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World Chocolate Day

Indulge your sweet tooth and celebrate World Chocolate Day with a delicious selection of chocolates, desserts, and treats!
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July 7
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Introduction

Celebrate World Chocolate Day on July 7 with mouth-watering chocolates! The history of chocolate goes back to 2000 BC when the Olmecs, an ancient civilization in Central America, first started cultivating cocoa beans. Since then, chocolate has been a beloved treat around the world and is celebrated every year on World Chocolate Day. So indulge yourself and your loved ones this holiday with some delicious treats!

History of World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1519</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cocoa Introduced to Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés is introduced to cocoa drinking during his conquest of Mexico, and later brings it back to Europe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1765</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First American Chocolate House</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first American chocolate house opens in Boston, Massachusetts, marking the beginning of commercial chocolate production in North America.</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'>Cocoa Press Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Conrad Van Houten patents the hydraulic cocoa press in the Netherlands, leading to significant advancements in the production of cocoa powder and chocolate.</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'>First Milk Chocolate Bar</div><div class='timeline-text'>Daniel Peter and Henri Nestlé create the first milk chocolate bar in Switzerland, marking a turning point in the history of chocolate.</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'>Mass Production of Chocolate</div><div class='timeline-text'>Milton Hershey and his Hershey Company significantly modernize milk chocolate production in Pennsylvania, making it a staple good worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Chocolate Day Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Chocolate Day is officially recognized and people around the globe start celebrating it on July 7 to acknowledge the historical and cultural impact of chocolate.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World 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'>Head to your favorite cookbook or website and bake a delicious chocolate cake. Share it with friends and family, or keep it all for yourself - we won't judge!</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'>Create your own DIY chocolate fondue bar at home. You can melt down dark, milk or white chocolate and dip anything from strawberries to marshmallows in it.</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'>Visit a chocolate shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A great way to celebrate World Chocolate Day is by visiting a local chocolate shop and sampling their unique creations. Make sure to buy some of your favorites so you can enjoy them later.</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'>Host a cocoa party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an evening of hot cocoa and snacks. Have everyone bring their favorite toppings for the hot cocoa - whipped cream, sprinkles, mini marshmallows - the possibilities are endless!</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'>Go on a chocolate tasting tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a day trip to visit some of the top chocolatiers in your area and do some tasting. You'll learn about different types of chocolates, get to sample some new flavors, and maybe even make some new friends.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World 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'>It's hard to deny that chocolate is one of the world's favorite treats. Whether it's a creamy milk chocolate bar or rich dark chocolate truffles, there's just something about this sweet treat that keeps us coming back for more!</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 makes people happy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Studies have shown that eating chocolate can actually boost your mood and make you happier. When you eat chocolate, it releases endorphins in the brain which elicits a feeling of pleasure. So, next time you're feeling down, grab a piece of your favorite chocolate bar and get ready to smile!</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 has many health benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants and other minerals which can help improve cognition and reduce inflammation. It has also been seen to lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol levels, and even benefit the heart. So don't feel guilty about indulging in some sweet chocolaty goodness - it just might be good for you!</p></div></div>

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World Chocolate Day FAQs

When is World Chocolate Day?

World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7 every year. In 2024 World Chocolate Day will occur on a Sunday.

World Chocolate Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 7

Friday

2024

Jul 7

Sunday

2025

Jul 7

Monday

2026

Jul 7

Tuesday

2027

Jul 7

Wednesday

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