In the Mayan culture chocolate was food fit for the gods. This puts it in the framework of food for the soul and the release of our best efforts. Emotionally comforting, chocolate in a dream has a soothing effect. If we are eating or being given chocolate we need such soothing. If giving to someone else we are capable of soothing hurt and distress. The quality of the chocolate may be important. It is now well known that chocolate contains an essential amino acid called tryptophan which is essential to our wellbeing. Dreaming of chocolate may highlight a very real need for the beneficial effects of such a food. Often highlighted as a suitable gift for lovers, in a woman?s dream such a gift may signify an unrecognized potential in a relationship. In a man?s dream he may recognize in himself the need to care for and appreciate others.