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How to Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Anything Day on December 16

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There are some who say anything covered in chocolate is a wonderful thing and often they're correct. December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, which means if you've
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always wanted to dunk something in chocolate and eat it, you have an excuse. Whether it's eating chocolate covered bacon or lathering up with chocolate lotion, there are a variety of ways to celebrate the day in NYC.

Eat food covered in chocolate

There are some foods that are surprisingly delicious while covered in chocolate despite how odd tasting they may sound. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips offer a sweet and salty combination for those who can't decide what type of snack they want. The same goes for Chocolate Covered Bacon, which you can top with dried pepper flakes, pecans and sea salt among a variety of other options. Those who want to try something a bit or a lot different on National Chocolate Covered Anything Day can try a Chocolate Dipped Insects Mix, which includes crickets and larvae, Chocolate Covered Crickets, or Chocolate Covered Scorpions.

Try new recipes

Maybe you're not feeling very adventurous but still want to try to make something delicious that's covered in chocolate. They're especially ideal for holidays, parties and birthdays. Some fruit options include Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Chocolate Covered Cherries, and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas. An option for those craving salty and sweet can make Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and decorate them with sprinkles, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or colored sugar. Additional options that are perfect for dessert include Chocolate Covered Caramels, Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons, and Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops.

Visit chocolate stores

When you want something ASAP that's chocolate covered, there are a variety of places to go in NYC to get your fix. For a delicious chocolate-covered treat including gummy bears, fruit and caramels, visit Jacques Torres Chocolate on Hudson Street, La Maison du Chocolat on Madison Avenue, or Dylan's Candy Bar on Third Avenue.

Order online

If you're craving berries or popcorn and want them covered in chocolate, two wonderful options are Shari's Berries and Dale and Thomas Popcorn. You can send them to your loved ones whether they're in NYC or across the country.

Cover yourself in chocolate

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day isn't just about eating, it's also about covering yourself in chocolate as well. Stop at one of the many Sephora stores in NYC and get the Philosophy Fudge Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath. You can also visit Bath & Body Works on Lexington Avenue or Park Avenue to pick up delicious smelling body lotion. Another option is to stop at the Madison Spa on Madison Avenue for a relaxing Chocolate Body Wrap.

There are a variety of ways for you to celebrate National Chocolate Covered Anything Day on December 16, so grab your friends and indulge in some chocolate covered strawberries or something a little more interesting chocolate covered insects.

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Why? Almost anything covered in chocolate is an indulgence.
When: December 16
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