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National Chocolate with Almonds Day

Indulge your sweet tooth this National Chocolate with Almonds Day! Enjoy the delicious combination of creamy chocolate and crunchy almonds.
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July 8
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It's time to indulge your sweet tooth on National Chocolate with Almonds Day on July 8! This special day celebrates the delicious combination of chocolate and almonds, which has been around for centuries. The first time that this delectable snack was enjoyed dates back to the 1700s in Europe when it gained popularity as a treat among the wealthy. Today, it is still very popular in many cultures all over the world. So go ahead, grab some chocolate and almonds and celebrate this special day with friends and family!

History of National Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Dates

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1753</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chocolate Comes to Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Swedish natural historian Carl Linnaeus gave the cocoa tree its Latin name, 'Theobroma Cacao', meaning food of the gods.</div></div></div><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 and Almonds Combination</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1800s, chocolate started being made into bars, and manufacturers began experimenting by adding other ingredients like almonds.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1828</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Dutch-Process Chocolate</div><div class='timeline-text'>Coenraad Van Houten, a Dutch chemist, invented a hydraulic press to produce cocoa powder, which led to modern chocolate.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1911</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hershey's Almond Bar Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hershey's introduces their famous Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar, further popularizing the combination.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognizing Health Benefits</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scientists begin to study and publish work on the health benefits of chocolate and almonds.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Chocolate with Almonds Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first observance of National Chocolate with Almonds Day, established to honor this decadent treat.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds 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 almond-chocolate cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix together almond flour, cocoa powder, butter, and sugar to create a delicious batch of chocolate-almond cookies. Enjoy with a glass of milk.</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'>Create an almond-chocolate truffle</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Chop up some almonds and mix them with melted chocolate, butter, and sugar. Roll the mixture into balls and enjoy a melt-in-your-mouth treat.</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'>Make an almond-chocolate bark</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, then add chopped almonds, dried fruit, and any other goodies you have on hand. Spread the mixture on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until hardened.</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'>Create almond-chocolate ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Blend together melted chocolate chips, heavy cream, condensed milk, almond extract, and chopped almonds to make an indulgent homemade ice cream. Serve with extra chopped almonds as topping.</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'>Enjoy almond-chocolate mousse</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whip together heavy cream, melted dark chocolate, almond extract, and chopped almonds for the ultimate creamy treat. Top with additional chopped almonds for a crunchy bite.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Chocolate with Almonds 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 almonds are a great combination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When chocolate and almonds come together, the result is nothing short of magical. The combination of sweetness and crunchiness can't be beat! Whether you're craving a delicious chocolate bar with almond pieces or something more indulgent like fudge brownies with toasted almonds, this is one flavor combo you won't want to miss out on!</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'>Almonds are good for you</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only does this classic pairing taste amazing, but it's also full of essential vitamins and minerals. Almonds are low in carbs and high in protein, fiber and healthy fats - making them a nutritious addition to any snack or dessert.</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'>It’s delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Let's face it - who doesn't love chocolate? Whether you prefer it dark, milk or white, the creamy richness always hits the spot. Paired with the nutty crunch of roasted almonds, it's the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty!</p></div></div>

5 Incredible Facts for Chocolate-Almond Fans

<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'>Almond Trees are An Ancient Species</h3><p class='facts-content'>The almond is one of the oldest nut trees in the world. They were cultivated in early civilizations and were prized for their ability to keep for a long period of time.</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'>Cacao Trees can Live Over 200 Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>However, they only produce marketable cocoa beans for about 25 years of their lifespan, making the process of growing and harvesting the beans used to produce chocolate quite lengthy.</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 Ancient Aztecs Valued Cacao So Highly They Used It As Currency</h3><p class='facts-content'>Besides making a beverage, the ancient Aztecs actually used cacao beans as a form of currency - showing just how valuable this ingredient was.</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'>The Almond is Actually a Seed</h3><p class='facts-content'>Though commonly called a nut, almonds are actually edible seeds of the fruit of the almond tree. This fruit is a drupe – others include peaches, plums and cherries.</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'>The Napoleonic Confection - Marzipan</h3><p class='facts-content'>Almonds and sugar are the key ingredients to this age-old sweet treat. Believed to have been created in Naples, Marzipan was often used by chefs during the Napoleonic era to make elaborate edible sculptures.</p></div></div>

National Chocolate with Almonds Day FAQs

When is National Chocolate with Almonds Day?

National Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated on July 8th every year. In 2024 National Chocolate with Almonds Day will occur on a Monday.

National Chocolate with Almonds Day Dates

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Date
Day

2023

Jul 8

Saturday

2024

Jul 8

Monday

2025

Jul 8

Tuesday

2026

Jul 8

Wednesday

2027

Jul 8

Thursday

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