Milk versus dark chocolate: A scientific showdown (video)


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WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017 — Valentine's Day is nearly here. Whether you're spending it with your significant other or flying solo, chocolate is often in the mix. But which is the better choice: milk or dark chocolate? Reactions pits the two against each other in a scientific showdown, highlighting research on chocolate's potential health benefits, flavor, aphrodisiac properties and more. Check out this confectionary competition here:

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