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National Chocolate Day

Indulge in chocolatey goodness and celebrate National Chocolate Day with sweet treats, rich desserts, and delicious recipes!
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October 28
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Introduction

Prepare to indulge on National Chocolate Day on October 28! This day has been around since the late 19th century and is dedicated to one of the world's most beloved treats. Chocolate comes in many forms, from sweet milk chocolate bars and truffles, to dark chocolate with sea salt or chili pepper. It can also be enjoyed as a drink or even used as an ingredient in baking recipes. So don't miss out - get ready for some delicious treats this National Chocolate Day!

History of National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day Dates

National Chocolate Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500 BCE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Chocolate Usage</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mesoamericans, including the Maya and Aztec civilizations, start using cacao beans to make chocolate drinks.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Chocolate Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joseph Fry discovers the method of creating a thin, moldable chocolate mixture, paving the way for the first solid chocolate bars.</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'>Milk Chocolate Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Daniel Peter and Henri Nestlé introduce milk chocolate to the world after developing a process to combine milk and cocoa.</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'>Hershey's Chocolate</div><div class='timeline-text'>Milton Hershey releases the first Hershey's milk chocolate bar, marking a significant moment in the mass production of chocolate.</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'>"Mounds" Bar Introduction </div><div class='timeline-text'>The Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing company releases the "Mounds" candy bar, one of the first candy bars to use sweetened coconut covered in dark chocolate.</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'>National Chocolate Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Chocolate Day is celebrated in the United States, marking a yearly celebration of all things chocolate every October 28.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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 a chocolate cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says celebration like baking a delicious chocolate cake. Whether you choose a classic recipe or get creative with something new, your chocolate cake will be a hit.</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'>Melt and mold your own chocolates</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This is a fun activity for the whole family - grab some melting chocolate, molds and decorations and get to work. This can be a great way to make personalized gifts for friends and family.</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'>Have a movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up the family and have a movie night dedicated to all things chocolate. Rent Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Chocolat, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for an evening of sweet fun.</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'>Taste test different chocolates</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local gourmet chocolate shop and pick out several pieces of chocolate in different varieties - white, milk, dark, nuts, etc. - then taste test them to see which one comes out on top!</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'>Take a chocolate tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities have walking tours that take you through their artisanal chocolate makers. Take a tour to learn about the history of chocolate making or sample some of the best chocolates available in that city.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National 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'>Who doesn't love chocolate? Whether you're into milk, dark, white or even vegan options, there's something for everyone in the world of chocolate. With its rich and indulgent taste, it's no wonder why it's one of the most popular flavors around!</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 offers health benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Don't believe the myth that chocolate is bad for your health! Raw cocoa beans contain flavanols and epicatechins which are known to be beneficial for heart and brain health. Plus, dark chocolate can aid in digestion and help reduce stress levels!</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 comes in all forms</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From bars to chips, truffles to fudge, there's a kind of chocolate out there for everyone. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not try baking with chocolate chips or create your own homemade hot chocolate mix? There's so much you can do with this delectable treat!</p></div></div>

5 Sweet Secrets for National Chocolate Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate Was Used As Currency</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations, cacao beans, from which chocolate is made, were so valuable that they were used as a form of currency.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Invention of Chocolate Chip Cookie was an Accident</h3><p class='facts-content'>The chocolate chip cookie, beloved by many, was created by accident when baker Ruth Graves Wakefield added chopped chocolate to her cookie dough, hoping to create a chocolate cookie. Instead, she created the first ever batch of chocolate chip cookies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>World’s First Chocolate Candy Bar was British</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world's first chocolate candy bar was made in England in 1847 by Joseph Fry, who perfected a way to mix cocoa powder, sugar, and cocoa to create a paste that could be molded into a chocolate bar.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Belgian Chocolate Requires High Quality Ingredients By Law</h3><p class='facts-content'>By law, Belgian chocolate must be made with a minimum of 35% pure cocoa, which explains why it's known worldwide for its high quality.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hershey’s Kisses Got Their Name From the Process of Making Them</h3><p class='facts-content'>The machine that makes Hershey’s Kisses makes a kissing sound and appears as if it’s kissing the conveyor belt, hence the name "Hershey's Kisses".</p></div></div>

National Chocolate Day FAQs

When is National Chocolate Day?

National Chocolate Day is celebrated on October 28th every year. In 2024 National Chocolate Day will occur on a Monday.

National Chocolate Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Oct 28

Saturday

2024

Oct 28

Monday

2025

Oct 28

Tuesday

2026

Oct 28

Wednesday

2027

Oct 28

Thursday

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