Chocolates after lunch or dinner? Yes please! These cacao-enriched goodness has us wrapped around its decadent fingers and we love it. We would choose chocolates over any sweet treats for dessert any day. And this is why we were giddy with delight when our friends, Steve and Chad, served these amazing chocolate squares at their house, this weekend.
On a good day, we are diehard fans of Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, but these Ghirardelli Sea Salt Squares proved to be a worthy rival. The Ghirardelli chocolates are as dark as can be with complex flavors that evoke premium delight. It is specially crafted for the dark chocolate enthusiast and guarantees a tasty experience.
But why does chocolate press our “happy” buttons? Why are we instantly happy as soon as we bite into a piece of chocolate? Science has a plausible explanation; the main ingredient in chocolate, cacao is associated with mood-enhancing constituents like Tryptophan. Tryptophan triggers the secretion of serotonin, a happy hormone in the body. The sugar contained in chocolate also contributes to the process. When we consume the sugar, the body releases insulin which aids the movement of Tryptophan to the brain where it induces the happiness we feel.
But that isn’t all, cacao also stimulates the release of Phenylethylamine, a chemical substance produced by the body when new love takes hold of your heart. So, each bite makes butterflies flutter in your stomach! See why we are so enamored with chocolates and all the happiness they bring! The Ghirardelli chocolates are our new favorite and you should totally check them out and tell us what you think (you could tell us your favorites as well, so we can sample them). And remember to read our blog for more “chocolatey” finds!