Remember when…?

27 Dec
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Memory Triggers… Funny what sparks them!
This year my daughter got a M&M candy dispenser for Christmas…( she wanted a Gum Ball machine NO!) As I was pouring her Red And Green M&M’s into the dispenser… My mind went WAY back…
I have no idea the year it started but, do you remember when rumors started flying about Green M& M’s and the “aphrodisiac like effects on a person? Well, I wanted to see if there was any validity to this claim…
So, what did I do?
NO!
I did not eat all of my daughter’s green M&M’s ( Although it was really tempting!)
I looked it up on-line… And sure enough I found something!
On Snopes.com check out
“Randy Candy”
And even in movies…
Willy Wonka says,
Willy Wonka: It must be from all those dog-gone cocoa beans. Hey, by the way, did you guys know that chocolate contains a property that triggers the release of endorphins? Gives one the feeling of being in love.And even though he was a quack…. I found this to back it up..

Read This:
Evidently, chocolate or cocoa has a chemical called phenylethylamine. What has been stated is that when a person has that euphoric feeling of being in love, this same brain chemical is released into the system. There probably is some type of connection with chocolate’s chemical composition and certain good feelings (i.e. chocolate contains the same chemical that is released into the system when a woman has that feeling of being in love). That would have a comforting feeling. Chocolate is also very rich in polyphenols, a type of bioflavonoid and antioxidant; evidently, more so than green tea. It is often sugar (not the cocoa) which causes unwanted side effects such as weight gain, etc. There is some information at toolsforhealing.com regarding this data.Ha! When Europe first discovered it in the new world, a group of nuns in South America spent much of their time making and eating milk chocolate until it was outlawed by the church.”Ever wonder where rumous and urban legends ever start?
Maybe some chick eat a buncha (Green) M&M’s and then her hubby came home at the right time and it was on…
Ya, never know!

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