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The King, Queen and Ambassador of Sweets – Chocolates!

The sweetness of sweets!

Sweet! Grammatically speaking, it can be used as a noun and as an adjective. Noun, to describe objects which trigger a certain biochemical response in living beings which have a well-developed sensory system. As an adjective, it is used to describe the character or quality of a person. But one thing is common, irrespective of its grammatical sense and that is, the very mention of the word “sweet” creates a pleasant feeling in the minds of the speaker as well as the listener! That’s the beauty of this 5 letter word.

Chocolates take the cake!

Let us not divert too much from our point of discussion. Sweets, as we generally know them, are used to celebrate moments of happiness. They have become almost synonymous with happiness, considering their widespread usage and popularity. But the most intriguing aspect is that this particular foodstuff, has evolved all over the world, and is now available in so many different forms and varieties. In fact, talking about India, one will come across at least 10 different kinds of sweets that are popular in any given state. This goes to show, that sweets are an integral part of the celebrations, irrespective of the caste, creed and culture. However, there is much more to this, when we consider Chocolates. Chocolates can be considered to be the most evolved of all the confectionery items that are existing today. They are also the most popular and also, one of the most expensive food products that are sold worldwide. But who cares! As long as people get a good chunk of sweetness, they continue to love chocolates, come what may!

Why Chocolates?

Some people may argue, that there a lot of other confectionery items which are equally popular as chocolates or even more popular than them in some parts of the world. However, this is not the universal truth. Consider the following points for example, which support the arguments that chocolates indeed are THE most popular sweets.

  • Unlike any other sweet, chocolates are the favorite confectionery item of people of all ages, from kids to adults and even older!
  • No other sweet is available in so many different shapes, sizes and flavors as chocolates are.
  • Chocolates have a comparatively longer shelf life than most of the other sweets and confectioneries.
  • More importantly, chocolates can also be used a very attractive gift that goes along well with flowers and any other aesthetic gift item.
  • Last but not the least, chocolates are easy to carry. They come wrapped in attractive packing material and can be stored in huge numbers wherever you have space!

Therefore, it is quite evident, and chocolate critics need to admit that, chocolates indeed are the most popular form of confectionery.

Chocolates and Bonding

Misunderstandings, quarrels and long periods of not talking to your loved ones are a part and parcel of life. It takes a lot of deliberation and discussion, to overcome all these and start life afresh. However, sweets play a very important role in such situations. And that is only because of the biological response that they trigger, once they are inside your body! Chocolates, take the game away from sweets here as well! As they are composed of a lot of natural ingredients that stimulate the nervous system, chocolates prove to be a very good choice, for expressing love. And that is exactly why, the sales go up during festivals and special occasions like Valentine’s Day.

Parents’ headache

Every single thing in this world has a positive side and a negative side. Chocolates are no exception to this. Given the fact that they are quite inexpensive and readily available when compared to other sweets, children have almost become addicted to them.
There is a lot of concern among parents of school going kids, about the dental hygiene of their wards. Keeping children away from their favorite sweet is almost impossible. In such a scenario, it is very important to handle the issue sensitively so that the child gets a fair deal and the parents do not have to bother about their kid’s health. The safest route, to keep children away from overeating or becoming obsessive about chocolates, is to make them understand, the importance of a balanced diet and include chocolates as a material of pride, by offering it as a gift or a present when the child has achieved something remarkable. That way, children will start thinking about chocolates, not as just another foodstuff that can be bought anytime, but as an object of importance and will put their best efforts to have their favorite sweet.

It is pointless to argue anymore, that no other sweet can ever match the reputation, good or bad, which chocolates have achieved. Considering the fact that chocolates have been able to sustain their undisputed supremacy in the world of sweets for ages, we can safely say that chocolates will continue to be a very vital part of our lives and add that intangible extra ounce of happiness to our sweet memories! So load yourself with as many as you can and enjoy the festive season to the fullest!