We don’t think it will come as any great surprise to you that chocolate is one of our most popular favorites. Do you know many (or any, for that matter) people who don’t like chocolate? We once knew a man who was allergic to chocolate but loved it so much that, during business meetings, he’d take a Benedryl and pull the bowl of M and M’s in front of himself. A little while later, you’d see him start to scratch. Do we recommend this? Absolutely not, but it’s a pretty good demonstration of the power of chocolate.
You may not know this but the Mayans and Aztecs are believed to be the first people to cultivate cacao (FYI: Chocolate is made from the bitter seeds of the cacao tree) and enjoy the fruits of their labor as chocolate. They called it xocolatl, and it’s believed that the modern word ‘chocolate’ came from that original word. The Aztecs and Mayans weren’t eating their chocolate in a bar like Hershey’s though; they drank theirs. They realized the power of chocolate, and so they used it as offerings to their gods and as currency. Today, most of the world’s cocoa beans come from the Ivory Coast and Ghana in West Africa.
There are actually a few scientific reasons why people love chocolate they way they do. Chocolate contains something called opiods. Not surprisingly, opiods are also found in opium—but don’t freak out. The amount of opioids in chocolate is small but still enough to translate a feeling of well being and dull pain. Chocolate also contains some things that give you a little lift like caffeine, sugars and phenylthalymine. So, have a little chocolate, bliss out and feel a little more enegetic when it’s all said and done. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Now, at Yo Mon we’ve got you covered. You can get your chocolate frozen yogurt (sometimes even the No Sugar Added variety), AND (hot toppings) Chocolate Biscotti, Chocolate and Coconut, Chocolate with Cereal, Feraro Roche, Hot Fudge, Sugar-free Hot Fudge, (cereals) Cocoa Pebbles, Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Heath Bar, Brownie Bites, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Covered Macaroons, Chocolate Covered Pretzels—you get the point, right? We’ve got you chocolate covered at Yo Mon.
So, come on in, eat some fro-yo, top it with chocolate, feel better, enjoy your day. Think of us as your chocolate connection—with a side of dread locks and reggae!Share