What is It About Chocolate and Milk?
Most people enjoy chocolate, but I often find chocolate without a glass of milk isn’t quite as good.
The wife made some chocolate brownies earlier today, and with chocolate brownies I always have a glass of milk. If there’s no milk available, I’ll usually skip the brownies.
I got to wondering why this is. Most any time we have something chocolate while at home, I want a glass of milk with it. I generally prefer skim milk because it is less heavy and for health purposes, but I’m not above drinking another type of milk.
However, if I’m out on the road and have a chocolate candy bar or shake or something, I don’t have to have my milk. A soft drink is fine, though I don’t want tea or juice with my chocolate.
At home, though, any time I have chocolate, I’ve got to have milk. And it doesn’t matter what type of chocolate. Cakey chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, candy chocolate, chocolate icing, chocolate pastries … I want my milk!
I realize I sound like I’m crying like a little baby, but I’m genuinely wondering about this. Why do I want milk with chocolate? Do the two seem to go together naturally for some reason? Does the dairy offset the sweet of the chocolate? Or do my taste buds think the dairy in the milk compliments the dairy often found in many chocolates?
I don’t know. Don’t have a clue. It is a mystery to me.
Anyone have any ideas?