Happy National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (1/3)

Cella's Chocolate Covered CherriesAt this point in the confectionary culture, there is possibly nothing in existence that has not been dipped and/or coated in chocolate. Cakes, cookies, bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, popcorn, booze, bugs, they all have been well doused. In recent years, the fever to fry up and dip things has really taken off, though. This is likely due to all the focus on health care. When will this Federal government learn that to tell Americans to stop doing something is the same as telling a 17-year old to not date “that boy!”? Then, came the newest obsession, bacon! It wasn’t until that recent day, however, when bacon received its chocolatey baptism, that we had achieved officially covering everything in chocolate. That was the only thing left.

Throughout this mad quest to coat anything and everything in chocolate, however, simply and quietly sat the always elegant, and a little naughty, cherry. “Been there, done that,” it scoffed at this new trend to find the next shocking and never before dipped thing to cloth in a dark and delicious brown coat. It’s really no wonder that the cherry felt a sense of “Ho-Hum” about all the fuss. After all, what is more shocking than biting into what looks like a chocolate gum drop, and having the back of your throat squirted with that thick, red cherry syrup? If you don’t know what you’re getting into, it could cause an arrest about as easy as a diabetic coma.

Use Caution when wearing a white shirt!

Use Caution when wearing a white shirt!

Personally, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the chocolate covered cherry. It’s part of my aversion to mixing fruit and dessert. Since recently discovering a newly acquired fresh fruit allergy, however, I do like finding ways to access my long-lost pleasures without dosing on Benadryl first.Since I always preferred a chocolate covered legume or nut to a piece of fruit, I actually had never brought home chocolate covered cherries in my eight years of marriage. Turns out that today was a good day, though, because I learned something new and important about my wife. She loves them!  And since a box of Cella’s costs less than $2.00, you can be sure that I’m going to start loving them as well.

See you Friday for National Spaghetti Day.


About Jim Clark

"If it was worth doing, then it is worth writing!" -- Jim Clark -- Someone else probably said that before, and I'm sure that each semester she starts her Creative Writing 101 class by writing it on the board, but I never took that lady's class so I am taking her quote! I work in the world of advertising, but I write for a living. Here in the second decade of the '00s, we find ourselves in a culture where virtually everyone writes for a living. With all the clicking and clacking on Facebook, Twitter, emails and texts, our lives are more than ever intertwined with writing. At the same time, it's also become increasingly more important to shorten our thoughts down to as few characters as possible. So, now, more than ever, I think it's also important to hold a place in our lives for expanding and honing our thoughts through writing. This is my place for that.
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