O salePeople like spicier food in So. Cal, so if you melt dark chocolate chips, mint candies or drops, add cayenne, and stir in Corn Chex, it’s a more exciting version of ‘moose munch,’ and not as kernel-y in the teeth as sweet popcorn. Everyone has emotional needs for treats as fake relief from stress, and there is something exotic/sexy about spicy chocolate that Mayans knew; and only at fancy grocery markets are appearing chipotle and other ‘hot’ chocolate bars.

Good variations are stirring in raspberry jam or syrup, or a little concentrated decaf coffee for ‘hot’ peppermint mocha.

Great sinus relief.