The cocoa powder wasn't sweetened, just straight dutch processed cocoa. It turned into almost a mole' flavor, but it would've need more chiles to do that. The sweetness came from the pilaf and apples.
I had a friend I was like that with in HS. I took (take) nothing from anyone and she was a bit low in thr self confidence arena because of what rheumatoid arthritis and its drugs had done to here body. She had a chest Barbie dreamed of and I was flat as a board. We complemented each other well. I'd stick up for her and she'd take up for me if I was having a really depressive day.