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    I've been a chocoholic my whole life. I've never really had much of sweet tooth other than that, but the chocoholism was bad enough. Chocolate was my comfort food, especially nutella stuff or ferrero rocher. A couple days ago, I'd had a really lame day and made a concoction with nutella, chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut oil all melted together (maybe 1 oz total of stuff). As I was stirring it on my way to the table, I thought "This smells... off. I'll have a bite to see which chocolate has gone bad." I tasted it and it tasted like it was the nutella that was wrong. It just tasted... wrong. I trot back to the pantry to check the jar itself and take a small taste. The nutella wasn't off, it was now disgusting. The modified oil they use was the main texture and (lack of ) flavor, not the chocolate goodness. It had always been that way and I'd never tasted that. I get rid of the original concoction and use just coconut oil, dagoba dark chocolate, and pecans. My first thought after eating a bite? "It's good, it'd be better if it was just a berry coating." 2 months in and I've lost my chocoholism. I never dreamed that's be possible.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    Awesome! Keep it up!
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    • #3
      Well done you! Nutella is really sugar and oil with only a smidgen of cocoa and nuts - it feels fantastic when you realise you've educated your palate to appreciate real, nutrition rich foods instead of that kind of fake rubbish!

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      • #4
        I'm curious what you mean by a berry coating?

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        • #5
          I've lost mine too. I used to eat a *lot* of chocolate every day since I was a kid. Now I only eat a small piece of dark chocolate now and then, but I can go without any for weeks. I don't miss it at all. Amazing!
          Height: 5'4" (1.62 m)
          Starting weight (09/2009): 200 lb (90.6 kg)
          No longer overweight (08/2010): 145 lb (65.6 kg)
          Current weight (01/2012): 127 lb (57.5 kg)

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          • #6
            Think Chocolate dipped strawberries, just with blueberries and raspberries too.
            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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            • #7
              Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
              Think Chocolate dipped strawberries, just with blueberries and raspberries too.
              Ah, I thought you mean you were coating something with berries, and I couldn't figure how that worked.

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              • #8
                Well, if you dipped the object in question if coconut oil, lard, or chocolate and sprinkled the smaller or chopped berries berries over it, it might work. hmmmmm..... ideas forming.
                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                • #9
                  It's so easy to make your own "nutella" - just melt some chocolate with a bit of heavy cream and you get the same texture. No hazelnutty taste, admittedly, but the same delicious chocolateyness and texture. The last time I had nutella all I tasted was the sugar stinging the back of my throat, yuck!

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