According to the Angels, chocolate is wonderful food that can be categorized as a "green" food - it's part of a plant, after all. Chocolate contains anti-oxidants and other substances that are beneficial to the body, and the brain. A recent study (which I will ask Karen to look up when she returns home!) showed that chocolate can be incorporated by healthy people into a healthy diet with no unhealthy effects. Even Dr. Dean Ornish shared with Karen during a phone interview that he eats a piece of dark chocolate every day.
The "problem" with chocolate - as with all foods - is in the processing. It's what we do to it to turn into the treat that creates the imbalance. Chocolate laden with highly processed sugars and preservatives isn't any more good for you than any other kind of food would be. But an organic chocolate bar or a cup of fair trade cocoa made with just a few natural ingredients can be a wonderful indulgence that soothes your entire being... bodymind, heart and soul. Chocolate, or cocoa powder, can also be added to other types of food - Mexican and South American dishes incorporate chocolate in other things besides desserts or treats.
As with all foods, the Angels urge us to make the kindest, most loving choice as often as possible. Everybody, say the Angels, needs a little sweetness in their lives.