This past week, chocolate was a popular topic in the funny papers.
First, Dilbert ran a couple of daily strips about the power of dark chocolate:
Dilbert by Scott Adams
Then the Sunday funnies included 2 chocolate-themed comics:
Lio by Mark Tatulli
Rhymes with Orange by Hilary Price
As the saying goes, there is truth in humor. As Pointy-Haired Boss says in Dilbert, there are studies that point to chocolate making you smarter. And you can get a chocolate spa treatment in San Francisco (although you’ll have to wait for Valentine’s Day unless you want to D-I-Y like Lio).
And not all of those chocolate selections in Rhymes with Orange are as off-the-wall as you might think: Local chocolatiers Vice Chocolates and Socola Chocolatiers both offer beer-infused bonbons. Many local artisan chocolatiers make spicy hot chocolates, including Socola’s Flying Rooster truffle flavored with Sriracha sauce. And Michael Mischer offers a barbecue flavored filled chocolate during the summer.