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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Anything goes...that is, with chocolate!

Whether you say it with two syllables...choc·late or three choc·o·late, indulge in its rich, creamy, smooth texture, melted flowing like flaming lava, cut into chips, chopped into chunks, formed into bars, or any way you like for this is the day anything goes...that is, with chocolate! Eat it as a loner, pair it with whatever you so desire or even schedule a chocolate massage! Why not take some of the cold, left-over fried chicken from Fried Chicken Day and dunk it in piping hot melted chocolate? No kidding! Well, that is not the real intent of ChocoChicken but what the heck! 

July 7 is...
Happy Chocolate Day
aka World Chocolate Day & International Chocolate Day

Allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produces the same or even stronger reactions as passionately kissing. ~Fun Facts About Chocolate

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

This is a separate holiday from Milk Chocolate Day to be celebrated on July 28th, the International Chocolate Day celebrated in September and National Chocolate Day celebrated in October. It is no wonder chocolate is so widely celebrated. After all, it is one of the world's favorite flavors, if not THE favorite across 7 continents.

As Willy Wonka said from the depths of his chocolate factory: "Little surprises are around every corner...but nothing dangerous. Don't be alarmed."

Staying within the mindset of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, what about checking around for a truly different chocolate or chocolate combo, maybe even conjure up your own new chocolate idea! Go for it!

Start your day with chocolate! 
Chocolate covered bacon! Yum!


Enjoy the onslaught of smoky and salty goodness from the bacon
complemented by the dark chocolate exterior shell.

*Pairing your favorite beer(s) and chocolate(s) can bring unexpected surprises.
*Combining chocolate and brie sets the stage for a different appetizer.
*Going beyond vanilla sets you on a course to investigate rare, beautiful flowers for flavor.
  *Dipping mushrooms in chocolate makes for a pleasant consumption.
*Creating a spicy mole sauce is a great way to experiment with the favors of meat and chocolate.
*Coating the tips of peppers with chocolate produces a pepper-tinged confection.
*Blending spices into chocolate adds unique flavors to hot chocolates and cocoas that replicate traditional Aztec flavors of chili and cinnamon.
*Sprinkling sea salt on chocolate combines the sweet and the salty.

The possibilities for celebration on this day are endless!

 Remember. . .

 Is your mouth watering yet for chocolate?


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!