Oh no! I missed Chocolate Day. It was July 7. No wait. U.S. Chocolate Day is October 28. Whew. I never knew such a day existed but now that I do, I sure don't want to miss it.
This news comes to me via a fellow travel writer's site, Travel Diversions with Doreen. I write a blog on solo travel. Doreen writes one on traveling for chocolate.
What. Could. Be. Bad???? In fact, why didn't I think of that?
Doreen has written not one, but two separate posts about chocolate masters in the United Kingdom. This is hugely important information. I'd be remiss if I didn't relay this fact. Particularly if any readers are heading to England any time soon.
She says that Britain is leading the Chocolate Revolution. I have not fact checked this. But I sure wouldn't mind hopping over and indulging for the purposes of accuracy.
AND...be still my heart...when I went to the Rococo Chocolates site, which Doreen writes about, what should be at the very top photo on the home page? (At least as of today?) Torrone! (I can't be positive, but it sure looks like it.)
I'm a huge torrone fan. Wrote here about that very fact - and the torrone to be found in Boston's North End - three years ago. No, it's not chocolate. But it holds an exalted position in the world o' sweets nonetheless. In my book.
For more London chocolate news, and chocolate travel news in general, visit Doreen's site on chocolate travel.
Meanwhile, it's good to know that in among London's tea shops and pubs, there's some serious chocolate to be found.
And the beauty of visiting the city's chocolate stores solo? Absolutely no one will comment on just how much you indulge yourself...
Photos: the chocolates of Rococo Chocolate (with a side order of torrone.)