Chocolate calendar backlog

I unpacked my mini chocolate page-a-day calendar from summer storage and am now full of chocolate tidbits. Here are a few good ones:

“In 2006, Chocolate Russian Roulette candy featured twelve chocolate bullets you can bite into. Eleven bullets contain praline centers, but one had a hot chili filling.”

I think that’s so creative. And I love chili chocolate, which makes me wonder just how hot that filling was.

“To make chocolate shavings, warm the smooth back surface of a chocolate bar by stroking it with your palm, then scrape the blade of a paring knife across it at a 45 degree angle.”

Good cooking/garnishing tidbit there.

“Place a Hershey’s Kiss at the bottom of an ice-cream cone to stop leaks and add an extra surprise.”

Genius! If only Hershey’s Kisses tasted better.