Caffeine is not what makes chocolate popular
The article, “Fran’s Indulgences vs Don’s” by James Giese (July, p. 62) was brought to our attention by one of our members. We very much appreciate the attention given to chocolate as an indulgent food.

However, we have to disagree with your statement that it is the caffeine in chocolate that makes chocolate so popular. Balderdash! A typical 1.4-oz bar of milk chocolate (preferred by about 75% of Americans) contains only 3–10 mg of caffeine, which is eq…

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