Chocolate Day is an annual Indian festival dedicated to chocolate. This delicacy has been known to the world for several millennia. Today, chocolate is not only consumed in its pure form, but many delicious desserts are made based on it. Chocolates are the most popular treats. The holiday is celebrated on February 9th.
Historians agree that chocolate was discovered around 1500 BC. This event happened in the tribes of aborigines living in Latin America. The invention of chocolate is most often attributed to the Aztecs. They used cocoa beans from the tree and boiled them. The result was a liquid drink with a chocolate flavor. At that time, chocolate was endowed with magical and healing properties. He often appeared at various ceremonial events in the tribes.
Chocolate came to Europe during the Age of Discovery. It is believed that Christopher Columbus brought it from the shores of America. Europeans really liked the new product. Sugar and honey were added to the standard drink to make it sweeter.
In the form of bars, chocolate became available in the 1700s, when all industries were actively developing. Chocolate began to be popularized all over the world and soon fell in love with many people.
In India, they love dark chocolate the most. A distinctive feature of the bulk of this product in stores is the low cocoa content. Therefore, Indian chocolate is less bitter.
- Chocolate was highly valued in Latin America. There was a time when it was used as a currency.
- For the preparation of white chocolate, not grated cocoa beans are used, but the oil obtained from them. It is devoid of the color typical of ordinary chocolate. It has a very delicate, creamy taste.
- The first chocolate bar was produced in 1842 by the Cadbury factory in England.
How to celebrate
Enjoy the taste of your favorite chocolate on Chocolate Day. Prepare delicious chocolate-based desserts on this day, surprising your family and friends. Watch movies about chocolate. For example, the cult film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users what kind of chocolate they like best.
When is Chocolate Day celebrated in 2024?
Chocolate Day is observed on February 9 each year.