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World Chocolate Day
Every year on July 7, World Chocolate Day is celebrated by all chocolate lovers. Today, the most common types of chocolate are unsweetened for baking, sweet, milk and white. Almost everyone loves this delicacy, unless, of course, they are allergic to it, then on the holiday of July 7, you can treat yourself to any favorite dessert.
World Chocolate Day was established in 2009 on the very day that chocolate first arrived in Europe in 1550. Since its inception, he has won a lot of fans among gourmets and culinary experts. The first chocolate companies appeared in the XIX-XX centuries, one of which is Cadbury. She began working in England in 1868, and 25 years later Milton S. Hershey bought chocolate processing equipment in Chicago, thanks to which he subsequently made his company one of the largest manufacturers of chocolate products in the world. Another well-known chocolate company, Nestle, began operating in the 1960s, and today is one of the largest in the world.
During the holiday, remember that:
- the Aztecs loved liquid chocolate and claimed that Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, gave it to them;
- 1500 BC the Olmec Indians began to grow cocoa in the vicinity of southern Mexico;
- in 300 BC the cacao tree becomes part of the May culture in Central America, and it is there that the equivalent of the English word chocolate appeared, which in the language of May is similar to the word meaning “bitter water”.
How to celebrate
On the occasion of World Chocolate Day, you can afford to eat much more chocolate and chocolate desserts than usual. You can give chocolate treats to acquaintances, friends, relatives or make a party where all the food will be related to chocolate in one way or another. Another delicious way to celebrate World Chocolate Day is to use fondue, and you can dip fresh fruit, cheese, crackers or other sweets into the chocolate waterfall.
When is World Chocolate Day celebrated in 2022?
World Chocolate Day is observed on July 7 each year.