In honor of the day celebrating all things rich and delicious (sorry, we tried to get real chocolate bars delivered to every single one of your houses, but the post office just wouldn’t comply!), we’ve decided to celebrate chocolate’s top five moments in pop culture history.
So, grab a Hershey’s bar and join us in looking back after the jump!
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
After this movie came out, kids all over the world wished they could snag a golden ticket into the mysterious chocolatier’s wonderland of a factory, filled with all sorts of magical candy-related goodness. The best part? Two words: Chocolate. River. Awww yeah. Fondue all the time!
“BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER” EPISODE: “BAND CANDY”
In this season 3 episode, Buffy is forced to sell chocolate bars to support the band. Unfortunately, after selling all the candy to her mom and her watcher (Don’t know what that means? Check out the DVDs immediately or head over to Hulu!), she discovers that the chocolate makes adults devolve into irresponsible teenagers. Don’t worry — she saves the day (as always).
It’s one of the Internet’s most mesmerizing discoveries: deep-voiced Tay Zonday’s nearly five-minute ditty, “Chocolate Rain.” The song is actually about racism, but we prefer to imagine that it describes a delightfully sweet meteorological phenomenon. Resistance is futile: listen to it once and it will be stuck in your head all day. “Chocolate raiiiiiin…”
KATY PERRY, “CALIFORNIA GURLS”
Sure, the chocolate presence is minimal in Katy Perry’s sugary sweet video for “California Gurls,” but that doesn’t make this clip any less mouth-watering. Cotton candy clouds and ice cream cone flowers? Yes please. Though we prefer eating our cupcakes rather than wearing them as a bra.
BELLA’S BIRTHDAY CAKE, “NEW MOON”
We don’t know for sure what flavor of cake Bella chose for her birthday celebration in “New Moon,” but the beautifully decorated, three-tiered beauty was definitely chocolate in our minds. Plus, we discovered from an informative InStyle article that the striped icing was created by chocolatier Thomas Haas.
Got any other favorite chocolate-related pop culture moments? Share them in the comments!