Godzilla did not destroy Tokyo and no limbs were lost. What's the commotion all about you ask? I made it 31 days without consuming a single drop of chocolate in any form.
The results were not what I was expecting. Just figured would pick up where I left my chocolate addiction but with less intake. I was very, very wrong. What I learned after a month of no chocolate is that I find it too sweet. That's right too sweet. Didn't have to consume large quantities to figure this out either. Ate a few different varieties of some of the mini/fun size bars and found I didn't care for any of them as much as I once did. This includes the all time favorite, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Next came the chocolate cake. This was tolerate better because of the semi-sweet chocolate in it. After two outings back into the chocolate world I can honestly say that chocolate is no longer my addiction food. No longer will I need to consume it daily!
Some thing else I discovered during this adventure is that I really don't care for high sugary snacks at all. Shockingly, I find them too sweet. I gave up sugary sodas years ago so this really shouldn't have shocked me but it did. I had figured that Skittles, Starburst, any non-chocolate candy would be a good substitute but in the end it was not.
I won't be giving up chocolate completely. It will now become the treat that it is suppose to be and no longer a necessity of life.
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"
Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)