Not-quite-pointless meditation on chocolate
It's cold here in the north-east, and what gives us hope during the winter are upcoming events that proverbially warm us with joy. Take, for example, Valentines Day. This is a special day, and in fact, quite the polarizing day. There are those who love it for the closeness it may bring to loved ones, while on the other hand, there are those independent (read: grumpy) types who want nothing to do with it.
Regardless, what we can all agree on, no matter who you are, is an undying love for chocolate. Perhaps it is considered "sad" to buy your own heart shaped chocolate box, and ravenously consume it on the ride home, but who cares? Then, of course, if your loved one has given you a box of chocolate, all oppressive diet expectations are voluntarily thrown out the window, giving you free reign to stuff your face, guilt free. And then there is that famously uttered phrase--a mantra, if you will--about life and chocolate boxes and never knowing what you are going to get. Can I briefly make a point: YOU DO KNOW WHAT YOU"RE GONNA GET. Just remove that thin sheet of protective foam--the illustrations and descriptions are right there! And we can't forget the post-Valentine's day clearance sales...Just walk into any local pharmacy a day after Valentine's day and behold the vast array of delicious chocolates, truffles and candies that have been marked down 50% purely because they are in a valentines day box. Nom nom nom!
And this, of course, is in addition to the mountains of chocolate we are still noshing on from the holidays. I suppose the month and a half between Christmas and Valentine's day gives us just enough time to make out with the old and in with the new. That's what the New Year is all about, right? From Daily Steals, we want to wish you a happy new year, and if you are cold--we hope we warmed you up a little bit with this not-quite-pointless meditation on chocolate.