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View Poll Results: How much chocolate do you consume? - Be honest!
None - I hate chocolate. 0 0%
A little - I can take it or leave it. 13 37.14%
A lot - but maybe not every day. 8 22.86%
Chocolate every day - it's essential. 10 28.57%
I've been to the Betty Ford Clinic three times. 4 11.43%
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Old 04-18-06, 02:37 PM   #1
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How Much Chocolate Do You Consume on Tour?

I don't know about you, but as for me, I do some serious chocolate while touring. Some people have to have their coffee in the morning - I'd rather have hot chocolate. Climbing passes I give myself an Oreo every mile - or 1/2 mile if it is steep. And there's nothing like a chocolate milkshake at a little town ice cream shop to reward yourself after a long day of riding. Plus you usually get a bunch of kids asking you the 101 questions. Of course, candy bars and Kansas summers are not a good mix if you are bike touring. The result is usually a glob of goo in the bottom of your pannier. I have learned that semi-sweet chocolate chips hold up much better if you just need a plain chocolate fix. So, how do you and chocolate get along on your tours?
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Old 04-18-06, 02:51 PM   #2
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some people binge drink ... i binge eat [chocolate] ...
most my chocolate consumption on tour is via choclate coated muesli bars during the day, and yes they do get a bit sticky in your handlebar bag on a warm day ... but i have been known to buy a small cake of chocolate when out replenishing supplies at the end of a long day ...
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Old 04-18-06, 03:19 PM   #3
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Some of my tours have been calculated on the basis of how many Snickers bars per kilometer!!!
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Old 04-18-06, 03:25 PM   #4
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I eat something chocolate every day all through the year. It's a necessity of life. And while I'm touring, I go through withdrawl if I don't get ahold of some chocolate to have in the evening after I'm finished riding.


But for some reason, I do not like chocolate while I am riding!
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Old 04-19-06, 02:54 PM   #5
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In Norway... Firklover every day.

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I was on a six month hike with a friend where we were both getting regular supply drops mailed to us along the way. My friendís wife lovingly dropped a Toblerone bar into every one of his supply packages. Of course he would share the bar with me on most occasions. I remember thinking that for those at home pulling resupply duty, all you have to do to stay in the hearts of your loved ones is drop that Toblerone bar into any and all supply shipments.

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There are a lot of calories in chocoate
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There are a lot of calories in chocoate
Your point is...?
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Old 04-20-06, 09:04 AM   #9
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There are a lot of calories in chocoate
True, but chocolate is derived from cocoa, cocoa is a bean, and beans are healthy!
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There are a lot of calories in chocoate

All the more reason to eat it!!
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Calling All Chocolate Lovers: If you don't know about Nutella, now is the time to learn. It's usually sold in the peanut butter section of grocery stores. It's a chocolate/hazlenut concoction that you can spread on anything from fruit to crackers to bread. Or you can just eat it right out of the jar. Heaven on earth, and it's easy to carry on tour. More info here:

http://www.nutellausa.com/
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Old 04-21-06, 08:43 AM   #12
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Little Debbie brownies. 320 calories for a quarter. Woo!
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Little Debbie brownies. 320 calories for a quarter. Woo!
i had a couple of friends who were each given $2 in lunch money in middleschool. They could spend it on nutritious gross food at school, or see what they could get for $2 at the local convenience store. Being growning teenage boys, they decided to figure out what had the most caloric bang for the buck. Turned out to be little debbie.
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I don't have a chocolate obsession. Actually, I rarely eat it when home. But on a tour I treat myself every few days, or so, to a Snicker bar

Btw, I agree with Blackberry: Nutella ROCKS!!! There is a place one block from where I live serving crepes filled with bananas and Nutella. Love them!!! I usually pick one up after my rides
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Old 04-22-06, 06:22 PM   #15
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to be perfectly honest, the only reason i even bother touring is to have a reason to boost my chocolate consumption.

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I don't usually enjoy chocolate when I'm travelling- usually, it's too hot to hold onto, and it's way too rich. But I do like ice cream! My vice is coca-cola and ice cream when I'm touring.

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Old 04-24-06, 03:38 AM   #17
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Calling All Chocolate Lovers: If you don't know about Nutella, now is the time to learn. It's usually sold in the peanut butter section of grocery stores. It's a chocolate/hazlenut concoction that you can spread on anything from fruit to crackers to bread.
I blame this stuff for Europeans' overall poor dental health. When I was in Europe, I was struck by how many people seemed to have cavities or stained and dying teeth. No, it was not a scientific poll! Anyways, when I first encountered Nutella to be spread on bread, I thought "ohhh...that explains it!".


I stay away from that stuff.
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There are a lot of calories in chocoate
Calories are the least of my worries while touring...I want CHOCOLATE!!!
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How much do I consume? How much have you got? Envy the guy I have exchanged PMs with. He lives just west of HERSHEY, PA.
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