National Chocolate Candy Day is a delicious holiday before the New Year. Sweet tooth, are you here? Today you have to please your taste buds, even if you strictly follow your figure and follow a diet. We are sure that nothing will change from these calories!
National Day is celebrated on December 28th. This is the perfect date for a treat! During the holiday season, boxes of chocolates are the go-to gift, so you definitely won’t have to go to the store.
Chocolate beans are mentioned for the first time by the Olmec civilization, who lived on the territory of modern Mexico. Scientists during excavations found traces of products dated 1900 BC in the tombs. Researchers believe that the ancient inhabitants considered them a payment to the gods. Images of a dark drink, the prototype of cocoa, were also found. The traveler and discoverer Christopher Columbus was the first to try it, however, it did not resemble a modern look in any way – it was distinguished by a bitter taste and the presence of spices and herbs.
Beans were brought home by the Spanish conqueror Cortes Fernando. Thus began the era of chocolate, but initially it was prepared in the form of a traditional drink, modifying the primary recipe. Only in 1671 did the Duke of Plessis-Pralin enjoy hard sweets made from honey, chocolate and almonds – they were prepared by his cook. The dessert fell in love with the nobility and was called “praline”.
It is noteworthy that:
- in 1839 the German baker Stollwerck made figured chocolate. For this, he used gingerbread molds;
- in 1868, sweets in the shape of hearts were invented especially for St. Valentine’s Day;
- solid milk chocolate with the addition of powdered milk appeared in 1875. It took the Swiss chef 7 years of experimentation;
- in 1912, sweets with filling appeared: a special chocolate body contributed to this, it was invented by Jean Neuhaus.
How to celebrate
No more words are needed at National Chocolate Candy Day – just enjoy your favorite taste of sweets! Treat them to your loved ones, neighbors or even strangers. Organize a party and present different types of candy to the guests. Try making them yourself!
When is National Chocolate Candy Day celebrated in 2022?
National Chocolate Candy Day is observed on December 28 each year.