National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Posted by in Chocolate News on December 16 2008 | Leave A Comment

You could be forgiven if you didn’t know that today, December 16th is “National Chocolate Covered Anything Day“.

Luckily, I was informed of this fact in a press release from Emily’s Chocolates, or it would have passed me by altogether.

But if there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s pointless “… Days” dreamt up by people who either have too much time on their hands or just want to promote something. Even if this particular day weren’t simply a poor attempt to get people to buy chocolate, I’m not convinced that “chocolate covered anything” is necessarily a good thing.

To demonstrate my point, I decided to cover the first thing that came to hand in delicious milk chocolate and see if it made it more tasty…

The result of this experiment was one irretrievably damaged 500Gb hard drive, one broken tooth, and a lot of wasted chocolate. Not what I had hoped for.

Oh well. It’s a good job that tomorrow is “International Buy Dom A New Hard Drive and Pay For Emergency Dental Work Day”, or I’d be in serious trouble.

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Comments On This Post

  1. You are very silly.

    But you make a good point. We have far too many of these “International Day of The Tree Frog” and similar things, which are meaningless tokenistic wastes of everybodies time.

    Send that article to a few mainstream newspapers and see if they run it. And see if anybody gets it.

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Mainstream newspaper? I’d rather not. People already think I’m going mad…

  3. Yeah, I’m with Ashleigh on this one – you might end up with a column. Or a strait jacket; not sure which at this stage, but I am very impressed at your willingness to see this ‘International Day of Chocolate Coating’ anything day through to the bitter end.

  4. Simon

    I reckon ‘International Chuck a Shoe at a Politician Day’ might catch on.

  5. Sure wish I could see the picture you posted. Love your humor. I don’t need a national day to cover anything in chocolate. I do that all the time anyway.

    Moca Java calling, Have a great day!