chocolate immunity

Mr Chocolate always said that he had chocolate immunity.

That is, he can eat a vast quantity and have no ill effects from it. No effect what so ever. Having been on quite a few long car journeys where I’ve been the chocolate supplier to the never-ending opening mouth. Yes, I think I could vouch for the fact he can put quite a lot away and still having nothing to show for it.

Not me though, if I have too much I know about it. Heart rate goes up, tongue goes a little odd. One square too many? Yes, I think so.

Not Mr Chocolate though. Dark, milk, white, they’re all there. The household is a sad and sorry one if it looks like we are down to our last 100 grams. The man likes to have options and he also likes to dip in to those options on a regular basis.

With that in mind, dipping into those options he did. Right before a chiropractor appointment. Thinking nothing of the couple of hundred grams of goodness he had just consumed before going in. He was a little startled to find the chiropractor finding a new point in his head that showed a spike in high blood sugar levels.

Were you drinking last night? she questioned

Pffft, no way.

Have you had something quite sweet recently?

Uh ohh…

Perhaps a little chocolate this morning?

Busted. Chocolate immunity no more. It clearly was coming up on a point on his head and was there for all to see. Well for all canny chiropractors known for using corresponding cranial points anyway. His pancreas was clearly waving the red flag of, “I’ve just consumed rather a lot of good quality chocolate in order to get through the working day.”

Lesson learnt anyway. Mr Chocolate now knows, it’s a much better idea to eat that block and a half AFTER his next chiropractor appointment. That way chocolate immunity remains intact.

Everyday Chocolate Mint Biscuits

175g softened butter

110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp peppermint essence

300g (2 cups) plain flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

Cream butter and sugar in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Mix in, vanilla and peppermint, then add remaining flour and cocoa.

Quick knead and roll dough between two sheets of baking paper, approximately 5mm thick and refrigerate until dough is firm.

Cut into shapes and bake at 180C for approximately 20 minutes.

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50 thoughts on “chocolate immunity

  1. my first thought was who ate the middles? I discovered my intolerance to sucrose by the side affects of an increased heart rate and a headache when eating chocolate instead of a meal 🙂

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  2. I thought this story was going to go a different direction – I know if I’ve eaten right before a physiotherapy appointment, the pressure placed on my back and thus my stomach can be uncomfortable if I’m full. I think the ‘caught out’ scenario might be better than my imagined ‘chocolate upset stomach’ scenario!

    These biscuits? I think my partner is going to want to fly over to your household too because he loves biscuits, and chocolate, and mint. As I do too, I’ll say thanks for both of us 🙂

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  3. Your every day chocolate mint biscuits look delicious. Very cute with that cut-out little pattern. Yes, Carl was also a chocolate guzzler. I couldn’t have chocolate in the house or else he would find it and he just couldn’t stop at one. About four months ago I decided we would no longer have chocolate in the house. After dinner he’s given fruit instead. And he’s lost 5kgs!

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    • Debra I’m sure a little part of me travels with you when you go back too, so I can’t wait to get back to your 1 euro coffee’s as well.
      As for chocolate? I could live without it too before meeting Mr Chocolate… he changed me *sigh*

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  4. Fantastic! I’ve known a number of people (whose gender shall go nameless) who’ve believed they had various immunities. It hits them hard, the truth, when it comes, having lived blissfully deluded for years! Love your little cookies. So innocent-looking,aren’t they?
    (ps…I’d love to recommend you for “Unplugged” – would you be interested? Or have I somehow missed that it’s already come to you? Would you drop me a line at my email, or leave a comment? Thanks so much!)

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  5. That is such a funny story! I’ve just given up chocolate as NY resolution as I was eating way too much and finding I was getting really bad anxiety! Cut out the chocolate and hey presto, anxiety gone. Isn’t it funny what food does to different people! I do miss it though. I love the photos of the biscuits, so pretty.

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  6. You can also find out such things from your feet, I kid you not.

    BTW, Brydie, there are two sentences about baking at the end of your post. It’s not two cuts and bakes is it? Maybe I’m a bit dense today.

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  7. There is so much in this story I can relate to! My husband thinks he has fat, sugar, icecream and chocolate immunity – Time will tell methinx! I know I dont have weight gain immunity thats for sure. As I look at the pictures of your yummy choccy biscuits, I feel my hips eeeexxxxxpanding just a little more… *sigh* – Kara

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  8. Glad Mr Chocolate has learnt his lesson and will be more canny next time. He’s a man after my own heart, so must remember the lesson well – don’t want any pointy bits showing up 😉

    Very pretty biscuits. Love the idea that you have them every day.

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  9. cute bikkies and great story – men and chocolate!!! e just loves his chocolate too but I think I can eat more than him! And I am curious to know if you bake the little middles of the biscuits – they would look so cute and we have a lot of dollies that need feeding in this house 🙂

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