Chocolate for long life?

COULD chocolate be the answer to a long life? Elizabeth Peggy" Griffiths is a lifelong chocoholic and for the past 10 years has been eating her way through 30 bars of her favourite dairy milk each week. So what better way to celebrate her 100th birthday

COULD chocolate be the answer to a long life?Elizabeth "Peggy" Griffiths is a lifelong chocoholic and for the past 10 years has been eating her way through 30 bars of her favourite dairy milk each week.So what better way to celebrate her 100th birthday than with a chocolate fudge cake at a party with friends and family at Heronslea Residential Home in Abbotsham.Daughter Eileen Osborne said: "We are told that chocolate isn't good for you, but it has got Peggy to her 100th birthday!"Born in the Rhondda Valley in Wales, Peggy later moved to Cardiff and after marriage to her late husband Arthur, she bought and ran a sweet shop."But after two years it had to close as she ate all the profits," said Eileen.Her mum had been told by her mother that sweets were not good for her, so she had chocolate. Throughout her life she had continued to eat large quantities, so much so, that on her 99th birthday a major manufacturer sent her a large box of chocolate treats, she said.After Cardiff, Peggy and her family moved to London before in more recent years coming down to North Devon to live with daughter Eileen near Hartland. She moved to Heronslea nearly eight years ago.


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