Aren’t we all? It’s Valentine’s Day and consumers have spent over 300 million on chocolate over the past week . Three….hundred…million. That’s 58 million pounds of chocolate! That’s A LOT of chocolate but being a chocolate lover myself, I can’t say that I’m all that surprised. Over the past month I have been to two popular Portland events centered around what else? Chocolate.
To say that I am a chocolate lover is a bit of an understatement. I have developed the WORST habit of craving chocolate after dinner. Sometimes I’m even desperate enough to grab a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips if I happen to have some leftover from my latest baking project.
The fourth of July really seemed to sneak up on me this year. I’m not sure if it was the three week’s worth of clouds and rain prior to the holiday that was to blame but June came and went and I found myself without much of a plan. And for anyone that knows me, you know that I LOVE to make plans. Thankfully, my friends and I made last minute plans to escape for the day to a place that is home to a handful of breweries and wineries.