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Celebrate American Chocolate Week!


Photo courtesy flickr user Darwin Bell, CC licensed

Give yourself a pass to indulge in your favorite dessert while celebrating American Chocolate Week, which is held annually during the third week of March.

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is chock full of heart-healthy antioxidants. It also contains serotonin, an antidepressant. I love that it stimulates feel-good endorphin production.

Savor the smooth, melt-in-your-mouth goodness in moderation to get the health benefits. You can find great recipes—for chocolate breakfasts, snacks, and (even!) dinner—at

A trip to Savorchocolate.comcan keep you entertained for hours while you test your Chocolate Personality & Style. You’ll also learn how to throw a “Choctail” Party and expand your “Chocabulary.”

If you’re not the sweet-tooth type, grab Shirley Jump’s The Bride Wore Chocolate to see if chocolaholic Candace Woodrow’s wedding can survive multiple disasters or rent Chocolat, a film about a single mother and her six-year-old daughter who move to rural France and open a chocolate shop.

Or stop by the candy store—sans kids—and buy a few of your favorite pieces. If you don’t feel like sharing, we won’t tell.