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Allergy to Chocolate?


#1

Is it possible to be allergic to chocolate? Every time I have even a bite or taste of it, I gag and spit it out. I have tried to resist this urge, but I cannot overcome it. I turn red and have trouble breathing. Anyone ever heard of this? I have tried eating white chocolate, and I have a similar but milder reaction.


#2

friend of mine had this allergy, carried some syringes with him at all time just in case he got into contact with chocolate.


#3

It’s horrible, other than for obvious reasons, some people react like I am a mutant.


#4

My Grandmother was also allergic to chocolate, although for her instead of puking, she would sneeze violently and uncontrollably.

She was okay with white chocolate though. As a small child, I assumed this had to do with getting better candies at holidays.


#5

If it’s the cocoa in the chocolate, white chocolate shouldn’t have that reaction. So, perhaps it’s something else in the chocolate… some kind of stabilizer or some such causing that reaction. Best I can suggest is avoid chocolate :frowning:


#6

So you’ve never had Chocolate Surge or Metabolic Drive?! My poor man, my heart reaches out to you.


#7

Just the smell of chocolate makes me want to heave, I really don’t know what it is. I thought about going to a doctor to see if he might know, but I am afraid of being laughed out of the doctor office.


#8

[quote]MaximusB wrote:
Just the smell of chocolate makes me want to heave, I really don’t know what it is. I thought about going to a doctor to see if he might know, but I am afraid of being laughed out of the doctor office. [/quote]

I don’t see the problem with going to the doctor asking for advice. Sure, it might be a little strange but I’m sure they’ve seen or heard worse. Plus, I know a few people who also can’t stand the taste of chocolate. They don’t have the urge to heave or anything but they do dislike it so I don’t think it’s anything out of the ordinary, just your case might be a bit more extreme than most.