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Hey, this is a dumb question... yesterday I was given one of these "Orange" chocolates. Now, I haven't eaten chocolate or candy or stuff like that for years, but this thing was good.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway... I dunno what it was... but once I started on this thing, I just continued until the entire thing was consumed. This morning I woke up like I had been drinking Tequila all night.<br><br><br><br>
Has anyone ever had what seems to be a chocolate hangover?<br><br><br><br>
Weird stuff...
 

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How big was it, Robert?<br><br><br><br>
And people don't get hangovers from alcohol, they get them from dehydration...so, maybe you got so caught up in the deliciousness of the candy that you forgot to drink some H2o? :)
 

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i think yo' orange chocolate ball of goodness was spiiiiiiked, man. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You ever see them? They're shaped like an orange, have an orange-y flavour to them, and are even in slices as if you peeled an orange. It's about the same size as an orange as well.<br><br><br><br>
And no... I had fluids... I am quite a fan of Pepsi... maybe that's what happened... too much caffeine/sugar all at once.
 

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you could have had a sugar hangover, or a chocolate hangover, or both. It is incorrect to refer to chocolate candies as "chocolate" -- candies or confections that contain chocolate as one of their ingredients, are more properly called chocolate-flavored candy, rather than "chocolate" which refers only to the bitter, fatty substance made from cocoa beans, which is entirely devoid of sweetness. Many chocolate-flavored candies do not even contain any chocolate at all, but instead contain cocoa and vegetable fat or cocoa and milk fat. Cocoa is, basicaly, defatted chocolate. It also is entirely devoid of sweetness, tho it does have some starch, and protein. Cocoa butter is, of course, de-cocoaed chocolate. It is almost entirely fat. Some "chocolate candy" is made from cocoa recombined with cocoa butter, instead of from whole chocolate.
 

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Soilman, what i meant by that statement is that I have not had eaten candy, gummy bears or any sort of confectionary candy for years. The only real amount of sugar i ever consume is via pop and that's only because the stuff is loaded with sugar. But I just don't eat stuff like cake, or pie, or ice cream or candy bars, or easter eggs, or anything that can be deemed as "candy" in the generic sense of the word, i.e., junk food.
 

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Soda pop doesn't tend to cause the same kind of sugar hangover that candy does, because the sugar is balanced by a large amount of water. Candy on the other hand, is almost entirely devoid of water, so you can fit enough in your stomach to give yourself a dose of sugar that your system is unable to manage gracefully -- homeostasis is briefly, and unpleasantly, interrupted. Pepsi is the wrong fluid to take with waterless or low-water sugar-sources such as candies and cakes -- it has a balanced amount of sugar. You need low sugar or sugarless water, in bountiful amounts, with your candy, to prevent a "sugar hangover."
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> sugar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm still trying to kick the habit. You know, chocolate has caffeine in it. Maybe you feel bad from that instead of the sugar?
 

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Yeah, that's possible. I do know I want another one today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The theobromine in chocolate can also have ill effects. And I believe the ill effects of cafeine and sugar tend to act synergisticly.
 

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I don't get any ill affects from, chocolate or sugar and I eat tons of the stuff. I love to bake and I live alone so somebody has to eat it. Yesterday I made a lemon tofu pudding pie and ate the whole thing. I had some for lunch and the rest was my dinner and I feel fine.
 

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I sometimes make cookies. I don't make them as sweet as storebought cookies. I can eat 2 or 3 cookies without getting sick, esp if I have a nice glass of ice-water with them. Eat 4 cookies, and for about 1/2 hour I feel extra-good. Then I "crash" and feel not so good for about 1.5 hours. And they aren't "white" sugar. I use only maple syrup, usually. If I eat 8 cookies, I feel really really really good for about 30 minutes, then pretty awful for about 3 hours.
 

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Could have been a sugar high, followed by sugar blues<br><br><br><br>
My experience is the less sugar I use, the more I feel the effect of it.
 

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I don't think any of those chocolate oranges are vegan - if i remember right, even the dark ones contain butter oil or what not. Though if you're really craving orange flavored chocolate, Chocolove makes a bar containing orange peel - it's pretty good. Also, if you're lucky, you can find a tin of orange flavored chocolate leaves - the brand name is Hachez or something like that; it's imported from Germany. Quite expensive too. I can often find it at my local Whole Foods. I think they make the orange chocolate in bar form as well, but i don't remember it tasting as good as the leaves.<br><br>
While on the topic of chocolate - I believe i have just discovered the best tasting chocolate in the world. I used to think it was Chocolove, but now I'm thinking it's Scharffen Berger. Despite the german name it's from California, and it is very, very good! Rather expensive too, but well worth the price imo, if you're a chocoholic anyway *g*. This stuff is like heaven for my taste buds!
 

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Yeah, its a Terry's Orange Chocolate... and no, they're not vegan. But then again, neither am I. And yeah, they are delicious... I hadn't had one in years and forgotten how good they taste.
 

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Well, I know chocolate covered cherries actually have a small percentage of alcohol in them (very small.) Even if there was alcohol in the orange though, I don't think it would be enough to cause a hangover.
 
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