Today is one of my favorite holidays — Happy half-price chocolate day!
I’m only partially joking. The benefits of chocolate are well known —
- lowers cholesterol levels
- prevents cognitive decline
- reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems
Not to mention tastes good.
The problem with Half Price Chocolate Day in the US is that it features American chocolates which are, in a word, awful. They have a burnt-milk flavor and are overly sweet. I am not a world traveler, but I have had good chocolate. Lindt chocolates are pretty good, although aficionados don’t like them so well, calling them bitter. I have had very good Belgian chocolate, and I have had American artisan chocolates (with Burdick being one of my favorites), which are nothing like mass market chocolate. Yet I will sometimes eat American chocolate, especially if it’s half-price.
I would love it if one of you from overseas would email me some good chocolate!