Hot chocolate is one beverage that is etched into the American lifestyle. It often brings back childhood memories. On rainy days, during snowfall, or those never-ending movie nights, a mug of hot chocolate is the best companion one could ask for.

One can relive those memories on Jan. 31 as it is celebrated as the National Hot Chocolate Day. So grab your favorite blanket and cozy up with that mug of hot chocolate and relish the beverage with each sip.

Here are a few quotes taken from to cherish the wonderful day.

  • "Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time." - Henri Frederic Amiel
  • "Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr
  • "The superiority of chocolate (hot chocolate), both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain." - Thomas Jefferson
  • "He stared at his hot chocolate like it held the secret to the universe." - Lilith Saintcrow
  • "I was going to sip on a diet soda, but a little voice convinced me I needed the extra calcium from a cup of hot chocolate." - Cathy Guisewite
  • "I rented Ghostbusters, my all-time favorite inspirational movie. I picked up some microwave, popcorn, a KitKat, a bag of bite-sized Reese's peanut butter cups, and a box of instant hot chocolate with marshmallows. Do I know how to have a good time, or what?" - Janet Evanovich
  • "Blustery cold days should be spend propped up in bed with a mug of hot chocolate and a pile of comic books." - Bill Watterson
  • "Today everything must be easy and it mustn't take time ... ready meals. Powdered hot chocolate and instant coffee ... Living takes time. We need to give each other time." - Karin Fossum
  • "The world won’t get more or less terrible if we’re indoors somewhere with a mug of hot chocolate,’ Kim said. ‘Though it’s possible it will seem slightly less terrible if there are marshmallows in the hot chocolate." - Kamila Shamsie
  • "Once Mo had closed the gates, he returned to his little stone hut, and his half-eaten sandwich of butter and canned sardines, and his mug of thick hot chocolate, which every night he poured carefully into a thermos labeled COFFEE." - Lauren Oliver

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