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International Chocolate Day

Indulge your sweet tooth on International Chocolate Day with delicious treats, recipes, and specials from your favorite chocolate makers!
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Get ready to indulge in some delicious chocolate on International Chocolate Day on September 13! It's a day that has been celebrated since 1995, when it was first created as an opportunity to recognize the history and influence of chocolate around the world. Chocolate is one of the most beloved treats all over, with many different flavors and varieties available for everyone's unique tastes. So grab your favorite bar or box of chocolates and get ready to celebrate this special day!

History of International Chocolate Day

International Chocolate Day Dates

International Chocolate Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1857</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Milk Chocolate</div><div class='timeline-text'>Swiss chocolatier Daniel Peter invents milk chocolate by adding powdered milk to the recipe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1875</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nestlé & Milk Chocolate</div><div class='timeline-text'>Swiss company Nestlé starts to produce its version of milk chocolate, a product which later becomes popular worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Hershey's Bar</div><div class='timeline-text'>Milton S. Hershey sells the first Hershey's milk chocolate bar in America, a brand that remains a century-long favorite.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1923</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mars & Milky Way Bar</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mars Inc. introduces the Milky Way bar, which quickly becomes a sensation and a staple of American chocolate.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Chocolate Emergence</div><div class='timeline-text'>High-end, gourmet chocolate begins to rise in popularity, led by companies like Godiva.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Chocolate Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The celebration of International Chocolate Day is invented as a day to appreciate the history and influence of chocolate.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Chocolate Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own chocolate goods</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your favorite ingredients and bake your own chocolatey treats. With a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can whip up some amazing brownies, cookies or other desserts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local chocolate shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to your local chocolatier and sample some of the sweet treats they have to offer. From truffles to toffee, there is something for everyone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a chocolate tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a night of sampling different types of chocolates and discussing the flavors. Get creative with your pairings and make it an event to remember.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a hot chocolate bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a hot chocolate bar with all the toppings - whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, and more. Invite people over for a cozy night of sipping cocoa.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give someone a box of chocolates</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Surprise someone special with a box of their favorite chocolates. It's sure to put a smile on their face and make them feel extra special.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Chocolate Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From creamy milk chocolate to dark, luxurious varieties, there's something for everyone when it comes to chocolate. Whether you like to eat it as a sweet treat or use it in baking, chocolate always adds an extra bit of flavor and richness that can't be beat!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate is easy to find</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're craving a bar of dark chocolate or a handful of vibrant candy coated pieces - you can find it all at your local supermarket. Plus, many grocery stores now carry specialty and gourmet chocolates for the true connoisseur.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate is good for you</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Believe it or not, dark chocolate is actually good for you! Studies have shown that consuming small amounts of cocoa can improve heart health, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. So don't feel guilty about indulging in a few pieces - just make sure to keep the portion size in check!</p></div></div>

5 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Facts About Chocolate

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate Dates Back 4000 Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first known cacao plantations were established around 1900 BC by the ancient Mesoamerican people, showcasing chocolate's rich heritage and longstanding place in human history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Belgium Produces Over 220,000 Tons of Chocolate Each Year</h3><p class='facts-content'>Belgium's prestigious chocolate industry, home to renowned brands like Leonidas and Godiva, makes a staggering amount of chocolate yearly, contributing significantly to the world's chocolate supply.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed Over 5 Tons</h3><p class='facts-content'>Created by British company Thorntons in 2011 as a Guinness World Record attempt, this gargantuan treat highlights the playful and imaginative spirit of the chocolate industry.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate Has Its Own Online Currency, Bitcoin</h3><p class='facts-content'>Appreciators of both technology and cocoa products combined their passions to create "Bitcoin," a digital currency adorned with a chocolate coin image, in a fun nod to the financial industry and chocolate's universal appeal.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Ivory Coast Is the World's Largest Cocoa Producer</h3><p class='facts-content'>Located in West Africa, Ivory Coast produces over a third of the world's cocoa supply, highlighting the chocolate industry's global reach and its significant impact on various economies around the world.</p></div></div>

International Chocolate Day FAQs

When is International Chocolate Day?

International Chocolate Day is celebrated on September 13th every year. In 2024 International Chocolate Day will occur on a Friday.

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