“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
- Charles M. Schulz.
This is going to sound bad on my permanent record as a chocoholic, but I actually had absolutely no idea September 13 is International Chocolate Day. In honour of this day, I thought I could maybe gush a little bit about chocolate and share some pictures! International Chocolate Day cannot go unnoticed!
I’m not going to give any history lesson about the origins of chocolate, rather, I thought some fun facts would be neat. For example, do you know that chocolate has nothing to do with acne or high blood cholesterol? I’m sure at one point in your life someone (my mother, for example) tried to delude you into thinking that chocolate caused pimples to break over your face or was bad to your heart, but that’s just a myth. You can eat as many chocolate as you want and never worry about that… though you do have to watch your fat and sugar intake.
Chocolate has many benefits. It releases endorphins, a chemical known to make us feel happy. In fact it contains 300 minerals useful to your health. It also eases stress and helps increase brain power and function…and that is why we as writers should make sure to always consume this delicious goodness while writing! It might help you get your next big idea. =D
Napoleon always carried chocolate with him, which he ate as a pick-me-up whenever he needed an energy boost. It wasn’t for Josephine!
More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate. I guess that’s to be expected, haha.
People spend more than 7 billion dollars a year on chocolate. Welp. At least I know where my money’s going!
I like all kinds of chocolate, and I’m always willing to try new things even if they sound weird. The strangest chocolate I’ve ever tasted has to be Lindt’s Excellence Sea Salt bar. That was absolutely appalling. I couldn’t even bring myself to finish it. Whose bright idea was it to mix chocolate with salt? *shudders*Another strange concoctions are Lindt’s Excellence Chili bar and Lindt’s Creation Cherry and Chili. They sound bad but are actually quite nice, though you can’t eat many squares in a row before you hurry for a gulp of water. But since we’re mentioning Lindt, who can forget their delightful Lindor truffles? I swear I swoon every time I pop one into my mouth.
Today I went and splurged on chocolatey things! Well… okay, I didn’t splurge, but I bought a few things. AND a jar of Nutella. That sounds good right? =D You should go splurge on some things too!
What are you doing today? Will you get some chocolate? What’s your favourite chocolate bar/treat? *hyper*