A Perfect Little Day
Today is February 19th–the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year (316 in leap years).
But, what you probably didn’t know, is today is National Chocolate Mint Day!!
Who even knew there was a designated day to celebrate this sweet, minty thing? This day was chosen by the US National Confectioners Association as the day to observe minty chocolate goodness all day long. A little research revealed that chocolate was likely eaten by the Aztecs and Mayans, but it wasn’t a well-liked bean due to its bitterness. Europeans used it for medicinal purposes and eventually added mint leaves or cinnamon to make it more palatable. Alas, sugar was added and it has now become the 10th most popular flavor in ice cream, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.
This time of year, one can’t escape buying the Girl Scouts’ most popular cookie. Thin Mints.
I adore chocolate mint. In fact, my secret downfall is a Dairy Queen Mini Oreo-Mint Blizzard. So much deliciousness. Alas, I
can’t shouldn’t enjoy them anymore due to dairy intolerance.
I even have a chocolate mint herb plant growing in my herb garden!
Why have a day to celebrate chocolate mint? Who knows… but it’s worthy of having its own special day.
Happy Chocolate Mint Day!
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