Allergic to Chocolate?

When I was younger, my mother swore that I was allergic to chocolate. I’d break out into hives and it just wasn’t pretty, so she banned me from eating any form of it. No Halloween candy as a kid. It was a rough life. As I got older, the hives stopped coming and I started feeding my chocolate indulgence again. Life was great and I couldn’t be happier until a year ago the hives returned. I chalked it up to other things I was eating, mainly because I was in denial. Not being able to eat chocolate might as well mean not living, right?

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So before I went into full panic attack mode in fetal position and started crying,I asked my nutritionist at the time to test me for Cocoa on my MRT (Mediator Release Test). The results came back and showed I WASN’T ALLERGIC!

Green: Non-reactive Yellow: Moderately Reactive Red: Reactive

Green: Non-reactive Yellow: Moderately Reactive Red: Reactive

So I naturally did what anyone would do, I went to town and bought CHOCOLATE.

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And then of course the next day, I broke out again. I felt betrayed. Were my test results wrong?

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I looked at the back of the packaging on all my chocolate bars and realized all the added fillers like SOY, which I’m highly allergic to, and other weird things I couldn’t pronounce were on the ingredients list. So I hadn’t been eating real chocolate this whole time, I felt duped by the chocolate companies, and a little relieved. And it turns out after buying organic choclate, things were alright after that. The End.

Moral of the story is that if something isn’t working out for you, try to find another solution. There’s always another way around. If you feel like your skin wreaks havoc after eating chocolate, maybe try picking up the organic kind. These are some of my favorites:

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Tastes just like a CRUNCH bar

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This post is a part of The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Happy Endings

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9 thoughts on “Allergic to Chocolate?

  1. Pingback: What’s in my Birthday Gift Bag? | Little Bliss Book
  2. Great story. Books with moving pictures.. That’s sooo cool! Thanks for sharing and I gotta say I saw the Quinoa bar in my local QFC of all places, but haven’t tried them yet. They look nummy.

    • So my local store JUST took them out of stock, I’m so bummed. I’ll have to drive 30 minutes now to the next store to get them, but maybe that’s a good thing, because they’re really addicting. I’m glad you found at your local store, I think you’ll really like it.

  3. Great writing and use of photos and GIFs (especially the one shopping). This post brought a smile to my face, both because it was funny and that you get to enjoy your chocolate :-) Cheers Rakhi!

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