Saturday, June 22, 2013

National Chocolate Eclair Day (June 22nd)

National Chocolate Eclair Day
National Chocolate Eclair Day
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June 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day!
National Chocolate Eclair Day can offer a great opportunity to grab a doughnut if you missed National Doughnut Day! Even if you celebrated that unusual holiday earlier this month, today's a perfect day to eat a chocolate eclair! Chocolate eclairs are oblong pastries that are made with choux dough, filled with a cream, and topped with chocolate icing. The dough is usually formed into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked. The pastry is then typically filled with a chocolate-flavored custard or a type of cream. Then chocolate icing is applied to the top. In the United States, chocolate eclairs are normally filled with vanilla pudding or custard.

Brunetti Chocolate Eclairs
Brunetti Chocolate Eclairs
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Celebrate this weird holiday by visiting your favorite bakery and buying a chocolate eclair or seven! Wake up early and serve your family chocolate eclairs in bed! If you are running late to work, go to the doughnut shop, and buy a box of chocolate eclairs for your boss and coworkers. Tell your boss that your were late in honor of National Chocolate Eclair Day! Have a competition with your friends to see who can eat the most chocolate eclairs! Buy a ton of chocolate eclairs, and try to break the record for the world's largest chocolate eclair pyramid! However you decide to spend National Chocolate Eclair Day, we wish you have an extra delicious and chocolatey day!

National Chocolate Eclair Day Fun Facts:
  • Eclair means "lightening" in French. Many people believe that eclairs got their name from the glistening sparkles from the frosting that resembles a lightning bolt.
  • Although the origin of the chocolate eclair is unknown, it has been hypothesized that Marie Antoine (Antonin) CarĂªme, a French chef, made the first chocolate eclair.
  • The oldest recorded eclair recipe discovered in an American cookbook is from 1884.
  • The most popular chocolate eclair filling is vanilla cream or whipped cream.
  • In the United States, a chocolate eclair is sometimes referred to as a "Long John." A Long John is an elongated doughnut, filled with custard, cream, or jelly and covered in chocolate frosting.

National Chocolate Eclair Day Jokes:
  • A policeman pulls a man over for speeding and asks him to get out of the car. After looking the man over he says, "Sir, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are bloodshot. Have you been drinking?" The man gets really indignant and says, "Officer, I couldn't help but notice your eyes are glazed. Have you been eating doughnuts? A chocolate eclair perhaps?"
  • Dear Chocolate Eclair,
    Thank you for making my hour-long Zumba class worthless.
    Sincerely,
    Overweight Mom
  • Today, is a perfect day to loudly eclair that I couldn't care less.
  • Why do officers never eat chocolate eclairs?
    • Cops can't put their thumbs through them to chase down criminals!
  • Why did the chocolate eclair have to go to the dentist?
    • It needed a chocolate filling!

National Chocolate Eclair Day Quotes:
  • "He has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair."
    • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jerry: "So let me get this straight. You find yourself in the kitchen, you see an eclair in the receptacle, and you think to yourself, 'What the hell, I'll just eat some trash.'"
    George: "No no no no no. It was not trash."
    Jerry: "Was it in the trash?"
    George: "Yes."
    Jerry: "Then it was trash."
    George: "It wasn't down in. It was sort of on top."
    Jerry: "But it was in the cylinder."
    George: "Above the rim."
    Jerry: "Adjacent to refuse is... refuse."
    George: "It was on a magazine. And it still had the doily on."
    Jerry: "Was it eaten?"
    George: "One little bite."
    Jerry: "Well, that's garbage."
    George: "But I know who took the bite. It was her aunt."
    Jerry: "Well, you, my friend, have crossed the line that divides man and bum. You are now a bum."
  • "I owe it all to little chocolate donuts."
    • John Belushi
  • "Even in the old days, we'd make an effort. When I'd go out to score on Eighth Avenue, I'd get my junk and a chocolate doughnut. But I'd always also pick up one of those pita-pocket health food sandwiches. You know, something really good for me."
    • Steven Tyler
  • "But the doughnut ladies have learned how to get back at you. They do the subtraction for you in front of the other customers to make you look like an idiot. You go in there, 'Yeah, I'd like a dozen donuts. I'll start with seven chocolate.' 'You have five left.' 'Okay, if I were to order one more, then how many would I have left? How many would I have then doughnut lady, that's want I need to know and now!'"
    • Brian Regan

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This holiday has also been called: Chocolate Eclair Day, International Chocolate Eclair Day, Chocolate Eclairs Day, National Chocolate Eclairs Day, and International Chocolate Eclairs Day.

June 22nd is also Great American Backyard Campout, Soap Microphone Day, and Stupid Guy Thing Day!

National Chocolate Eclair Day is celebrated in June which is: Adopt-A-Cat Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Great Outdoors Month, LGBT Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Rose Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Zoo and Aquarium Month!

Do you have another interesting fact or joke about National Chocolate Eclair Day or chocolate eclairs? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think! We might even add your information to this article!

2 comments:

  1. Don't know if it is or not, but we are celebrating it here at our Independent Living Community in Newberg, OR. Doesn't take much to get us to have us some chocolate!!!

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