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World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7 each year, is a delightful occasion that brings people together.
On World Chocolate Day, people indulge in a wide array of chocolate-infused delights, ranging from chocolate milk and hot chocolate to candy bars, cakes, and brownies.
It is a time to revel in the heavenly flavours and irresistible allure of chocolate, appreciating the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into creating these delightful treats.
History of World Chocolate Day
There is no proper information available on who started the celebration of World Chocolate Day. However, the first Chocolate Day celebration was held on July 7, 2009, to commemorate the date on which chocolate was first brought to Europe in 1550.
Before 1550, chocolate was primarily available in specific countries across South and Central America, such as Mexico. However, foreign explorers desired to bring this special treat to the European continent. In 1519, Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes was presented with a chocolate-based drink called Xocolatl by the Aztec emperor.
Cortes brought the beverage back to Europe and added sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to make it sweeter. In the 1800s, solid chocolates became popular. This led to the spread of chocolate’s popularity throughout Europe, and it eventually became the beloved treat we know today.
Nowadays, Africa leads in cacao tree production. The seeds of the tree have a bitter taste and undergo fermentation to develop their delicious flavour.
Significance of World Chocolate Day
On the occasion of World Chocolate Day, chocolate lovers all over the world indulge in their favorite chocolate treat. The day celebrates the deliciousness of chocolate and other scrumptious delicacies made from it such as chocolate milk, hot chocolate, chocolate candy, chocolate cake, brownies, mousse, and all other kinds of desserts.
Whether it is white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or any other kind, Chocolate Day celebrates chocolate in its every type and flavor. Apart from this, the day also celebrates the several health benefits of consuming chocolates.
World Chocolate Day celebrations?
There are very simple ways in which one can observe World Chocolate Day. You can organize a chocolate-themed party where you can invite your friends and family for delicious chocolate treats.
You can also host a movie night and watch movies such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chocolat, Romantics Anonymous, and others.
Sending chocolate gifts to your loved ones who live far away is also a great way of celebrating this day.
Going out to a bakery for some chocolate shopping and tasting is another way of spending the day.
If you are not in the mood for a party, you can prepare and savor the chocolate dish yourself too.
In case some chocolate companies or dessert factory is organizing any chocolate-y event, try to be a part of the festivity.