December 28, 2012

National Chocolate Day

"Other things are just food. But chocolate’s chocolate." - Patrick Skene Catling

It's National Chocolate Day!

There are multiple chocolate-based food holidays throughout the year. Which isn't surprising: we are a country that really loves chocolate. But did you know?...

- Every space voyage the United States (or Russia!) has taken has included chocolate.

- Chocolate does not actually cause acne.

- Chocolate melts in your mouth, because the melting point of cocoa butter sits just slightly below the average body temperature. Segue...

- When chocolate melts in your mouth it stirs up some serious endorphins, causing your heart rate to raise more than a passionate kiss does (about four times as much!).

(Photo credit: Remick Photography)

What fun facts do you know about chocolate? Today is the perfect day to impress your friends with them... and indulge on a piece or two of your favorite kind! For me, it's leftover chocolate cream pie. Mega noms.

Happy National Chocolate Day!