This is the time of year when many people develop a nasty cough that won't got away for weeks. Many guzzle cough syrup seeking relief but according to new research there's a much tastier treatment you should try. Chocolate!

Milk chocolate is stickier than cough syrup and forms a better coating on your throat. University of Hull professor Alyn Morice told The Daily Record that chocolate can actually "calm coughs." Fox 11 News reports that "researchers found that theobromine, an alkaloid in cocoa, is better at suppressing your urge to cough because it's sticky, which Morice said forms a coating on your throat's nerve endings."

These researchers recommend sucking on a piece of milk chocolate the next time you develop an irritating cough.