Chocolate Gets Scapegoated


In a cruel and twisted turn of events, a Scottish representative for the British Medical Association, Dr. David Walker, recommends a tax on chocolate. Junkfood Science explains the details here. Apparently, the tax is being considered in an effort to fight obesity.

Um... I ain't no doctor, but I don't think chocolate kills people: people eating too much chocolate kills people. Even then, chocolate might be responsible for making you a little more rotund, but I think of cocoa connoisseurs as gourmands, not morbidly obese people who can't get out of bed. If medical associations are considering a ban on chocolate, they should also have a restriction on people who purchase 12 chickens a day to eat themselves.

This suggestion is arbitrary at best and prejudicial against chocolate. Not all cocoa is created equal. The flavanoids in dark chocolate act as anti-oxidants against free radicals in our body. When was the last time Skittles did something like that for you?

If you're going to start a battle against junkfood, Doc, you could pick something far worse than chocolate.

2 comments:

  1. As long as they don't conspire against bacon.

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  2. Ha ha, even better. The bacon meme has gotten a book deal: http://bit.ly/3jee35

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