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National Chocolate Mint Day

Indulge in the sweet and refreshing flavors of National Chocolate Mint Day! Treat yourself to your favorite desserts, candies, and drinks!
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February 19
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Introduction

Prepare your taste buds for National Chocolate Mint Day on February 19! This day is a celebration of one of the most delicious flavor combinations around. The first chocolate mints were created in England in the early 1800s, and since then they have become a global favorite. From candy canes to Andes candies, there's no better way to indulge than with some sweet chocolatey mint goodness!

History of National Chocolate Mint Day

National Chocolate Mint Day Dates

National Chocolate Mint Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Chocolate Mints Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first chocolate mints were created in England in the early 1800s, the beginning of a flavor combination that would soon gain global popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Junior Mints Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Junior Mints, small rounds of mint filling inside dark chocolate, were introduced to the American public by the Cambridge-based James O. Welch Company.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Andes Mints Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Andes Chocolate Mints, three-layered mints with green mint sandwiched between two thin cocoa-based layers, were introduced by Andrew Kanelos in Chicago.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Thin Mints Cookies</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Girl Scouts of America popularize Thin Mints cookies, a type of cookie widely recognized as one of their best-selling products.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chocolate Mint Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The confectionery industry established National Chocolate Mint Day, celebrating one of the most beloved flavor combinations in candies and desserts.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Chocolate Mint 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'>Make a chocolate mint cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather the ingredients, mix them together and voila! You have a delicious chocolate mint cake to celebrate with.</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'>Bake some chocolate mint cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A classic combination of chocolate and mint is the perfect way to celebrate National Chocolate Mint Day. Whip up a batch of these delicious cookies and enjoy!</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'>Create your own chocolate mint truffles</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own truffles is surprisingly simple – all you need is melted chocolate, cream, butter and peppermint extract. Get creative and make your own unique flavor combinations!</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'>Drink a hot cocoa with a hint of mint</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Brew yourself some hot cocoa or hot chocolate and add a few drops of peppermint extract for a subtle hint of minty goodness. Enjoy it in front of a cozy fire for ultimate relaxation.</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'>Make a festive milkshake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Combine ice cream, chocolate syrup, peppermint extract, and crushed candy canes in the blender to create a creamy, minty milkshake that’s sure to put you in the celebratory mood.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Chocolate Mint 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 and mint are a delicious combination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The combination of chocolate and mint is an unbeatable flavor combo. The cool, refreshing flavor of the mint compliments the richness of the chocolate perfectly, making it hard to resist! Whether you're eating a piece of minted chocolate candy or a slice of Mint Chocolate Cake, you won't be disappointed.</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 mint is easy to find</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're making it at home or picking up something from the store, chocolate mint is widely available. From Hershey's Mint Kisses to Andes Mints or even green tea flavored chocolates, you can find a variety of chocolates infused with the punchy flavor of mint year round!</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 mint is perfect for the holidays</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>During the holidays, one of the most popular flavor combinations is chocolate and mint. From Fudge Mint Brownies to Peppermint Bark Candy, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy this classic flavor duo. So dust off your baking pans and get creative - National Chocolate Mint Day is just around the corner!</p></div></div>

5 Refreshing Facts About Chocolate Mint

<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 Mint is Actually a Plant</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chocolate mint is not just a flavor combination but also a variety of mint plant itself. It smells and tastes subtly of chocolate and is used in culinary applications.</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'>Chocolate and Mint Pair Well Due to Science</h3><p class='facts-content'>The cooling effect of mint offsets the richness of chocolate, all attributed to chemical contrasts between chocolate’s slow-melting properties and mint’s high proportions of volatile compounds.</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'>Origin of Andes Chocolate Mints</h3><p class='facts-content'>Andes Chocolate Mints, a popular chocolate mint candy, were first created in 1950 by Andrew Kanelos, originally under the name "Andy's Candies."</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'>Girl Scouts' Thin Mints Are Their Best Seller</h3><p class='facts-content'>Since its inception in 1939, Thin Mints have consistently been the best-selling cookie in the Girl Scouts' annual cookie sale.</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'>Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Was Invented in 1973</h3><p class='facts-content'>Marilyn Ricketts, a culinary student, invented the mint chocolate chip flavor for an ice cream competition, which quickly became one of the most popular flavors around.</p></div></div>

National Chocolate Mint Day FAQs

When is National Chocolate Mint Day?

National Chocolate Mint Day is celebrated on February 19th every year. In 2024, the celebration will fall on a Monday.

National Chocolate Mint Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 19

Sunday

2024

Feb 19

Monday

2025

Feb 19

Wednesday

2026

Feb 19

Thursday

2027

Feb 19

Friday

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