It’s been six years since I had a reaction to eating chocolate candy, and I have to say, I don’t think it’s the chocolate. I have a piece of dark chocolate every day, I have hot cocoa when it’s cold, and there’s no problem at all.
Last night I had a milk chocolate-covered cherry from a Whitman’s Sampler. My throat immediately swelled up and I started coughing uncontrollably. I spit out all but a minute amount. I don’t ordinarily eat milk chocolate — but I’m not allergic to dairy.
What a puzzle.