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Is chocolate better than sex? Okay, you’ll have to answer that question yourself, but a visit to La Grivelière Coffee Farm in the Caribbean paradise of Guadeloupe, finally made me realize what chocolate addicts rave about. I’ve never been a true chocolate fan – but now I know why. It’s all the stuff they put in with it that I don’t like. Now I’m a fully-fledged chocoholic, but only when it’s right off the tree.
No cream, no sugar, no nothing – just pop that cacao pod off the tree, suck the sweet gooey stuff surrounding the beans. (I think I like that part even better than the chocolate itself, kind of like a white choco-flavoured fruit.)
Then dry the beans, grind ’em up, roll it into a ball and chew. It’s the cacao butter that makes it soft enough to mold into shape.
So back to the question, is chocolate better than sex? Stop asking that – I already told you you’ll have to decide for yourself. But as to the question, does chocolate make you happy, let’s examine the evidence …
Our guide, Jean-Pierre, looks happy.
Melanie is happy.
And my friend, Liz, has obviously eaten a lot of chocolate because she looks ecstatic.
And this poor guy (Hi Ken!) obviously hasn’t eaten enough. The proof, you might say, is in the (chocolate) pudding. Get happy, go to Guadeloupe (direct flights on Air Canada from Montreal) and eat your chocolate right off the tree.