North Watford History Group

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22 Oct 2008 — Is chocolate a drug?

Over recent years there have been a number of studies into chocolate, with particular emphasis on the pleasure gained from its consumption and its supposed addictive qualities. The scientific basis of these studies is sometimes questionable, but despite this, one may conclude that chocolate is more than just a foodstuff.

The Group's current research demonstrates that a century ago, how chocolate should be regarded was no more clear: The Vi-Cocoa company produced chocolate in North Watford. The person most closely associated with this company, and from whom it was named, is Dr. Tibbles, who attracted controversy as a creator of patent medicines.

[Added by Glen: 00:39am 22 Oct 2008]

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