It seems like news that really is too good to be true.
Rather than being a major factor in piling on the pounds, eating large amounts of chocolate is one of the best ways to lose weight, a study has found.
Spanish researchers examined the diets and healthy activities of 1,500 teenagers aged between 12 and 17 in nine European countries, including Spain and the UK.
They found that people who admitted eating large amounts of chocolate had, on average, far lower levels of fat over their bodies.
In particular, they were trimmer around the stomach area - regardless of whether they had an active lifestyle or were on a diet.