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Chemicals in chocolate may mimic the psychoactive effects of marijuana including heightened sensations and euphoria (e.g., contains serotonin-boosting sugar, mind-soothing fat, phenylethylamine that stimulates the CNS, and chemical cousins of anandamide that bind to the same cannabinoid receptors). (Carper, Jean. Your Miracle Brain.p 168. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000.)

Chocolate contains a chemical, phenylethylamine, associated with the sensation of being “in love” (e.g., can trigger dilation of eye pupils, sweaty hands, increased heart rate, and butterflies in the stomach). (Pease, Barbara and Allan. Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps. p 156-157, 236. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)