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Say, just received a box of dark chocolate candies from Harry & David. Should I eat them?? (Original Post) a kennedy Dec 2022 OP
Eat them. You'd have to eat a lot of dark chocolate before it would be a serious problem, Ocelot II Dec 2022 #1
With the Amount of Dark Chocolate I've Eaten for Decades(!)... Don't have any problems as.... electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #22
Send them to me for a forensic analysis. Thanks in advance. NT mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2022 #2
You should send them to me ASAP! Haggard Celine Dec 2022 #3
Just don't eat the whole box at one time! tanyev Dec 2022 #4
That's my problem, eating a whole box of any candy. Dysfunctional Dec 2022 #7
Oh, I know. tanyev Dec 2022 #9
Same way all or none Tree Lady Dec 2022 #12
Luckily for me I Don't have a major sweet tooth electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #24
Safety first OR you only live once. Tetrachloride Dec 2022 #5
I could have scarfed them down in less time Lars39 Dec 2022 #6
was it a "candygram"? DBoon Dec 2022 #8
...or Leghorn21 Dec 2022 #10
It Will Be OK ProfessorGAC Dec 2022 #11
The more luxuriant ones are the ones I've been eating since ?the '90s... electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #23
Go ahead and eat them next year they will say they cure doc03 Dec 2022 #13
THat Is Specifically REferencing Hershey's Me. Dec 2022 #14
That's just the company named in that particular lawsuit. The Consumer Reports article lists others: sl8 Dec 2022 #20
Thank You Me. Dec 2022 #21
I think there were also bamagal62 Dec 2022 #15
How well do you know Harry and David? whistler162 Dec 2022 #16
I've been loving dark chocolate my whole life William Seger Dec 2022 #17
This circulating tale is another example of people who know little or no science making a... NNadir Dec 2022 #18
Wear them and invite someone to eat them. Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2022 #19

Ocelot II

(116,637 posts)
1. Eat them. You'd have to eat a lot of dark chocolate before it would be a serious problem,
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 03:04 PM
Dec 2022

and only of the listed brands. There's a reference to one ounce per day as not good, but one ounce per day for how long? They don't say. Per the linked article: "Fortunately, there’s no reason to renounce your taste for dark chocolate, Tunde Akinleye, a food safety researcher who led the CR report, asserts. CR recommends “choosing your dark chocolates wisely” — perhaps that means eating ones that were found to have lower levels of heavy metals."

electric_blue68

(15,400 posts)
22. With the Amount of Dark Chocolate I've Eaten for Decades(!)... Don't have any problems as....
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 02:20 AM
Jan 2023

far as I can tell!

 

Dysfunctional

(452 posts)
7. That's my problem, eating a whole box of any candy.
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 03:17 PM
Dec 2022

I worked 3rd shift. Once a month I stayed late to attend a meeting for 6 people. At the first meeting, I attended the boss brought in a box of donut holes. I ate so many that from then on he brought in 2 boxes and put 1 of them in front of me. Everyone laughed, but by the end of the meeting, I had finished them. That was nothing to the time I had to wait at the dealer while my car was having an oil change and there were free Krispy Creme donuts.

tanyev

(42,947 posts)
9. Oh, I know.
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 03:32 PM
Dec 2022

I do pretty well keeping that stuff out of my house, but my co-workers are constantly bringing in goodies to share and leaving them out in the breakroom. I usually succumb.

Tree Lady

(11,618 posts)
12. Same way all or none
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 04:16 PM
Dec 2022

Once a taste of sugar, its a drug for me. I asked hubby to buy me some ginger thin cookies thinking not so bad. Had whole box gone in one day.

ProfessorGAC

(66,151 posts)
11. It Will Be OK
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 04:00 PM
Dec 2022

First, the levels are still very low, just not low enough.
Second, the issues with lead & cadmium are cumulative. As long as you don't make a habit of wolfing down box after box each day, your system can still (very slowly) eliminate tiny amounts of metals.
Third, it's the richer, luxuriant dark chocolotes that are of the most concern because cocoa solids are substantially higher. That's why, for instance, the Mounds bar didn't show up on the concern list. Much cheaper chocolate. I don't the brand you mentioned, so I can't say what silo it fits in to.
But, one box of chocolate isn't going to hurt you.

electric_blue68

(15,400 posts)
23. The more luxuriant ones are the ones I've been eating since ?the '90s...
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 02:25 AM
Jan 2023

Lindt, occasional smaller producer brands.

Lindt was high.

However I think (spelling?!) 🙄😄 Ghariheldi is rather lower, and I do like theirs, too. 👍

Me.

(35,454 posts)
14. THat Is Specifically REferencing Hershey's
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 05:06 PM
Dec 2022

“The Hershey Co. is being sued for allegedly failing to disclose the presence of lead and cadmium in several of its dark chocolate bars.

The proposed class action, brought by Christopher Lazazzaro of New York, comes two weeks after Consumer Reports sounded the alarm on dangerous heavy metals in dark chocolate bars from manufactures including Lindt, Ghirardelli and Hershey's.

For three of Hershey's dark chocolate bars, Consumer Reports said, just one ounce violates California's maximum allowable dose levels (MADL) for lead or cadmium: Hershey's Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate, Lily's Extra Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa, and Lily's Extreme Dark Chocolate 85% Cocoa.”

https://www.npr.org/2022/12/30/1146254933/hersheys-lawsuit-dark-chocolate-heavy-metals-lead

 

whistler162

(11,155 posts)
16. How well do you know Harry and David?
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 05:43 PM
Dec 2022

can you trust them not to add metal to any chocolate they give to you?

 

NNadir

(33,642 posts)
18. This circulating tale is another example of people who know little or no science making a...
Sat Dec 31, 2022, 06:56 PM
Dec 2022

...a terrifying representation on a subject they have no business raising.

I suspect pumping gasoline is more dangerous from a health perspective.

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