I've heard for quite awhile now just how good dark chocolate can be for our health. It benefits us by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as releasing endorphins and serotonin. As long as it's not packed with sugar, and it's made with plenty of cocoa, it's not a bad thing to snack on, in moderation. I've always liked dark chocolate, so cool for me.
Being reminded of the health benefits of dark chocolate, and wanting a new, healthier kind of treat, my aunt bought a few different varieties of it for us to try.
Words such as "smooth" and "rich" were employed, and it was labeled a "supreme creation." How could I go wrong?
Yes, there wasn't much sugar in it and the label clearly said it was 90% cocoa. And yes, my aunt had already tried it and said that it was nasty, but I thought that compared to milk chocolate or maybe even cheaper brands of dark chocolate (all of which I favor), of course it wouldn't taste quite as good; I figured it was just an exaggeration - but it wasn't.
I bit in to the square of chocolate, tasting the familiar cocoa taste. I moved it around in my mouth, expecting some kind of sweetness to reveal itself along with the bitterness, but it failed to come - at least not in the few swishes of my tongue that I could stand to hold it in my mouth.
I'll have to encourage lower blood pressure and all of that mess some other kind of way.
I spit that little, mean-spirited piece of darkness in to a napkin and threw it in the trash.