For those of you about to discover the joys of fatherhood for the first time, good luck.  I’ve read all sorts of books on expectant fathers, birthing, and there are enough books out there that just seem to add to the confusion.

Here is one life saver though, chocolate!

My wife goes through some pretty big mood swings, and nothing helps better than chocolate.  My wife and I are also pretty big believers in sustainability and organic foods, and as I was walking through the local Henry’s, I came across a display of chocolate that drew me in.

This is what I picked up and brought home:

Smooth Milk Chocolate (52% Cocoa Content)
This 3oz. milk chocolate bar is made with all-natural, shade-grown, ethically traded, single-origin smooth milk chocolate. At 52%, this chocolate bar has a relatively high cocoa content as far as plain milk chocolate bars go. The northern sea otter artwork from Judi Rideout is printed on recycled paper using 6.2% soy inks. The chocolate is ethically or fairly traded guaranteeing the workers fair wages and humane working conditions. This product is also certified Kosher by Orthodox Union. On the inside of the label you can learn about the plight of the otter as well as additional information on Endangered Species Chocolate’s core value, Reverence for life, conservation tips and coupons for other Endangered Species Chocolate products.

According to my wife, best chocolate ever!  Normally we buy from Cocoa Mill because they have some damn fine chocolate as well (my wife read about it in the Wall Street Journal).  But from now on, for a quick fix and to support a local chain (they have 23 stores in southern California, even though they just got bought by Whole Foods) we’ll be picking these up.