This week on the Junk Food Blog, it’s the most romantic Tuesday night of the year! No, not Halloween, smart @$* (though that is on a Tuesday this year). It’s Valentine’s Day, people. Break out the chocolates because carbs don’t count today! They’re definitely going to count tomorrow but that’s tomorrow you’s problem. I’ll tell you what does count today—love. I’m talking good old-fashioned chocolate-covered strawberries and rich chocolate cake dessert love mixed with a little bit of science and pug bathing. Trust me, just go with it (and read the rest of the blog or else that’s not going to make any sense whatsoever). Happy Valentine’s Day!
If you want to learn how to make delicious, beautiful, decadent chocolate-covered strawberry hearts from Tastemade, this is the video for you. If you don’t want to learn how to make these mouthwatering goodies, you’re either living a life of lies or you’ve hit your head and aren’t sure what you’re saying. Either way, you should probably see someone about that. But not yet, there are still three more Valentine’s Day videos we haven’t gotten to. Priorities, people!
Here’s a fun term for you—positive assortative mating. Ring any bells? Are you even still awake after reading positive assortative mating? I should really probably stop saying positive assortative mating or I’m going to take a snooze myself. Well, maybe just one more time for the road—positive assortative mating refers to our biological tendency to couple with people similar to ourselves. From height, to weight, to ethnicity to facial features, we studies have shown time and again that we opt for people who remind us of…ourselves. Weird. But this isn’t always the case! Check out this video on the PBS Digital Studios channel on XUMO to learn why.
This video isn’t really specific to the holiday but if your idea of a great Valentine’s Day is watching dozens of cute and cuddly pugs doing everything from bathing in the sink to licking and playing with their friends (other dogs, babies, wind-up toys, really whatever is around), this just might be the video for you. There’s a whole lotta love in this clip from The Pet Collective now available on the XUMO channel. Watch, enjoy, halfheartedly offer to do something with your significant other…and then watch it again.
Okay, if you watched the chocolate-covered strawberry hearts cake video and didn’t immediately run to the store to buy ingredients I can look past that. Maybe you don’t like strawberries. Maybe heart-shaped foods remind you of old zombie movies where the monsters eat hearts—I’m not here to judge. However, there is no excuse for anything other than a standing O for this hot chocolate magic cake by Tasting Table. I literally drooled when they poured the batter into the cake pan. TMI?! I just said I’m not here to judge and look at you casting aspersions on me like we haven’t bonded over hot chocolate magic cake or something. Sheesh. Just watch the video and ease up with all the judgement.
Come back next week—same time—for next week's specials!
In the meantime, here's where you can find XUMO.