You're wrong about that. The cocoa solids contain caffeine as well as theobroma. Certainly, taking drugs in combination alters the effects, often in unpredictable ways, and many people find the theobroma mellows out the caffeine high. Still, a 3-ounce bar of today's high-test 80% chocolate has as much caffeine as the dishwater coffee in the company cafeteria. Well duh! It's called a "stimulant." Back in the days when most work was physical, both caffeine and cocaine were used to increase physical endurance. The Indians in Peru saw their llamas working harder after chewing coca leaves and found that it did the same thing for them. The point I'm trying to make is that "categories" are invalid because drugs don't work the same way on everybody. I'm really happy that all of you people can swill coffee and tea and get through your lives. But I'm really pissed off that nowhere along the way did anybody bother to tell me or my relatively dim-bulb parents that caffeine is nonetheless A DRUG and you might want to think twice about giving it to A CHILD. Considering the CRAP we have to put up with because a teeny tiny percent of people have a bad reaction to perfume or wheat--I mean geezie wheezie I LOVE perfume and I think the world is a sad and bleak place without it, and how would these people have survived life 500 years ago if they couldn't eat frelling WHEAT?--it's pathetic that we have LEGAL tv commercials that market caffeine to CHILDREN, who don't need to be STIMULATED. My acquaintance with druggies is too long ago to be able to talk about all these new chemistry-set drugs like PCP and MDMA and methamphetamine, but I know from still knowing those people that the vast majority who smoked pot, dropped acid and snorted coke had absolutely NO problems resulting from it. They all got their degrees (many of them advanced), they all got good jobs (many of them highly responsible, complicated and/or creative), and more or less in proportion to the general population they got married, had kids, bought houses, voted, and care about the country and the environment. And last time I checked, quite a few of them are still doing the pot, although coke was a fad and acid seems to be something they did enough times and they just don't need it any more because they still remember what they learned about the universe. And here I am, a caffeine junkie, with a life history full of disasters that are incontrovertibly linked to my "drug use." Anybody still wonder why I think this is all bullshit? So does religion, only worse. So can we please please please outlaw THAT?