[FHCx123] National Truffle Day

Do they grow on truffula trees?

IT’S NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY!

What kind of truffles? You get to choose! It could mean that super umami fungus that you hunt for with piggy partners. You know, the one whose flavor got into just about everything in the last couple years. Not long after every restaurant started putting a chipotle-themed item on the menu did we start seeing everything with truffle oil. They’re tasty, but you have to acquire that taste.

So we opted for the chocolate truffle kind! At Godiva, you can be part of the truffle-a-month club where if you spend $10 at any point, you get one free truffle a month of your choice! It’s a nice treat and it means you don’t have to pick out multiple truffles and have them sitting around staring at you. But we bought 4 to share just because it meant having some variety on this special day!

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We liked the bottom right one best. It’s all raspberry-y.

Tomorrow is National Chocolate Custard Day and National Raspberry Popover Day!

-SPAK

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[FHCx45] National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

Valentine’s greetings to you all! But, more importantly,

IT’S CREAM-FILLED CHOCOLATES DAY!

Whose idea was it to insert cow-secretion byproduct into chocolate? Probably the French. For that, we thank them.

Godiva has a monthly free chocolate thing if you join their (also free) rewards program. Once a month, on some weekend when we’re walking around in the mall (which is basically all weekends), we’ll roll up to Godiva and split one of their decadent truffles between the two of us. Since this is a pretty regular thing, we thought it would be cool to try something else on this Cream-Filled Chocolates Day. Plus, if we want to be purists about this, none of Godiva’s chocolates are filled with “basic” cream filling.

While at the grocery store, we saw a man with a chef hat and a chocolate fountain. He had our attention. Turns out he’s the owner of a local confectionery company called Creative Confectionaire, and he was giving out *gaaaaaaaaaasp* SAMPLES! Even though we had already decided against Godiva truffles, we got some of his. Local stuff is cool.

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In a cute little heart box, no less. The pack of 4 was on sale! One is missing because we ate it.

On to the main event. Some would say we cheated on this one because it is “chocolate” rather than “chocolates” but WHATEVER. Also at the grocery store, we spotted this beauty. She called to us from the case. She said… “Lo, I am filled with cream!”

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“Creeeeeeaaaaaam!”

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“CREEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMM!!!!”

We heeded the call. Plus, there were heart sprinkles, and we are consumer whores.

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You might have a couple questions. One question may be, “did you share that cupcake?” and the answer is yes. We also shared the truffles. The other answer to the question you’re not actually asking is “Yes, we ate a cupcake and chocolate truffles for breakfast.”

We forgot to add weigh-in day stuff to yesterday’s post, so here it is:

WEIGH IN DAY RESULTS!

SP: -0.4 pounds, total lost: 89.8

AK: -0.4 pounds, total lost: 25.8

Twins!

Tomorrow is National Gumdrop Day. Goody!

-SPAK