Packages of milk chocolate with almonds
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We all make mistakes. But when I make mistakes, I at least try to make them interesting mistakes. I had previously reported that today is National Chocolate with Almonds Day (as, indeed, a number of websites claim), but on further investigation I discovered that I was wrong, in the sense of being insufficiently specific. Today is, in fact, National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day, not to be confused with National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day, which will occur in almost exactly four months, on November 7. I regret the error.

To be candid, I much prefer bittersweet chocolate to milk chocolate, but either one paired with almonds (or another crunchy substance) is, in my estimation, superior to the unadorned version. So I will suffer through a day of eating a slightly imperfect type of chocolate today, consoling myself with the knowledge that dark chocolate will have its turn soon enough.