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New product -- Wonder Bar, chocolate to cure PMS

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Apparently, this reporter was wowed by a new product introduced at this year's fancy food show, a chocolate bar formulated to treat symptoms of PMS.

Finally, science comes up with a product we can use! he he he

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

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  1. LOL!!!! OK, this is a FUNNY article!

    1. Pretty funny and they found a sure fire way to make money off women who already feel bad about themselves once a month.

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      1. re: sivyaleah

        Sorta funny, but the underlying tone really turned me off: from this man's point of view, women are irrational and the only thing worse than them turning into a "Greyhound bus" is them turning into shrieking maniacs. Way to make a woman feel bad about herself all the time!

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Even worse is Charles Chocolates PMS collection.

          "You don't need us to tell you just how important chocolate can be once a month. 75% of chocolate is purchased by women, and we don ́t think it's to give as gifts. Whether it's due to hormonal changes, or just plain "need of chocolate", we know that when you have to have it, you HAVE to have it."

          http://www.charleschocolates.com/pms....

          Uh, if anyone gave that to me as a gift, I'd give them PMS ... and NOOOOO ... I am not currently in need of chocolate, I'm ALWAYS cranky.

          I agree with Ruth, that tone in the article was really patronizing. Men should not write about PMS period.

          1. re: rworange

            And they shouldn't write about the fact that they apparently live in terror that the woman in their life might gain a few pounds.

            What if a women wrote an article about beer that talked about how terrible it would be if all the beer her guy guzzled gave him a beer belly? Would that be funny to all those aging frat boys with belt-line rollover?

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              And I guess I just look at it as - if you can't laugh at yourself, who CAN you laugh at? The article was written tongue-in-cheek, at least the way I read it. And if a woman wants to write an article about beer bellies and aging frat boys and how it turns women off from seeing that, let her. Wasn't that a lot of what the TV show "Sex in the City" dealt with - boy toys? Should guys be appalled at that? I don't think so - there are many guys out there who ARE boy toys. Unfortunately for me, I don't have enough money for one of them. :-)

              I guess it's all in how you read the article and believe whether things should be so overly politically correct as to squelch any creativity in writing. It was a fun article to read - for me. And I'm a woman.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                It is not a woman laughing at herself. It is a man laughing at women. It doesn't make it correct for either sex. And with enough articles like that, a woman might just think it is ok to be laughed at.

                I would not buy a product like this that has sham science behind it.

                However, a lot of Charles Chocolate is overpriced and not worth it anyway. I guess if the chocolate was AMAZING, I'd grudgingly eat the stuff.

                Which begs the question, have any Chowhound-ettes actually tried the Wonder Bar? How's it taste ... and sure, why not, does it work?

        2. LOL! There is no better way to handle the love for chocolate and getting over PMS than to add the love handles and still feel good about yourself.

          1. Since this discussion is about the article, we've moved it to media. If anyone is interested in discussing the bar as a food product, please start a new thread back on General Topics. Thanks, everyone.