University of Aberdeen researchers have chanced upon a sweet deal that will help make binges guilt-free. The study, published in the journal Heart, found that eating 100g of milk chocolate – that’s about five Freddo bars to you and us – lowers your chance of death from heart disease by 25 per cent; meanwhile your stroke risk drops by 23 per cent, too.
Turns out there’s equal benefit in your bar of Dairy Milk. Admittedly, we can’t promise it will do much for your weightloss goals; neither are we suggesting that Kit Kats are the new kale. But there is at least some virtue to be found in an Easter Monday chocolate coma. In your heart of hearts, you know it’s right.