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Four Common Chocolate Myths

Chocolate is everywhere! It’s everyone’s favorite tasty treat.

Chocolate is everywhere! It’s everyone’s favorite tasty treat. As with nearly everything else, there are several myths about chocolate. Here, we discuss a few of them. Grab your favorite Wockenfuss chocolate treats and read on!

Myth: Eating Chocolate Will Give You Cavities

When consumed in moderation, in recommended serving amounts, chocolate is no more likely to cause cavities than anything else you eat. In fact, studies show that some chocolate contains minerals that counteract the acidic, cavity-causing sugar. It is also good to remember that nothing prevents cavities better than regular brushing and flossing!

Myth: Chocolate Makes Acne Worse

Chocolates contain sugar and oils, so they must aggravate acne, right? Actually, no. Studies performed by the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Pennsylvania show that there is actually no correlation between chocolate consumption and acne.

Myth: Cocoa Butter Raises Your Cholesterol

Despite the fact that cocoa butter contains saturated fat, studies conducted over thirty years show that it actually doesn’t raise the amount of cholesterol in your blood. The presence of stearic acid in cocoa butter actually offsets the palmitic acid, which is a saturated fat.

Myth: Chocolate Contains Lots of Caffeine

When consumed in suggested serving sizes, a serving of chocolate doesn’t contain any more caffeine than a cup of decaffeinated coffee, which is about 6mg. Additionally, there have been no published studies showing any health problems caused by the caffeine in chocolate.

Myth: Chocolate Milk is Bad for Kids

Actually, chocolate milk, when consumed in moderation, is no worse than regular milk. In fact, it usually contains even more potassium, zinc, and iron than plain milk.

Delicious Chocolates and Candies from Wockenfuss

Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our Wide Selection of Chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!