Well, nearly! I am shamelessly stealing this link about ten things you didn’t know about chocolate at the Ethical Superstore.com from Welshpurpletree (not quite shamelessly given that I’m crediting her, but dramatic licence dahling!)
The very first fact on the list of things which is not commonly known about chocolate is that it is good for coughs, due to some fancy chemical that I can’t be bothered to type out which does something good and relieving to your throat when you can’t stop coughing. You see! Ha! To all of you who have sniggered and made oh-so-funny comments when you hear about my giving my coughing-himself-red-in-the-face child chocolate at midnight to ease his throat, this one’s for you. HA! The veracity of my claim is substantiated! I am earth mother (or at least Cadbury mother, but we won’t go there!). People should bow down before me and consult me before making any large and important decisions. I am a Sage (not the herb, before someone makes a funny).
I’m going to stick my head in a large bucket of ice now, to try to ease the swelling!