The Cacahuatl Eater: Ruminations of an Unabashed Chocolate Addict


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by Jonathan Ott

The Cacahuatl Eater is witty, irreverent, iconoclastic, enlightening and always informative. He pokes fun at 'organophiles,' the medical establishment, drug laws, and at times even himself.

It is the only book to treat chocolate first and foremost as drug, and to suggest the chemical basis for the chocolate habit, a type of drug addiction.

The Cacahuatl Eater is a multi-disciplinary survey of the natural history of cacao and chocolate, and is the first book to detail:

  • History of cacao the drug more valuable than gold
  • Nutritional comparison of chocolate to other foods
  • Facts about chocolate and tooth decay, acne, allergies, obesity, migraine and benign breast disease
  • The theobromine addiction syndrome -- The mysterious connection between chocolate and love


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