Enjoy Sweetest Day with Women Eating Dessert

Today is Sweetest Day, which is sort of a reverse Valentine's Day when a woman has to woo a man,  with chocolate. Because men can't resist chocolate! Or shopping. Or shoes. Or shopping for chocolate shoes. We break down all the stereotypes around here.
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Sweetest Day is not a very popular holiday. You probably only know it if you live in the Cleveland area and love chocolate. Anyway, since you didn't know you needed a date tonight, we bring you these ladies eating sweets so you don't feel so bad.
Today is Sweetest Day, which is sort of a reverse Valentine's Day when a woman has to woo a man, with chocolate. Because men can't resist chocolate! Or shopping. Or shoes. Or shopping for chocolate shoes. We break down all the stereotypes around here.
When did Sweetest Day begin?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
It was first celebrated in October of 1921 when a group of 12 confectioner businessmen got together and agreed that--you guys, hear them out--there should totally be another day of the year when everyone buys piles of candy for each other. They distributed 20,000 boxes of candy to "newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor," which suggests that being a newsboy was a miserable state of existence.
When did Sweetest Day begin?
"Why should I  celebrate Sweetest Day? Isn't that what March 14th  is for?"
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Yes, but it's from a time when it was impolite to request certain sexual acts of your lover, albeit much less sexist to ask her to cook you a steak. So instead of Beefiest Day, we somehow got stuck with this. But in defense of old-timey people, chocolate was way, way better in the 1920s when it was all handmade gobs of real chocolate and cane sugar in butter and cocoa oil.
"Why should I celebrate Sweetest Day? Isn't that what March 14th is for?"
Does anybody celebrate this?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Well us and these stock photo models, but attempts to make it a thing in New York (and even a Sweetest WEEK) ran out of gas pretty quickly. Yeah, it's totally a Hallmark holiday. In fact, three of the 12 guys who put it together worked for Hallmark. But in fairness, you should probably call it an American Greetings holiday, since they're the one with headquarters in Cleveland.
Does anybody celebrate this?
So what else do we do for this goofy non-holiday?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
The usual: eat piles of sugar, hand each other overpriced red and pink cards. Wait...red and pink? This sounds suspiciously like a way to unload excess stock at the exact moment of the year when you need to clear the Valentine's Day portion of your warehouse for next year's product.
So what else do we do for this goofy non-holiday?
So basically Sweetest Day was a pretext to turn stock that had to be dumped into a colossal PR stunt and purchase incentive?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Just like how this gallery is a pretext to show beautiful women because that's what gets all the hits no matter how many thoughtful articles like Why Misogyny is Unmanly we run.
So basically Sweetest Day was a pretext to turn stock that had to be dumped into a colossal PR stunt and purchase incentive?
Dude, the name of the site is Man Cave Daily.
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Yeah, we know. But as every guy named Chad knows, you don't have to act like a douche just because your parents named you one.
Dude, the name of the site is Man Cave Daily.
This lady's eating a banana. What gives?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Fruit is sweet, and a perfectly acceptable dessert. To create a healthy treat, chop a banana into pieces and freeze it. When frozen, remove, puree in a food processor, and enjoy creamy banana "ice cream." Naked. With a lady. Yeah, now you're doing life right.
This lady's eating a banana. What gives?
So that's it?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Well according to American Greetings, the true origin of the day is much less cynical, born "Not in the laboratory of a greeting company but of one man's kindness." And the link is broken. Like the holiday itself? We'll never know, but we choose to believe the kinder version of this tale.
So that's it?
Can I just stuff dessert in my friends' mouths?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Sure, you can do whatever you want today, if it makes people feel loved. But, uh...you should probably give them some advance notice.
Can I just stuff dessert in my friends' mouths?
Is ice cream an acceptable treat today?
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
Sure, but you'd better eat it fast. It's starting to melt.
Is ice cream an acceptable treat today?
Mmmm, that's good ice cream!
Celebrate Sweetest Day with these women eating dessert
We're so glad you like it. Enjoy your Sweetest Day.
Mmmm, that's good ice cream!
It wouldn't be a very kind Sweetest Day if we didn't include a little eye candy for the female readers. Here are the 12 men who conceived of Sweetest Day and planned its success. They're single, ladies! But only because they're all dead. Possibly of diabetes? We can't say. We can only shake our heads sadly, as grateful tears roll down our chocolate-stuffed cheeks.
BONUS for the ladies!
Fun fact: This photo ran with an article written by an MD entitled "Eat Candy and Be Healthy," which sounds like some landmark journalism right there. Granted, it didn't explicitly say "Eat Candy, and THEREFORE Be Healthy," but it's still a bit misleading. The sub-head concludes, "Love of Sweets is an Inborn Instinct, and Craving Should be Satisfied, Since Nature Expresses Her Bodily Needs Through Demands of the Stomach," which is a bit like saying a healthy libido means you should have sex with that cutie you met at the free clinic.
It wouldn't be a very kind Sweetest Day if we didn't include a little eye candy for the female readers. Here are the 12 men who conceived of Sweetest Day and planned its success. They're single, ladies! But only because they're all dead. Possibly of diabetes? We can't say. We can only shake our heads sadly, as grateful tears roll down our chocolate-stuffed cheeks.
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