I do not like this feeling at all. I suspect it is the sugar, but I can't know for sure. Either way, this sucks. Consider this lesson learned the hard way.

1 comment:

  1. Tracy,
    Interesting! I had my first sugar yesterday, 1/2 a piece of flourless german chocolate cake, made at an amazing local restaurant. Totally worth it. I did notice that my nose got a little stuffy when I ate it. Unfortunately since I couldn't see an ingredient list, I'm not entirely sure what it was that stuffed me up. i am still eating pretty much strict whole 30, other than that cake, 1 sip of my husbands beer, and a little butter to cook my eggs with. Nothing has made a huge impact yet. I want to try dairy, but i'm nervous how my body will react, I'm too afraid to try it before work!