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hate_Fakes 34M
2760 posts
11/28/2019 7:41 pm
National Chocolates Day



Forrest Gump once declared, "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'" The can be said about the holidays I post, as each posting seems bring something new and unexpected. November 25th is National Chocolates Day, making it the perfect day for Forrest, or anyone loves chocolate!



Chocolate comes from a bean called Theobroma cacao. The word "chocolate" itself comes from the Spanish, and it stems from the Aztec word xocolatl, which means "bitter water." The Aztecs pounded the cacao beans and drank them without adding any , and they thought the beans came from the gods. Indeed, Theobroma means "food of the gods."



Cocoa beans are about 50% "cocoa butter" and 50% "chocolate liquor." Hernando Cortés brought cocoa beans back Spain, and a chocolate drink that included became popular right away. This seems contradict the accounts that say chocolate wasn't introduced in Europe 50. The word "chocolate" first appeared in print, in England, in 04.



During the eighteenth century, a chocolate drink became fashionable throughout Europe, and it first became manufactured in what would become the United States in 65. The first chocolate factory opened in the United States in 80, but hard chocolate candy was not yet made the dawn of the nineteenth century. Hardened chocolate candy bars first became being sold on a large scale by the Cadbury Company of England in 42, and "chocolate creams"—candies with -cream centers—were first eaten by Americans in the 60s.



Milk chocolate was first made by the Swiss in 75 when Daniel Peter added his chocolate the newly-discovered sweetened condensed milk of Henry Nestlé, and it became popular in America and Europe. Milton S. Hershey, had been in the candy business since the age of , and had been quite successful with his Lancaster Caramel Company, was enamored by the chocolate making he saw at the 93 Columbian Exposition in Chicago—especially the making of milk chocolate. The first milk chocolate Hershey bar was produced in 1900, and by 1905 Hershey's enormous factory in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, was in operation. With Hershey's support, a company town sprang up around the factory, and milk from nearby farms was used in making the milk chocolate.



Milton Hershey invented the Hershey's kiss in 1907, and its trademark foil wrapper was added in 1924. Hershey provided troops in World War II with a Ration D bar, and later the better-tasting Tropical Chocolate Bar. These chocolate bars were resistant to temperatures higher than ninety degrees Fahrenheit. Besides Hershey bars and kisses, many other popular types of chocolate candies are the Hershey's umbrella, including Almond Joy, Mounds, and Reese's.



Another popular candy manufacturer in the United States is Mars, which produces chocolate candy bars such as Snickers and Twix. In addition being used in candy bars, chocolate is used in cakes, cookies, syrups, fudge, shakes, and many other desserts.



Of course, chocolate also can be made into small "chocolates." These often hand crafted delights come in boxes with assorted flavors or are individually wrapped. We celebrate them today!



hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 7:43 pm

Today I won a rare Mark Antony Legion VIII denarius !!!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 7:44 pm

Also another widow's mite... and I think a Trajan Denarius.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 7:45 pm

We are BOTH still bloated from T-day dinner


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 7:46 pm

Scattered thunderstorms tomorrow with a high of 35 °F (1.7 °C) and a low of 30 °F (-1.1 °C). There is a 55% chance of precipitation.


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4614 posts
11/28/2019 9:16 pm

Just when I am ready to go to bed, you stimulate my imagination and titillate my taste buds with stories of chocolate. Resistance is futile. I will have to dream of chocolate all night long, because the cupboard is bare.

Have a great turkey day night.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 9:56 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Just when I am ready to go to bed, you stimulate my imagination and titillate my taste buds with stories of chocolate. Resistance is futile. I will have to dream of chocolate all night long, because the cupboard is bare.

    Have a great turkey day night.
Temps steady at 30 F -1 C here with a S-SE wind. I've over stoked the fireplace with crap just to get rid of it even if I must open a window. Just glad you made it home safely.


jrodd 61M
3232 posts
11/28/2019 10:28 pm

If Gump got chewed on a wombat pellet from the box what would he say?


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/28/2019 10:32 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    If Gump got chewed on a wombat pellet from the box what would he say?
?????????????????


jrodd 61M
3232 posts
11/29/2019 4:02 am

Matthew used to tell us it was shaped cubic like the turds in the chocklet box,lol.ha ha ha ha!


Ica915bob99 69M  
296 posts
11/29/2019 6:54 am

everyday is chocolate day. i never turn down chocolate. yummmy in the tummy


EFGregory3187 32M
1157 posts
11/29/2019 8:11 am

And it's "Black Friday" too. Yuk yuk...bad joke! 😎 Not all chocolate is dark. To be honest, not a big fan of the stuff!


EFGregory3187 32M
1157 posts
11/29/2019 8:13 am

Hopefully all had a great Thanksgiving. We are still stuffed!!


oddmanout_xx 61M
16 posts
11/29/2019 3:19 pm

for myself I enjoy the dark chocolate I think it's is much better for you in a healthier.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/29/2019 8:11 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Matthew used to tell us it was shaped cubic like the turds in the chocklet box,lol.ha ha ha ha!
I miss Matty!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/29/2019 8:12 pm

    Quoting Ica915bob99:
    everyday is chocolate day. i never turn down chocolate. yummmy in the tummy
Now that you mention it.... YES everyday should be CHOCOLATE DAY!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/29/2019 8:14 pm

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    And it's "Black Friday" too. Yuk yuk...bad joke! 😎 Not all chocolate is dark. To be honest, not a big fan of the stuff!
There are many of us struggling with a Chocolate Addiction.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/29/2019 8:15 pm

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    Hopefully all had a great Thanksgiving. We are still stuffed!!
It's sad when you're too bloated for SEX..............


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/29/2019 8:16 pm

    Quoting oddmanout_xx:
    for myself I enjoy the dark chocolate I think it's is much better for you in a healthier.
I've seen that Drk Chocolate and Red wine..................


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M
1773 posts
11/30/2019 12:53 pm

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    Hopefully all had a great Thanksgiving. We are still stuffed!!
hey Greg and Jaime! Great to hear Dallas was good! We have been around smelling, looking, and consuming so much over the past days, any food comment would be words with little meaning.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 7:39 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    hey Greg and Jaime! Great to hear Dallas was good! We have been around smelling, looking, and consuming so much over the past days, any food comment would be words with little meaning.


jrodd 61M
3232 posts
12/1/2019 10:05 pm

I have met Matthew in the morning under a differant name but hes only here rarely and breifly now.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/1/2019 10:59 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    I have met Matthew in the morning under a differant name but hes only here rarely and breifly now.
Maybe he will decide to join us again at night.