HOW did we not know this?
We've all heard about the benefits of eating chocolate and how it can provide physical, psychological and emotional benefits.
That's all true, isn't it? And, if not please keep it quiet. Sometimes living in denial isn't such a bad thing.
Deemed America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well celebrated annually. It's equal to a whole month of celebrating, just not all at once. So if like us you want to celebrate chocolate more than a single day, here’s a list of monthly chocolate-related ways to celebrate throughout the whole year. After all, any reason to celebrate (and enjoy) chocolate is
- January 3 - National Chocolate-Covered Cherries Day
- January 10 - National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
- January 27 - National Chocolate Cake Day
- February 1 - National Day
- February 14 - National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
- February 19 - National Chocolate Mint Day
- February 28 - National Chocolate Soufflé Day
- March 19 - National Day
- March 24 - National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day
- April 21 - National Day
- May 1 - National Chocolate Parfait Day
- May 2 - National Chocolate Mousse Day
- May 3 - National Chocolate Custard Day
- May 12 - National Nutty Fudge Day
- May 15 - National Day
- June 3 - National Chocolate Macaroon Day
- June 7 - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
- June 26 - National Chocolate Pudding Day
- June 22 - National Chocolate Éclair Day
- July 8 - National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
- July 28 - National Day
- August 20 - National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
- September 12 - National Chocolate Milkshake Day
- September 22 - National Day
- September 27 - National Chocolate Milk Day
- October 18 - National Chocolate Cupcake Day
- October 28 - National Chocolate Day
- November 7 - National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
- December 16 - National Day
- December 28 - National Chocolate Day
Talk about timely, with Halloween being celebrated this weekend in various forms, it's even a better reason to enjoy chocolate. Since we may be a bit "over the age limit" for trick-or-treating (nevertheless young in heart and mind), we'll let the grandkids and others have fun. And, we'll celebrate privately with some of these favorites. Snack size portions have less calories — right?
Grenville read that you should eat 2 pieces of dark chocolate per day for health reasons. And, he feels that piece size is optional — the bigger the piece the healthier he feels.
Are you celebrating too & what's your favorite chocolate type?