We don’t really need any more excuses to eat chocolate, but in news that makes us really happy: Scientists from Cambridge University have developed “Esthechoc,” a chocolate bar thatcould slow down the signs of aging. How? Weighing in at 7.5-grams and made with 70% dark chocolate, it’s full of the same antioxidants that keep flamingoes pink and goldfish gold.
Over a four-week period, researchers put it to the test by having people between 50 and 60 years old eat one bar of Esthechoc each day. And after the trial, participants had less inflammation and increased blood flow to the skin, which lessened the appearance of wrinkles altogether. Researchers also noted that the physiology of the tester’s skin changed, and that it was more similar to the skin of people who were 20 and 30 years their junior.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy this miracle treat (a.k.a. the Cambridge Beauty Chocolate) just yet. It’s hitting U.K. shelves first and will, more than likely, have a pretty hefty price tag. Not to mention, other academics believe more trials are necessary to really prove the company’s claims.