To choc or not?

eat me!
eat me!

Before indulging in Easter treats and delights, I thought I’d do a little research on how they might impact my livelihood.

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As a voice actor, I have an acute awareness of my kryptonite—The big 4 as I like to call them. Four (of my formerly favourite) indulgences that can reduce my voice to a croaky whimper:

  • dairy
  • caffeine
  • alcohol
  • spicy food

The Easter break offers up temptation in various incarnations of the big 4 and being an ever-inquisitive Libran, I thought it time to gather some solid evidence.

So, does chocolate impact the voice?

Have a listen to the following audio samples with and without chocolate (oh yes I was willing to put it all on the line!).

And in the interest of a fair comparison, there were no vocal warm ups or general voicing prep prior to either sample.

What do you think? Personally I can’t notice the difference apart from a little more mouth noise WITHOUT chocolate!!! Does this support the use of chocolate in my warm up regime?image

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