When it comes to tongues, melting chocolate is better than a passionate kiss, scientists have found.
Dr Lewis said: “There is no doubt that chocolate beats kissing hands down when it comes to providing a long-lasting body and brain buzz.
“A buzz that, in many cases, lasted four times as long as the most passionate kiss.”
He said substances in chocolate were already known to have a psychoactive effect, but that allowing it to melt on your tongue could be the secret to maximising the buzz.
The volunteers, all aged in their 20s, had electrodes attached to their scalps and wore heart monitors during the two tests.
The researchers compared their resting heart rates with those during the chocolate and kissing tests.
Speaking as a scientist myself, I have to confess that my research is pretty dull in comparison.
In other highly relevant and correlated news, IT workers will gladly surrender their system passwords for chocolate and a smile.