Have you ever eaten a chocolate ox?
We didn’t think so.
That’s because the one chocolatier we know who makes them is L.A. Burdick, who celebrates every Lunar New Year with a chocolate interpretation of that year’s zodiac animal.
You were born in the Year Of The Ox if your birth year is 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997…and for the Centennials, 2009 and 2021.
The Lunar New Year begins on Friday, February 12th: the Year Of The Ox. (The date changes every year, based on the lunar calendar.)
“Chinese New Year” is an old-fashioned term, replaced by Lunar New Year.
That’s because in addition to China, other countries in Asia also celebrate the Lunar New Year: Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The celebration lasts up to 16 days, but only the first seven days are considered a public holiday.
You’ve got more than two weeks to indulge in your favorite Asian foods.
So plan your Asian feasts; but first, head to Burdick Chocolate to get your Chocolate Oxen.
This limited edition is available from January 25th through February 19th.
Burdick’s mini chocolate oxen (each is about two bites) are entirely handmade without molds, meaning that no two are alike.
And as befitting the occasion, the chocolates have Asian flavor accents.
The “drove” (a.k.a. herd) of oxen includes:
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