Chocolate Covered Anything Day

I am…eating chocolate.

The origin of this day goes back to the mid 1800’s. Swedes discovered a method for covering anything in chocolate that today we know as chocolate fondue.

In a small town in Minnesota the first Chocolate Covered Anything was celebrated, marked by numerous concoctions like chocolate dipped ham strips (eventually this became the modern-day chocolate covered bacon phenomenon), chocolate covered pine cones, and even chocolate covered meatballs.

Golly another opportunity to eat food covered in chocolate. Such a problem. I guess I will volunteer to participate. Yesterday I received some chocolate covered graham crackers as a gift. They would qualify.

Quotes on chocolate:

•A new British survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 people like Chocolate. The tenth lies. – Robert Paul

•Chocolate makes everyone smile-even bankers. – Ben Strohecker, chocolatier

•Eating chocolate can have significant influences on mood, generally leading to an increase in pleasant feelings and a reduction in tension. – Peter Rogers, Ph.D., Institute of Food Research

•The 12-step chocoholics program: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE! – Terry Moore

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