Thursday, October 29, 2009

National Chocolate Day

Yes, there actually is a National Chocolate Day! Why the Hershey's doesn't make a big deal out of it, I don't know; but I do feel the need to honor it here on my Delicious blog.

National Chocolate Day was actually yesterday. It's a good thing I didn't hear about it until almost dinnertime; otherwise I would have spent the day justifying my constant desire to eat chocolate.

As it was, I only had a very small piece of chocolate cake late in the evening. Technically, I had to eat it. It was the last piece of the cake I made for our church's Oktoberfest this past Sunday. It would have gotten stale had I left it any longer. *written with a very straight face, of course* LOL And since it was my very favorite, completely made from scratch, Hershey cocoa's "Perfectly Chocolate Cake", I fully enjoyed every. single. bite. Had Scott been with me, he would have teased me about a chocolate-gasm. ;)

At any rate... I feel the need to pay tribute to chocolate. Amazing. Delicious. Luxurious.

Chocolate-covered almonds
Chocolate-covered marshmallows (Emma made me type this one! LOL)
Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate pudding (best eaten warm, with whipped cream on top)
Chocolate ice cream from Baskin-Robbins
Turtles
Hot chocolate (with slightly melty marshmallows)
S'mores
Chocolate cream pie
Skinny mocha
Nutella
Twix
Caramello
Dove (Thanks a lot, Mom, for introducing this one to me! Now I *crave* it!)
Chocolate Tootsie pops
Root beer floats with chocolate ice cream
Chocolate pound cake
Chocolate fondue
Chocolate espresso brownies

And quite possibly, my favorite of all... dun dun dunnnnnnn....

Chocolate cheesecake

Oh, gracious.... I think I'm getting myself into trouble here.

Delicious Readers, you must, must, must follow this link and read the ensuing article...

http://www.chocolate.org/

This is my favorite part:

"Jeanne Calment habitually ate two pounds of chocolate per week until her physician induced her to give up sweets at the age of 119 - three years before her death aged 122."

But I also really love that chocoholics live longer than their non-chocoholic peers! And that chocolate has been shown to improve brain function.

So that's why I'm so smart!!! Ohhhhhhh, I got it now!

3 comments:

Valerie Geary said...

Wait. How come no one's told me about this before? You mean I have to wait until next year to celebrate national chocolate day?? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :)

Kate said...

LOL!!! I give you permission to celebrate a few days late!

Barbara said...

Ha! I didn't need permission. I stopped at Joy Lynn's for handmade chocolates today on my way home from sew day. Now we are enjoying a pound of wonderful creamy chocolates. And I didn't even know it was National Chocolate Day!