Today is November 7th, which means it's National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day! Yes that's a very specific holiday but also a delicious one. Try not to get this day confused with National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day, which is on July 8th. The recipe for today is one of the oldest known chocolate recipes in the English-speaking world.

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds day is here to encourage us to have a delicious and nourishing dessert, which contributes to health and long life. This is because there are various fatty acids in almonds and the chocolate has tannins, both can have some health benefits. So today's holiday is for your health. (Yes I said that like Dr. Steve Brule)

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Not sure where in Rockford you'll be able to satisfy this very specific sweet tooth? Might I suggest Chocolat by Daniel.  They are located in downtown Rockford on East State Street and will open today at Noon. Or there's the Little Chocolatier on South Alpine. They'll be open today at 10am. Enjoy!!

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