I've missed how many Chocolate Fridays???? Holy cow. Holy cacao!!! I have so many things to post piled up here on my desk I don't know where to start.
USA Today news on chocolate is less than heartening for those of us with serious chocolate addiction. According to this article, research on the health benefits of chocolate is far from conclusive and much more study is needed. And more recently, this article says dark chocolate can lower blood pressure, but it only takes a few nibbles (less than 2 hershey's kisses) to get the benefit. Dang.
So that ginormous bar of chocolate I'm planning on having for lunch is overkill, healthwise, huh? Foo. Not that that's gonna stop me. Heh.
Also in the news, on the 7th of this month Hershey's celebrated its Kisses' 100th anniversary with a birthday bash where they unveiled the World's Largest Hershey's Kiss. This massive hunk o' chocolate weights in at 30,540 pounds, and has been added to the Guiness Book as "The World's Largest Piece of Chocolate". The Kiss Stamp was cool, but this here is a birthday gift I could live with. Check out this cool video of the "making of".