Whether it’s a croissant, truffles, or chocolate chip cookies, the key to a sweet and indulgent dessert is chocolate. World Chocolate Day is observed on July 7th every year. The other name for the chocolate day is La Fête du Chocolat or International Chocolate Day.
History of World Chocolate day
It is unclear who came up with this day. However, chocolates arrived in Europe in 1550. The first World Chocolate Day got celebrated in 2009. Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree.
The edible seeds of cacao called beans made for a delicious, highly satisfying treat. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia and grows in Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America.
Chocolate seems to have established itself quite solidly as a foundational flavor in all countries. Of course, its origin countries in South- and Central America cherish it well, but chocolate is as loved in Asia as it is in Africa.
Types of chocolate
Most chocolates that people love
- Unsweetened baking chocolate – cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
- Sweet chocolate – cocoa solids, cocoa butter, or other fat and sugar.
- Milk chocolate – sweet chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk.
- White chocolate – cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.
Ways to celebrate world chocolate day
Celebrate by eating chocolate! Other ways to participate include:
- Visit your favorite restaurant and indulge in a delicious chocolate dessert.
- Host a chocolate tasting party and invite friends to bring their best chocolate recipes to share.
- Learn about chocolates from around the world.
- Read your kids a book about chocolates.
Chocolate is one of the universal symbols of both comfort and indulgence. We hope you enjoy chocolates too.