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National Choose Your Chocolate Day

Indulge in delicious chocolate bliss this National Choose Your Chocolate Day - make it special with unique flavors and treats!
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September 16
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It's time to indulge in something sweet on National Choose Your Chocolate Day on Sept. 16! This delicious holiday has been around since the early 2000s and celebrates one of the world's favorite treats – chocolate. From dark, to milk, to white, to flavored – there are so many varieties of this decadent treat that it can be difficult to choose just one. But why not try them all? After all, it is a special day dedicated entirely to chocolates! So grab your friends and family and get ready for a chocolate-filled day of fun.

History of National Choose Your Chocolate Day

National Choose Your Chocolate Day Dates

National Choose Your Chocolate Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Celebrated Chocolate Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Choose Your Chocolate Day was first celebrated, giving people an excuse to indulge in their favorite chocolate treats.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increasing Awareness</div><div class='timeline-text'>Media and confectionery companies started to promote the holiday, increasing public awareness about National Choose Your Chocolate Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Chocolate Trends</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gourmet and exotic chocolate flavors took the spotlight, celebrating the wide variety of chocolates available worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cacao Health Benefits Recognized</div><div class='timeline-text'>Health benefits of cacao came into focus, with dark chocolate being celebrated for its nutritional value on National Choose Your Chocolate Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Online Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Social media campaigns provided new ways to celebrate National Choose Your Chocolate Day, boosting participation and creating a worldwide celebration.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sustainable Chocolate Practices</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday began highlighting sustainable and fair-trade chocolate practices, having a growing focus on ethically sourced cacao.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Choose Your 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'>Chocolate cakes are a classic way to celebrate National Choose Your Chocolate Day. Pick your favorite recipe and have a blast baking it. You can even decorate the cake with your favorite chocolates for an added festive touch.</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'>Make a chocolate fondue</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your favorite fruits, pretzels, and marshmallows, and set up a chocolate fondue station. Melt your favorite type of chocolate and dip away! It's sure to be a hit with family and friends.</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 a chocolate bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together your own custom candy bar using your favorite type of chocolate and mix ins like nuts, dried fruit, or cereals. Have fun creating your own delicious treat.</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'>Visit a chocolate shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local chocolate shop or one of the many online stores that specialize in different types of chocolates from all over the world. Get some for yourself or get some for gifts for others.</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'>Host a chocolate tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and have a taste testing party with different types of chocolates from all around the world. Serve them with coffee, tea, and some light snacks to complete the experience.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Choose Your 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 comes in a variety of flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From sweet and milky to dark and bitter, there's something for everyone when it comes to chocolate. Whether you prefer milk or dark, smooth or crunchy, there's a flavor that suits your taste. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try out some unusual flavors like raspberry, chili or sea salt!</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 good for your health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Believe it or not, eating chocolate can actually benefit your health. Chocolate contains natural antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation, improve mood and protect against heart disease. So indulge in some chocolaty goodness - your body will thank you!</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 easy to find</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're looking for premium artisanal bars or simple supermarket chocolate chips, you'll be able to find what you need with ease. Plus, you can always support local businesses by buying direct from farmers or makers at the farmer’s market or food coop!</p></div></div>

5 Delectable Facts for Choose Your Chocolate Day

<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'>The Cacao Tree is Native to the Tropical Regions of Central and South America</h3><p class='facts-content'>This is the tree where all chocolate originates from; its botanical name Theobroma Cacao means 'food for the gods' in Greek.</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 Beans Were Once Used as Currency</h3><p class='facts-content'>In ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures, cacao beans were so precious that they were used as a form of currency for trading goods.</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'>Creating Chocolate is a Lengthy Process</h3><p class='facts-content'>From harvesting, fermenting, drying, roasting, grinding to conching, the journey from cacao bean to chocolate bar can take several weeks. A little something to ponder on when you're enjoying your next piece.</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 First Chocolate Bar was Produced in 1847</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Fry Brothers in England combined cocoa butter, cocoa powder and sugar to create the first solid chocolate bar that we know and love today.</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'>Switzerland has the Highest Chocolate Consumption</h3><p class='facts-content'>Switzerland is known for its decadent chocolates, so it's no surprise they have the highest per capita rate of chocolate consumption. Each person eats an average of around 19 pounds per year!</p></div></div>

National Choose Your Chocolate Day FAQs

When is National Choose Your Chocolate Day?

National Choose Your Chocolate Day is celebrated on September 16th every year. In 2024 National Choose Your Chocolate Day will occur on a Monday.

National Choose Your Chocolate Day Dates



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