One of my favorite things about food is considering the experience(s) of eating it. What and who it makes you think of, what it makes you feel, and going through the process of trying to describe these aspects of it. This practice is admittedly difficult, but it is also fun and exciting. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I’m so intrigued, indeed some may say obsessed, with aphrodisiacs. I enjoy exploring the effects that these foods have on my mental and physical condition. Admittedly this is a solo venture at the moment, but I’m viewing this as an opportunity to become more in tune with me, myself, and I; something we can all spend more time doing.
In this particular discussion, I wanted to focus in on one of my favorite aphrodisiacs, and hopefully yours, chocolate! Mmmm… I’m licking my lips just thinking about it.
Chocolate… I used to shun it, I used to go months without eating a single bite of it, I used to pay no attention to it whatsoever, but everything is different now! Now, like a lovesick, sex-crazed female I can’t go a day without thinking about it continually, without indulging in it at least once, but preferably twice. My body yearns for it, I feel out of sync if I don’t have it, I daydream about it when I’m not eating it. With thoughts like this, no wonder chocolate is likened to sex!
Given the fact that it is a food that purportedly supplies your body with feelings similar to being in love, it’s no wonder people can become hooked on it. I’ve heard that it’s mainly a female thing, this yearning for chocolate, and I understand where some of these urges might originate. But for me it’s more than just a sometimes need, it’s a continual longing that can only be satisfied by one thing and that is pure, unadulterated chocolate. Not baked into a cake, or as chips in cookies, or liquefied in hot cocoa, just straight up, straight to the heart solid gold chocolate, preferably dark.
What I love most about chocolate is the texture, the solidness melting into liquid lusciousness on your tongue. Filling your mouth with a warm feeling of contentedness. The fact that the heat of your body serves to cause this transition from solid to liquid sensuality, brings your focus to your body, allows you to savor each bite all the more knowing you’re the one bringing about the change. The smoothness of chocolate is somehow so calming and yet invigorating at the same time. Given that a single bite can make you feel so many sensations is just one reason why we should all be eating more of this sweet indulgence.