Chocolate Covered Aspirin?

Posted by V. T. Eric Layton on Apr 4, 2010

A chocolate a day to keep the doctor away? Take two aspirin and call me in the morning?

I was recently reading a book called An Aspirin a Day: What You Can Do to Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cancer by Michael Castleman, which reports that according to many controlled tests and other sources, that the little miracle pill we know as aspirin can prevent a lot of baddies from kicking your arse.

Well, I’ve known about this for a while and have been taking that one-a-day aspirin for nearly twenty years already. One of my uncles had a mild stroke back then and his doctor recommended it. That uncle is still alive and kickin’ at 84 right now. Of course, he claims that two or three Jack Daniels on the rocks every afternoon is his real secret to longevity.

Whatever works. That’s what I say. Who wants to live forever? I DO! Well, maybe not forever, but longer than any of you rat bast… er, pardon me… I digress. As I was saying, though… it seems that aspirin is a truly miracle medicine. Cool, huh?

In the newspaper the other morning (St. Petersburg Times), there was this blurb about a study that was done in Germany recently that purported that chocolate (the dark variety) had many of the same miracle preventative qualities as aspirin. Read some more about it at WebMD. Chocolate… YUM!

So I was thinking… how long can it take before someone comes up with this great idea for chocolate covered aspirin? I mean, why not? We already have chocolate laxative. Rather than making you poop, chocolate covered aspirin could prevent you from getting bad poop. Now that’s COOL!

Don’t forget now… Jack on the rocks, a Chocosprin®, and an Ex-lax® a day will keep you going and going and going…

*NOTE: I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. Any medical advice you read in this story is probably not approved by 4 out of 5 dentists.

Until next time, folks…

~Eric

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This article was originally published on my Nocturnal Slacker | Lockergnome blog. You can click HERE to see the original along with accompanying comments.

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About V. T. Eric Layton

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