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Company touts beneficial chocolate

posted on May 5, 2000


FORGET DINNER AND A MOVIE ... JUST GIVE ME THE CHOCOLATES!

A COMPANY BASED IN HAWAII IS INTRODUCING A LINE OF FUNCTIONAL CHOCOLATES THAT CONTAIN GREATER LEVELS OF THE NATURAL AND HEALTHY ELEMENTS OF THE COCOA TREE.

CITING VARIOUS UNIVERSITY STUDIES, THE HAWAIIAN VINTAGE CHOCOLATE COMPANY POINTS TO RESEARCH WHICH SHOWS CHOCOLATE TO BE AN EFFECTIVE ANTI-OXIDANT. OTHER STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT SOME NATURAL CHEMICALS FOUND IN CHOCOLATE CAN AFFECT BEHAVIOR.

THE COMPANY IN FEBRUARY INTRODUCED ITS "LOVE TRUFFLES" BRAND OF CHOCOLATES. IT SAYS THE CANDY CONTAINS ENHANCED AMOUNTS OF ENDORPHIN-PRODUCING NATURAL CHEMICALS INTENDED TO IMPROVE ONE'S MOOD.


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