And as Belgium steps up its vaccination campaign against COVID-19, specialist confectioner Cocoatree is also touting the natural health benefits of chocolate as a kind of “vaccine” in its own right against certain conditions.
“It’s a symbol of hope and that’s why I decided to create the (chocolate) vaccine,” said company founder Genevieve Trepant.
Cocoatree, based in Lonzee, a village about 45 kilometres (30 miles) south of Brussels, has dubbed its chocolate syringes “L’Atch’a Azteka”, a combination of the sound of a sneeze and ancient chocolate consumers, the Aztecs.
“A chocolate vaccine has a huge number of positive effects,” Trepant added. “It’s an anti-depressant. It has magnesium. Chocolate has many advantages, as people know, and above all it boosts the morale of the troops.”
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