Morton favors milk chocolate

Driana Ortega, Ian Carranza, and Hugo Castaneda

Our sweet teeth here at Morton prefer milk chocolate — over dark or white.

The history of chocolate can be traced back more than 3,000 years to the Maya, Toltec, and Aztec people who prepared a beverage from the fruit of the cocoa bean. The Maya considered chocolate to be the food of the gods, held the cacao tree to be sacred, and buried dignitaries with bowls of chocolate. In a random survey of 100 Morton East students 23 prefer white chocolate, 37 prefer dark chocolate, and 40 prefer milk chocolate. 

Many people have strong feelings towards the different chocolates. “I hate dark chocolate; it has a sour flavor,” senior Erick Arroyo said.   

But some people disagree with this statement and like dark chocolate. 

 “Dark chocolate helps me on a bad day,” senior Jocelyn Lopez. Dark chocolate has a lot of benefits compared to milk or white chocolate, its more nutritious, it’s powerful source of antioxidants, and it May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. 

Finally, after a long day chocolate is one of the best ways to wind down and call it a day, it is proven that chocolate reduces blood pressure, and lowering the risks of a stroke.