December 28 – Day 263

Chocolate¬†ūüĎć

Candy¬†ūüĎé

But whatever… tis¬†National Chocolate Candy Day

I busted out some M & M’s, some Hersey Kisses and some Glossettes for the holiday¬†IMG_8953

Ate some, disregarding veganism for the day, got a headache.

The end.

December 16 – Day 351

I spoke too soon, last post, when I said I thought the last of my sucrose laden national holiday themes were coming to an end.

National Chocolate Covered Anything prompted one last kick at the proverbial sugar ridden cat for me!

Chocolate covered Twizzlers!

Just look at the sun beaming in on these teeth rotting little treats.. they were pretty good

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November 7 – Day 312

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

(Please don’t embarrassingly confuse this with National Chocolate Covered Almond Day, whatever you do- that was sooo July 8th)

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I got this bar at Welk’s, one of my favourite little shops in Vancouver. The brand is Galerie aux Chocolat and it’s from Belgium. This bar had almonds WITH the chocolate. I ate the whole damn thing and got a sugar headache.

October 28 – Day 302

National Chocolate Day

I scrambled about the kitchen trying to find a chocolate thing I haven’t ‘covered’ in my daily celebratory journey.
A Costco sized bag of bittersweet chocolate chips was all my cupboards had to offer.
It triggered a painful memory –¬† Duncan once ate a whole bag of these by mousing his way into our bottom cupboard.
He dragged the bag into the living room and into his doggy bed, then ate his hearts delight, rolling about them like Scrooge McDuck in a swimming pool of gold coins.

He was in his glee.
We were in absolute horror.
He is 18 pounds.
The cocoa percentage was 80%.
Cocoa is a neurotoxin for dogs.
He got sick. He puked and puked and shook and shook. We were up all night. He quivered and was weak with illness.

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And look who was ready to go for round 2 when I was photographing this handful ??
Smh.
Special thanks to the random Instagram follower who felt the need to explain chocolate is poisonous to dogs.

So rather than reflect on that horrific night that we nearly lost little Duncan, I encourage everyone to revisit the highlight reel of chocolate themed holidays !

Like National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

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…or National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

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and National Chocolate Mousse Day

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But don’t forget¬†National Chocolate Truffle Day

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 National Chocolate Pudding Day!

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October 10 – Day 284

Once upon a time, ¬†I made a sick Drake Cake for my bff Steph’s birthday

This National Cake Decorating Day, I accomplished no such feat

Here is a lousy time lapse video of the artist at work

This is the end result

Yes, white chocolate chips haphazardly stuck onto a store bought chocolate cake

September 27 – Day 271

National Chocolate Milk Day 

Yee haw. Got some Natur-a Chocolate Soy milk in the ‘juice box’ format to conjure up some childhood memories

I don’t think soy milk was around in my childhood so no memories were conjured

September 21 – Day 265

National Pecan Cookie Day

While not tremendously popular, they still, somehow, warrant a national holiday

Good for you, Pecan Cookie!
I did my best to source a pure pecan cookie- one that was just cookie and pecan, but they are hard to come by… but I did find some Pecan chocolate chip cookies at the super cute bakery that’s near my elementary school practicum

They had both white and milk chocolate chips in them… and were ¬†a bit hard as they were ‘day olds’ as they call ’em the biz (meaning they are a day old). Whatever, I’m grateful for any reason to wail on a bag of cookies, can I get an amen up in here?

August 31 – Day 243

Trail mix: a hikers bff 

Although a colossal fan of nuts,  I am not keen on raisins or other dried up fruit. There is something inherently  gross about the notion of letting fruit dry out to me.

So trail mix and I have a love/hate relationship

Well, rather, ¬†I have a love/hate relationship with trail mix… I’m sure trail mix doesn’t care about me one way or the other

I definitely love when there is chocolate in there. This particular mix was lacking but she did make a beautiful photo subject

Happy National Trail Mix Day !

August 20 – Day 232

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day!!

Lordy Lordy

Went to this obscure place because Yelp told me to and I have blind faith

 

Brought it home, ate it, and then proceeded to die from sugar crash. That’s why this post is so late y’all. For real.