Moving on beyond chocolate (though who would want to?), let's celebrate Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, or Carnival (from Latin, to say farewell to flesh, or meat):
Check out National Geographic's coverage of Carnival
And this post from what I think is the New Orleans boosters group, calling itself NOLA.com about Mardi Gras from our US party city.
Or this AP story on Mardi Gras colliding with Super Tuesday in New Orleans.
Or try to remember that there is a religious aspect to the holiday, which is the last hoorah before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. Visit American Catholic.org post on Fat Tuesday.
So, though it's almost too late, laissez les bons temps roulez, y'all!