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Chocolatechipkt Feb 2, 2007 09:48 AM

If you could only have either chocolate or cheese for the rest of your life -- in addition to all other foods, that is -- which would you pick? Any kinds of chocolate or any kinds of cheese ... just not both.

I love chocolate, but I think a life without cheese would be bleak, more so than a life without chocolate, I think.

  1. amopdx Feb 2, 2007 10:02 AM

    this is probably the most difficult question you could ever ask me. ugh I guess I would have to give up Chocolate before cheese too. what a sad day that would be :(

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      marlie202 Feb 2, 2007 10:20 AM

      although I love cheese I would have to give it up for chocolate-better for my cholesterol,right?

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        cheryl_h Feb 2, 2007 10:24 AM

        Cheese. I'm not a big fan of chocolate.

        1. sivyaleah Feb 2, 2007 10:27 AM

          Cheese, no contest. I could easily live w/out chocolate.

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            Janet from Richmond Feb 2, 2007 10:29 AM

            Cheese........not even close. I could live easily without chocolate as well.

            1. orangewasabi Feb 2, 2007 10:35 AM

              easy, see ya later Chocolate.
              I could never give up cheese

              1. pescatarian Feb 2, 2007 10:38 AM

                Easily cheese for me. I don't often crave chocolate. I only eat it if it's present and looks tempting. I do crave cheese though.

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                  finewineserver Feb 2, 2007 10:39 AM

                  As much as I like chocolate, I can't imagine a life without cheese! Triple creme French Brie, Camenbert, Goat - on & on!

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                    mimosa Feb 2, 2007 11:36 AM

                    Cheese. No matter how many variations of chocolate there are, you still won't find the diversity you have with cheese.

                    1. welle Feb 2, 2007 11:39 AM

                      Cheese - we are mammals after all!

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                        Hunicsz Feb 2, 2007 12:03 PM

                        I live for cheese. Chocolate is nice, sure, but I could do without.

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                          nonaggie Feb 2, 2007 02:53 PM

                          Chocolate! I've never liked cheese, but I adore chocolate.

                          1. amyleechen Feb 2, 2007 02:54 PM

                            My tombstone will read, "She loved a good cheese plate."

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                            1. re: amyleechen
                              goldenroxy Feb 9, 2007 03:12 PM

                              lol...i love it.

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                              Kelli2006 Feb 2, 2007 04:18 PM

                              I love chocolate, but the thought of no more cheese, is more than I could tolerate.

                              (furiously hoards Guittard bittersweet)

                              1. Candy Feb 2, 2007 04:22 PM

                                Chocolate for me.cholesterol lowering and blood pressure lowering and it takes so little of the really good stuf to satisfy

                                1. jillp Feb 3, 2007 06:05 AM

                                  I love both chocolate and cheese, but if I had to choose, I would keep cheese. I can go for weeks without any chocolate but I rarely go a day without at least a nibble of cheese.

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                                    hungrydyke Feb 3, 2007 02:37 PM

                                    Cheese please. Despite being a total chocolate hound.

                                    1. Karl S Feb 3, 2007 02:50 PM

                                      Cheese. I love chocolate, but cheese is in the top rank of foods.

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                                        snoboardbabe77 Feb 9, 2007 06:51 AM

                                        I'm with most chowhounders here - cheese it is. It is one of my top 3 favorite things all of time. There is nothing like a good aged guyere or gouda on a baguette with some garlic stuff olives, some proscuitto and some wine....it is one of life's small pleasures!

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                                          Lucia Feb 9, 2007 07:09 AM

                                          Chocolate. I'd miss the cheese in omelets and in paninis or other melted cheese sandwiches, but otherwise I'm not a big cheese eater.

                                          1. jpschust Feb 9, 2007 08:28 AM

                                            Cheese. I can easily go without chocolate.

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                                              ben61820 Feb 9, 2007 09:36 AM

                                              hate to repeat sentiment, but CHEESE all the way. i do like the chocolate but i will routinely go completely out of my way in search of some special cheese. jesus, even right now im putting together my day trying to figure in visiting two new cheese shops...hehe.
                                              oh, and goat's milk all the way.

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                                                ns538bmk Feb 9, 2007 09:52 AM

                                                I'm in the majority - I could never give up cheese. I can walk by a dessert tray with barely a glance but I can never pass up a cheese plate.

                                                Great question!

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                                                  valerie Feb 9, 2007 10:26 AM

                                                  Love cheese, but I could do without it since there are so many other savory foods that I love. Couldn't live without chocolate. To me, there is no substitute for chocolate.

                                                  1. LindaWhit Feb 9, 2007 10:59 AM

                                                    I'd pick cheese. While I absolutely adore chocolate, there are other things that would semi-satisfy the sweet craving. But no cheese? No way.

                                                    1. katp Feb 9, 2007 12:16 PM

                                                      Cheese hands down. I'm not much of a sweets or chocolate person, but even if I were I could NEVER give up cheese. From the good stuff to Kraft singles, it's one of my favorite foods.

