13:07 27 April 2010
Many of us think about it all the time, turn to it after a bad day, or sometimes crave it,and some would even choose it over other pleasures in life yes that's right we're talking chocolate.
New research shows that just over two million women eat chocolate more than three times a day and a quarter of British ladies would rather give up a gossip or glass of wine than turn their backs on their faithful friend chocolate. A further fifth would even say goodbye to sex in exchange for a satisfying bite!
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So what makes it such a good companion? It seems a bad day at work is the main reason women look to chocolate for comfort, but despite this great love, we also feel terribly guilty when we indulge in a bar.
According to Kellogg's Fibre Plus who conducted the study, a whopping 70 % of women said they felt the wrong kind of pangs after eating chocolate, with health, weight and dirty looks from their partner giving the top reasons for guilt.
This long lasting love/ hate relationship with chocolate seems to be born out of the fact that eating the sweet stuff doesn't give any benefit other than pleasure, but after all this time of punishing ourselves perhaps there is, at last, another option.
In the following feature actress and chocolate lover Angela Griffin speaks to chocolate expert Elise Thomassin and a selection of women to uncover more about this powerful relationship between us and the tasty cocoa delight and discover why women have such a one track find when it comes to chocolate:
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