This is definitely an "other" topic. In my oftentimes myopic efforts to find things to eat or drink that don't cause me some type of discomfort or worry I stumbled upon 100% Ghirardelli Chocolate. And I likes it.
As a matter of fact I've taken to eating some for breakfast each and every day. Now, I'll be the first to admit that 100% is rather bitter and can also be overpowering. But, I still like it. As a matter of fact I like because it is bitter and has a powerful taste. I've always had a taste for things that are very strong. Liquor, anchovies, sardines, spicy foods, I love them all, except sugary crap. Therefore, in my world, 100% fits right in there.
Another reason I like it is because of the stimulant it contains, theobromine, not to be confused with caffeine, a substance to which I am very sensitive and can no longer drink as before in massive quantities. Don't misunderstand me, I love coffee of all kinds, I just can't drink it anymore unless it is decaf. Which is almost pointless to drink unless you make very strong like I do because one simply enjoys the taste.
I've noticed that the effect of theobromine, though an alkaloid stimulant similar to caffeine, is very different and much easier on my system. Caffeine causes me to be very alert for a period of time, say 2-3 hours, but then a crash ensues and I get groggy for a couple hours until my system clears it. On the other hand, eating a few squares of 100% in the morning causes me to be alert throughout the day without any negative effects at all. At least for the period of time that I've been trying this out, close to 2 weeks now. My sleep is not good at all when drinking coffee either and again theobromine comes out on top in this regard and does not cause me any problems.
If anyone is interested at all by what I've had to say then try it out. I'd like to hear what others have to say about whether or not any of the same, or different effects, are experienced by anyone else trying it out.
"Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all."