International Chocolate Day is an annual celebration of chocolate, celebrated on September 13th. Chocolate is one of the most affordable and delicious foods. It is used for preparation of desserts, ice-cream, cocktails. Millions of people around the world love chocolate. Black, white, milk, with the addition of berries and nuts – there are a lot of types of chocolate, so you will definitely find your favorite.
It is believed that International Chocolate Day originated at the end of the 20th century in France. However, there is no exact information about this. And it doesn’t matter at all! The history of chocolate goes back several thousand years.
According to information, chocolate appeared on the territory of modern Mexico in 450 BC. Cocoa beans grew everywhere on trees. The living tribes learned how to process them and used them as medicines or for rituals.
In the Maya culture, chocolate bean-based drinks were consumed during important transactions between the tribes. The penetration of chocolate into Spain, and then throughout the world, is associated with the name of the conquistador Hernan Cortés. During his travels in America, he encountered cocoa beans and brought them with him to Europe. Since then, the distribution of chocolate began. Many interesting dishes have been created using chocolate.
- To date, cocoa beans are grown in several dozen countries, and exports reach almost 5 million tons per year.
- Eating chocolate improves brain function and improves mood.
- Making chocolate was labor intensive. This was corrected in 1828 by the chemist van Houten. He created a press that easily turned roasted beans into powder.
- The invention of the cocoa bean press made it possible to begin the production of chocolate on an industrial scale.
How to celebrate
Gather your family and friends to International Chocolate Day. Taste fragrant chocolate bars or gourmet desserts together. Visit various events dedicated to the holiday. Make this day bright and unforgettable.
If you have always wanted to learn how to cook interesting dishes with the addition of chocolate, this holiday is a great occasion for this. Read the recipe carefully and get started. You will definitely succeed!
When is International Chocolate Day celebrated in 2022?
International Chocolate Day is observed on September 13 each year.