you're looking for something to do today then you've come to the right
place because it's National Chocolate Day! Your taste buds are
going to love you for this! So let's get right into celebrating
National Chocolate Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Are you kidding me? Do you know how much women (and a lot of
men) LOVE chocolate? And can you imagine telling them that they don't
get to celebrate their guilty pleasure? I mean, there already was a Chocolate Day
this year, so they had to add in a National day too to satisfy their
chocolate hunger! But it's really up to you... would you rather a
yearly slap to the face or are you going to let people celebrate yet
another holiday dedicated to chocolate? As a lot of you know,
chocolate comes from the seeds of a cocao tree, but these seeds are
pretty dang bitter. How do you fix that? You let the seeds ferment,
then you dry them, clean them, roast them, take off the shell and then
grind that into chocolate in its roughest form. But of course most
people aren't going to consume it in that form.
If you want
unsweetened chocolate then you're going to add in some cocoa butter. If
you want it sweetened then you add in some sugar, of course. And if you
want milk chocolate then you add in milk powder or condensed milk. But
of course there is still dark and white chocolate. Dark chocolate is
just that raw form of chocolate mixed with some fat and sugar. But then
there's white chocolate which doesn't include any of those cocoa
solids, it's just cocoa butter, sugar and milk solids. But hey, I'll
still consider it a chocolate because it does have cocoa butter!
Shall we eat?
So, how can you celebrate today? Eat some freaking chocolate!
Go on a chocolate hunt in your house and locate everything that is
flavored with chocolate. Trust me; almost all houses have some kind of
chocolate inside them. In fact, off the top of my head, I can name
quite a large amount of chocolate treats that are in my house. We've
got chocolate drink mix (chocolate milk and hot cocoa), candy bars,
chocolate pudding, brownies, chocolate cupcakes and chocolate chips.
But let's say you don't have the kind of chocolate treasure
you're looking for in your house... what's your next step? Perhaps you
could go out to eat and get a chocolate dessert? Heck, go all out and
start out with a chocolate milkshake with your meal. Then everyone
eating with you can order some kind of chocolate dessert and perhaps
even share it with everyone else. Have a little buffet of chocolate
desserts in the middle of your table and nibble them babies down!
you know you can always just head to the bakery or candy store, right?
I mean think of all those chocolate cakes and candy bars just waiting
for you! Your favorite candy bar is lonely... it doesn't want to be
sitting on a shelf. How could you leave it sit there on a day like
this? You're not that kind of person are you? No... you wouldn't leave
a candy bar behind... go get it! Have a great day and enjoy your