Monday, May 17, 2010

Chocoholics anonymous

I finally succumbed to the avalanche of media interest in Jessica Watson today, and of course as impressive as her solo sailing journey has been, I must say the thing that stood out in my mind from the article in the courier mail was that she ate 576 chocolate bars in the 7 months she was at sea…. Did she foresee requiring this amount of chocolate prior to the trip or did she do a stock take and count the empty wrappers afterward? LOL!

Another online article reported that she consumed:

32 cans of spam, 64 cans of tuna, 32 cans of pineapple, 576 chocolate bars and 290 freeze dried ready meals.

High on her list of priorities now on dry land were eating some fresh fruit and…. Eating a chocolate bar that hasn’t been melted and then re-set!

I seriously hope she was also taking a good multi-vitamin!

Are you a chocoholic or do you know one? I definitely think the more you have, the more you crave it.

I recall I used to be a chocolate fiend in my uni days – although at worst I would buy perhaps two or three bars per week to get me through 2 hour law lectures (that’s a max of 84 in 7 months!) Snickers, Twix or KitKat Crunchy’s were my faves. These days I’m happy getting a somewhat regular chocolate fix from the sprinkles on top of cappuccinos and when I do eat chocolate I prefer dark chocolate with nuts – oh no, I think my tastebuds are growing up!

3 comments:

Chelle said...

OMG its a wonder she didnt get sick out there! Spam is just wrong and that many choco bars i wonder if her cholesterol is through the roof?! I'm suprised that no -one gave her any nutritional advice before the voyage.

I used to be a chocoholic- ah the cadbury Dream (block) days.... Did i ever mention i worked at Darrel Lea for 3 years too!

These days i enjoy a square of 85% lindt most nights for dessert =)

April said...

Oh yes I love chocolate especially DARK DARK stuff. I'll even eat unsweetened bakers chocolate.

I would rather have chocolate that real feed hands down.

Ali - MesoCorp said...

I'll get you eating olives soon, don't you worry. I know you like 'olive' though... ;)

Meanwhile... 32 cans of SPAM?!?! PUKE


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