Chocoholic? You are, but never admit to it in public? Today it’s OK to come out of the closet with your choco-holism. It’s National Chocolate Covered ANYTHING Day. Yes, anything you want to let your imagination run with, but I found SEVEN scrump-dilly-icous chocolate munchies you can consider in mixed company.

 #7: Chocolate Covered Crickets. Yes, really. That’s what you can do with the next invasion of the crickets in KISS country. Jar them up and dip them in chocolate. I’ve not sampled one, but I hear they taste like chocolate…with a crunch – and a bit of cricket.

#6 A Chocolate Fountain for anything. Cinnamon rolls, cherries, Oreos, pineapple chunks…just spread a table with your favorite finger sized munchies, pass it under the choco fall to choco coat it in the fountain.

#5 Chocolate Roaches. Ummm…no, not really. They are made with Cracker Jacks, Chow Mein Noodles and …Chocolate…you need NOT chase down the (roaches) main ingredient for this.  Eeewww.

#4 Move over, Tony the tiger, Chef Jacque Torres, of Jacque Torres Chocolates does Chocolate Covered Corn Flakes.

#3 I’ve discovered: there are cowboys, hillbillies and rednecks Outback in the land down under: Chocolate covered Bacon. Eatin’ High on the Hog.

#2 It’s a way different twist on choco pretzels – the choco pretzel pizza supreme. (extra toppings are crushed Oreo cookies and baby M&M candies)  Three of my favorite food groups. Pizza, Oreos and M&Ms.

#1 Champagne infused chocolate dipped and drizzled strawberries. Real cork poppers, yeah!

Here’s the web link so you see the videos in case you are struck by the chocolate muse.

http://thefw.com/national-chocolate-covered-anything-day-videos/

 One more thing: (a choco-legal-late disclaimer of sorts). My research indicates that “National Chocolate Covered ANYthing Day" doesn’t seem to have the support of “official proclamation from any president or congressional record.” There is speculation it dates back to the Homestead Act of 1862, probably one of those “ear-mark” provisions no one was supposed to know about. I’m of the opinion no “Offical Proclomation” is needed when the object of discussion is chocolate. And…please, temper dealings with the chocoholic in your midst with your own discretionary indulgence. 

(Hard-core grammarians note: creative license is at work in this post!)