Chocolate Thread

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by Katarzyna, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Yes I know... England can be so expensive with the current exchange rate..
     
  2. Swingolder

    Swingolder New Member

    As our summer camp ends here, there are a lot of Little Debbie Snack cakes left for the staff and returning faculty. Actually, a couple of years ago we tried giving the kids healthy snacks -- raisens, nuts, bananas, fruit roll-ups, etc, but the kids didn't want anything to do with them. Just a lot of of good food thrown away.
    A lot of schools are now trying to go the healthy food route and getting rid of junk food vending machines. Good luck to them!
     
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    A lot of the schools here are shutting down the vending machines except for after school snacks. During school hours, it's strictly the healthy stuff. As if kids don't know how to starve until 3PM, then fill up on sweet goodies? Sheesh! Give the kids credit for a little ingenuity. :lol: :lol:
     
  4. lynn

    lynn New Member

    I wonder what kind of "healthy food" are they putting in the vending machine?? The way I see it, aside from fresh fruits and veggies (something i don't think you can stuff in a vending machine), there are very limiting number of healthy alternatives. I also think one of the reasons why kids go for chips & chocolates is because sugar/fat/salt is high addicting (no scientific proof to back up this statement but I'm pretty sure I read something in this context).
     
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    raisins, veggie chips, banana chips, crackers, cheese, trail mix, flavored rice cakes, low-fat popcorn, nuts, low-salt pretzels ...

    100% juices and 100% juice cocktails

    And there are lots of fresh fruits (and surprisingly vegetables) that kids will eat, if they aren't being bombarded with potato chips. :lol: :lol: Carrots and celery are biggies. -

    There are lots of healthy alternatives, I think. A lot of people are just trained to eat junk, so their first reaction to real food is negative. But it's doable.
     
  6. Swingolder

    Swingolder New Member

    All that sounds good. Would sound better it you would just dip it in a little chocolate!

    Oh no, then we are right back where we started :doh:
     
  7. lynn

    lynn New Member

    Two thumbs up for this statement! When I was growing up, we never had junk food in our house - the only thing i could snack on were fresh veggies & fruits.... hated them when i was in high school b/c all my friends were getting chips while i'm stuck with an apple or tomato. But i did notice that i never develop the habit of eating junk food. Now even if i see bags of chips in front of me, i won't feel compelled to have to eat it.... Interesting.... I think healthy eating habit CAN be trained!
     
  8. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    :) but we are at least getting a healthier thing inside the chocolate :
     
  9. lynn

    lynn New Member

    chocolate dipped apple/strawberry?? We'll coat it with dark chocolate so there's even more healthy benefit!
     
  10. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    I love chopcolate dipped strawberries. :)
     
  11. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Yummy :) Home madechocolate dipped strawberries
     
  12. BrookeErin

    BrookeErin New Member

    mmm went to the melting pot last week.... gotta love fondue
     
  13. lynn

    lynn New Member

    The only time i tried making home dipped strawberry i created a huge mess. I melted the chocolate with microwave and ended up burning them....
     
  14. chachachacat

    chachachacat Well-Known Member

    I had to stay away from this thread over the weekend, because I was doing a 3 day watermelon cleanse. I knew I couldn't read about chocolate!
    I love dark chocolate! Godiva is my favorite. Lindt truffles in the grocery store are pretty yummy! I like SnoCaps, too.
    Rocky Mt. chocolate store is very dangerous. They have dark mazipan, orange peel, and all the usual truffles, oh, just everything, very big and very good and very expensive!
     
  15. lynn

    lynn New Member

    *running to the closest grocery store to stock up more dark chocolates*
     
  16. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Think I'll go get some candy too. Dime store (remember those?) variety.

    squirrel nut zippers, strawberry-flavored "licorice" shoelaces, dots, bottlecaps, pez

    Now that's candy. :wink: :lol:
     
  17. lynn

    lynn New Member

    hmm, i ended up with nuts instead...now how did THAT happen :shock: :? ??!!
     
  18. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Maybe cuz your coworker brought in extras? :roll: :wink:
     
  19. MacMoto

    MacMoto Active Member

    Serve with icecream :D
     
  20. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Or champagne and candlelight? :raisebro:
     

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