Going Nuts over Chocolate

It takes a lot to move a person. As we age, our preferences change. However, there is one constant that has the power to make both a five year old girl and a 70 year old man smile the same way. Why is it that every second, over a hundred pounds of chocolate is consumed by Americans? Is it a drug? Does it make us immortal? or invincible? Maybe!

Ask anybody why they love chocolates and they will not be able to give you a straight answer. Reason, there isn’t one. Ask any chocolate connoisseur and they’ll tell you that the beauty of this phenomenal product lies in the feelings it stirs up. One piece of chocolate can make your problems melt away and make you feel as if you are drifting off to a world with no worries.

Chocolate comes in quite a lot of flavors, textures and combinations today. There is dark chocolate with its strong and bitter flavor, milk chocolate with its sweetness and nutty chocolates for times when you just want to go ‘a little nuts’.

Chocolate tastes amazing with pretty much everything but with nuts and you get a duo better than Sonny and Cher. The combination of a soft and silky smooth chocolate with crunchy nuts makes for a scrumptious treat. And if you combine the health benefits of both, it becomes so much more.

Chocolate prevents heart disease. Now combine that with the fact that nuts prevent cholesterol build up and memory loss. Sports stars and celebrities all over the world have also taken to nutty chocolates to get an extra shot of energy or sometimes even to lose some weight. Like everyone else, they have their own preferences over the type of nutty chocolate they are partial to.

We decided to see whether their personality traits somehow reflect their choice when it came to picking their favorite type of nutty chocolate. So this is what we came up with:

  1. Taylor Swift’s ‘love story’ with Walnuts

Taylor Swift’s choice of favorite nutty chocolate is one that contains walnuts. A rising sensation in the music world, the walnut is a perfect choice for this young superstar. It represents her fun and sunny disposition as ninety nine percent of all walnuts consumed in the US come from ‘sunny’ California. The walnut is also famous for its numerous health benefits, one of which is healing and getting over heartache; something that most Taylor Swift songs are about.

  1. Dude where are my peanuts? – Ask Jennifer Garner!

Peanuts are among the most popular nuts people prefer in their chocolates. One fan is Jennifer Garner. There is a pretty good reason for that. Peanuts prevent brain fatigue and strain which in turn help with concentration. This ties in well with Jennifer’s kind and patient demeanor towards other people. Her amazing physique is also a testament to low carbs and the absence of cholesterol in peanuts.

  1. Almonds and Brittany Spears

Almonds are the oldest known cultivated foods in the world. Almost forty percent of all almonds produced across the globe are used in chocolates. They have a long history of curing ailments and are good for the heart and tummy. Considering the dip in her career and the numerous ensuing controversies, Britney Spears was able to bounce back. The mood lifting properties of chocolate and the healing properties of almonds must have played a part in her comeback.

  1. Hawaii’s two Greatest Exports – Macadamia Nuts and Nicole Scherzinger

Macadamia Nuts were first discovered in Australia before the world found out about them. One of the first places where these nuts were grown outside of Australia was Hawaii. And now it produces almost ninety percent consumed all around the world. Hawaii is also famous for another famous export, the stunning Nicole Scherzinger. She is one of the most popular singers in the world today and a big fan of macadamia nuts. They are also famous for being very hard to crack. This is in line with Scherzinger’s strong resolve to protect and not divulge too much information about her personal life.

  1. Carrie Underwood must be ‘Behind these Hazel(nut) eyes’

Hazelnuts are a great choice for this amazing country star. Carrie Underwood is strong and talented but with a soft and kind center – just like a hazelnut. These nuts can also be very healthy and prevent heart diseases. They are also used in diets and for general fitness purposes, both of which are very close to Underwood’s heart. She prefers raw unprocessed food that is all natural and good for health which is what hazelnuts are all about.

Ever heard of the phrase ‘ you are what you eat’. You’d be surprised how true it is. Whatever we eat becomes a part of us. If we eat fat, greasy, processed foods, you will see its affects on your health, demeanor and waistline. On the other hand if you are a healthy eater, you will see the difference.

So the next time you go shopping for your chocolate, check what sort of a nut you’d want to be.

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