National chocolate mint day
February 19th, 2013
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.

February 19 is National Chocolate Mint Day, according to the National Confectioners Association.

Certain chocolate pairings are no-brainers: Chocolate and strawberries; chocolate and nuts; chocolate and orange; and, of course, chocolate with a surprise burst of mint.

The latter combination is pervasive, from ice cream to candy to Girl Scout cookies.

Chocolate and mint pair so well because of their differences. Creamy chocolate comes alive when paired with something fresh, contrasting and strong in flavor.

If you’re looking to try something that tastes the same but looks a bit different (and lasts much longer), look for a chocolate mint plant the next time you’re buying herbs or seeds. It's planted in the spring and the sprigs taste just like a certain thin, round cookie. It’s great in desserts or to add a kick of flavor to tea or coffee.

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  1. anne

    And the best ever: Frango mint chocolate!! Particularly dark-chocolate mint!!

    February 21, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
  2. AleeD®

    Ghirardelli's mint-filled chocolates are incredible.

    February 20, 2013 at 6:54 am |
  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Best flavor combination for ice cream, EVER! :)

    February 20, 2013 at 1:50 am |
  4. onechicklette

    I'm the weirdo who likes chocolate and mint but not together

    February 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm |
  5. M T Nest

    York peppermint patties for everyone! 😃

    February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
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