Chocolate. I promise.
Cross my heart.
I am NOT deliberately trying to derail your New Year’s resolutions.
It’s just that I think you should know …
There are chocolate holidays on the horizon.
Sure, there’s Valentine’s Day.
And Mother’s Day follows shortly thereafter.
But sometimes, a woman needs more excuses to succumb to her urges—no, let’s call them “instincts.”
Your intuition knows when you need a nibble.
And quite frankly, a couple of heart-shaped-box holidays are not enough.
After all, there is new science cropping up all the time, telling us how fabulous chocolate can be for body and spirit.
So get out your calendars and mark down these days (they appear throughout the year!) as reasons to celebrate chocolate with abandon.
February 1: National Dark Chocolate Day
February 5: National Chocolate Fondue Day
February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
February 25: National Chocolate-covered Nuts Day
March 19: National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 24: National Chocolate-covered Raisins Day
April 21: National Chocolate-covered Cashews Day
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day
August 10: National S’mores Day
September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13: International Chocolate Day
September 22: National White Chocolate Day
October 28: National Chocolate Day
November 7: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
December 16: National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
December 28: National Chocolate Day
If you have any deep, dark secrets about how to best commemorate any of these delicious days, do tell.