Do You Dare Discover Your Center?

The center or filling that you love can tell you a lot about
yourself. What is it about the center that attracts you? These
centers — their smell, their taste, their texture — link into
your moods, your thoughts, your self-esteem. By understanding what
the centers suggest, you may be able to understand your feelings
better. Of course, this is just a fun exercise. But playing the
game can help get you thinking along the right lines. So why not
take some time out with chocolate and find your center?

Almond: Quick thinking and freedom loving, you thrive on change
and variety. You can also appear flippant at times, and you may
have a tendency to flit from one thing or person to another.

Apricot: Gentle and self-assured, you like to help others and
create warmth and security in your surroundings. You can also lack
patience and find it hard to trust others.

Brazil nut: Your life appears perfect, and you like to be seen
at all the right places. But sometimes, despite outward
appearances, you appear vulnerable and anxious on the inside.

Caramel, hard: People can rely on you, and you like to get
things done. Routine is important to you. The downside is that you
may find it hard to listen to and respect the points of view of

Caramel, soft: You are comfortable and easygoing — too
easygoing sometimes, and you don’t get the credit or the reward you

Caramel with nuts: You are everyone’s friend. You have charisma
but can also be a bit of a temptress or tease.

Cherry: You have a lust for life and love. Your energy is
incredible. Just watching you makes others feel tired.

Chocolate: You can laugh at yourself and don’t take yourself too
seriously. You enjoy the game of life and look to the future with
healthy optimism.

Coconut: Creative and artistic, you feel drawn to music, dance,
and the rhythm of life, but you might appear a bit flighty to

Coffee: A deep thinker who enjoys the art of conversation and
debate, you have an open mind. You may have a tendency to be
impatient or to stay so busy and focused on work that you forget to
attend to loved ones.

Fudge: You have a relaxed, graceful approach to life, but it’s
important to you to make your mark on the world. When you can’t
achieve what you want, you feel stuck and frustrated.

Hazelnut: You are a nature lover and rely heavily on your
intuition, which often brings you great success. You may have to
fight against shyness.

Marshmallow: You are very sociable and like to party and have
people around you. The danger is that you can get bored

Mint: Cool and sophisticated, you have bags of charisma. It’s
not that you don’t want to commit, it’s just that life is too
exciting and you love your freedom.

Orange: You need to find meaning in life, to discover yourself
and fulfill your spiritual needs. Don’t forget that you have
physical and emotional needs, too.

Peanut: You are an outdoor kind of person. Time is precious to
you, and you fit a lot — sometimes too much — into your day.

Pecan: Staying young in body and mind is important to you, and
this makes you an appealing and fun-loving person.

Raspberry: You like life to be fun and simple and when it gets
complicated, you can feel naive and lost.

Strawberry: A loving and thoughtful person, you are an eternal
optimist with lots of love to give. Your generosity means that you
are often taken advantage of.

Reprinted from Better Than Sex: Chocolate Principles to
Live By (Conari Press, 2005) by Theresa Cheung.

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