That came as a huge relief to this little Canuck because I've been enviously salivating at the thought of American Thanksgiving. "That's great!" I thought. "I have this wonderful day to look forward to now!"
But then when I check "National Chocolate Day" online, there are a number of sites that say October 28th was National Chocolate Day!!
WAS!! What the ????
Now, I'm not upset that I've got the date wrong. No, no, no indeedie doo! I'm just upset that if I'd known, I would have had 2 days to celebrate!
Ah; c'est la vie!! At least now I'll know for future reference!
In the meantime, I will go ahead and spend Sunday, November 29th indulging in and celebrating the joys of CHOCOLATE!
This link (http://www.health-women.info/family-health/chocolatology.html) contains some very informative and interesting facts about chocolate that you might want to check out.
The Healthy Benefits of Indulging
- It’s good for the environment
- It’s good for your mood
- It's high in antioxidants (even more than a bowl of blueberries)
- It has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system (reducing blood pressure and helping to promote healthy blood flow)
- It’s not bad for your cholesterol (thanks to those antioxidant flavanols)
- It actually contains nutrients (rich in vitamins B1, B2 and D, as well as the essential minerals magnesium and iron)
- It won’t give you a caffeine buzz (An ounce of milk chocolate contains only about 6 milligrams of caffeine, while an ounce of dark chocolate contains about 20 milligrams)
- The higher the percentage of cocoa, the larger the amount of antioxidants.
The Pledge of Chocoholic Pride
I am proud to be a chocoholic, I dip my cookie with pride.
The days grow cold and the nights grow long when I don't have my bar by my side.
Whether by bar or by spoon a mouthful won't do. The cocoa craving must be satisfied.
Domestic or imported, it has been reported that by cookie, cake, bar or drink, it will keep your true love alive.
And we all know that regardless of the date, every day is Chocolate Day!