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Since I started tracking these national/international daily observances back in April, no theme has appeared more frequently than chocolate. Indeed, this is the 19th chocolate-related “holiday” in the past seven months. In my professional opinion, that’s slightly too few. We need to raise the bar here, folks. There ought to be at least one chocolate-oriented holiday per week. (Pauses to munch a few more dark chocolate-covered cacao nibs.)

Yes indeed, the Elixir of Life deserves all the attention we can give it. And today is an especially auspicious time to stock up on chocolate, particularly in the form of snack-size prewrapped chocolate candies, because Halloween is right around the corner, and you wouldn’t want to disappoint the children. Seriously, think of the children. And who knows? Maybe 500 kids will show up at your house on Halloween. Probably not, but is it worth the risk of disappointing those adorable little costumed trick-or-treaters? So buy extras, and then if you have only, say, three visitors, that is not a problem because you know who else would love some chocolate? You would. Isn’t that convenient? (And if you’re that weird person who doesn’t, I’ll take it off your hands for you. That’s how much I care about chocolate the children.)