Chocolate Hippos for Christmas

We’ve blogged about chocolate hippos before but here’s an offer for all you hippo enthusiasts who live in the states. Baker Candies of Ohio has partnered with David Spotts to create chocolate hippos for Christmas. They are seven ounces of pure milk chocolate in the form of a hippo. And the best part is that a portion of the proceeds go to charity: the Cleveland Food Bank Harvest for Hunger Campaign and the Kilimanjaro Climb for a Cure, a pediatric brain cancer and tumor program.

David saw his mother on an episode of Dr. Phil where she confessed her dislike of the Christmas hustle and bustle. (Well, who doesn’t?) Her disclosure shocked him. (Really?) David wanted to help his mother get through the horrible Christmas season where everyone is supposed to be filled with cheer but in reality we are all just walking around freaking out about spending all this money that we don’t have on useless presents that we don’t need. (Oh, wait a minute, that’s me.) He thought that if his mother had a project to work on, it would distract her enough so that she wouldn’t even notice that radio stations and stores start playing Christmas music in mid-November and set up holiday displays even before Halloween. (Is this even possible?) So he decided to use her LEAST favorite Christmas song, “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” and pair it up with chocolate and hippos to create a fundraising item just for the holidays. Thus, chocolate hippos were born.

Now, let me just say a few things here. First, what a son! I really appreciate his dedication to and concern for his mother. However, did he ever think that – just perhaps – choosing her LEAST favorite song might not be the best choice? That would kind of be like me choosing an Ozzy Osbourne song for my mother, along with, say, an aardvark, or maybe a sloth. Maybe he was really thinking of MY mother, whose absolute favorite song in the whole entire world is “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” and who can put away chocolate faster than a hippo can swivel his tail. (By the way, if you haven’t heard this song, check it out here.)

Anyway, kudos to David and his mother for rising above their anti-Christmas image and providing the world with more hippos. We here at Hippo Mojo have long known that’s what’s needed to make the world a better place. And if the hippos in question just happen to be chocolate? Well, okey dokey, so much the better! Now, I’m off to go buy myself some chocolate hippos.

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