Hello ladies: I'm talking to you today. Sure, the boys can listen in if they want, but they may not like what they're about to hear. We all know that Valentine's Day (tomorrow for those of you in a cave) is supposed to be about celebrating love and partnership and romance. But what us ladies know is that we can have that any old day if we play our cards right. What we want on Valentine's Day is chocolate. Lots of it. Preferably in a heart-shaped box, like so:
Don't get us wrong, boys, we love you, we do. But us girls get down-right giddy at the thought of having an excuse to indulge in our favorite food. Myself, I prefer the darkest, richest, chocolate I can find. Considering how much I like this "food of the gods", I really don't eat it that much (I've got genetics to battle my friends) so VDay is a chance to go nuts. Speaking of which, nuts are a welcome addition to my chocolate party, as are fruity centers and caramel. All vegan of course. Used to be that such things were hard to come by, but now quite a few of vegan chocolate companies exist. A few of my recommendations include Allison's Gourmet, Sjaak's, Rose City, and Chocolate Decadence. The latter is a personal favorite, and I'm hoping their heart-shaped chocolate box (yes, the BOX ITSELF is even made of chocolate!) appears in my hands tomorrow.
By the way, the heart-shaped box thing is key. There is something about eating chocolate from said shape that just makes it taste better. One year the hubby (bless his soul) thought he was being super awesome and got me a ton (well, a shoebox full anyway) of different vegan bars from around the world. I knew it took effort, and showed lots of love, but this is Valentine's Day dammit. The heart box matters. I'm just sayin'.
So, ladies, I wish you the happiest and tastiest of Valentine's Days. And, even though it may be too late for this year, you might consider nudging your sweetie to go vegan for VDay chocolate. I swear to you there is no difference in taste, but a huge difference in the amount of suffering your love produces. Now indulge!