Breakfast buffet: National cream-filled chocolates day
February 14th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

As if you didn't already have an excuse to plow through heart-shaped boxes of candy confections today, February 14 also happens to be National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!

There is something about that moment when you bite into a cream-filled chocolate and the rich flavors all meld together in perfect harmony. Who knows? It could almost be described as some kind of love, but it's definitely some kind of wonderful.

Giving a satiny box of chocolates to the one you love on Valentine's Day didn't become a tradition until the second half of the 20th century, and typically those boxes were bursting with more than just uniform rows of little round chocolates.

Each bite will have you marveling at raspberry cream, praline nougat or a waterfall of caramel ... while others may have you questioning the flavor hiding in that green-colored marzipan. (Hint: it's most likely pistachio, and not a sneaky trick to make you eat kale). Not willing to tempt filling flavor fate? Make cream-filled chocolate chip wafers instead.

So whether you purchase chocolates filled with sweet (and mysterious) surprises for a loved one or yourself, enjoy the loving rewards of today's food holiday even if you don't observe Valentine's Day. After all, life is like a box of chocolates...

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  1. emiliecoffin

    I just found a place called Printapons where I can get my fav. restaurant coupon for 90% off!! all you have to do is just print and take it.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:02 am |
  2. Forrest Gump

    Life is like a box of chocolates. Because sometimes it just sux.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  3. RichardHead

    Is there a way to find out what each of the candies is filled with without having to take a small nibble? Women get mad when I do that and put it back in the box...Go figure.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Queen of Everything

      Richeypoo, most boxes have a diagram under the lid that identifies what type of filling each piece has.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:07 am |
      • RichardHead@Queen

        Thank You Oh Great and Powerful Bon,Bon Queen.

        February 14, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • The Smart Aleck

      ... or buy two boxes.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:17 am |
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