February 2, 2013

National Heavenly Hash Day

"It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man." - Miranda Ingram

It's National Heavenly Hash Day!

Heavenly hash, you imposter!

Don’t claim to be fruit salad type dish with sour cream, marshmallows, pineapple, cherries, coconut, and orange, because you’re not. That stuff’s actually called ambrosia, and it’s the food of the gods (I know, I celebrated National Ambrosia Day not too long ago)!

Furthermore, if you think you can get away with being a candy, brownie, or ice cream mash-up of chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts, think again. Rocky Road owns the rights to that flavor profile (anybody remember National Rocky Road Day?)!

I actually feel badly for poor heavenly hash now. It tries so darn hard to be something (two somethings) it’s not and also gets over (sometimes under) shadowed by a groundhog. Unfortunately, heavenly hash really isn’t its own thing. Depending on where you’re located, it really is another name for either ambrosia or rocky road. The good thing is if you’re eating the year and are normally locked in to whatever the food holiday dictates, today is great because you can celebrate one of two ways.

So, what will it be?

Clouds of delicious cream and fruit chunks?

Or rich swirls of chocolate, meaty nuts, and gooey blobs of marshmallow? (Obviously, I went with option two.)

I guess you really can’t go wrong either way!

Happy National Heavenly Hash Day!