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Did You Dream About Chocolate? Here's What It Means

A subject like chocolate can be a challenging one to really explain with any certainty. Because our dreams are like mental echoes of our subconscious mind, and they may represent specific references to our waking-life, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 different interpretations of a dream about chocolate, taken from very different angles.

Which of these insights sounds right to you?

What does chocolate mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Eating chocolate in a dream signifies satisfaction and contentment in love and life. But keep in mind that chocolate can be a somewhat nuanced dream-concept.

It's a symbol of indulgence, pleasure, and a reward for hard work. Seeing chocolate, on the other hand, represents love, celebration, and self-reward. It could also mean that you feel deserving of a treat or need some form of recognition or reward. However, if the chocolate is spoiled or bitter, it could indicate disappointment or the realization that life is not always sweet.

Chocolate is often a complex dream object to make any kind of definitive analysis about. To say for certain, I would have to get more information about the dreamer's past and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of consuming chocolate, in the Freudian sense, may symbolize a yearning for sensual pleasure or gratification, a manifestation of the id's desire for immediate fulfillment.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — It's a reflection of the ego's struggle to balance these primal urges with societal norms. Seeing chocolate, however, might represent latent desires or unfulfilled wishes, a symbol of the superego's influence, reminding you of the need for self-restraint and discipline. If the chocolate appears spoiled or bitter, it could signify disillusionment or a confrontation with harsh realities, a stark contrast to the sweet illusions of the unconscious mind.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of eating chocolate symbolizes a spiritual nourishment, a divine sweetness that feeds your soul. It's a sign of inner harmony and self-love, a reward from the universe for your spiritual growth. Seeing chocolate in your dream, conversely, signifies the presence of divine love and blessings in your life. It's a spiritual reminder that you are deserving of joy and abundance. However, if the chocolate appears spoiled or bitter, it's a spiritual wake-up call, a reminder that not all life experiences are sweet, and that growth often comes from overcoming bitter experiences.

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Whose dream explanation matches your dream?

Which of the above interpretations for chocolate makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted thing to understand. Each and every object or image from a dream can symbolize a wide range of things — or result from multiple forces in our daily life.

Do you have a different analysis for a dream about chocolate of your own? Contribute your personal thoughts to the comments down below.

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