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                                                        elenoise Feb 9, 2007 03:02 PM

                                                        I couldn't give up chocolate! I am not a cheese-eater. Daily I have a small piece of dark chocolate (my current favorites are Vosages bars), and it is one of my most savored moments. Chocolate as a sentiment abstracted means more to me than just a sweet treat. I have no such emotional attachment to cheese. (ha...)

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                                                          bijoux16 Feb 9, 2007 03:11 PM

                                                          I like chocolate and cheese equally, but I think I'd pick cheese just because of the kaleidoscopic range of flavors and textures. chocolate seems limited in scope in comparison to cheese, although I enjoy both chocolate and cheese immensely. :)

                                                          1. Kajikit Feb 9, 2007 03:13 PM

                                                            Chocolate all the way... I've never really liked cheese, and it doesn't like me either (I'm lactose-intolerant). While I'd miss the crispy cheese topping on cauliflower cheese, and quiche wouldn't be the same, I'm sure I'd live just fine without it. (For awhile I was on a dairy-free, sugar-free diet... I tried soy cheese and said EWWWWWW! and gave it up without a qualm, but I was absolutely overjoyed when I found a fructose-sweetened diabetic chocolate and added it to my pantry for the duration...)

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                                                              Humbucker Feb 9, 2007 09:56 PM

                                                              Cheese. I love sweets, but chocolate is something I can only handle once in a while. I splurged and had a huge piece of chocolate cake tonight. I enjoyed it while I was eating it, but now I feel a little sick. With cheese, there is so much variety in terms of flavor and texture that it's not really a fair contest.

                                                              1. septocaine_queen Feb 9, 2007 10:20 PM

                                                                Cheese. A couple wedges of cheese with crackers and fruit, yum. If I ate the same amount of chocolate as cheese I would be sick. I always have cheese in the fridge and rarely have chocolate.

                                                                now if we do a chocolate fondue vs.cheese fondue...

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                                                                1. re: septocaine_queen
                                                                  sivyaleah Feb 12, 2007 08:57 AM

                                                                  I'd still pick the cheese fondue :-)

                                                                2. viperlush Feb 13, 2007 01:08 PM

                                                                  Cheese. There are so many dishes that require/or are enhanced by cheese that I eat on a daily basis. Whether its parm on my pasta or a hunk of goat gouda, I don't think I could last even a week without it.

                                                                  I love chocolate but I think a nice stout, coffee, or peanut butter could probably handle any cravings for it.

                                                                  A world without pizza or mac & cheese is unthinkable...

                                                                  1. rosielucchesini Feb 13, 2007 01:55 PM

                                                                    No brainer: cheese. I prefer my savory food much more than my sweet ones and can think of nothing better than some cheese and bread as a perfect meal.

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                                                                      restaurantgirleeee Feb 13, 2007 02:14 PM

                                                                      CHEEEESE PLEEEEZZZEEEE!!!!

                                                                      1. DanaB Feb 13, 2007 02:17 PM

                                                                        I would definitely take cheese over chocolate.

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                                                                          greenstate Feb 13, 2007 06:10 PM

                                                                          Let me put it this way. If my husband came home tomorrow, Valentine's Day, with a big box tied in a red ribbon in one hand, and a bottle of Veuev Clicquot in the other, there had better not be chocolate in that box!

                                                                          1. puppymomma Feb 14, 2007 06:31 AM

                                                                            If I had to choose between chocolate and cheese, I think I'd have heart failure! I've pondered this question ever since the thread began, and I still can't make up my mind! I've even had a deep discussion about it with a friend. I'm totally undecided. I'll admit, I do lean toward cheese, but the thought of giving up chocolate would be totally unsettling.

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                                                                            1. re: puppymomma
                                                                              Ruth Lafler Feb 14, 2007 02:29 PM

                                                                              Me, too. I gave up chocolate for a whole year once, and I've never tried to give up cheese; on the other hand, I'm restricting calories at the moment, and I'm managing to find more room in my calorie budget for chocolate than for cheese.

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                                                                              sweettoothT Feb 14, 2007 02:31 PM

                                                                              cheese, cheese, cheese....see "my favorite comfort food"

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                                                                                Xine Feb 14, 2007 03:23 PM

                                                                                Chocolate. I'm pretty sure I eat more ounces of cheese than chocolate in the average week, but I could replace the cheese with other foods. Chocolate is 95% of the sweets that I eat (though the other 5% are all cheese based: cheesecake, tiramisu, cannoli), so if I gave up chocolate I wouldn't have the alternatives like I have with giving up cheese. But mostly, I can't give up the only food product so potent that just a 1/2 oz can transport me to a stress free, happy place even if I'm having the worst day.

                                                                                1. Atomica Feb 23, 2007 11:28 AM

                                                                                  As much as I love cheese, and I really do, I'd take chocolate over cheese.

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