Milk Chocolate Heartburn

by Ann

Thanks, Ann for this Chocolate Question.

Question: Why would eating milk chocolate versus dark chocolate give me heartburn?

Answer: Well, since dark doesn't give you heartburn perhaps it's milk chocolate's higher fat content that causes your discomfort. Or...

Dairy can be a heartburn trigger. Not surprisingly, milk chocolate has a higher milk content than dark chocolate. So that could be the problem.

The caffeine (another heartburn trigger) content of milk chocolate is very low. So if coffee, soda or tea don't give you heartburn then it probably isn't the caffeine.

So, in my opinion, the fat may be where it's at. Chocolate is a trigger, so chocolate with a higher fat content may just be too much for you. 2 triggers in one food?

Sorry to hear that it's causing you problems. Maybe you should stick with good ol' dark chocolate?

Don't forget to consult your doctor if your problem persists.

That's my 2 cents worth for what it's worth!

Thanks again, Ann.

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