The last salvation of Humanity
As I sit here, after a particularly disheartening morning as the AoFA’s minion, eating the biggest bar of Galaxy chocolate I could find in the shops it dawns on me that I suddenly feel less doom-laden about the 4ft high pile of paperwork in my ‘in box’.
Could it be the sugar rush or could chocolate truly be my salvation?
The use of chocolate as a medical remedy traces its origins to the New World and as early as the 1500’s travelled the world with the sea-faring adventurers of the time.
Writings dating from the early 1700's reveal that chocolate (or more precisely the cacao bean) can be used to “stimulate the nervous systems of apathetic, exhausted or feeble patients”. In addition to which, they say chocolate is also good for treating poor sexual appetite/low virility. Indeed it is believed that the celebrated Italian lothario, Casanova (1725-1798), ate chocolate before bedding his conquests.
So that’s it. Pack away your bandages, burn sheilds and eye wash kits. Chocolate is clearly the way go.