National Bittersweet Chocolate Day is dedicated to the delicacy, the taste of which sends you to seventh heaven with pleasure! True, not everyone loves such richness and bitterness. Perhaps today is the day to reconsider?
Chocolate appeared about 3000 years ago in Latin America. The Olmec tribes lived here, who came up with the idea of grinding cocoa beans and preparing drinks from them. You can draw a parallel with modern cocoa, but its predecessor was terribly bitter. Sugar had not yet been invented, so honey was sometimes added.
Today there are chocolate factories all over the world. It is difficult to count the number of varieties, brands, names … Milk chocolate is in great demand in the USA – large portions of milk and sugar are added to it, which makes it so tasty, and therefore loved.
Dark chocolate is prepared without the addition of dairy products to preserve its bitterness. It is tart, bright, exploding taste buds! Cooking cookies with chocolate chips and other pastries is not complete without it. On National Day, you should give preference to this type!
Things you didn’t know about:
- 1 gram of chocolate is obtained from one cocoa bean;
- benefits the body and gives it energy;
- the Aztecs believed that the product stimulated spiritual development;
- every year the world spends about 7 billion dollars on the purchase of chocolate;
- in theory, with proper storage, the tile can retain taste indefinitely;
- the chocolate aroma is truly intoxicating – knowledgeable people claim that sales are increasing even in stores.
How to celebrate
Dedicate attention to just one species on National Bittersweet Chocolate Day! Feel its astringency and describe the benefits. Buy chocolate and give it to your friends – decorate the boxes and make a gesture.
When is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day celebrated in 2024?
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day is observed on January 10 each year.