6 Reasons Chocolate Will Always Be Your Best Friend — On National Chocolate Day, And Every Other Day

There are those instances when your friends are the only people who can get you through a tough time. But, if I'm being perfectly honest, there are times when even they aren't quite enough to pull you out of a funk. Sometimes chocolate is all that you can count on, which is why there's absolutely no doubt that chocolate is your best friend. And, since Oct. 28 is National Chocolate Day, there is really no better day to honor chocolate and all of its amazingness. 

Don't get me wrong — I have some great friends in my life. But, even they don't have the ability to lift my spirits the way that chocolate can. Sorry, friends of mine. I can just always rely on chocolate to turn my day around. When I'm feeling sad? I eat chocolate. When I feel stressed? I eat chocolate. When I'm bored? I eat chocolate. When I'm excited? I eat chocolate. Heck, the day after I got my braces on in middle school? I ate an entire chocolate rabbit leftover from Easter. No shame. It was a traumatic experience. 

Needless to say, I love chocolate. And, I'm a firm believer that even if your friends are great, you'll never find a better friend than chocolate. Don't believe me? Well, in honor of National Chocolate Day, here are six reasons why chocolate is your very best friend. But, let's be honest, you don't really need any reasons. 

1. It's always available

Here's the thing about your real friends: they all have lives of their own. So, maybe they won't be always be available when duty calls — like when you had a stressful day, and need to camp out watching reruns of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Chocolate, on the other hand? Well, you can always find it just when you need it. No need to worry about conflicting schedules.

2. It never judges

Sure, your friends are pretty understanding, but you can still feel their silent judgement over some of your questionable choices. But, chocolate doesn't care whether you haven't showered in three days, or that the only groceries you have in your house are peanut butter and wine. Chocolate is non-judgmental, making it the best friend you could ever ask for. 

3. It's literally an antidepressant

OK, so maybe conversations with your friends can help to boost your mood. But, chocolate is scientifically proven to work like an antidepressant. Chocolate contains tryptophan, which helps to create serotonin and endorphins. See? Chocolate literally makes you happier. Where's the scientific research that says the same thing about your real friends?

4. It's completely fine with a one-sided relationship

Maybe your friends are willing to be there for you in a pinch. But, you already know that they expect the same thing from you. You need to help them when they're going through a breakup, give them rides to the airport, and buy them birthday gifts. Chocolate expects nothing from you. You can do all of the taking, without ever having to give. 

5. It always has exactly what you need

Nothing against your friends, but they pretty much are who they are. In contrast, chocolate presents endless opportunities. Do you want milk chocolate? Dark chocolate? Chocolate-covered pretzels? Chocolate caramels? Chocolate ice cream? Chocolate cake? No matter what you need, chocolate is sure to fit the bill.

6. It's freaking delicious

Last but not least, chocolate is just tasty. And, you really don't need any other reason to think of chocolate as your best friend. Chocolate is bae.

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