75 days without Chocolate, how will I survive?

Chocolate in Belgium

Like most people, I am rather partial to a bit of chocolate. I am not a chocolate snob, I will eat most brands, though my particular favourites are Galaxy, Dairy Milk Twirls or Fruit and Nut, After Eights, Nestle Peanut Butterfingers Mini Cups, Ferrero Rocher, the occasional square of Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Dark Chocolate….. oh dear, now I am drooling.

Anyway, I have decided to try to give up eating chocolate for 75 days from 1 August to 14 October 2018. This is quite a tough ask for me, especially as there are some birthdays coming up with the potential for cake, but I am resolute and not a chocolate morsel will pass my lips or settle on my hips!

I must admit, I have made it slightly easier on myself as I will be on Guanaja about 100 miles off the coast of Honduras for the duration. The temperature is regularly in the mid to late 30ºC, so the temptation to eat chocolate that melts before you eat it is not that great.

It is quite apt that I chose the island of Guanaja to call a halt to my chocolate indulgence as on 30 July 1502, Christopher Columbus landed on the island. He discovered a fully laden Mayan trading canoe that was carrying large quantities of cocoa beans. Unable to communicate with the Mayans, he did not realise what he missed, but he may have been one of the first Europeans to set eyes on cocoa beans.

Giving up Chocolate to help Feed a Child in Maun

Giving up Chocolate to Feed a Child

In order to make me more accountable, I am donating £1.00 to Feed a Child for each day I manage to resist. This means my daily small sacrifice will potentially provide a total of 375 days of food. Think of that, over a year of daily nutrition for one child! You can follow my progress on Facebook and Twitter. If you would like to support me and help raise money for Feed a Child in Maun, Botswana, you can make a donation on my PayPal pool page. To learn more, you can read the Feed A Child Brochure here.

UPDATE – 21 October 2018

I did it!!!! I resisted chocolate for 75 days. I was offered cakes, biscuits, cookies, chocolate sauce and diving freshly made chocolate, but I stayed strong and remained chocolate free!! I have donated my £75 to my PayPal pool page. If everyone reading this could donate just the price on a chocolate bar – £1 or £0.76 ($1) or £0.88 (€1) or whatever your currency is – this would really help the underprivileged children. Thank you in advance! Pin this to Pinterest

75 days without Chocolate, how will I survive?

4 thoughts on “75 days without Chocolate, how will I survive?

  1. Avatar of Renata - byemyself
    Renata - byemyself says:

    This is just amazing! I really appreciate it when travellers actually do leave more than just footprints. Years ago, I sponsored a little girl at a home in Jamaica. At that time I used to travel to Jamaica regularly and although I did not stay at any of those all-inclusive resorts that have basically nothing to do with life on the island, I still felt the need to make a teeny tiny difference.

  2. Avatar of Laurie Stolmaker
    Laurie Stolmaker says:

    How is your chocolate fast going? We slipped several bars into our luggage on our way to Guanaja! We rationed it to a small square each per day- 85% dark is our go to as it is our only food with sugar in it 🙂

    • Avatar of Larch
      Larch says:

      I am 46 days in so far Laurie, which means 230 meals for the kids in Maun! I have resisted chocolate chip cookies, chocolate birthday cake, chocolate pudding and chocolate biscuits so far. Roland is making chocolate this weekend and I might weaken!!

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