Chocolate, and more chocolate

National Chocolate Day! My holiday!


National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day

Yes, I am a professed “choco-holic.”  I love chocolate.

I blame my grandmother, my dad’s mom.  She was a dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic before there was even a name for that particular condition.  She used to tell us that she ate a hot fudge sundae every day that she was pregnant with my dad.  When I was a child, that sounded like heaven to me; now that I am a mom, and have gone through 2 pregnancies, it sounds a little sick.  Or maybe I am just jealous; my grandmother was always very slender and tiny, and the thought of being able to eat like that during a time when I gained weight by  just looking at food just seems obscene.  But I digress …

From the National Day Calendar website:

“National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28.  While there are many chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.  As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well deserving of it’s own day of honor and celebration.”

Here, here!  I heartily agree.  🙂

And look what else I found on their website:

RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT CHOCOLATE, WHEN EATEN IN MODERATION, CAN LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE.

YES!  I love it … expect for the “moderation” part.  🙂

If you have an interest in learning more about how chocolate is made, you can visit their website to find out.  There are also links to a few “tried and true” recipes there as well.

Oh yeah, and this “unofficial” holiday originated with … wait for it … the National Confectioners Association.  That makes sense, I guess.  Maybe they also had a hand in Valentine’s Day as well?  😉


So what’s your favorite kind of chocolate?  Got a favorite chocolate recipe?  Share with us!  It’s good to share, especially when it comes to chocolate.