Theobroma Cacao to the rescue!

A: I told you, D. Hot Chocolate is good for you.

D: Prove it.

A: I don’t have to, a research paper in the August 7  2013 edition of Neurology already stated it.

D: . . . hm, cognitive function . . . bla bla bla . . . cerebral white matter integrity . . . yada yada yada . . . cocoa. Interesting.

A: You should really consider it, D. I mean at your advanced age . . .

D: Watch it, you young whipper-snapper.

From Google Images I don't know - does this orange cup make my hips look big?
From Google Images
Does this orange cup make my hips look big? I know it’s supposed to make me more alluring, but I’m just not sold on it.

A: Uh huh. Here’s another sciencey tidbit – hot chocolate apparently tastes better when drunk out of an orange cup.

D: Do you drink it out of an orange cup?

A: No. Mine is more ecru. Imagine what I’d be like if I did!

D: Let’s not. I’m afraid rabid isn’t a good look for you.

A: Aw, gee, D. Thanks!

D: So what else sciencey – to quote my terribly specific author – can you come up with on hot chocolate and health?

A: Well, this article talks about all the different compounds associated with hot chocolate (as well as everything else, because who doesn’t love The Art of Manliness website?!? It has mustaches, people!)

D: (Snore) Huh, what? Oh, sorry. I mean, you don’t say?

A: D, you have some drool there.

D: Here?

A: No, other side. Just a smidge.

D: Did I get it?

A: Yeah. Nice job.

D: Must have been dreaming about hot chocolate.

A: I don’t even want to know anymore.

Reasons I’m Drinking Hot Chocolate for Breakfast

Tuesday: Because I forgot to make myself breakfast . . . and lunch. The boy got breakfast but did Mom remember to make one for herself? Nope. Did she remember to grab soup on her way out the door at the ridiculously early hour of 6:30? Nope. Was she kinda hungry all day? Nope. Because: Hot Chocolate!

Monday: It’s Monday. That’s totally allowed as a reason. Plus, I stabbed my hand yesterday while making guacamole. Because I’m a menace with sharp objects! (no worries, nothing vital hit. Plus, the boy gets to wash dishes all week!)

The Marshmallow in Your Cup

Plate Tectonics and Hot Chocolate . . . Because science.


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

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