Chocolate: Myth or Fact?
Myth: Chocolate causes acne.
Fact: Chocolate does not cause acne.
Myth: Carob bars are a more healthy choice than chocolate bars.
Fact: A carob bar usually has the same amount of calories and fat as a similar-size chocolate bar. Carob is a common substitute for chocolate. It is processed from the seeds of the carob tree.
Myth: Chocolate has a lot of caffeine.
Fact: Chocolate contains caffeine, but the amount of caffeine is typically small. Eight ounces of chocolate milk has about 5 milligrams of caffeine, compared with 3 milligrams in 5 ounces of decaffeinated coffee.
Myth: Some people are chocoholics.
Fact: Research has not proven that people can be addicted to chocolate. Some people have a stronger preference to chocolate than others. However, this preference may be more connected to its taste, aroma and texture and an addiction to a chemical substance in chocolate.