National Chocolate Day - October 28
Fri, Oct 28, 2022

National Chocolate Day

National Chocolates Day is held on October 28 every year. This is a holiday for those with a sweet tooth and those who don’t mind eating a bar of chocolate. Many call sweetness the greatest invention of mankind! Well, we do not mind at all, we join these words!

History

We can safely say that chocolate existed 2500 years ago. Now we know literally everything about it and consider it an excellent delicacy, but the ancient Aztecs believed that it was bestowed by the Gods themselves! Chocolate was traditionally created from cocoa, but no sugar was added. And it was a bitter but delicious story. It was only sweetened in Europe in the 16th century.

The first manufacturing companies appeared in England. For example, Cadbury was founded in 1868 and Nestle, which is still a giant in the field. Today, people increasingly prefer dark chocolate – it is believed that it has less sugar. Those who follow the figure approach the purchase of such a simple product with extreme caution, carefully reading the composition.

It is produced something like this: beans are mined and fermented, followed by drying, cleaning and roasting. The shell is removed, leaving cocoa nibs. Next, the beans are crushed into a homogeneous mass – this is the purest chocolate. Then each producer reduces the percentage of cocoa and adds various components.

Interesting facts

Did you know that chocolate:

  • was a currency in Maya times, they were also paid in the 18th century for military service;
  • helps to recover faster after strength training;
  • has over 600 aromatic compounds;
  • sold annually for $75 billion;
  • increases sales, because its smell is simply intoxicating in a good way;
  • The Snickers bar is named after the horse that was the pet of the founders of the company.

How to celebrate

Eat chocolate right now! Dairy or bitter, with nuts or cookie crumbs – it doesn’t matter. Treat your loved one with a sweet gift. If you want culinary experiments, try cooking truffles, find good recipes.

When is National Chocolate Day celebrated in 2022?

National Chocolate Day is observed on October 28 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday October 28 2022
Saturday October 28 2023
Monday October 28 2024
Tuesday October 28 2025
Wednesday October 28 2026