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.