Happy Easter! Now put the chocolate down

Posted at 10:15 am, March 31, 2013 in Food & Drink, Fun London

So, it’s Easter and you’re already fed up of eating chocolate. But what do you do? We’ve got some ideas on how to use up that unwanted chocolate without making yourself royally sick. Carly-Ann Clements

1. Make some treats for work

Chocolate muffins are completely different to chocolate bars (or eggs in this case) so why not make a sweet treat to take into work? You’ll use up your chocolate and get on your boss’s good side.

2. Make a cheesy concoction

We’re not talking cheesecake here, we’re talking chocolatey stilton. Back in 2007, Tesco released the salty, sweet treat and though it’s not available anymore, the introduction of Cadbury’s Philadelphia has proven that the two dairy-based products go together like cheese and chocolate and crackers.

3. Use it as toothpaste

Well, maybe not, but according to Arman Sadeghpour from Tulane University, New Orleans, a natural extract found in chocolate can help harden tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.

4. Make a face mask

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Been given a dark chocolate egg that’s just sitting there staring at you? Then melt it down, add some other magical ingredients and whack it on your face. Chocolate is full of antioxidants which are great for your skin. See? Chocolate can be good for you.

5. Don’t throw it in the bin just yet

Chocolate contains an endorphin that simulates those lovely warm feelings you get when you’re falling in love. So if you need a pick me up or want a tasty aphrodisiac, break off a couple of pieces before heading to bed and enjoy the ride ahead.

Want to escape chocolate altogether? Then head over to our list of things to do during Easter in London.

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