Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cadbury~~You Made My Day!
A few months ago I purchased some large chocolate bars, probably with the intent to use them for making smores this summer, but I can't say for certain what my original intent was. One of those bars didn't make it into the hands of anyone but me. That's because I'm a HUGE fan of dark chocolate. And I just could not resist eating an entire 100g Cadbury Premium Dark Chocolate bar all by myself. For the record, I did not eat it all in one sitting. I ate one or two squares per day until it was all gone. The day I ate the last piece was a sad day indeed.
I know that chocolate is now supposedly "good" for humans--dark chocolate, that is. And that's fine by me because of all the chocolate options, dark chocolate has always been my preference. But what I think is absolutely hilarious is that on the wrapper of this particular chocolate bar, there is a little (and I mean little--you practically need a magnifying glass to read it), oval-shaped purple caption that reads: To be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. Hmmm . . . healthy and active. Well, dark chocolate is supposedly healthy for me, so that's taken care of. Active? Well, I was "active" while stretching my arm to reach the very highest cupboard in the house in order to obtain the chocolate bar. Does chewing count as "active"? I hope so because I did that too.
This has been (yet) another reminder of the fact that our society is in poor health. First it was putting warnings on cigarette boxes to alert people to the potential health risks of smoking. Now there are warnings on chocolate bar wrappers. Well, would you actually call that ("To be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.") a warning? I think it was more of a recommendation.
Go eat some dark chocolate today. But please, do it while you're exercising :)