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.
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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