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Chocolate Lovers Unite!

That box of See’s milk chocolate in your drawer; full of paper clips and safety pins. Once the box contained decadent treats waiting to be enjoyed, now you fill it with your loose miscellaneous items. Knowing that your sweet tooth can sneak up at any minute, there must be something to satisfy your craving! White chocolate can come to the rescue.

White chocolate does not contain caffeine, unlike milk chocolate, and you can still obtain a sugar rush. This makes white chocolate very pleasing and acceptable for those with Interstitial Cystitis. Before you run off to the store and buy up all their stock, try making - safe to eat - candies at home.

White chocolate can be difficult to work with. When melted, the cocoa butter in the chocolate can separate and create an oily mess that can be fixed by whisking in a little melted butter or melted chocolate. I also learned, in the restaurant, that chocolates arch nemesis is water. One drop can turn your chocolate into a lumpy, grainy mess. Yet again, you can save it by adding melted butter or melted chocolate.

You can purchase white chocolate in large or smalls bricks; however trying to break down these large masses of chocolate proves to be difficult as well as dangerous. I recommend buying white chocolate chips.

You can prepare white chocolate in any way you use chocolate. You have never had a brownie until you have sunk your teeth into one with white chocolate. Add nuts for texture or flavor and you have yourself a safe indulgence.

Search my recipes for white chocolate brownies and dried fruit candies.

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case....

What causes IC?

Some of the symptoms of IC/PBS resemble those of bacterial infection, but medical tests reveal no organisms in the urine of people with IC/PBS...

How is IC diagnosed?

Because symptoms are similar to those of other disorders of the bladder and there is no definitive test to identify IC/PBS, doctors must rule out other treatable conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC/PBS...

What are treatments for IC?

Scientists have not yet found a cure for IC/PBS, nor can they predict who will respond best to which treatment. Symptoms may disappear with a change in diet or treatments or without explanation...

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